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All the materials marked with tag: Tymoshenko
20 NovemberPolitics
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
19 October, 2016Politics
What the self-proclaimed democratic opposition to the current government wants and can achieve
12 November, 2014Politics
The impressive victory of pro-European forces in the party lists must be put to work toward rapid and irreversible reforms, otherwise it will quickly turn into an equally impressive defeat
23 October, 2014Politics
The parliamentary election may bring only few “new faces” to parliament
20 May, 2014Politics
Ukraine risks returning to the post-Orange Revolution internal squabbles very soon
29 March, 2014News
Vitaliy Klitschko who was considered as one of the candidates for presidency backs Ukrainian tycoon Petro Poroshenko for this post in the May 25 elections.
19 December, 2013News
On December 17, 2013 Yanukovych annulled Ukraine as an independent entity, as a full-fledged participant in international politics, and put all international level decisions that concern Ukraine in the hands of Vladimir Putin, Yulia Tymoshenko says in her statement regarding the events in Moscow on December 17.
22 November, 2013Politics
The latest developments make the prospects of signing the Association Agreement very vague. What can Europe do with Ukraine after 28/11?
20 November, 2013Politics
The Ukrainian Week polls members of the major political parties on the recent developments in parliament and chances of signing the Association Agreement
19 November, 2013News
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Monday, November 18, calling on Ukrainian officials to release former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
14 November, 2013News
EU diplomats have given up hope Ukraine will sign an association and free trade treaty at the Vilnius summit later this month, Andrew Rettman says in his article for EUobserver.
21 October, 2013Politics
The ex-premier’s intention to run in the presidential election may discourage Yanukovych from releasing her in exchange for the Association Agreement
21 October, 2013News
The issue on the release of Tymoshenko based on a request from the EP Mission of Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski may be solved this Thursday
20 October, 2013News
The Presidential Administration (PA) is drafting a bill to let prisoners go abroad for medical treatment. The bill will provide that the time for the trip abroad should only be used for health improvement purposes. The host country shall guarantee that, Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (Mirror Weekly) reports referring to its sources at the PA.
20 October, 2013News
Ukrainian opposition should put old grudges aside and draft a bill that will allow the release of ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, EP Vice President Jacek Protasiewicz says in an interview for Radio Polska.
16 October, 2013News
European Union envoys Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former president of Poland, negotiating with Ukraine for the release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko reported no progress Tuesday but said they would continue their efforts until mid-November, The Wall Street Journal reports.
11 October, 2013News
The EU Association Agreement is a big bet, and the costs of miscalculation are high, so Yanukovych has to release Tymoshenko in order not to lose it, senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington and a former U.S. ambassador to Ukrainein his Op-Ed for The New York Times said.
4 October, 2013News
Ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko accepts the proposal to get medical treatment in Germany. Her lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko read her statement on September 4
23 September, 2013News
It is unknown whether ex-premier Tymoshenko now wishes she had left Ukraine shortly after she faced criminal cases as advised by her family and close allies. It is almost sure, though, that President Yanukovych wishes she had.Reported by Oleksandr Mykhelson
6 September, 2013News
The CoE Anti-Torture Committee’s report confirming that Yulia Tymoshenko was beaten in April 2012 may serve as an additional factor in pressure on the Ukrainian government. This is how Volodymyr Fesenko, Head of the Penta Centre for Applied Political Research comments on why the CoE published the report now
6 September, 2013News
On September 6, High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected submission of Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal to revise her verdict in the gas case to the Supreme Court
23 August, 2013Politics
Despite Viktor Yanukovych’s fear of Yulia Tymoshenko, whom he evidently considers his main political rival, he may agree to let her receive medical treatment in Germany. On one hand, this would sharply increase the regime’s chances of signing an Association Agreement with the EU, while on the other, it would create new obstacles for the opposition
5 August, 2013News
As deadlines near on the future of Ukraine's ties with Europe, President Viktor Yanukovich is under pressure to put aside personal animosity and let his jailed opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, go to Germany for medical treatment, Reuters reports.
