Vladimir Putin and the Lessons of 1938

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

He’s not Hitler. But we’ve got to stop him all the same. t’s been a busy few weeks for Vladimir Putin. In the last month, the Russian president has hosted the Olympic Games, invaded a neighboring country and massed troops along its border. Back in Moscow, the Kremlin has cranked up the volume of hysterical…

Putin’s Deal Is No Gift to Gas-Junkie Ukraine

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Marc Champion Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM ET Amazingly, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are still braving the winter cold to protest what they consider to be the sale of their country’s future to Russia. A big part of the deal in dispute was what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “fraternal” 33…

Maidan recommends: On Ukraine, the EU has made too many misjudgments

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

Maidan recommends a highly characteristic interview with Gernot Erler, a German MP from SPD who is influential in the field of foreign affairs (“From 2005 until 2009 he served as the Minister of State in the Federal Foreign Office. From 1998 until 2005, he served as Deputy Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag, responsible for foreign, defence, development policy and human rights.

Ukrainian World Congress urges the European Parliament to respond to the call of the people of Ukraine

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

On 10 December 2013 the Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij sent a written appeal for the European Parliament to embrace the sincere call of the people of Ukraine to be part of the European Union.On this day, as the European Parliament convenes a session entitled “Outcome of the Vilnius Summit and the future of the Eastern Partnership, in…

Ukrainians in Düsseldorf Say “Ukraine Go West”

Nov 25th, 2013 | By
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Students and the English teacher of the Rohatyn, Ukraine Gymnasium who are spending the week of November 18. – 25. in Germany thanks to the help of the sponsorship of the charitable organization Pro Ukraine e.V. under the leadership of Pani Vera Kostiuk Busch and Dr. Ulrich Busch organized the demonstration “Ukraine Go West” which is a protest against the decision of the Ukrainian Government to not sign the Association Agreement with the European Union.

What To Do With Viktor Fedorovych

Oct 18th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep The European Union has a problem.  What is it to do with an obstinate man who behaves like a petty, arrogant, illiterate peasant who thinks he’s crafty like a fox, albeit a rabid one?  Ukraine’s president will fly to Brussels to meet with European leaders in an atmosphere that has…

International Forum of GESCHICHTSWERKSTATT EUROPA from June, 20- 25 2011 in Kyiv

Jun 16th, 2011 | By

This year’s topic indicates: “1941: German War of Extermination in Ukraine and it’s Actors”.  After Leipzig, Warsaw and Vilnius the forum will take place for the first time in Kiev. During the International Forum in Kiev, young academics from all over Europe will address the issues if memory culture and modern Ukrainian historical debates in discussions, visits to historical sites and in seminars.

There will be a number of public events which you are cordially invited to

Ukraine on the way to an authoritarian state?

Mar 25th, 2011 | By

More than one year after the election of Victor Janukovich as the Ukrainian president, Ukrainian opposition members see their country on the way to a dictatorship. At invitation of the Centre for Central and Eastern Europe of the Robert Bosch Foundation in the DGAP four members of the Ukrainian parliament and opposition parties presented their views of the current political situation in the Ukraine on the 21 March 2011 in Berlin. In this context Volodymir Ariev, Oles Doniy, Yurij Stets (all “Our Ukraine”) and Andrii Pavlovskij (“Motherland”) pointed out, that the Ukrainian opposition is very much under pressure by the leadership of the country.

How Hitler’s Shadow Is Turning into the KGB’s Shadow

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By

The US National Archives’ sensational new report on the CIA’s complicity in protecting Nazi war criminals during the Cold War, including alleged Ukrainian war criminals, is shockingly similar to something that the Soviet KGB could have cooked up. The authors of the report, the American historians Richard Breitman and Norman J. W. Goda, have performed a great service in revealing the CIA’s cooperation with the Nazis.