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5 OctoberHistory
What national policy was like in the USSR
15 September
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on her visit to Ukraine
1 SeptemberSociety
Deputy Minister of Health Oleksandr Linchevskiy talked to The Ukrainian Week about the reform of Ukraine’s medical system
31 AugustHistory
A historian looks at the crucial cult of the Soviet Union
26 May
Co-Head of Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council on the current state of dialogue between the Alliance and Ukraine, the future of the Euro-Atlantic security system and the Russian propaganda
26 MaySociety
Three years after the May 2 fire at the Trade Unions’ Building in Odesa, virtually all those involved have fled Ukraine. The remaining suspects have been under trial for more than two years now
3 MarchHistory
When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he brought a "Ukrainian clan" with him. It later removed their patron from the helm of the USSR
19 September, 2016Society
Where is the debate on free ownership of firearms in Ukraine today
31 August, 2016Economics
Privatization in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its role in the rise of oligarchy
23 August, 2016History
The 1920s’ Avant-garde school of artists was ultimately destroyed as class enemies—for hooliganism and pornography
26 July, 2016Politics
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks on the human rights situation in Donbas and Crimea, and his further plan regarding these territories
19 July, 2016Politics
The prospects of two young liberal parties
1 July, 2016
Rethinking Isaac Bashevis Singer
6 June, 2016Society
Prior to his appointment in Ukraine as Head of the UNHCR Sub-Office in Dnipropetrovsk, Geoff Wordley served in conflict-affected Rwanda, Kenya, Croatia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Sudan, and Iraq among others. He spent the past year in Eastern Ukraine, supervising support for IDPs in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Shortly before he left Ukraine in April, The Ukrainian Week spoke to Mr. Wordley about the impact of forced migration during conflicts on social and economic structures in the regions and countries where they occur, the role of UNHCR in the current crisis in Ukraine, and the problems to solve as priority issues in similar situations.
25 May, 2016
Head of the Ukrainian State Property Fund on the estimated value of state assets in Ukraine, performance of the privatisation plan, bidders for the Odesa Port Plant and Russian management of Ukrainian regional power companies
6 May, 2016Society
Expectation of confrontations on May 2, the anniversary of the Trade Unions Building tragedy when 48 people died in a fire in Odesa, has already become a tradition. However, for the second consecutive year, there have been no clashes, no civil unrest, and no mass disorders
2 May, 2016
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine about reforms and what exactly is hindering the development of business
8 March, 2016Politics
First Vice-Speaker, ex-Secretary of the National Secrutiy and Defense Council, and one of the leaders on the Maidan on events from two years ago and their significance today, Russia’s scenarios to destabilize Ukraine, and what security looks like now
8 March, 2016World
Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the decision-making process on provision of arms to Ukraine, reset policies between the US and Russia, and the need for reforms in Ukraine
26 February, 2016
After using leftist populist slogans to heat up the situation in the Donbas in the spring of 2014, Russia’s proxies have brought rapacious, feudal bolshevism to the region instead
5 February, 2016History
Russia broke up in 1917, but the Bolsheviks intended to restore the empire – as a springboard to create a "Global Soviet Republic"
2 February, 2016History
When as a student I heard Arsenal, the jazz rock band of the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, I was dumbfounded: in Soviet times Russian musicians were playing music that jazz lovers at once identified as being under the influence of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tear
29 January, 2016
Ex-Envoy to UN on Ukraine's priorities as non-permanent member of the Security Council
11 January, 2016World
What role Gazeta Wyborcza played in Poland's transition from communism to democracy
28 December, 2015Society
Decommunisation as a way to decolonise the visual space of Ukrainian cities
16 December, 2015
The most important challenges are to lay genuinely strong and stable political foundations so that Ukraine never swerves away from its European course of reform regardless of any political uncertainties future elections may bring
20 November, 2015Society
How much time for Ukrainians to get over the post-genocide syndrome?
30 October, 2015
Why absurd opinions on “Ukrainian nationalists” are so persistent, and need to be refuted again and again
9 October, 2015
The IMF's assessment of Ukraine's reforms and outlook
25 September, 2015
Russia does not understand itself as relation of domination, and in fact not as a relation at all. To it, Ukraine was and is Russia
23 September, 2015History
When Ukraine declared independence on August 24, 1991, it not only meant the revival of the Ukrainian state—it was the decisive event in the collapse of the totalitarian soviet empire
20 August, 2015Politics
The possibility of change, and the opportunity to make that change stick brings meaning to the idea of independence for many ordinary Ukrainians today
19 August, 2015World
The interests and prejudices of officials and diplomats from the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and other international agencies sometimes affect policy decisions more than they should
17 August, 2015
It is much easier to take the approach of multiple narratives than to accept that one side is right and the other wrong
6 August, 2015History
Former UPA fighter shares his story of struggle against the Nazis and NKVD, GULAGs and return to Ukraine
26 June, 2015Politics
An off-the-peg decentralization solution to the complex problem of development without effective physical and institutional infrastructure can do Ukraine more harm than good
26 June, 2015World
Why the Maidan in Ukraine has discouraged Belarusians from protests against their authorities
12 May, 2015
We have to go further in the study of routinized totalitarianism to understand what is at stake in “decommunization” in Central and Eastern Europe
3 April, 2015
US Ambassador to Ukraine in 2003-2006 and currently Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council talks to The Ukrainian Week on factors that shape the United States’ foreign policy and why Vladimir Putin must be stopped in Ukraine
1 April, 2015
The basics to grow the entrepreneurial environment have already started in Ukraine
26 March, 2015History
Yelyzaveta Skoropadska in art, politics and charity in some of the most tragic years of Ukrainian history
20 March, 2015World
The initiative to invite peacekeepers to Donbas seems like a desperate move in the situation when traditional means of deterring Russia's creeping expansion have failed
16 March, 2015World
How visible Crimea is a year after annexation internationally, how seriously the threat of its militarization is seen in the West, and why Barack Obama is reluctant to provide effective support to Ukraine
24 February, 2015Society
Mr. Strikha spoke to The Ukrainian Week about the current status and the potential of the Ukrainian science, the need for reform at the National Academy of Sciences, and forged academic degrees.
