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11 OctoberSociety
Russian law enforcers raided the houses of Muslim Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai in the morning of October 11
3 OctoberSociety
How the Kremlin propaganda is affecting Ukrainian Muslims
10 JulySociety
On June 14, it was a year since the last exchange of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia took place. Nothing has happened in all that time to make a swap more likely
14 JuneSociety
Human rights activists release an analytical report on the violations of the right to peaceful assembly in the occupied Crimea
8 MaySociety
The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a policy of quiet expulsion from their lands
20 AprilSociety
As of the end of March, 44 Ukrainian citizens remained in Russian captivity. What can Ukraine do to free them?
23 MarchSociety
What prevented Kremlin curators from realising the "Crimean scenario" in most regions of South-Eastern Ukraine?
31 JanuarySociety
Freeing the Kremlin's prisoners as our main assignment for the year
31 JanuarySociety
One of the most proactive lawyers defending Crimean Tatars in courts ends up behind bars
12 JanuaryPolitics
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
9 January
As to Crimea, there is no way to count on Russia’s internal forces. So the main source of pressure remains external. That means sanctions
22 December, 2016Economics
How are Ukraine’s ports changing the way they operate and what are their future prospects?
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, 2016Society
Ukrainian prisoners in Crimea are being transferred to Russia, given Russian passports and punished for rejecting them
18 May, 2016History
In an attempt to understand what Crimea meant and what it means for Ukraine today, to look at important moments in the history of the peninsula and Crimean Tatars, to define the foundation of Crimean Tatar identity, and to analyze the prospects of Crimea’s return to Ukraine and its position after de-occupation, The Ukrainian Week speaks to historian and political scientist Gulnara Bekirova
18 May, 2016Culture
Shortly before the presentation of his new album Taterrium in April, jazz pianist and composer Useyn Bekirov spoke to The Ukrainian Week about ways to present his native culture in his music, jazz clubs in Ukraine, and the history of Crimean Tatar jazz since Soviet times
31 January, 2016Society
How television paralyzes people
23 September, 2015History
Ways to protect Ukrainian cultural and historical heritage in the annexed Crimea and frontline areas
19 August, 2015Economics
The direction taken by Crimea's economy destroys its self-sufficiency and makes reintegration into Ukraine exceedingly difficult
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
23 July, 2015Society
The roots of moderate Islam of the Crimean Tatars are buried in the history of this people
10 June, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke with Raimonds Vejonis, the newly-elected President of the Republic of Latvia and Minister of Defense when this interview was made, about NATO revival, the "deterrent effect," Putin's unpredictability, and the cost of the conflict in Ukraine to Riga
14 May, 2015World
Ex-US Ambassador to Russia on the “reset policy”, Russia’s “resource curse”, and main threats of Putin’s policy for the West and Ukraine
16 March, 2015Politics
Why an international strategy to return Crimea is necessary and what implications the militarization of the peninsula will have for the Black Sea and Mediterranean region
16 March, 2015Politics
The annexation of Crimea from December 2, 2013, through April 4, 2014
16 March, 2015Politics
Ukrainian authorities have failed to learn their Crimean lessons, leaving the return of it to "children and grandchildren"
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
5 January, 2015History
The rationale behind transferring the peninsula to the Ukrainian SSR in 1954
4 January, 2015Economics
Crimea’s real economy will shrink further if the Russian occupation continues. Those employed in it will lose income and jobs
29 December, 2014Society
Some experts feel that the war in the Donbas was started to distract attention from the annexation of Crimea and force its recognition. If this is the case, the goal has almost been achieved. Indeed, when the military and civilians are dying, who can be bothered with Crimea where everything seems to be relatively quiet? However, that quietness is deceptive.
28 December, 2014Society
The Bulgarians, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Karaites, Crimean Tatars, Krymchaks, Ukrainians, Russians, Romani – these are just the most prominent of the ethnic groups that populated the peninsula over the last 150 years
26 December, 2014Politics
The Kremlin will try to secure Crimea for itself, so in 2015, it will continue to intensify the militarisation of this Ukrainian region.
12 November, 2014
The Ukrainian Week speaks to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights about his recent visit to Crimea, the life of Crimean Tatars in the annexed peninsula, and Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia
10 October, 2014Society
Without “tourists” from Russia, the separatist movement in Kharkiv has quickly marginalised. If not for pro-Russian sympathies of the local authorities, it would hardly pose any threat at all
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, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week talks to Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks about the flow of IDPs from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, ways for the government to deal with the problem Ukraine has never faced before, and about the hard lesson on integration of minorities Russia’s neighbours had to learn
13 June, 2014
Live reports for foreign TV are much like navigating a minefield of alien stereotypes, alien influences, alien prejudices and alien interests. Things are further complicated by the spiteful foreign language that just keeps picking all the wrong words out of memory, as you feverishly fish for the right ones.
