Posts Tagged ‘ Victor Yanukovych ’

Why did Ukraine’s Yanukovych give in to Russian pressure on EU deal?

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Summary: Despite the desire held by many Ukrainians to be more aligned with the European Union, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was swayed by pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to reject a free trade agreement. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution about Yanukovych’s options for the current crisis. This interview aired on…


Ukraine’s lawless language law

Jul 16th, 2012 | By

If you are a political strategist in Ukraine and you really want to divide the electorate, follow the lead of President Viktor Yanukovych and his supporting cast of MPs in the parliament, primarily from his own Party of Regions and corrupt hangers-on including the Communist Party and others whose consciences are for sale to the…


EURO-2012: Ukraine, why bother?

Feb 13th, 2012 | By

Back in September of 2011 I wrote up my “Travel Advisory Euro-2012”. It seems to me, all joking aside, that someone has heeded this message. However, I highly doubt it! Clearly the powers that be in Ukraine have not been able to convince the world that they actually deserve hosting the European football championships this…


The Bitter Cold Truth

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

While I’m not experiencing it first hand at this very moment, I’m no stranger to cold weather having grown up in Canada. With 122 people now dead in Ukraine due to the extremely frosty weather Ukraine has been experiencing for just over the last week one has to wonder what really is happening in Ukraine.…


My Safety First – A presidential no-show

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

It has always been clear in my mind that the many ills of Ukraine are not the cause of a major sporting event which is slated for 2012, but the European Football championships have clearly drawn attention to the countless problems which exist in contemporary Ukrainian society. Every nation has its problems, in some, it…


Euro-2012: They shoot horses, don’t they?

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By

When we hear about all the grotesque things going on in Ukraine, most of us are thinking about politics on a human level, but unfortunately there is an element that is permeating Ukrainian society that may get some individuals even more appalled then they would about the country’s politics . While it is clear to…


My letter to Bryan Adams

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

On September 23, 2011 I wrote the following letter to Bryan Adams with copies to Ukrainian community leaders, politicians and the Canadian media. I copy went to the Kyiv Post which was  finally published yesterday. Reader urges Bryan Adams to boycott Yanukovych Yesterday at 21:51 | William Pawlowsky Dear Bryan Adams, I am writing to…


An orange carrot called Euro-2012

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

The powers that be in Ukraine think they are entitled to hosting the Euro-2012 championships. They are not entitled; Ukraine was given a carrot for a job that was ongoing in terms of developing a democracy. Under the current regime that democracy has been floundering in many different areas.