All Poland is alerted.

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

All TV channels, radio stations, and Web sites provide live coverage of the events in Kyiv. All key politicians, activists, intellectuals are commenting on these live coverages. TV marathons have started; likely, they will continue overnight. The TVP channel, for example, offered me to join them live at some time between 1 and 4 a.m.

Ukraine’s Crisis Is Good for the EU

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Posted by: Judy Dempsey Monday, February 17, 2014 The continuing crisis in Ukraine is good news for the EU. That may seem paradoxical. The U.S. administration has criticized the EU for not giving more support to Ukraine’s antigovernment protests and for not retaliating against Russia’s bullying tactics in former Soviet countries. Yet the tug-of-war between…

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…

OP-ED: How Europe Can Help Kiev

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

By SYLVIE KAUFFMANN Published: December 23, 2013 PARIS — On Aug. 1, 1991, President George Bush delivered a memorable speech in Kiev, Ukraine. Poland was free, Germany was reunited, the Soviet empire was falling apart. Yet President Bush, obsessed with stability, warned the Ukrainian people against independence. They should not, he lectured, give in to…

Sixty Five Years Ago

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

Ukrainians should forgive Poles not only for “Akciya Visla” but for all the historical inequities. What the Poles do is besides the point. Forgiveness simply is the moral and Christian way.

Lutsenko to Michnik

Mar 10th, 2012 | By

The foundation of my beliefs and actions has always consisted of following in the steps of worthy predecessors. Adam, your example is one of the stones on the cliffs of freedom, which will remain insuperable.

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…

An orange carrot called Euro-2012

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

The powers that be in Ukraine think they are entitled to hosting the Euro-2012 championships. They are not entitled; Ukraine was given a carrot for a job that was ongoing in terms of developing a democracy. Under the current regime that democracy has been floundering in many different areas.

Ukraine: blackmail and bluff

Jul 20th, 2011 | By

Under the direction of the new Polish presidency, the EU has dangled a huge integration carrot in front of Ukraine’s misbehaving political elite. The rationale, no doubt, is to win out in an us-or-Russia scenario. But Mykola Ryabchuk remains unconvinced the Yanukovych clan needs persuading which way to turn.

Jailed Polish Journalist Started Hunger Strike

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

Polish journalist Klaudiusz Wesołek from Gdansk arrested April 19 started the famine strike in jail. He refuses to take solid food and consumes only drinks. He is protesting against the refusal to grant him the status of prisoner of consciousness.