11 June, 2014Society
The ability to travel or foreign channels on cable TV are failing to safeguard homo post-sovieticus from propaganda of hatred
11 June, 2014Economics
Russian leaders are certain their country will easily weather Western sanctions. Business disagrees
10 June, 2014Society
Human rights advocates and international experts are alarmed at growing xenophobia in Crimea and separatist-controlled territories
3 June, 2014News
On June 2, the local “self-defence” kidnapped editor and journalist Serhiy Mokrushyn and director Vladlen Melnykov, both from the Center of Journalist Investigation, in Simferopol, Crimea
22 May, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week talks to Peter Pomerantsev, British television producer and non-fiction writer who spent nine years in Russia, on Russian state propaganda, new methods of informational war and how Ukraine should defend itself
16 May, 2014News
Serhiy Aksionov, the self-proclaimed Crimean Premier, bans mass events on the territory of the annexed Crimea through June 6. The copy of his decree was posted on his Facebook page
7 May, 2014Society
Museums holding over 917,000 exhibits are the price of Ukraine’s cultural loss in Crimea. While museum workers there try to adapt to the new circumstances, Ukraine is looking for ways to keep valuable objects
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
30 April, 2014
Astrid Thors, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, on Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians as national minorities in the annexed Crimea, and necessary changes in legislation.
24 April, 2014World
The “referendum” in Crimea revealed Vladimir Putin’s partners in the EU. Most are minority radical parties which, according to his design, have to undermine the EU’s already quite unwieldy system from the inside with Moscow’s support
24 April, 2014Society
Said Ismagilov, the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine Ummah: “The status of Muslims here is far better than in Russia”
23 April, 2014Politics
Russian aggression in Crimea reveals interesting aspects of using criminal groups in politics
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
23 April, 2014Politics
Russian military aggression has recently become a constant threat, while the Western powers are failing to fulfil the security guarantees they extended to Ukraine under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The issue of nuclear or other similarly effective weapons with which to defend Ukraine’s borders is again high on the agenda
16 April, 2014Politics
For a quarter of a century now, Russia has the dubious distinction of being the biggest provocateur and supporter of separatist projects in the neighbouring countries, which mars its prospects.
16 April, 2014Politics
The anamnesis of Ukraine’s non-nuclear status
10 April, 2014News
The outcome of the so-called referendum in Crimea and “the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation therefore have no legal effect and are not recognised by the Council of Europe”, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) stated on Wednesday, April,9th, in an resolution adopted at the end of an urgent debate.
3 April, 2014Politics
Ukraine itself must spearhead efforts to counteract Russian aggression. Only then can other countries be expected to help. Disregard for the motivation behind Russia’s policy and a failure to understand Russia’s geopolitical goals are the fundamental reasons why the Ukrainian government is so irresponsible in security issues and the West so helpless in counteracting Russia’s expansion.
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, 2014World
Ever more Belarusians are imagining how the Crimean scenario would look in their own country – they don’t like it.
23 March, 2014News
Russian billionaire and close Putin ally Gennady Timchenko sold stake in oil trading firm Gunvor a day before featuring on a blacklist of Russians sanctioned in the US.
23 March, 2014News
Brussels drafts tougher sanctions for new battle plan against Moscow, however the biggest EU countries split over the tactics of the new campaign, The Guardian reports.
23 March, 2014Society
Eastern Ukraine is following in the footsteps of Western Ukraine, but with a considerable delay, natural and historical complications
23 March, 2014History
The Ukrainian Navy in the Crimea has long traditions. In 1771, the Cossacks jointly with the Russian army and with the support of Zaporizhzhian Cossack boats overcame the short-lived resistance of the Turks and Tatars and conquered the peninsula. The tsarist Black Sea fleet was built primarily in the shipyards of Mykolaiv and Kherson, and many Ukrainians were its admirals, officers and seamen. In 1917-18, part of the fleet was Ukrainianized and pledged allegiance to the Central Rada.
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.