23 July, 2013Politics
The PACE Resolution on keeping political and criminal responsibility separate provides the legal foundation for the prevention of political vendettas in the future, despite the fact that it does not mention Ukraine
2 July, 2013Politics
Despite the successful merger of the Front for Change and Batkivshchyna, the united party could face more dissent and lose voter support unless Arseniy Yatseniuk revises his approach to party building
27 June, 2013News
The US may impose personal sanctions against Ukrainian top officials if Yulia Tymoshenko remains in prison, said Arseniy Yatseniuk, the newly-elected head of the Batkivshchyna political board and head of the Batkivshchyna faction in parliament, according to Batkivshchyna’s press service
14 June, 2013Politics
Yulia Tymoshenko`s open letter, questions as to its authenticity and what the opposition is doing
11 June, 2013News
In the next months Viktor Yanukovych faces a decision point concerning Ukraine`s geopolitical choice, argues Brookings Institution, American analytical institute.
31 May, 2013News
President Yanukovych would gain 23.4% if the presidential election took place in May 2013, based on a recent survey by the Razumkov Centre and Democratic Initiatives foundation held on May 17-22, 2013.
31 May, 2013
Angela Merkel is known for not forgetting or forgiving people who don’t play fair. Therefore, she finds it hard to cede to Yanukovych
30 May, 2013News
Viktor Yanukovych seems to believe that EU will sign Association Agreement at Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius even if Yulia Tymoshenko stays imprisoned, Taras Kuzio, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Washington, claims in his article for EUobserver.
21 May, 2013News
Polish authorities should step up their dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities at the highest levels to persuade them to fulfil the EU’s conditions for conclusion of Association Agreement, Piotr Kościński, expert at Polish Institute of International Affairs, Polish think-tank, writes in his article.
20 May, 2013News
The signing, scheduled to take place at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, Lithuania in November, is far from a done deal, writes Forbes.
14 May, 2013News
The future course of Ukraine as a bridge between Europe and Russia is of crucial importance to both sides, Bruce M. Rickerson who formerly served in a professional capacity with the Organization of American States, the U.S. Department of State, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee writes in his opinion for UPI.
3 May, 2013News
1 May, 2013Politics
Yanukovych is not ready to release Yulia Tymoshenko yet, since he obviously still sees her as a strong competitor, capable of disturbing the current calm on the power Olympus
30 April, 2013World
In order to avoid continued manipulation by the Ukrainian government, the West should focus on direct contacts with Ukrainian society more, and thus form its own concept of the processes in Ukraine
30 April, 2013News
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16 April, 2013News
The over all climate of repressions in Ukraine has not been improved so far, Viola von Cramon, a member of the "Alliance '90/The Greens" group in the Bundestag, said in a comment to The Ukrainian Week.
11 April, 2013
Ukraine does have political prisoners. This fact is acknowledged by everyone today except for supporters of the Party of Regions, the Communists and the most inveterate ideologues of the "everyone-in-politics-is-bad" position.
10 April, 2013News
Viktor Yanukovych`s chances of inking landmark association and free trade agreements with the EU are as uncertain as the fate of Yulia Tymoshenko, notes The Economist.
9 April, 2013News
“The pardons are certainly good signs, but while they might halt the deterioration in relations with the EU, the talks on the EU trade deal remain at an impasse,” claims Business New Europe.
28 March, 2013News
“Pro-regime political forces in Ukraine have always spent a lot more on political consultants and lobbyists in Washington than the democratic opposition,” Taras Kuzio, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Washington, claims in his opinion for UPI.
26 March, 2013News
“Ukraine can look to the U.S. for examples on how to work toward compromise,” Peter Hannaford, a member of the Committee on the Present Danger, once close associated with the late President Ronald Reagan, writes in his article for The American Spectator.
