Ukraine

Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe met in Kyiv

Dec 29th, 2014 | By

On December 19–21, 2014 in Kyiv Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe Meeting 2014 was held. It was the third annual conference of activists of Wikimedia movement from Central-Eastern Europe. In this conference 70 wikimedians from regional chapters and Wikimedia communities took part. Those who edit Wikipedia, Wikisources, Wikinews, Wikimedia Commons and other projects of Wikimedia Foundation from more than 20 countries gathered to exchange their experience. Thus this conference appeared to be the biggest compared to the both previous meetings in Serbia (2012) and in Slovakia (2013).


Ukrainian Cat Army. Why the Ukrainian Military Will Put Up Monuments to Cats

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

A cat is fighting – this is not a metaphor. The cats are working as psychologists  (or a “walking happiness” as per words of one of the  battalion commanders). The cats are hunting mice and rats that are found in hundreds  at the military steppes posts.


Ukrainian pride

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
bridge1

So what exactly makes west Ukrainians so hostile toward Russians?  The experience of relatively benign rule of Austria-Hungary before first world war is imprinted in their collective memory.  Russians are incapable to comprehend of that simple fact.  Their inability of self-reflection forces them to find the source of their problems in others, Ukrainians, Germans, Americans, never in themselves.


NATO NATIONS URGED TO BOOST UKRAINE SUPPORT, STAND FIRM ON RUSSIA

Nov 24th, 2014 | By

The Hague, 23 November 2014 – NATO nations must boost support to Ukraine and take a firm stance with Russia as a ‘very difficult winter’ looms for the government in Kyiv, parliamentarians and experts warned Sunday at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session. In a draft resolution adopted by the assembly’s Committee on the Civil…


In the U.S., support for the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

If you are American, please call your Congressman ***today*** to urge him or her to co-sponsor and pass a House equivalent of the U.S. Senate’s Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. Our Ukrainian American neighbors and friends are united in their support for this bill. The President of Ukraine has asked America for this sort…


Putin’s New Nostalgia

Nov 11th, 2014 | By

Timothy Snyder November 10, 2014 As Russian military convoys continue the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has chosen to rehabilitate the alliance between Hitler and Stalin that began World War II. Speaking before an audience of Russian historians at the Museum of Modern Russian History, Putin said: “The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression agreement…


The Ukrainian Situation: An Interview with Dr. Lada Roslycky

Nov 11th, 2014 | By

Lada L. Roslycky LL.M. Ph.D. is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience working in Euro-Atlantic integration, democracy building and international security. Her special interests include international networking, international law, the international criminal court, strategic planning, media, intelligence analysis, security studies, electoral systems and international human rights. Situation in Eastern Ukraine Ian Litschko:…


The Role of Moral Default in Political Nation Forming Process in Ukraine (end of 2013 – beginning of 2014 years)

Nov 9th, 2014 | By

The article deals with political and ethical aspects of revolutionary events of the years 2013-2014 in Ukraine from the perspective of defining the role of moral default in political nation forming process started in the country. The author puts the main emphasis at the necessity and urgency of saving the moral social capital of Revolution, which is going to become the source of the future moral “recovering” of society, human rights protection and democratic development.


Predictions and Program for Ukraine for the Next 30 Months

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
ipp

I do not consider the times of changes a curse as an ancient Chinese proverb says. These times provide a chance to unheard advances of human talent and of the countries these humans create. We have the chance to build the new country, friendly for its inhabitants, interesting for the world, open for friends and safeguarded against enemies. I know Ukraine will make a great use of this chance; the open question is when exactly? The systemic transformations should be implemented quickly; otherwise, reforms could take decades.


Wake Up, Europe by George Soros

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

And Europeans themselves need to take a close look at the new Ukraine. That could help them recapture the original spirit that led to the creation of the European Union. The European Union would save itself by saving Ukraine.