In Depth

Russia’s aggression against Ukrainians

Nov 1st, 2015 | By

This was not the first time over the last few years that the subject library had been assailed by the Russian authorities. In fact over the last decade Russia under then Prime Minister and now President Vladimir Putin has not only attacked the territory of its neighbor Ukraine but has persecuted its own citizens of Ukrainian ethnicity.


When Emotions Run Too High. The Role of the Media in the Polarization of Conflicts

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
Speakers at the conference

It is very important from the peacebuilding point of view. When we are reporting on facts, we cannot allow for such manipulation as Andre and have demonstrated you using this is a very typical news piece about the Pope and Putin. There are lots more cases like this in Ukraine-Russia conflict and other conflicts obviously. If we stick with facts, we will win the war for objective reporting. We will sanitize the media and diminish the level of fear and panic. I think it is very important.


Donbas 2015 Mission – Monitoring of a number of cities in Eastern Ukraine

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
Mission participans in Oleksandro-Kalynove village in Djnetsk oblast, 30 km from the frontline

Mission objective was to identify main problems and mechanisms of functioning of authorities (both the central and lower level ones), civic groups, independent media, state controlling services, controlling services of the local authorities.


The Current State of the Tax Reform in Ukraine (updated)

Oct 29th, 2015 | By

If changes are adopted in rush, in order to get them effective in the beginning of 2016, this will be directly against the law. In addition to violation of the procedure the low quality of the draft legislation the result most likely will be damaging for business, and moreover the very idea of a highly needed tax reform will appear compromised.


Ensuring Information Security in Ukraine

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By
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Discussion points for the public debate on INFOWAR AND INFORMATION SECURITY. PROPAGANDA AND NEW MEDIA held in the framework of the Kyiv Dialogue project in Kharkiv on May 19, 2015.


Ukrainian Maidans are 25 Years Old

Aug 29th, 2015 | By

Some wonder when the next Maidan will occur in Ukraine. I hope there will be no need for this extreme protest technology as our country is set on a solid path of transit to democracy. However, every new Ukrainian government should know for sure – the Ukrainian people will stand up again, if we see fundamental violations of democracy.


Systemic improvements in Ukraine since 2014

May 29th, 2015 | By

All positive changes can be categorized by the degree of the governmental involvement, starting from “happened without any efforts by the government” through “government has been involved” and ending with “mostly done by the government”.


Because he can

Mar 1st, 2015 | By

At the beginning of last week Secretary Kerry stated that President Obama will shortly make up his mind on whether to deliver defensive aid to the Ukrainians. The clock continues to tick. President Obama continues to make up his mind. Why does Putin continue his criminal activity and then fabricate propaganda which is nothing more than a transparent cover up. Because he can!


A Volunteer Of The Red Cross: “Our Maidan Was Between Two Fires”

Feb 24th, 2015 | By
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At first, he was just a drop in the ocean. Then, with a red cross on his back, he was helping people until a sniper bullet hit his leg. After all he has been through, he will never be the same: Roman Kotliarevsky, biologist and logistics manager. During the revolution he worked as a volunteer at the Red Cross, having many exciting, tragic and sad Maidan stories to tell. He himself was injured, but he does not regret the time and efforts he has devoted to an exceptional experience that changed him a lot as many other Ukrainians.


Askold S. Lozynskyj. Minsk 2

Feb 17th, 2015 | By

Hope springs eternal. In Ukrainian circles that cliché is no longer relevant when referring to Ukraine-Russia relations. Many in the West are still naive or, perhaps, idealistic enough to lend credence to promises made by Russian leaders or their henchman. However, the list of the believers is diminishing.