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23 June
American post-modernist writer on politics and war, humanistic values and a balance between emotions and rational thinking
9 May
What is it for the modern Ukraine?
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
31 JanuarySociety
Freeing the Kremlin's prisoners as our main assignment for the year
12 JanuaryPolitics
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
22 December, 2016Politics
There are a number of mechanisms for charging those responsible for the shooting down of MH17. None is ideal but, put together, they could yield results
12 December, 2016
Verkhovna Rada Vice-Speaker on re-balancing power in Ukraine, the effect of the Minsk process, and occupied territories
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
14 August, 2016Society
In the past two years, crime rates have grown in Ukraine. Factors contributing to the general criminalization of society include economic decline and war
11 August, 2016Society
Founder of rehabilitation program for the military on forgiveness, understanding the war, and ways to learn to cope with this all
11 August, 2016Society
In addition to separatism with its referenda and Russian humanitarian convoys, the war in Ukraine begot a stratum of criminals consisting of war veterans, both real and fake
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”
16 May, 2016Society
Ukrainian calendar has obviously got some dates that are more problem-plagued than others. May events of the last two years, including the anniversary of Odesa tragedy and Victory Day, prove this true. On these days, the old world represented by elderly pensioners and pro-Russian Ukrainians clashes with the relatively new one represented by pro-Ukrainian youth
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
11 April, 2016Politics
Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on the way American political establishment sees Ukraine today, the stance of the Obama Administration on Russia and expectations of the NATO Summit in Warsaw
5 February, 2016Society
After the hybrid war, time to deal with the hybrid independence
31 January, 2016Society
How books turned war into reality
31 January, 2016Society
How television paralyzes people
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
2 January, 2016Politics
How Ukraine’s Army would face a hypothetical new escalation of war in the East
15 October, 2015Society
British writer and media expert on how media simulacra affect various audiences and why it is helpful to watch Ukrainian experience and mistakes in combating them
13 October, 2015Society
The Ukrainian Week polls the military, officials and politicians about the prospects for a longterm ceasefire
9 October, 2015World
Finnish historian talks about the relations between Finland and USSR after World War II, the prospects of neutrality for Ukraine, and the future of a new Cold War
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
1 July, 2015
The firm consensus in Poland that Ukraine’s independence, security, stability and a well-functioning state are absolutely key to Polish interests goes across political parties
17 June, 2015History
Empires are fated to drag along with them a cast iron wreath of invincibility and lead chains of infallibility. An empire can never lose or make a mistake, otherwise, it’s not really an empire
20 May, 2015
It is in Europe’s interests to prevent Ukraine from becoming a failed state and to contribute to its democratic normalisation
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
12 May, 2015
The anniversary, instead of being a demonstration of peaceful aspirations, has been transformed into its opposite
12 May, 2015
Eastern Europe has become the term referring to alienation and despair of half of Europe, while exposing self-deception, complacency, and hypocrisy of the West
12 May, 2015History
The beginning and end of World War II brought about political collusions that greatly discredited the leaders of Western democracies
12 May, 2015World
The veterans fought for freedom and a better life in Europe. Can that peace and prosperity now endure in the face of so many new challenges?
