Posts Tagged ‘ Arseniy Yatsenyuk ’

Washington’s Sensible Ukraine Approach

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

February 12, 2014 John Herbst Much of the international community has been titillated by the secretly recorded phone conversation between the State Department’s Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. In the phone call [3] Ms. Nuland pungently criticizes the European Union and opines to…


Thoughts from Kyiv – Jan 28, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I have the distinct impression that the mood on Maidan and Hrushevskoho St. changed significantly in the wake of today’s events in Parliament. The resignation of Prime Minister Azarov was accepted by the President today, and each minister in Ukraine’s government is now (as a result) an “acting minister”. The…


Statement of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle after his visit to Kiev

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

Kiev (25 January) – “I visited Ukraine on behalf of President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton on Friday and Saturday. To underline that the EU remains engaged in facilitating a peaceful, negotiated solution out of the crisis, I held talks with President Viktor Yanukovych, leaders of the…


Cease-Fire in Kiev as Opposition Leaders Meet With President

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN JAN. 23, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — After another night of clashes, protesters battling the police in the Ukrainian capital agreed to a temporary cease-fire on Thursday as opposition leaders planned to attend a second round of negotiations with President Viktor F. Yanukovich. More than three hours of face-to-face talks on Wednesday…


In Ukraine Protests Over New Laws, Sticks and Stones Are Met With Tear Gas

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

By ANDREW E. KRAMER JAN. 19, 2014 MOSCOW — A large rally in Kiev, Ukraine, that was called in part to protest a new set of laws cracking down on public protests turned violent on Sunday when men in balaclavas attacked the police with sticks and threw firecrackers and cobblestones at them. The police responded…


Ukrainians Tell Yanukovich: We Will Be In EU, With Or Without You

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

By EurActiv January 2, 2014 (EurActiv) — “The future of Ukraine lies in our hands, not in yours”, civil society activists told Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in an unusual New Year video message. More than fifty Ukrainians of all walks of life addressed Yanukovich in a video message, in an unprecedented response to the annual…


Ukraine Opposition Rallies Protesters to Maidan as Holidays Loom

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

By Daryna Krasnolutska and Kateryna Choursina Dec 22, 2013 10:05 AM ET Ukraine’s opposition urged protesters at a fifth straight Sunday rally to join its new political movement and keep pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych for accepting a $15 billion Russian bailout over European Ukraine’s opposition urged protesters at a fifth straight Sunday rally to…