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All the materials marked with tag: Vladimir Putin
12 JanuaryPolitics
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
22 December, 2016Politics
There are a number of mechanisms for charging those responsible for the shooting down of MH17. None is ideal but, put together, they could yield results
12 November, 2015
The danger of clownish dictators
27 April, 2015
How the Putinian lobbying succeeds in catching even smart and good faith people inside a framework of gross lies, where they can no longer acknowledge facts
23 April, 2015
Ukrainians might ask why there is clearly a military solution to the defence of Germany, yet politicians such as Angela Merkel insist that a military response to the invasion of Ukraine would be pointless
20 November, 2014
The Ukrainian Week speaks to the author of the newly published book Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? about the loyalty of people around the Kremlin leader, the role of Ukraine in his staying in power, and about Russian money in Europe.
19 August, 2014Society
Rinat Akhmetov, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych continue to weave plots for Eastern Ukraine, making the rebels with black-and-orange ribbons think that they are dying for a New Russia, not for oligarchic interests
17 May, 2014
To defeat the new Fascism will take an immense amount of the concentration of courage, political will and commitment not only in the West and Ukraine but in Russia itself as well
8 May, 2014World
Western strategy is to try to focus especially on Putin himself and his entourage without arousing the blanket hostility and fear of ordinary Russians
3 April, 2014Politics
Edward Lucas: “The new Cold War has been about the use of Russian money to divide the weak of the West and also the use of the energy weapon”
1 April, 2014World
By plunging Russia into a full-scale confrontation with the West to boost his own popularity ratings Vladimir Putin may be preparing his country for another sobering shock from the defeat in a conflict with the entire world
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.
27 March, 2014World
Ever more Belarusians are imagining how the Crimean scenario would look in their own country – they don’t like it.
22 March, 2014News
The post-Soviet world order was far from perfect, but Vladimir Putin’s idea for replacing it is much worse, The Economist reports.
17 February, 2014Politics
Intrigue is brewing in Ukraine. Both unexpected and predictable. Will Viktor Yanukovych come full circle from the Olympics in Sochi? Will he be able to do this? And will he want to…?
5 January, 2014News
Putin cannot be faulted for skillfully pursuing his interpretation of Russian interests. The blame for the outcome in Ukraine falls squarely on the EU’s leaders, because if Ukraine does lose its independence in one way or another, European security will be at risk – a risk nowhere more keenly felt than in Poland and the Baltic states, Joschka Fischer, german Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor from 1998-2005, says in his article for Project Syndicate.
20 December, 2013News
Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma believes that the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Viktor Yanukovych and Vladimir Putin have certain agreements. He said this while responding to questions from journalists after the roundtable on Friday, December, 20th.
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.
13 November, 2013News
For Putin, ‘losing’ Ukraine would be particularly humiliating, so he will accelerate Russian pressure on Kyiv. However, if Ukraine gives up, it would influence the position of the countries which still expect just to initial the agreements with the EU, says Amanda Paul, a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, in her article for EPC website.
31 May, 2013Society
The emerging strategic competition between Germany and Russia will be based on contrasting principles of governance, rule of law, human rights, and economic discipline that will impact on the entire continent.
15 March, 2013Politics
Yanukovych could try to usurp power using the Belarus scenario to offset his plummeting popularity and growing pressure from abroad
8 February, 2013World
The stark contrast between Western and Russian understanding of “soft power” has become evident during President Vladimir Putin’s third presidency. For the Kremlin, “soft power” is part of its arsenal of foreign policy tools designed to re-integrate Russia’s neighbors around a Moscow orbit.
5 September, 2012Politics
Ukraine is paying the price for Yanukovych's suspension of European integration. The president's regime has found itself isolated internationally as a result of its anti-democratic domestic policies and the country has been left vulnerable to external pressure.
9 August, 2012Politics
“Ukrainian” oligarchs are responsible for both the current social and economic situation in the country and the dangerous vector of its further development
3 August, 2012Politics
Seven steps Yanukovych has undertaken that increase the Kremlin’s hopes of swallowing up Ukraine
20 July, 2012Politics
The no-win situation in which Mr. Yanukovych finds himself is becoming ever more apparent, while every new effort to prove that this is not the case, has the opposite effect.
3 July, 2012Politics
For several months now, Viktor Medvedchuk has been trying to convince Ukrainians to accept the choice of a Russia-imposed civilisation. At the very least, he wants to be in the Ukrainian parliament to coordinate its pro-Russian lobby.
15 March, 2012World
Given the intensification of leftist, populist and anti-Western rhetoric from Mr. Putin, within the country, the old-new Russian president is going to rely ever more on voters who share his vision of Russia as a “besieged fortress”.
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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
day before yesterday, 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,
Russian law enforcers raided the houses of Muslim Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai in the morning of October 11
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