Posts Tagged ‘ #euromaidan ’

Vladimir Putin Is Accidentally Bringing Eastern and Western Ukraine Together

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

BY Leonid Ragozin April 16, 2014 There are no tank battles or carpet bombings, but war is creeping into Ukraine. When Russia invaded Crimea last month, it was more of a parade—the Ukrainian army put up no real resistance, and the locals were either pleased with the turn of events or apathetic. This time, a…


How Ukraine Destroyed the Myth of Russia’s Great Power

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

JAN TECHAU TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 No matter how the crisis engulfing Ukraine plays out, it has already produced one result that is probably more important than anything else: it has destroyed the myth of Russian strength. Over the past decade, Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried to convince both the world and his fellow…


Euromaidan Forum Worried by Proposal to End the Occupation of Government Buildings

Feb 16th, 2014 | By

The following statement was passed by a majority of delegates at the second All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum, which was held in Odesa, Ukraine, this weekend: Odesa. Ukraine. 16 February 2014. Delegates to the second All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum are deeply concerned by the political opposition’s proposal to end the occupation of government buildings held by the Euromaidan protest movement. We…


‘It was worth living in this country to experience Maidan’

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Wearing a kasket cap instead of a kippah in public is a typical Jewish look – this young man could pass as a teacher of national-religious yeshiva, and yet – he is one of the key people in a complex defense system of Maidan and the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street. For understandable reasons, he has…


Yuri Andrukhovych. The most important things I must tell you are the following:

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

To conclude: in Ukraine full-scale crimes against humanity are now being committed, and it is the present government that is responsible for them. If there are any extremists present in this situation, it is the country’s highest leadership that deserves to be labeled as such.


The violence in Ukraine is wrong – but we’ll keep fighting for our freedom

Jan 21st, 2014 | By

Kateryna Kruk theguardian.com, Monday 20 January 2014 16.06 GMT One could feel it in the air that something was going to happen. Growing frustration among protesters has suddenly changed to anger after the Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, passed laws severely restricting demonstrations including banning the wearing of helmets and gas masks. It took the pro-government…


EuroMaidan activist assaulted in Dnipropetrovsk

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

Radio Svoboda reports an attack on Ihor Mashkevych, a Dnipropetrovsk activist who has also been helping collect humanitarian aid for the EuroMaidan in Kyiv. According to Olha Mashkevych, his mother, and lawyer, Oleh was attacked by several assailants in a food shop at night. He was hit a number of times on the head with…


UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS CHRISTMAS GREETING

Jan 4th, 2014 | By
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Christmas is one of the holiest holidays for all Christians that celebrates the arrival on earth of the Son of God, strengthens us spiritually, rejuvenates our souls in love and forgiveness, renews our faith in the triumph of goodness over evil, and instills in us hope for a prosperous future. On this day, as the holiday church bells toll, we…


Social networks and social media in Ukrainian “Euromaidan” protests

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

By Olga Onuch January 2 at 3:10 pm Joshua Tucker: One of the biggest stories of 2013 was the continued rise of social media usage worldwide. The end of the year also saw the emergence of unexpected protests in Ukraine, which we covered here at The Monkey Cage. In the following guest post, Oxford University…


Ukraine’s Revolution – thoughts on New Year’s Eve

Jan 1st, 2014 | By

As many readers have noticed, I’ve had a pause in my notes. Excuses like sickness and being tied up with year-end obligations are just that – excuses. The reality is that for the first time in a while, last week I experienced writer’s block. Now I have a problem: too much to say, and not…