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19 SeptemberWorld
How the Russian opposition sees Ukraine
15 September
The place of freedom and free people in today's Russia
19 October, 2016Politics
How generations shift in the electoral field of the former Party of Regions clans
27 June, 2016Politics
Elections in the occupied parts of Donbas will boost the strength of the Opposition Bloc in Ukrainian politics. Its strategic goal is to return Ukraine into Russia’s orbit
13 October, 2015Politics
The Party of the Regions supposedly no longer exists in current Ukrainian politics, but it’s sent several columns out to the local elections
26 June, 2015World
Why the Maidan in Ukraine has discouraged Belarusians from protests against their authorities
18 May, 2015Politics
How and when are Ukraine’s reactionary forces most likely to strike back
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
23 October, 2014Politics
The parliamentary election may bring only few “new faces” to parliament
10 May, 2014News
On the eve of the Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship to take place on May 9-25, numerous opposition activists were arrested. As of May 9, at least 28 political inmates are kept at prison isolators in Minsk
21 February, 2014Politics
Opposition leaders and Viktor Yanukovych signed the Agreement to Regulate the Crisis in Ukraine at the Presidential Administration on February 21. The text has been promulgated by the President's press-service
19 February, 2014News
President Viktor Yanukovych threatens to put opposition leaders in jail, journalist Sviatoslav Tseholko wrote on Facebook quoting Batkivshchyna leader Arseniy Yatseniuk
28 January, 2014News
The meeting of President Viktor Yanukovych and his working group with opposition leaders is over after four hours
27 January, 2014Politics
The Yanukovych regime has refused to compromise even after the deaths of several protesters, and there is no indication that any number of victims will change this
26 January, 2014News
Opposition leaders declined a deal offered to them by Viktor Yanukovych during the renewed negotiations on Saturday, January 25th.
30 November, 2013News
The oppositional parties of Ukraine form national resistance headquarters and prepare for the national strike, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, head of the oppositional party “Batkivshchyna,” said during the press conference on the 30th of November.
5 November, 2013Politics
The scandalous tax amendment and efforts to aggravate mutual distrust in the opposition
23 September, 2013Politics
Protest sentiments are escalating in the Donbas. But distrust for politics and inert opposition make the dissent purely pragmatic and local
23 September, 2013Politics
as a weighty bonus in the upcoming presidential elections
2 August, 2013
Yet another opposition activist in prison has a cumulative effect on the whole post-soviet sphere
8 July, 2013News
Premiership with extended powers for Viktor Yanukovych may well be an alternative to the “victory at any price” in the 2015 presidential race. Read a detailed report in the article Operation Premier Yanukovych in the upcoming issue of The Ukrainian Week out on July 18
8 July, 2013Politics
Vitaliy Klitschko is improving his rhetoric, but fails to give clear answers to crucial questions regarding the nation’s development
2 July, 2013Politics
Despite the successful merger of the Front for Change and Batkivshchyna, the united party could face more dissent and lose voter support unless Arseniy Yatseniuk revises his approach to party building
27 June, 2013News
The US may impose personal sanctions against Ukrainian top officials if Yulia Tymoshenko remains in prison, said Arseniy Yatseniuk, the newly-elected head of the Batkivshchyna political board and head of the Batkivshchyna faction in parliament, according to Batkivshchyna’s press service
31 May, 2013Politics
How the opposition’s declaration of deeper coordination could collapse into internecine warfare
24 May, 2013News
The European Parliament holds hearings on the political situation in Ukraine; US and EU Ambassadors visit Yulia Tymoshenko; Russia qualifies the statement of its General Counsel in Simferopol regarding Crimean Tatars as “inappropriate”.
21 May, 2013Politics
The rally on May 18 – the biggest lately - provided no answers for protest-oriented voters
20 May, 2013News
Ukraine’s opposition has major flaws and should make itself worthy of support, but democratically minded Ukrainians should prefer an adrift opposition to the authoritarian alternative, Alexander Motyl, American historian and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, notes in his blog on The World Affairs Journal.
1 May, 2013Politics
The Ukrainian majority is waiting for a solid alternative to the Yanukovych regime, but existing candidates from the parliamentary opposition are currently unable to offer one
1 May, 2013
Democracy and the rule of law in post-Soviet Ukraine
14 April, 2013Politics
The Yanukovych regime will continue the tactics of the creeping usurpation of power, trying to avoid decisive battles and unjustified image losses
5 April, 2013News
In Ukraine political power is a means of enrichment rather than governance while the opposition politicians are an extension of the business groups they claim to fight, writes The Economist.
