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6 JulySociety
Ukrainian civilians who are in captivity in “LNR” and “DNR” are one of the most painful problems facing Ukraine
31 March
Globalisation and interdependence until recently have been seen as the guarantors of peace and cooperation. These have turned out to be the source of conflicts and the instruments of pressure
23 MarchSociety
What might cause the “Russian Spring” to make a comeback in Ukraine and where might this happen?
23 MarchSociety
What prevented Kremlin curators from realising the "Crimean scenario" in most regions of South-Eastern Ukraine?
17 March
Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine spoke to The Ukrainian Week about current priorities and obstacles faced by the SMM in its work on the ground
17 MarchPolitics
How trading with ORDiLO became a handy loophole from paying taxes
15 MarchEconomics
Where the claims in favor of continuing coal trade with the occupied parts of Donbas are misleading
15 MarchWorld
The blockade of the occupied parts of the Donbas is a consequence of the irresponsible actions of the top leadership in Ukraine and their imitation war against Russia. The legal side of this confrontation could have a decisive impact
23 FebruaryEconomics
Despite the war and partial occupation of the Donbas, Rinat Akhmetov has preserved his business empire and is increasing output
23 FebruaryEconomics
Maintaining socio-economic ties to the occupied territories of Donbas is of dubious value to Ukraine, but makes life a lot easier for the terrorists running them
23 FebruaryPolitics
What the January Cabinet of Ministers' decree on the occupied territory means for Ukraine and Russia
31 JanuarySociety
Freeing the Kremlin's prisoners as our main assignment for the year
26 JanuaryWorld
In 2017, Ukraine will be a major test of conscience that will force democratic countries to an uneasy choice among values
14 October, 2016
Head of the ICRC mission to Ukraine on how to look for the missing and how their families can deal with obstacles in the process
19 September, 2016
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada about the change of generations in politics, work on past mistakes and the current agenda for political elites and society
19 September, 2016Society
Where is the debate on free ownership of firearms in Ukraine today
19 July, 2016Society
Ukrainian prisoners in Crimea are being transferred to Russia, given Russian passports and punished for rejecting them
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
27 June, 2016Politics
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
20 June, 2016Politics
The main conclusion that can be drawn from the appearance of part of the black cash register in the press is that the Yanukovych regime, which considered itself legitimate, really never was
6 June, 2016Society
Ukraine's place in modern migration
1 June, 2016Society
A new Russian propaganda agency has started up in Kyiv as part of the Kremlin’s fifth column of “soft power”
25 May, 2016Politics
Election in the occupied Donbas is nothing more than a slogan used at the Minsk negotiations. There are no real tools available today to make it happen
16 May, 2016
In mid-week, Ukraine’s media was rocked by yet another scandal. Myrotvorets or Peacemaker, a site known for publishing information about those who have collaborated with terrorists, published a list of journalists who have been accredited by the “Donetsk People’s Republic”
26 April, 2016Society
What war captives and kidnapped civilians go through in the occupied territories, and how exchange mechanisms work
26 April, 2016Society
25 Ukrainians are held in captivity by the Russians, accused of committing serious crimes. Yet international rights organizations still have not recognized them as political prisoners
31 March, 2016Society
Patriots from Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts strive to become an influential force
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
8 March, 2016Politics
What it takes to make changes irreversible 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
16 February, 2016World
Experts on how they see Europe coming out of the current crises
5 February, 2016Economics
Ukraine’s economy will start moving upwards and gain momentum gradually
27 January, 2016Politics
The dangers of further impoverishment
27 January, 2016Politics
Foreign policy objectives and challenges for 2016
25 January, 2016
In countries such as Spain, France or Germany, public perceptions on Ukraine, the Maidan and the war, are a mixture of big-picture frame alongside much confusion
17 December, 2015Politics
Is Maidan 3.0 possible, and what would it look like?
17 December, 2015Politics
Politicians on why strong-arm tactics remain a tool to influence parliamentarians and officials, and how effective these actions can be
14 December, 2015
To achieve successful democratic development, the Ukrainian citizens need our moral, financial and practical support
30 October, 2015Politics
Can activists defend community interests even if outwardly undemocratic forces control local government?
