In Depth

Freedom of Peaceful Gatherings – 2013

May 7th, 2014 | By

Prepared by N.Zubar and O.Severyn. NGO “Maidan Monitoring” information center for Annual Human Rights report 2013

How to Unite Ukraine

May 1st, 2014 | By
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This text was worked out by 52 NGOs representatives, activists and intellectuals from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lughansk, Simferopol, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Krivoy Rog, Odessa, Ternopol, Uzhgorod, Kharkiv, Makeevka, Novyi Svet, Svatove, Severodonetsk, Luhutyne and Chuguev.

Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

BY TIMOTHY SNYDER The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of today’s Ukraine, like that of France and England, includes an encounter with Vikings. The men from the north sought to establish a trade route between the Baltic and Black Seas, and…

The New Adventures of Old Ukraine

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Eugene Rumer April 24, 2014 It is must be easy to be overcome with emotion after visiting the Maidan and seeing the makeshift memorial to the fallen. To a visitor, signs of change must be everywhere—evidence of recent heroic struggle in the center of Kyiv, passionate national revival in the West, and separatist unrest in…

Putin’s Project

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Timothy Snyder 16.04.2014 Ukraine has no future without Europe, but Europe also has no future without Ukraine. Throughout the centuries, the history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of…

The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

LILIA SHEVTSOVA When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away. Publishes on April 14, 2014 There are all sorts of reasons to be stunned and perplexed today. Stunned by the reintroduction of the fears and phobias…

You Tube Shatters Russian Lies About Troops In Ukraine: Putin Denies To Obama

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory April 14, 2014 “The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, rejected in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama charges that his regime stands behind the separatist unrest in Ukraine. These are speculations that rest on imprecise information, according to President Putin.” Statement of the Putin Administration, April 14, 2014 The facts are…

Why Germans are More Ambivalent About What’s Happening in Ukraine than Anybody Else

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

by Juliane Fuerst There is no other country in which the Ukrainian crisis triggered such a divisive and self-searching debate as in Germany. This is not surprising. Germany, Russia and Ukraine are tied to each other in an uncomfortable embrace of history, politics, economics and personal relations. Germany is Russia’s most important trading partner in…

Ukraine’s Defense Dilemma

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

Posted by: JUDY DEMPSEY MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 Just days before U.S., EU, Ukrainian, and Russian diplomats meet in Geneva to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian militiamen are rushing to establish facts on the ground in Eastern parts of the country. Their actions are creating a hugely difficult dilemma for Kiev. On April 12…

Thoughts from Kyiv – 13.04.2014

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

According to Eastern Rite tradition, the dead are mourned for 40 days. Although deaths are commemorated annually thereafter, after forty days, the lives of survivors are expected to continue. Sunday 31 March happened to be the 40th day after the Yanukovych regime’s sniper safari of Maidan protesters on 20 February. For better or worse, I…