22 February, 2013Politics
The Shcherban Case trial against Tymoshenko shows yet again that, just like in Soviet times, the government is ready to prove anyone guilty of anything, if necessary
11 February, 2013Politics
Oleksandra Kuzhel, an opposition MP, speaks about the politically motivated murder of Yevhen Shcherban, the role of Yevhen Marchuk in that case, the "greedy" Pavlo Lazarenko, Leonid Kuchma as a “Sixtier”, the composition of the current Cabinet of Ministers, Serhiy Tihipko's future, Yulia Tymoshenko's mindset and the fight to monopolize the Ukrainian economy
8 February, 2013Politics
The Prosecutor General’s Office must have been looking forward to charging – or serving a notice on the suspicion of a crime, as stated in the new Code of Criminal Proceedings – Yulia Tymoshenko with contracting a murder.
23 November, 2012Politics
US might use the Magnitsky Act to apply sanctions against officials that violate human rights in other countries, including those involved in the persecution of opposition leaders in Ukraine.
14 September, 2012Politics
Yulia Tymoshenko’s husband Oleksandr Tymoshenko shared with The Ukrainian Week his thoughts about the party list of the united opposition, told about his life in Czech Republic and comminication with his wife
3 September, 2012Politics
A Ukrainian court has confirmed Yulia Tymoshenko's verdict. On August 29th, the Higher Special Court for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal to overturn the verdict in the gas case that put her in jail for seven years last year.
31 August, 2012World
European MP Elmar Brok: "No-one in Kyiv should expect that everything will be over and forgotten after a falsified election"
31 August, 2012Politics
Yanukovych’s regime has turned Yulia Tymoshenko into a symbol of resistance, yet her real influence on the opposition is waning
19 June, 2012World
Joseph Daul is a well-known French politician and Chairman of the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament. He is considered to be a consistent, thorough and slightly conservative politician. In his interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Daul comments on the new French president’s recent statements about Ukraine and shares his opinion on Ukraine-EU cooperation.
21 May, 2012Politics
The leading Western media have written much and mostly negative about Ukraine in the past few weeks, focusing on Euro 2012 boycott by European presidents for the bad treatment of Ms. Tymoshenko
21 May, 2012Politics
Bankova Street’s hopes to manipulate the EU have crashed. Europe has let Ukraine know that it cannot integrate with its current government, but the issue of an efficient alternative remains open
28 April, 2012Politics
The situation surrounding the former Ukrainian prime minister has attracted so much attention that any procedural nuances will now drown in fiery debates about the need to have her released, evaluations of the Ukrainian government’s proclivity to repression and proposals of possible ways to pressure it into releasing political prisoners.
11 April, 2012Politics
Participating in a London round-table, Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovsky used his impeccable manners and good command of English to try to present a very positive picture of Ukraine in the world's financial capital
27 January, 2012Politics
"Tymoshenko case is more political than the Khodorkovsky case"
27 January, 2012Politics
Thomas Hammarberg, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, talks about his mission in Ukraine, the local judiciary system and the Tymoshenko case
27 January, 2012Politics
Valentyna Telychenko: "Dependent courts are a bigger problem for Ukraine than the imperfect Criminal Code"
27 January, 2012Politics
Freedom House President David Kramer: “It looks like Ukrainian leaders are using the judiciary to prosecute their opponents” *
27 January, 2012Politics
The government has failed to convince either Ukrainians or the international community that the Tymoshenko case has nothing to do with politics. The Ukrainian Week asks Europeans their opinion on the trial against former Premier Yulia Tymoshenko and the situation in Ukraine
31 December, 2011Politics
The recent scandal over a “coup inside the BYuT” shows that the government’s expectation that Yulia Tymoshenko’s isolation would cause her political force to make mistakes is already becoming a reality
22 December, 2011Politics
The Ukrainian Week publishes the resolution to be offered for approval at the Council of Europe session on 26 January
16 December, 2011
The inability to hear other people is a serious psychic malfunction and a mental disease. However, this incapacity is selective and asymmetrical: words that come down from higher-ups are given due attention.
