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Ukrainian media tend to portray the enemy as semi-barbaric gangs of terrorists, good for nothing without Russian volunteers, the Chechen spetsnaz and the regular army of the Russian Federation. This distorted view of the enemy leads to underestimation and arrogance, which represent a factor of defeat.
21 February, 2015, Yaroslav Tynchenko,
Key legal aspects of the emergency situation imposed in Eastern Ukraine
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Ex-Minister of Defence shares his views on the recent developments in Eastern Ukraine with The Ukrainian Week
16 October, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
Despite loud statements about ceasing military cooperation, Ukrainian plants continue to supply the Russian aggressor
15 May, 2014   ▪   Roman Malko
The energy sector was always the sore spot that Russia hit every time Ukraine went “too far” in exercising its independence. And the Kremlin was always able to bring the “unruly” Ukrainians into line again. This is how it was, but now things have changed: Ukrainians are no longer afraid of pain and have a chance to fundamentally reform the energy sector in the interests of society. The Ukrainian Week talks to Mykhailo Honchar, one of the few Ukrainian experts who view this sector from the standpoint of Ukrainian society and national security rather than personal gain
4 April, 2014   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
Squeezed between two power blocs, Ukraine will inevitably join one. It cannot afford its non-aligned status and the upcoming military reform will not help
22 October, 2013   ▪   Roman Malko
The new military reform entails a transfer to a volunteer professional army in 2014 and a significant reduction in military personnel. In reality, it seems to be nothing more than an attempt to save money
22 October, 2013   ▪   Volodymyr Kopchak
Current U.S.’s politics of non-interventionism can severely undermine the credibility of the West
22 April, 2013   ▪   Michael Binyon
As neighbouring states actively offer passports to Ukrainian citizens, the Verkhovna Rada is set to consider a draft law on dual citizenship. The potential threats to Ukraine’s national security are obvious.
12 April, 2013   ▪  
As those in power fuel ethnic and religious conflicts in Crimea, they are helping radical Islam spread over the peninsula and trigger destabilization
12 April, 2013   ▪   Ihor Losiev
While declaring its non-alignment the Ukrainian government expressed its intent to integrate Ukraine into the European security system. The real steps it has taken suggest, however, the implementation of an operation designed to cause the self-destruction of Ukraine’s Armed Forces
31 March, 2013   ▪   Maksym Bugriy
The SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, inherited its style from the Soviet KGB. It keeps playing into the hands of its Russian counterpart, the FSB and persecutes opposition members, as well as Ukrainian and foreign activists
15 March, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The future adequate Ukrainian government will have to create powerful national security services, otherwise Ukraine’s sovereignty will always be at risk. So far, the SBU is run by people whose biographies, earlier careers and views are connected to one foreign state that has never accepted Ukraine’s independence.
15 March, 2013   ▪   Ihor Losiev
Instead of ending total dependence on Russian gas, the Yanukovych regime appears to be ready to give the Kremlin Ukraine’s gas transit system in exchange for a share in RosUkrEnergo-2
22 February, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
All across Europe supermarkets are clearing their shelves of burgers, frozen lasagne and meat products as millions of angry consumers voice dismay at the latest food scandal.
21 February, 2013   ▪   Michael Binyon
Kent Ewing, international politics expert, told The Ukrainian Week about Hong Kong`s political life and its tense relations with Beijing
18 February, 2013   ▪   Viktor Kaspruk
Director of Carnegie Europe and a noted expert on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy, Jan Techau talks to The Ukrainian Week about threats to European security, key security players in the world, Russia’s strategy and Ukraine’s balancing act between the EU and Russia.
29 November, 2012   ▪   Maksym Bugriy
Random attacks, usually carried out by individual Palestinian militants and not authorised by the Hamas-controlled Government in Gaza, have been going on sporadically for months. Why therefore did Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister, decide to respond now in a way clearly calculated to cause uproar in the poor and overcrowded Gaza Strip and prompt a likely terroristand militant response?
27 November, 2012   ▪   Michael Binyon
What should the West do about Syria? As the violence grows and more and more people are bombed, tortured and killed in bestial fashion, the pressure grows on the West to intervene to stop the killing.
19 November, 2012   ▪   Michael Binyon
The USA is restricting its global role and reducing its exposure to global disorder, but speculation on its permanent decline are premature
2 November, 2012   ▪   Janusz Bugajski
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, 2012   ▪   Nataliya Gumenyuk
Russia is seeking to expand its western “zone of influence” into two main regions: the maturing democracies of Central-Eastern Europe and the struggling democracies of the Western Balkans
23 October, 2012   ▪   Janusz Bugajski
Bruce Cumings, professor of International History and East Asian Political Economy at the University of Chicago, told The Ukrainian Week about the peculiarities of Kim Jong-il`s rule, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and how China and US influence the country.
3 October, 2012   ▪   Viktor Kaspruk
American political scientist Ian Bremmer talks about why the global structure is becoming less manageable
27 September, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
Clashes between Christians and Muslims are growing all along the boundary between the two religions, from Nigeria to Indonesia.
17 September, 2012   ▪   Michael Binyon
A leading foreign policy specialist and regular contributor to foreign policy reports prepared for the U.S. Congress, Janusz Bugajski speaks in an interview for The Ukrainian Week about why Ukraine cannot remain neutral, why Serbia risks turning into a new source of instability in the Balkan region and what challenges European countries face due to the geopolitical ambitions of Putin’s Russia.
7 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Pahiria
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The culture of 'Muscovite Rus' came to form from two heterogeneous sources. The seed of the religious and artistic culture reached Muscovy from southeastern Europe (Byzantium, the Balkans) through Kyiv. On the other hand, the foundation of the political and legal culture came to Muscovy from 'Ulus Jöchi', better known as the Golden Horde. As a result, the Russian "spiritual culture" took the shape of a familiar European facade, behind which a non-European state infrastructure hid.
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German chancellor Olaf Scholz says Putin’s comments on US biological weapons seemed like an ‘implicit threat’
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It is us, Ukrainians, and all the citizens of this country, who must keep studying our own history. To defend our land and our country, we must know it better.
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86.6% of Russians tolerate and support the potential assault on the territory of the European Union, including: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and others as evidenced by the results of the sociological survey conducted by “Active Group”
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