Posts Tagged ‘ Mykola Azarov ’

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…


Abducted Ukraine protest leader found, tells friends he was crucified

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

By Will Englund, Friday, January 31, 9:53 AM MOSCOW – Ukrainian protest leaders learned Friday that one of their number, missing for more than a week, had turned up in the woods outside Kiev, his ear and cheek deeply slashed, the blood caked on his face. He had puncture wounds in his hands, and told…


How protest and violence in Ukraine could give way to unity

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

By Kataryna Wolczuk and Roman Wolczuk | January 28 at 10:37 am Joshua Tucker: The following is guest post from political scientists Kataryna Wolczuk (University of Birmingham, U.K.) and Roman Wolczuk (University of Wolverhampton, U.K.).  Their previous post at The Monkey Cage on the root causes of the protests can be found here. Viktor Yanukovych may just go…


What the West Must Do for Ukraine

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

By JOHN HERBST, WILLIAM GREEN MILLER, STEVEN K. PIFER and WILLIAM B. TAYLOR Jr. JAN. 28, 2014 Washington — Ukraine is on the verge of spinning out of control. A pro-European protest that began more than two months ago in Kiev’s central square has flared into broad, angry opposition to the authoritarian policies of President…


Putin’s Deal Is No Gift to Gas-Junkie Ukraine

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Marc Champion Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM ET Amazingly, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are still braving the winter cold to protest what they consider to be the sale of their country’s future to Russia. A big part of the deal in dispute was what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “fraternal” 33…


Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Written by Dr. Andrew Zhalko-Tytarenko, Guest Contributor The sudden change of mind on the European Association by Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych in late November had unexpected and devastating impacts on his administration. Instead of the usual rallies in the thousands, which the government expected, the protests against his decision grew to hundreds of thousands of…


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…


SPECIAL REPORT-Why Ukraine spurned the EU and embraced Russia

Dec 19th, 2013 | By

By Elizabeth Piper KIEV Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:59am EST Dec 19 (Reuters) – On Sept. 4, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called a meeting of his political party for the first time in three years, summoning members to an old Soviet-era cinema called Zoryany in Kiev. For three hours Yanukovich cajoled and bullied anyone who…


EUROMAIDAN: IS THERE AN END GAME?

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

David Marples Is EuroMaidan going to change the face of Ukraine irrevocably or can the forces of the government and President Viktor Yanukovych recover? Is this Ukraine’s version of an Arab Spring or something that ultimately will change little? We have watched with fascination the development of events in Kyiv over the past three weeks…


Ukraine Protests Surge Before Yanukovych Meets Putin

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

By Daryna Krasnolutska, Kateryna Choursina and Olga Tanas Dec 16, 2013 4:59 AM ET Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych goes to Russia tomorrow for talks on a trade deal as anti-government protests over his decision to scupper a European Union cooperation pact show no sign of ending. Hundreds of thousands joined competing demonstrations of the anti-government…