9 December, 2011Politics
There is every reason to believe that the court of appeals will deliver the same guilty verdict in the Yulia Tymoshenko case as the initial court did
29 November, 2011Politics
Yulia Tymoshenko’s defeat was the consequence of the wrong choice of priorities, her closest circle and reluctance to rely on those who strived for real changes in Ukraine
28 November, 2011Politics
Since mid-October, a Ukrainian translation of the article "The Rise and Fall of Yulia Tymoshenko" by Matthew Kaminski, a member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, has been circulating online. Inaccuracies abound in both the translation and the original
28 October, 2011Politics
The Ukrainian Week follows Western reaction to the verdict against ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. The shock caused by the moves of the Ukrainian government is fading. Experts and politicians analyze the new reality of Ukraine in the international arena
27 October, 2011Politics
Russian political activist, analyst and Professor at the Washington-based Hudson University Andrey Piontkovsky talks about the verdict against Ms. Tymoshenko and dictatorship in Russia
21 October, 2011Politics
Investigating commercial transactions may look less politicized to the West than the case of intergovernmental gas contracts.
20 October, 2011Politics
The West has essentially facilitated Viktor Yanukovych & Co. in coming to power by ignoring their violations of law in the first year of Yanukovych’s presidency. Now the consequences of these errors must be fixed
14 October, 2011
From now on, Yulia Tymoshenko is a political prisoner regardless of how soon subsequent scenarios of pardon or acquittal by a court of higher instance will be implemented to please Europe, if at all.
14 October, 2011Politics
Western politicians comment on the verdict against Yulia Tymoshenko announced on 11 October exclusively for The Ukrainian Week
10 October, 2011Politics
There will be no revolution this fall, but Ukraine is in for a wave of local protests
6 October, 2011Politics
Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira talks about the effect of scandalous trials in Ukraine on the prospects of signing the Association Agreement with the EU
6 October, 2011Politics
Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council: “The best thing Ukraine can do to improve its image is to not prosecute the opposition.”
6 October, 2011Politics
Steven Pifer: “You have some people in Europe and the US asking if it is time to apply possible restrictions on certain Ukrainian officials”.
26 September, 2011Politics
The surprising pause in the Yulia Tymoshenko trial is more evidence of the trap in which the government has found itself.
9 September, 2011Politics
Something that happened on September 5 signals that the government’s bid to deliver a guilty verdict in the Yulia Tymoshenko case is heading into the homestretch.
8 September, 2011Politics
While the defense and the prosecution argued over who the witnesses really supported, the former revealed Ukrainian politics in all its “glory”
30 August, 2011Politics
Having started rough play against all warnings, Ukraine’s regime finds itself in a deadlock
30 August, 2011
The communication campaign launched to discredit the opponents of Tymoshenko’s trial did not just fail. It backfired
25 August, 2011Politics
Quite unexpectedly, the world community censures Kyiv for Tymoshenko’s arrest
23 August, 2011
The ruling party is doing its best to make the West and the world perceive Tymoshenko`s trial only as a political process
19 August, 2011Politics
The incumbent regime resents dissenters just as the Soviets did. But since it cannot use its predecessor’s method, it resorts to clowning around
16 August, 2011Politics
Hanne Severinsen: “I try to promote European values when anyone asks me to”
5 August, 2011Politics
The government has failed to convince either Ukrainians or the world community that the Tymoshenko case is not politically motivated
5 August, 2011Politics
The success of Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawsuit against Dmytro Firtash in the U.S.A. will depend on whether she can prove that he has violated the rights of the Ukrainian people
16 June, 2011Politics
The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) recently published a report titled “Economic pressure and Ukraine’s security policy.” IFRI is one of the most influential private think tanks in France. Its list of invited speakers includes Ukrainian presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko
13 May, 2011Politics
If it does not make cardinal changes, Yulia Tymoshenko’s Fatherland party risks inviting the fate of Our Ukraine
18 February, 2011Politics
Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has told foreign journalists how they should report on Ukraine and who Yulia Tymoshenko really is
30 December, 2010Politics
The absurdity of and political motives behind the charges brought against Ms. Tymoshenko are obvious
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
day before yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
20 November, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
20 November, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
20 November, Andriy Holub,
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