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1 September, 2016
25 years—the length of a single generation. I remember myself as a member of the generation that welcomed Independence in 1991, that made a conscious choice in favor of a free Ukraine. 25 years ago, it was important for us that there simply be a Ukraine
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
24 September, 2014History
International lawyer Volodymyr Vasylenko speaks about the events leading to Ukraine's independence
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
23 December, 2013Culture
The revolutionary Christmas Tree on Independence Square, fairs, carols with Cossacks and festive symphonies to see and hear this season
23 December, 2013Society
US Federal Judge Bohdan Futey talks about the new generation of Ukrainians and threats to Ukraine's independence
24 August, 2013
Independence is not only “from what” or “from whom” – it is also “for what purpose”. True independence still needs to be won, because it is in people’s heads, not in border checkpoints
28 June, 2013News
On June 28, Ukraine marks the 17th anniversary of the adoption of its current Constitution
30 August, 2012
20 August 1991 is the Estonian Re-Independence Day. Namely, on that day just a few minutes before midnight, the Supreme Council of Estonia declared Estonia independent and some days later the international recognitions began to pour in. The way Estonian independence was declared and what was written in the Supreme Council’s declaration continue to influence Estonian society today.
4 July, 2012History
Ukraine’s national flag, emblem and anthem have a long history and national status but have yet to become true national symbols
30 August, 2011
29 August, 2011Politics
20 years is a significant stretch of time on the verge of the 20th and 21st centuries, packed with events
29 August, 2011Politics
Independence by instinct
29 August, 2011Politics
Ukraine failed to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the collapse of the USSR. This can be blamed on the unreadiness of the counter-elite and shortsightedness of the political establishment
29 August, 2011
When empires crack, states emerge on their ruins, the emergence of which no one counted on
29 August, 2011Politics
Lost opportunities
29 August, 2011Politics
In its first years of independence, Ukrainian politics took the steps necessary for the creation of Ukraine as an independent country but never resolved the fundamental problems of its development
29 August, 2011Politics
Bagging the country
29 August, 2011Politics
The late 1990s brought a system of governance to Ukraine that sent the country tumbling into poverty
29 August, 2011Politics
The assassination of Vadym Hetman removed all barriers to the chaotic disbursement of the banking and financial sector in Ukraine and opened the way for the tycoon-controlled economy
29 August, 2011Economics
The first steps
29 August, 2011Politics
The failed test
29 August, 2011Politics
The inability of the oligarch regime to withstand systemic pressure from abroad virtually led to the loss of sovereignty. It was only the response of society that saved the country
29 August, 2011Politics
Throughout all 20 years of the new history of Ukraine, schemes have been used for energy resource supplies, to the detriment of the country, but which made specific people much richer
29 August, 2011Politics
The wasted trust
29 August, 2011Politics
The opposition failed to fulfill the task of society and eliminate the oligarch and lumpen system in the early 2000s. There is still hope for the emergence of a new counter-elite
29 August, 2011Politics
Only a force that relies on the middle class and a right-centrist ideology can pull Ukraine out of the oligarchs' vicious circle
29 August, 2011Politics
The new elite must show the way to eliminating the oligarch-controlled model and discovering Ukraine’s potential
29 March, 2011Politics
It’s time for Ukrainians to demand open-list voting to enable local party members to influence the way these lists are filled and to get involved in the political decision-making process
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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
21 November, 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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