Opinion

Investigation: Launch of the Ukrainian Government’s Electronic Asset Declaration System

Aug 25th, 2016 | By
babakoryto

On August 15, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine launched an online asset declaration system to facilitate the transparent reporting of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian officials of their income. However, this e-declaration system was launched after it was refused as safe and deemed noncompliant with the law.


Feigning Human Rights’ Concern

Jun 12th, 2016 | By

A little more than one year has elapsed since Ukraine’s President Poroshenko signed into law the so called decommunization laws of Ukraine. Since then and in accordance with the laws, names of cities and streets have been changed and the Communist party of Ukraine was prevented from participating in local elections.


Making “Anti-Semitism” meaningless

May 4th, 2016 | By

I am an attorney by profession and, as such, prone to utilizing the easiest way to rebut Josh Cohen’s canard against Ukrainian historian and today Director of Ukraine’s Institute of National Memory Volodymyr Viatrovych by simply impeaching his sources.


Back to Appeasement

Apr 18th, 2016 | By

Appeasement of Russia is a remnant of old thinking. It was a dismal failure in the past because it absorbed energies, lives and economics for a half century. Vladimir Putin and bellicose Russia cannot be appeased. Concessions will simply whet their appetite. A weakened Russia, however, can be affected. Russia has to be confronted, neutralized and ultimately dragged or welcomed into the civilized world.


An Open Letter to the Dutch Colleagues

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

On the eve of the Dutch national referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association and Free Trade Agreement, we kindly ask you to use all your moral authority and institutional weight to support a YES vote. Your YES will determine the fate of 45 million people in Ukraine, the EU’s largest neighbor, for years to come.


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.


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…


How to Beat Down a Bully

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

There’s only one way to stop Putin’s ugly new doctrine of irregular intervention — hit back even harder. By Jefferey A. Stacey, John Herbst August 16, 2014 The international community is at long last beginning to take a strong stand against Moscow’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. There is solid evidence indicating not only that Malaysia…


Thoughts from Kyiv – 14.08.2014

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. “Putin has monkeys in his head!” “No he doesn’t – they’re mushrooms!” This…


Letter to the President of the United States

Jul 28th, 2014 | By

Below is the text of my letter to President Barack Obama, which I just submitted on his website. Wherever you live, I urge you to ask your government leaders to show real support to Ukraine now. * * * Dear Mr. President, I am an American citizen (I voted for you twice!) and I support…