Posts Tagged ‘ Petro Poroshenko ’

How to Beat Down a Bully

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

There’s only one way to stop Putin’s ugly new doctrine of irregular intervention — hit back even harder. By Jefferey A. Stacey, John Herbst August 16, 2014 The international community is at long last beginning to take a strong stand against Moscow’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. There is solid evidence indicating not only that Malaysia…


Ukrainians keep Downing Street vigil going non-stop for over two months

May 7th, 2014 | By

Stepan Shakhano, spokesperson for Euromaidan London says: “We’re determined to stand here for our family and friends, for those dying on the streets of Ukraine. David Cameron can’t ignore us if we’re here night and day. The UK Government must fulfill its obligations to Ukraine and stop the Russian advance. We demand much tougher, Iran-style sanctions on Russia and guarantees of support to protect the integrity of Ukraine’s borders”


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…


Putin’s Attack On East Ukraine Began Today: What This Means For Europe And The US

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory Vladimir Putin had to act before the Ukrainian presidential election of May 25, at which time his narrative of neo-Nazis and nationalist extremists in charge of Ukraine would vanish into thin air.  Even Putin’s genius spin meisters could not portray a President Poroshenko from ex-boxer Klitschko’s UDAR party as a wild eyed extremist,…


The Globe in Kiev: Ukraine oligarchs own political mess

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

PAUL WALDIE KIEV — The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Jan. 31 2014, 9:46 PM EST With Ukraine’s popular uprising showing no sign of easing, the country’s future depends largely on the actions of a few billionaires who control most of what goes on in government and have been caught off guard by the…


Ukrainian Tycoons’ Shifting Loyalties

Dec 21st, 2013 | By

By Henry Meyer, Kateryna Choursina, and Daryna Krasnolutska December 19, 2013 Most people associate oligarchs with Russia’s post-Soviet history, when ruthless men bought state assets on the cheap, built business empires, and made fortunes. But Russia isn’t the only nation whose economy is dominated by oligarchs. In neighboring Ukraine, about a dozen businessmen have a…