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
23 April, 2015Politics
Taming a few oligarchs will not change the oligarchic system, since Ukraine still has no organized alternative to it in the form of civil society or small and medium businesses
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
1 April, 2015Economics
Attempts to keep the Russian market by making concessions in implementing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement may prevent the Ukrainian economy from turning to new markets
1 April, 2015
The basics to grow the entrepreneurial environment have already started in Ukraine
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
Ukrainian authorities have failed to learn their Crimean lessons, leaving the return of it to "children and grandchildren"
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
Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
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
3 February, 2015Politics
Opting for imports of coal and electricity from Russia on the background of the still existing gas and nuclear dependence makes Ukraine totally vulnerable to Kremlin's potential blackmail
2 February, 2015Economics
If current trends in bilateral trade are maintained, by 2016 Ukraine will be ready to survive even a full-scale Russian trade blockade
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
26 January, 2015Society
For four days, the Russian "brothers" made preparations to shoot down Ukrainian troops near Ilovaysk
26 December, 2014Politics
Widely perceived as the economic and political tandem of the Donbas, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts have actually never been equal partners
8 December, 2014Society
The echoes of the Famine in today's separatism in South-Eastern Ukraine
13 November, 2014
Western misperceptions on the Russo-Ukrainian war
16 October, 2014Society
Ruslan Petrenko (not his real name) from a small town near Donetsk was a pro-Ukrainian activist. This got him in trouble: he was taken hostage by the “DNR” terrorists and spent more than a month in captivity
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 September, 2014
How the war has changed the perception of independence in Eastern Ukraine
10 September, 2014
Trying to figure out what on earth happened with Donbas over the recent decades one cannot ignore the peculiar partnership between the masses and the rulers of the region
10 September, 2014Politics
Sovietism is deeply rooted in the Donetsk prairies. Unless it is liquidated, the region will see no progress or solution to the current situation
10 September, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Ms. Mikheyeva about the humanitarian future of her native region
8 September, 2014Politics
The advance of Russians in the Donbas has halted the movement of the Ukrainian army eastward and intensified the panic in our rear. However, the shock will soon pass, and society may have no option but to prepare for a cold winter and a lengthy military confrontation
19 August, 2014Society
Rinat Akhmetov, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych continue to weave plots for Eastern Ukraine, making the rebels with black-and-orange ribbons think that they are dying for a New Russia, not for oligarchic interests
19 August, 2014History
Ukrainian sociopolitical movement between the mid-19th and early 20th century seemed to involve only “conscious Ukrainians”. Even then, however, forces existed which had not yet actively declared their pro-Ukrainian nature but had huge sociopolitical potential
16 July, 2014Society
Volunteers who raise funds for the Ukrainian military share their motivations, worries and bank details for those who are willing to donate
16 July, 2014News
At night on July 16, the militants shelled anti-terrorist operation forces four times, reports Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Military and Political Research Center
11 July, 2014News
According to Zorian Shkiriak, Advisor to the Interior Minister, 30 Ukrainian servicemen were killed last night during the shelling with BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers near the village of Zelenopillia, Donestk Oblast. ATO spokesperson Vladyslav Selezniov reports 32 killed and 93 injured
8 July, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Army after 23 years of “ingenious” military reforms and three months of warfare in Eastern Ukraine
28 June, 2014News
The European Commission says that threats to “punish” European companies that supply or transit gas to Ukraine by Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller are absolutely unacceptable
11 June, 2014
The invitation of Ukraine to the D-Day anniversary is not only commemoration of the heroes and martyrs, as well as those who survived WWII, but commitment to truth which we must introduce to our peers, and to our children
4 June, 2014News
Petro Poroshenko, the winner of the presidential race in Ukraine, will present the plan for peaceful solution for the Ukrainian crisis during his inauguration, he said at a briefing on his visit to Warsaw
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”
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
12 February, 2014
What could be a proper metaphor for a unilateral war – the war that has been waged in the void and with much sound and fury, yet that has no real adversaries? The war waged by the self-chasing ghost? Or that by a Don Quixote stripped of any ideals of chivalry, and confined to the fight against a series of imagined phantom-enemies?
17 May, 2013Politics
Why are Batkivshchyna and UDAR leaders celebrating a Ukrainian tragedy?
15 May, 2013History
Service in the Canadian army during World War II helped Ukrainian immigrants integrate into Canadian society and saved many from return to a certain death in the USSR
15 May, 2013History
The cult of WWII veterans was created under Brezhnev to instill the official version of the war into people’s minds and mask the fact that the state had neglected them in the first decade following the war
6 May, 2013News
Celebrating 9 May as Victory Day is Soviet legacy, says historian Volodymyr Viatrovych, chair of academic board at the Centre for Research on the Liberation Movement, in a commentary to The Ukrainian Week.