24 February, 2015Society
On the maladies afflicting Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences and its chances of recovery
21 February, 2015World
François Heisbourg and Judy Dempsey comment on the leadership of the USA and Germany in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, delivery of weapons to Ukraine and the new world order
26 January, 2015Politics
The Ukrainian Week spoke to former Deputy Interior Minister about the reform of the law enforcement, the prospects of Georgian know-how in Ukraine, and the future of volunteer battalions
4 January, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations about the transformation of the UN, Ukraine’s cooperation with neutral member-nations, and isolation of Moscow
31 December, 2014
It is necessary to use culture to cure our heads. Only after that should the economy be remedied with a sound mind
23 October, 2014
Soviet Communism was always reminiscent of the nearly Byzantine sacrosanct structure of symbolic authority, and the fusion of the sacral and secular elements of power
23 October, 2014Politics
The electoral fiasco of the Communist Party in Ukraine does not mean less demand for social populism. It only brings to the political arena new players that are better fits for the new structure of Ukrainian society
23 October, 2014World
After 1989, East European Communists transformed into social-democrats. Those who survived lustration remained in politics at home through the 1990s and early 2000s
24 September, 2014History
International lawyer Volodymyr Vasylenko speaks about the events leading to Ukraine's independence
18 September, 2014Politics
A slew of hindrances prevent the money stolen by Viktor Yanukovych and his regime from returning to Ukraine. These must be removed as soon as possible
15 September, 2014
After the USSR collapsed, Russia delved into amnesia, then into rehabilitation of the Soviet past which turned grotesque through guilty conscience and lack of culture
15 September, 2014History
Historian Stanislav Kulchytsky speaks to The Ukrainian Week about why the Kremlin needs Ukraine, what threat the annexation of Crimea poses for Russia, what the essence of the problem in Ukrainian-Russian relations is, and how the political Ukrainian nation is emerging
15 September, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to proactive young Ukrainians – soldiers, volunteers and activists – to find out what they think of as their major accomplishment, of their peers in politics, and of leaving Ukraine
8 September, 2014World
Vladimir Putin’s bet on aggressive chauvinism and revanchism consolidates the West and unnerves satellites. More and more Russians begin to doubt it as well
22 August, 2014News
In a comment on the crossing of the Ukrainian border by the Russian convoy for The Ukrainian Week, Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson of the Council of Europe Secretary General, says that the CoE appeals to both sides to find an agreement which respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity and international law
15 August, 2014
Ukraine has become a litmus test of global moral (in)sensitivity at the beginning of the 21st century
16 July, 2014Society
Volunteers who raise funds for the Ukrainian military share their motivations, worries and bank details for those who are willing to donate
11 July, 2014News
Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, is disappointed with the EU’s decision on sanctions against Russia
10 July, 2014World
The Ukrainian Week talked to Damon Wilson, executive vice-president of The Atlantic Council, about the establishment of the pro-Ukrainian community in the world, the US-Russia relations after the annexation of Crimea, the new Ukrainian military and the likelihood of NATO MAP for Ukraine
9 July, 2014
Ukraine has a lot to offer and get from BRICS states. The key to beneficial cooperation is a serious review of Ukraine’s policy towards them and massive enlargement of people-to-people diplomacy
9 July, 2014
To Eastern and Central Europeans, football and sports at large was a substitute for political liberty, a token of symbolic participation in European historical narrative and culture
1 July, 2014News
President Petro Poroshenko announces the end of ceasefire in the Donbas, he says after the meeting of the National Security and Defence Council, his press service reports
30 June, 2014News
SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, detains five members of the terrorist group. They intended to blow up the railroad from Kyiv to Kharkiv, its press service report says
30 June, 2014News
Ukrainian military have been fending off attacks of terrorists and awaiting the order for assault; the plan for it ready by now, Andriy Lysenko, press-secretary for the Council’s information center says
30 June, 2014News
Terrorists shelled the bases of Ukrainian military near Kramatorsk airfield and checkpoints near Sloviansk, the villages of Makariv and Avdeyevka, the Anti-Terrorist press service reports
28 June, 2014News
At night on June 27-28, terrorists kept shooting at the anti-terrorist operation groups, InfoResist coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk reports on his Facebook page
28 June, 2014News
The SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, arrests a member of the terrorist organization acting in Eastern Ukraine, its press service reports
28 June, 2014News
Terrorists are shooting at anti-terrorist operation troops near Sloviansk, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
27 June, 2014News