2 September, 2015World
We can conclude that Putin’s fascism and aggression in Europe was stopped, first and foremost, by the courage and heroism of Ukraine. Yet the leaders of the world, namely, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, have responded to the challenge as well
20 August, 2015
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Spokesperson on its mandate and tasks in Ukraine
20 August, 2015
Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs on Ukraine’s cooperation with Western partners and international organizations, the consequences of the Minsk agreement and the upcoming local elections
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, 2015Economics
An overview of Ukraine’s new tax system
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
19 August, 2015World
Initially, local civilians and the military had been quite critical of the OSCE monitors. This has changed recently
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
13 August, 2015Society
President Poroshenko says there are 30 Ukrainian citizens currently being illegally held in Russia. Human rights advocates that they know about the situation with 11, most of whom the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to provide with lawyers
6 August, 2015Society
Ukrainian victories in the East
6 August, 2015
An analyst who tries to win back our threatened sense of self-confidence and sober-mindedness
23 July, 2015Economics
Ukraine will face a complete degradation of public services unless painful but necessary changes take place
16 July, 2015Society
Believers in Eastern Ukraine faced brutal intolerance, repression and murder
14 July, 2015Politics
Whose interests will guide the new SBU chief
14 July, 2015Politics
In an exclusive interview with The Ukrainian Week, the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NAB) spoke about fighting corruption in the judiciary, the creation of a “corruption registry”, and its regional management of anti-corruption efforts. Interviewed by Tetiana Omelchenko
10 July, 2015Politics
What searches and arrests at the Prosecutor General's Office signal
8 July, 2015Economics
A number of challenges and opportunities are coming Ukraine’s way as the European gas market undergoes a major restructurin
25 June, 2015
The Minister for Social Policy spoke to The Ukrainian Week about his vision of the pension reform, de-shadowing of taxes and salaries, subsidies and assistance to IDPs and ATO veterans
19 June, 2015
The existing pension system is one of the major pillars of the ineffective and corrupt political and socio-economic model of the “old Ukraine”
18 June, 2015
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the President of the European Investment Bank about priorities in cooperation with Ukraine, quality control of projects that receive access to the funding and SMEs as a potential driver of Ukraine’s economy
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
20 May, 2015
It is in Europe’s interests to prevent Ukraine from becoming a failed state and to contribute to its democratic normalisation
18 May, 2015Politics
The Donbas master's current clout in politics, economy and war
18 May, 2015Economics
Cutting access to their financial resources is the most effective way to leave the representatives of the old regime with no chance for comeback
18 May, 2015Politics
Shifts in electoral preferences in the countdown to local elections
14 May, 2015World
The first speaker of the Seimas of the independent Lithuania and EMP until recently on the way Europe is changing its perception of Russia, the shifting "center of Europeanness", and why it is crucial for Ukrainians to resist disenchantment
14 May, 2015
Europe won’t bear the cost or the risk for the defences it needs. That won’t change until Europeans are a lot more scared or angry than they are now—which may be too late
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
27 April, 2015
Member of Parliament Yehor Firsov on how reforms can be both painful and comfortable
27 April, 2015
Sociologist Iryna Bekeshkina on the public’s expectations of change, perceptions of reforms, and the government’s lack of preparedness for them
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
27 April, 2015Economics
Economic reforms are slowly gaining momentum in Ukraine, but the results are not yet in sight
26 April, 2015World
American historian of Ukrainian descent, Rutgers University Professor on Washington's policy towards Kyiv, Ukraine's image, and the perception of Ukrainian politicians in the US
23 April, 2015Politics
Law enforcement reforms
23 April, 2015Economics
What reforms are going on in Ukraine’s energy sector and what is their outlook?
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
17 April, 2015Society
An inside look at how the army is being formed
16 April, 2015Society
Colonel Serhiy Halushko, Deputy Head of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, on practical aspects of the mobilization campaign
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, 2015World
The reasons for American inaction
20 March, 2015Economics
How Ukraine can survive the next heating season without Russian gas and coal
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, 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
27 February, 2015
Polish Member of the European Parliament who actively contributed to bringing his country to the European Union in the 1990s, speaks about political divisions in the EU, the change of European attitude towards Ukraine and Russia today over the past year, and about arguments the EU expects from Kyiv to continue its support for Ukraine
27 February, 2015Politics
A year after the Revolution of Dignity
27 February, 2015History
Why is Russia so persistently aggressing on Ukraine?
27 February, 2015Economics
How many billions of dollars Ukraine lost in 2014
23 February, 2015
President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in exile, Akhmed Zakayev, talks to The Ukrainian Week about what Kadyrovites want in the Donbas, the December clashes in Grozny and Makhachkali as an extension of the Russo-Chechen war that has gone on with varying intensity for nearly 25 years now, the illusory friendship of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, and the coming of ISIL to the Northern Caucasus.
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
2 February, 2015Politics
Director of UkrOboronProm, a state weaponry agency, offers an inside scoop on the weapons industry in Ukraine today
27 January, 2015Security
Key legal aspects of the emergency situation imposed in Eastern Ukraine
27 January, 2015
Why it will fail sooner than the Russian leader expects
26 January, 2015Society
For four days, the Russian "brothers" made preparations to shoot down Ukrainian troops near Ilovaysk
31 December, 2014Politics
Donetsk-born MP Yegor Firsov on his home region: In contrast to most regular citizens, who saw the riots from outside, I knew the process from inside. From the very first days, I clearly understood that there was a guided, controlled rebellion, in which everyone skilfully played the roles designated to them
8 December, 2014Society
The echoes of the Famine in today's separatism in South-Eastern Ukraine
8 December, 2014Society
Ukrainian war veterans return from the Donbas. And face a new war
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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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