8 February, 2013History
For a large part of the Ukrainian population, Stalin’s “liberation from the Germans” was a mirror image of Hitler’s “liberation of Ukraine from the Bolsheviks” in 1941
8 February, 2013History
Philippe de Lara: “Totalitarian regimes are dead, but they continue to exert a strong influence on many countries and their cultures”
14 November, 2012History
Despite its image as an entrenched military-political entity, the UPA included a number of intellectuals and talented artists who remain little known today
12 November, 2012History
The sovietization of Western Ukraine in 1939-41 was a triumph of Bolshevik barbarity over the more cultured “liberated” population
2 November, 2012Culture
The theme of Ukrainian insurgency as a component of mass culture
1 November, 2012Security
In his exlusive interview for The Ukrainian Week, Yasser Abboud, a leader of the Free Syrian Army, talks about the struggle with the Assad regime
1 November, 2012History
The absence of elementary living conditions and a regular supply system in the UPA was offset by active assistance from the local population
1 August, 2012History
In July 1942, the soviet command shamefully retreated from Sevastopol, leaving its defenders to the mercy of fate
6 June, 2012Society
The official ceremony for the Gerd Bucerius Award, which are decided by the Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius foundation, together with the Fritt Ord Foundation (Free Word), took place in Hamburg City Hall on Thursday, 24 May 2012
21 May, 2012
The official soviet tradition of celebrating Victory Day as one of the greatest ‘red’ dates on the calendar was firmly entrenched under Leonid Brezhnev. In 1965, the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada issued a decree to announce 9 May a state holiday and a day-off for the first time after 1946. The grand celebration with military parades and patriotic elements was aimed at reviving and widely entrenching the myth of the Great Patriotic War and the great victory of the soviet nation.
3 May, 2012History
The aggravation of Russia–Latvia relations over history proves again that conflicts stemming from memories of WWII have not abated
27 February, 2012History
1942 saw the beginning of the mass deportation of people from Ukraine for forced labor in the Third Reich
25 November, 2011
Without China and developing countries, the planet cannot fight climate change
17 November, 2011Society
The government dismisses the demands of large electoral groups
19 October, 2011
The communists and Nazis – not Jews, Ukrainians, Germans or Russians – were the criminals in the 1930s and the 1940s. Each of these nations lost millions, so any expiation is out of the question.
5 October, 2011Society
On 5 October 2011 The Ukrainian Week received Journalist for the Middle Class 10th International Contest
28 September, 2011Society
On September 28 2011 Inna Zavhorodnia, a reporter with The Ukrainian Week, won the 2nd All-Ukrainian Reporters d'Espoirs (Reporters of Hope) contest in Ukraine. Her article ECO Eats won the first prize in the Economy nomination.
30 August, 2011History
During the retreat of the Red Army in the summer of 1941, NKVD troops committed mass executions of prisoners not only in Western Ukraine, but also in Vinnytsia, Kharkiv, and Crimea
12 April, 2011History
Thinking that Hitler was going to set up a puppet Ukrainian state in Transcarpathia and Galicia, the West did not support the formation of a new state - Carpathian Ruthenia
8 April, 2011History
While stigmatizing the liberation movements in Lithuania, Estonia, and Ukraine for their “collaborationism,” the Kremlin turns a blind eye to the large number of former White Guards who joined the SS and Wehrmacht in the 1940s
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Which model Ukraine could apply in its further economic interaction with Russia
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The threats and opportunities brought by Gazprom's probable termination of gas transit through Ukraine after 2019
day before yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
The pitfalls of Yanukovych's $1.5bn case
13 July, Andriy Holub,
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
10 July, Stanislav Kozliuk,
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