Posts Tagged ‘ Mykola Azarov ’

Back in the USSR The Ukraine protests aren’t about the dream of Europe, but the fear of a Belarusian nightmare.

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

BY Michael Weiss DECEMBER 13, 2013 The marriage of nationalism with supranational bureaucracy is a strange sight for most Americans to behold. Who rallies for an idea such as “Europe,” much less one embodied by an institution that from these shores seems to function like a giant, overweening Department of Motor Vehicles spanning two dozen…


Ukraine’s Revolution – Update 14 Dec 2013

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

Yesterday afternoon, for the first time since I began calling Kyiv home 12 years ago, I seriously considered evacuating my family from Ukraine’s capital. In the end, my brave wife and I decided not to leave Kyiv – we spent the afternoon today on Independence Square, and walking around the city center, observing and talking…


Trying to get into Yanukovych’s head…

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

11 December 2013 at 18:24 The question on the minds of many in Ukraine (and I suspect around the world) today is “why?” Why did the Yanukovych regime choose to attempt to clear the demonstrators from Kyiv’s city center specifically during the early hours of 11/12/13? This is not merely a numerological question. Given the…


Ukraine President Should Resign; Sanctions Warranted if More Violence Against Protesters, Press

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

Washington December 9, 2013 Further use of force by Ukrainian authorities should lead to the immediate imposition of targeted sanctions by the United States and European Union against Ukrainian officials responsible for such actions, Freedom House said today. Freedom House also calls on President Viktor Yanukovych to offer his resignation as a way to trigger…