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All the materials marked with tag: Yurij Lutsenko
1 July, 2016Politics
Although his powers are president of Ukraine are quite limited, over the last two years Petro Poroshenko has learned to use them like a virtuoso, allowing him considerable influence over the legislature and Government
14 January, 2014News
The spike in numbers at the protest showed the resilience of a movement with broad aims, including the ouster of Mr. Yanukovych, The WSJ reports.
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
9 April, 2013News
Yuriy Lutsenko`s pardon has only given Ukraine some time, Pawel Kowal, member of the European Parliament and Chair of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, notes in his opinion for New Eastern Europe.
9 April, 2013News
“Yuriy Lutsenko's pardon means very little for Ukraine’s democratic process, as the current ruling powers are determined to remain in that position,” writes Forbes.
8 April, 2013
8 April, 2013News
Yuriy Lutsenko release from prison could be seen as a first step towards the Association Agreement, Hanne Severinsen, PACE co-Rapporteur in 1995-2008, told The Ukrainian Week.
8 April, 2013News
Yuriy Lutsenko pardon is an important step by the Ukrainian authorities in addressing the concerns regarding the matter of selective justice, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said in a joint statement.
31 August, 2012Politics
Previously jailed for political reasons and recently sentenced to two more years in yet another case, the ex-Minister of the Interior offers his opinion on processes within the united opposition, mistakes in selecting candidates for the parliamentary election, the importance of removing the current regime and the wasted chance to reform the law enforcement system when he was Minister.
20 July, 2012Politics
If the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights is ignored, Ukraine’s membership in the Council of Europe may be suspended
9 July, 2012Politics
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg supported the complaint filed by defence attorneys representing the former Interior Minister of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko.
23 April, 2012Politics
The Ukrainian Week managed to obtain several answers from Lutsenko prior to his hearing in Strasbourg.
23 April, 2012Politics
The European Court of Human Rights has yet to rule in Yuriy Lutsenko’s case
12 March, 2012Politics
Ukraine is governed by prison rules
27 February, 2012
The reception of evidence and the hearing of arguments in the Lutsenko case have ended. The prosecution was able to call 138 witnesses, while the defence none. Nonetheless, much to the surprise of the investigators, 86 witnesses who were expected to confirm that the ex-Interior Minister was guilty at least partially changed their testimonies in court. Recorded by Kateryna Hladka
27 February, 2012
Valeriy Melnyk, former chief of the apparatus, aide and advisor to Yuriy Lutsenko, is considered a key witness in the case against the former Interior Minister. The Prosecutor General’s Office pinned special hopes on this witness during pre-trial investigation. Recorded by Kateryna Hladka
23 February, 2012Politics
Court hearings in the Yuriy Lutsenko case are over. So are lawyers’ debates. Just days ago, Kyiv Pechersk District Court ruled that the verdict would be announced on February 27. Apparently, prosecutors feel they have to rush, possibly to forestall the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights
27 January, 2012Politics
Corruption is a big problem in Ukraine. The country's ranking on Transparency International's list of corrupt nations in 2010 dropped to number 134 in the world
30 December, 2010Politics
Reasons behind Yurii Lutsenko’s arrest
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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
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?
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
day before yesterday, 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
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
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