31 March, 2013Politics
The Ukrainian Week takes a closer look at what lies beneath Svoboda's slogans in the interview with its leader Oleh Tyahnybok about the forms and tactics of political struggle, the prospects of a revolution, the interaction of opposition politicians and stereotypes about Svoboda
31 March, 2013Politics
The leader of the Svoboda party spoke with The Ukrainian Week, about the “Rise Ukraine!” protest campaign, elections in Kyiv, the blockade of parliament, relationships with other opposition leaders, the struggle against stereotypes and other things
31 March, 2013Politics
While the opposition continues to announce its latest radical initiatives, the Yanukovych regime is strengthening its positions
26 March, 2013News
“Ukraine can look to the U.S. for examples on how to work toward compromise,” Peter Hannaford, a member of the Committee on the Present Danger, once close associated with the late President Ronald Reagan, writes in his article for The American Spectator.
26 March, 2013News
A compromise among relevant political actors in Ukraine will only be of benefit to Ukraine's stability and international standing and would bolster U.S. ties, Bruce M. Rickerson who formerly served in a professional capacity with the Organization of American States, the U.S. Department of State, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee writes in his opinion for UPI.
19 March, 2013News
“Viktor Yanukovych must sense that his own cadres are grumbling and could at some point even be tempted to go against him,” Alexander J. Motyl, American historian and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, writes in his blog on The World Affairs Journal.
22 February, 2013Politics
The Party of Regions` attempts to intimidate the opposition with early elections or responsibility for the breakdown of European integration have not given the desired result so far, so an escalation of resistance can be expected in the near future
8 February, 2013Politics
The leader of the biggest opposition faction in parliament appears too inconsistent and unpredictable to inspire trust in the majority of Ukrainian voters
8 February, 2013Politics
Centrifugal tendencies in the united camp - the battle for mutual destruction has not begun yet, but the preconditions for it are in place
8 February, 2013
Opposition leaders are lost because they don't have moral vaues that would give them orientation. It's time that they ask themselves, "Do the people need us?"
9 January, 2013
Paradoxically, gigantic Russia with its cultural and ethnic diversity is much more monolithic in its fundamental ideologies (and hence collective illusions) than the compact and seemingly more homogeneous Ukraine.
17 December, 2012Politics
The newly-elected MP and right-hand man of Arseniy Yatseniuk talks about the Customs Union,the threats of referendums under the new law and why the current Administration does not welcome young and progressive middle class
26 November, 2012Politics
Ukraine’s majority needs to accurately assess the potential of the current opposition. This will help spare the country from further disappointment and preserve hope for an alternative project
19 November, 2012Politics
The protest near the CEC showed that the opposition is not capable of building effective strategies to counteract the government, at least for the time being. It lacks coordination and well thought out joint actions.
31 August, 2012Politics
Yanukovych’s regime has turned Yulia Tymoshenko into a symbol of resistance, yet her real influence on the opposition is waning
31 August, 2012Politics
There are no blatantly odious characters among the United Opposition’s parliamentary candidates, yet some might easily jump ship after the election
24 August, 2012Politics
The Vitaliy Klitschko brand could be a cover for many potential party switchers associated with oligarchs, and these politicians are unlikely to be controlled in the future by the UDAR party leader
14 August, 2012World
How and why one of Russia’s leading opposition figures has been accused of stealing timber
2 July, 2012Politics
As the Ukrainian opposition successfully overcomes hurdles erected by the ruling Party of Regions, the authorities are being forced to increase efforts to sow conflict and discredit the opposition in the eyes of voters
19 June, 2012Politics
In his pursuit of laurels, as the united opposition’s leader, Arseniy Yatseniuk has found himself in a position, which could bring an end to his political future. The only chance for him to maintain his prospects as a national leader is to purge the united opposition of people serving oligarchic and anti-Ukrainian interests
5 June, 2012Politics
Civil Position, the party of former Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko, has a special place among opposition forces that prefer to ignore efforts to unite and which have few chances of entering parliament independently in 2012
5 June, 2012Politics
Pseudo-opposition and unpopular projects could steal as much as 10% of the opposition’s votes and play a destructive role in electoral commissions
5 June, 2012Politics
A number of facts suggest that the Presidential Administration is promoting Natalia Korolevska’s political project. True or not, she is now playing into the hands of the government in its efforts to take control of the future parliament
22 May, 2012Politics
Vitali Klitschko’s rapid political ascent is due to his readiness to say what most voters want to hear. Yet, it is currently too early to talk about any strategic vision of the nation’s development
22 May, 2012Politics
Vitali Klitschko’s Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) refuses to run under a single party list with Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna and Arseniy Yatseniuk’s Front of Change in the upcoming parliamentary election. From now on, it is the only opposition political force other than the ‘united opposition’ that is confidently crossing the 5% threshold.
