Posts Tagged ‘ Oleksandr Yanukovych ’

Ukraine’s leaders are silencing the independent media

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Sergii Leshchenko, Published: December 30 Sergii Leshchenko is the National Endowment for Democracy’s Reagan-Fascell Fellow and deputy editor-in-chief of Ukrainska Pravda. In 2013, there were more than 100 acts of violence against journalists in Ukraine, and nearly half of these occurred in December as riot police unleashed a wave of violence during the ongoing…


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…


Fighting for the Soul of Ukraine

Dec 24th, 2013 | By

Tim Judah “Revolution!” This is what they are shouting in Kiev. Ever since November 21 tens of thousands have been on the streets of the capital of Ukraine, defying the police and bans on demonstrations. On December 8 hundreds of thousands packed the city center, and a granite statue of Lenin was toppled in a…


Help Ukrainians Stand Up for Western Values

Dec 19th, 2013 | By

Bloomberg View Op-Eds By Vitaly Sych Dec 18, 2013 7:53 PM ET Before Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed a deal to bail out our country’s economy this week, there was excitement among Western officials and analysts about the way some businessmen who have bankrolled the president’s rise to power appeared to be distancing themselves from…


Ukraine’s oligarchs could have final say in political crisis

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Some billionaires are wary of a Putin-style crackdown Daniel McLaughlin Ukraine’s crisis may not be resolved on the streets of Kiev, or in the headquarters of the government or president, but in the lavish offices and villas of billionaire oligarchs whose wealth affords them huge political power. Whereas Russian president Vladimir Putin has forced tycoons…