21 March, 2014Politics
How pro-Russian forces are trying to fill the emptiness created by the fall of Yanukovych
21 March, 2014Politics
How Ukraine should tackle lustration, skeletons in the closets of its new government and tools that could help it not lose the war
21 March, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week talks to Volodymyr Ohryzko, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007–2009, about what Ukraine can do if the guarantors under the Budapest Memorandum it signed in 1994 in exchange for giving up its strategic nuclear weapons arsenal, the third largest in the world, fail to meet their commitments
19 March, 2014Politics
Viktor Chumak, MP, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime and Major General of Justice, who served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Border Service for over 20 years, talks to The Ukrainian Week about Ukraine’s defence capability, ways to localize Russian aggression and protection of Ukraine’s eastern borders
18 March, 2014Politics
Separatists exploit Kyiv’s weak stance on Crimea’s indigenous population
17 March, 2014Politics
Mykola Melnyk, ex-First Deputy Head of Military Intelligence and a founder of the National Guard, comments on Ukraine's defence capacity and efforts of the previous defence ministers to destroy the Ukrainian army
15 March, 2014Politics
Ex-Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko comments on Russia's aggression, Ukraine's response to it and NATO
10 March, 2014
Over the past days and weeks, on a quick look at Russian TV channels (I have one even in my hotel at Strasbourg not to relax from the disturbing complexities of our life in the EU and in the vicinity – especially after comparison of Russian TV with BBC News or French TV) it was difficult to get rid of a déjà vu feeling. Every piece of information about Ukraine there is strikingly and frighteningly similar to what I had long been listening immediately after 13 January 1991 when the Soviet troops killed fourteen peaceful civilians in Vilnius.
9 March, 2014Politics
The last week, the Crimea, which had been watching the events unfolding in Kyiv with some aloofness, suddenly erupted. People took to squares with radically different slogans. Some openly stated their desire to live in Russia, while others categorically opposed separation. Against this backdrop, other, equally serious processes were taking place, potentially defining what the future authorities in the Crimea will look like
7 March, 2014History
Federalization of Ukraine in the past: who, how, when and with what consequences
7 March, 2014
The train of history is long gone, and the nostalgia of various “Russian blocs” is pointless, because the Crimea is not a “native Russian land”
7 March, 2014World
As William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, held crisis talks with Ukraine’s new leaders in Kyiv at the weekend, London announced that it was pulling out of preparatory talks on the Sochi G8 summit, and warned President Putin that Russia’s actions could lead to war
4 March, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Volodymyr Vasylenko, expert in international law and former Ambassador of Ukraine, about Viktor Yanukovych’s responsibility for crimes against Ukrainian people, grounds for prosecution by the International Criminal Court in Hague and actual assistance the West can provide to Ukraine today
27 February, 2014News
Thousands of pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators duelled in Crimea’s capital on Wednesday, heightening concerns about unrest in the region following the change in government in Kiev, Financial Times reports.
21 February, 2014News
Ukraine’s Security Service claims that it will apply tough measures to stop threats to territorial integrity of Ukraine and will hold everyone engaged in that liable, it says in a statement
31 May, 2013Culture
On May 17, Haytarma, a film directed by Akhtem Seytablayev, premiered with a scandal in Simferopol. Seytablayev was first to show the tragic mass deportation of Crimean Tatars under Stalin’s 1944 order on the big screen.
25 May, 2013News
On May 17, a scandal broke out in Simferopol, Crimea, when Haytarma, the first feature film showing the tragic history of mass deportations of Crimean Tatars in 1944, premiered in a local movie theatre.
12 April, 2013Security
As those in power fuel ethnic and religious conflicts in Crimea, they are helping radical Islam spread over the peninsula and trigger destabilization
21 January, 2013Navigator
Heavenly forces don’t take the easy way. In order to roll a rock from the sea up to the top of a mountain, they can first level the mountain, chisel its fragments with the tide, dry the sea and raise a new mountain range from the depths of the sea.
21 September, 2012History
Federalization in the absence of a rule-of-law state degrades regions
18 September, 2012Navigator
Unique ancient Greek towns are being destroyed in the Crimea
17 September, 2012Society
In order to develop and progress, Crimea has to shed its soviet phantoms and embrace the European model of civilization
17 September, 2012Society
Over the past 20 years, Crimea has failed to rid itself of its ingrained soviet essence and continues its social and economic degradation
15 August, 2012
There are people whom you simply don't trust. Even if they offer something allegedly favourable and plausible, unintentionally you automatically put up resistance. Nothing can be done: that is reputation.
3 May, 2012Society
Innocent people trapped in the grindstones of Ukraine’s law enforcement machine often have only two options: admit their guilt and end up behind bars, or spend a long time proving their innocence and get released as invalids
3 May, 2012Investigation
Human rights advocates state that in Ukraine the fundamental rights of prisoners are not secured and civic control over the criminal enforcement service is limited. As a result, torture and mortality in prisons are on the rise
3 May, 2012Politics
Passed hastily at night, the new Code of Criminal Procedure was supposed to be a demonstrative adaptation to international standards that will conceal broader opportunities for those in power to continue political repression in the Ukrainian reality
7 March, 2012Politics
Crimea is implementing a project likely to neutralise the protest movement of the Crimean Tatars and in the future undermine the influence of the Mejlis
14 March, 2011Politics
Kyiv’s policy towards the Crimean Tatars remains controversial and inconsistent
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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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