3 May, 2012Politics
As its popularity ratings plummet, the Party of Regions will find administrative resources and falsifications insufficient and will have to actively employ spoilers against the opposition. The latter’s excessive ambitiousness will only give the advantage to Bankova Street*
3 May, 2012Politics
Batkivshchyna and the Front of Changes, two most popular opposition forces, presented the Declaration of Unity signed by Yulia Tymoshenko and Arseniy Yatseniuk. They announced plans to run under one list in the upcoming parliamentary election.
27 April, 2012Politics
The main players facing off in the parliamentary election campaign this autumn have begun to deploy their party structures.
30 March, 2012Politics
It looks like the latest local by-election was a platform for testing mechanisms that could be used in the 2012 parliamentary election
30 March, 2012Politics
Despite implementing large-scale image-building projects, which were largely directed towards the European audience, Petro Poroshenko has no alternative choices for the nation’s development. He has always been part and parcel of the post-soviet oligarchic system
30 March, 2012Politics
None of the existing opposition parties really seek demonopolization, separation of business and government, or desovietization
30 March, 2012Politics
Ukraine has an objective demand for a right-centre alternative aiming at liberating and supporting private initiative, radical separation between government and business, and the rapid de-sovietisation of society
24 February, 2012Politics
The government is searching for mechanisms to offset the huge loss of popularity over the past two years. It appears that administrative leverage, manipulations and falsifications are going to be applied on a massive scale.
5 February, 2012World
The mass protests of Russian “Decembrists” in the country show that Russian society has been re-booted
5 February, 2012Politics
Will Natalia Korolevka’s ambitions work in favor of the ruling party?
30 January, 2012
Russian intellectuals have again fallen out with each other
30 January, 2012Politics
The coming parliamentary election may be an incentive to change the situation in the country if the opposition manages to rise to higher-quality politics
27 January, 2012Politics
Freedom House President David Kramer: “It looks like Ukrainian leaders are using the judiciary to prosecute their opponents” *
27 January, 2012Society
Cécile Vaissié: “Democratic traditions work only when the government is balanced by an independent judiciary and freedom of speech”
27 January, 2012Politics
Yuriy Lutsenko told The Ukrainian Week about the manner in which Ukrainian courts interpret justice, why Orange politicians lost power and his future plans
25 January, 2012Politics
2011 was defined by Ukrainians able to overcome inertia
13 January, 2012Politics
The Russian opposition brought tens of thousands to Moscow’s streets but is scared of a revolution
5 December, 2011
Ukraine does not have any other elites except these – the corrupt, opportunistic, demagogic elites that only care about the real future of a coterie of companions rather than that of the country at large
29 November, 2011World
Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician and a leader of the Solidarity opposition movement and People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS), talks about Yulia Tymoshenko’s case and the mistakes of Russian democrats
28 November, 2011Politics
By voting for legitimization of the regime’s polling rules, the opposition laid the groundwork for its own demise
27 October, 2011Politics
Despite faking intense activity, the political opposition in Ukraine has failed to do anything significant to win back public trust
26 September, 2011Politics
The surprising pause in the Yulia Tymoshenko trial is more evidence of the trap in which the government has found itself.
15 July, 2011History
Heorhiy Moskalenko and Viktor Kuksa raised the blue-and-yellow flag in Kyiv 45 years ago
15 July, 2011World
The Kremlin is being forced to be creative to assure a landslide victory
5 July, 2011World
Siargei Vysotsky, leader of the Belarusian Freedom Party, speaks about Alexander Lukashenko’s dead end, anti-Russian sentiments and clerical servility
4 July, 2011Politics
Political betrayals, ideological chameleons and crossovers: an opinion on the opposition
16 June, 2011Politics
The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) recently published a report titled “Economic pressure and Ukraine’s security policy.” IFRI is one of the most influential private think tanks in France. Its list of invited speakers includes Ukrainian presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko
12 April, 2011Politics
Government policies and an inert opposition stir new protest movements
21 January, 2011Politics
The Czechs don’t know if Bohdan Danylyshyn is innocent but have granted him asylum
21 January, 2011Politics
On the one hand, the Danylyshyn case creates a precedent, while on the other, it fits in with the context of re-evaluation
30 December, 2010Politics
Reasons behind Yurii Lutsenko’s arrest
30 December, 2010Politics
The absurdity of and political motives behind the charges brought against Ms. Tymoshenko are obvious
30 December, 2010Politics
The government put much more pressure on its predecessors before the New Year
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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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