EU leaders claim that new sanctions against Russia could be passed anytime, the European Council says in its conclusions on Ukraine passed at the session in Brussels today
12 June, 2014Economics
Previous trade rows with Russia have pushed Ukraine to reorient its key exports to the EU and other markets. This should save it from the disastrous effect of a looming trade war from Russia
11 June, 2014World
The EU is beginning to take concrete action against its excessive dependence on Russian gas
10 June, 2014News
The reform of Naftogaz does not entail a transfer of property rights for Ukraine’s gas transit system or its underground gas storage facilities, Naftogaz’s press-service reports
22 May, 2014News
Ukrainian authorities have requested the UN to call the Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk says
19 May, 2014News
Chloroform was found at the Labour Unions Building in Odesa where over 40 people died on May 2, Vitaliy Sakal, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Investigation Headquarters said today
6 May, 2014News
The police were de facto involved in the crimes committed by separatists in Odesa, Acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky says in an interview for Channel 5
6 May, 2014News
Andriy Senchenko, Acting Chief of Staff, suggested that terrorist attacks could take place on May 9 after the closed meeting of the National Security and Defence Council with chiefs of security authorities on May 6
23 April, 2014Politics
Ex-premier of Crimea speaks about a fatal four-day procrastination following Russia’s invasion, attempts to bribe Crimean Tatars and reasons why the leaders of Crimea’s enforcement authorities defected to the Russians
1 April, 2014Politics
Does Ukraine need mercenaries in its army
29 March, 2014
The ideas of 1789 – liberty, equality and fraternity – made an indelible impression on the memories of nations and many democratic constitutions to this very day. The same fate also awaits the ideas of the EuroMaidan: liberty, dignity and truth.
27 March, 2014News
After speaking to representatives of the Ukrainian Jewish community David Frum, journalist of The Atlantic, says there’s not more trouble for Jews in Ukraine than in other European country and the atrocities described by Russian media is a part of Russian propaganda campaign against Ukraine.
14 January, 2014News
Economic considerations make a Customs Union less likely than the politics would suggest, says Caroline Freund, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
24 December, 2013News
“UCU is clearly high on the list of institutions the police and other authorities are pressuring,” says the Memodandum on complications of relations between the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) and Ukrainian government in 2012-2013 circulated by UCU Senior Vice-Rector Dr. Taras Dobko
23 December, 2013
So what are the December 17 deals with Russia? A victory or a defeat?
23 December, 2013
The European Union is not prepared to get into a bidding war with Russia for Ukraine. But it appears that the attraction of European living standards, rule of law and democracy remain strong with Ukrainians, particularly the young. Mr. Putin's Russia offers nothing that can compete with that.
23 December, 2013World
Under its current government, Ukraine may be a prize not worth winning
17 December, 2013History
The 1932-33 Holodomor was a consequence of the Bolsheviks’ efforts to completely eradicate private property
21 November, 2013News
The Customs Union and Ukraine should find a way to mutually reinforce their positions in global trade, says Trade Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Andrey Slepniov
19 November, 2013Society
The Ukrainian Week reflects on this in the historic context with historian Stanislav Kulchytsky
31 October, 2013News
The Ukranian chocolate factory shares a problem with many businesses in the countries that lie between the European Union and Russia. It is caught in a no-man’s land for trade, a place increasingly precarious as each side tries to recruit countries into exclusive trade deals, The New York Times reports.
24 September, 2013
Laurent Bouvet talks to The Ukrainian Week about the crisis of modern left-wing parties in Europe before his lecture at the Ye Bookstore
20 September, 2013News
Russia could expand the reach of its new Customs Union by entering into high-quality free trade agreements with the states that want also to have DCFTAs with the EU. Instead, it insists on playing 19th century zero-sum games of geo-political competition, experts Michael Emerson and Hrant Kostanyan write for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Commentary
23 August, 2013Politics
Ukraine’s economic dependence on the Customs Union is exaggerated in an effort to disrupt the Association Agreement
23 August, 2013Politics
Three years after its creation, the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has proven to be artificial and quasi-effective
21 August, 2013News
As oligarchs influence country's political and economic development, the result of Vilnius Summit will highly depend on their gains from the Association Agreement; write Piotr Kościński and Ievgen Vorobiov, PISM experts
21 August, 2013Economics
A profound reboot of Ukraine’s socio-economic system is the only way to transform it from an uncompetitive Soviet fragment to a modern dynamic economy
20 August, 2013News
Recent trade war announced by Russia made it easier for Ukraine to decide between the EU and the Custom Union
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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