Posts Tagged ‘ Viktor Yanukovych ’

Hey Ukraine, That Crackdown is Going to Cost You

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns BY JAMILA TRINDLE FEBRUARY 20, 2014 After weeks of disagreement between American and European leaders over how to respond to escalating violence in Ukraine, the mounting bloodshed and chaos in the streets of Kiev seems to have…


Violence returns to Ukraine protests after Russia renews aid

Feb 18th, 2014 | By

Pavel Polityuk and Richard Balmforth KIEV — Reuters Published Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014, 8:57 AM EST Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014, 8:59 AM EST Anti-government protesters clashed violently with police in central Kiev on Tuesday, a day after Moscow moved to cement its influence over Ukraine with $2-billion in cash to shore up the…


The Standoff in Kiev

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

February 11, 2014 Posted by Andrey Slivka Early on the morning of December 25th, the muckraking journalist Tetiana Chornovil drove out of Kiev toward her home, outside the Ukrainian capital. Chornovil, who is thirty-four, had long been an irritant to the government of President Victor Yanukovych, and she is a leading figure in the mass…


Ukraine’s Crisis Is Good for the EU

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Posted by: Judy Dempsey Monday, February 17, 2014 The continuing crisis in Ukraine is good news for the EU. That may seem paradoxical. The U.S. administration has criticized the EU for not giving more support to Ukraine’s antigovernment protests and for not retaliating against Russia’s bullying tactics in former Soviet countries. Yet the tug-of-war between…


Inside Ukraine’s protests

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

By Oleksii Khmara on 14 February 2014 Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, has been racked by protests, the largest since the 2004 Orange Revolution when the country rose up in response to fraudulent presidential elections. Thousands of people have been occupying Kiev’s main square since last November and more recently, government buildings. The varying reports on the…


A Ukraine City Spins Beyond the Government’s Reach

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

By ANDREW HIGGINS FEB. 15, 2014 LVIV, UKRAINE — Oleh Salo, the Ukrainian state’s senior representative in this western region, was hard at work keeping up appearances. He had just completed a new budget, he explained, and had an urgent meeting with the newly appointed local chief of Ukraine’s security service. Yet, Mr. Salo, the…


Window on Eurasia: No Longer a Question — ‘Russia has Opened a Crimean Front’

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, February 15 – In September 2013, a Ukrainian journalist asked whether Russia would open “a Crimean front” as part of Moscow’s effort to defeat the Maidan and its European aspirations. Yesterday, the same journalist published an article with a headline that dropped the question mark and suggested that Russia already has. In…


Ukraine Entrepreneurial Supply Lines Keep Kiev Blockades Fueled

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

By James M. Gomez, Kateryna Choursina and Volodymyr Verbyany Feb 13, 2014 5:00 PM ET Oleksandr swept out of his hulking canvas tent near Independence Square dressed from head to toe in camouflage, and greeted another day on Kiev’s front lines. The army uniform, complete with matching bullet-proof vest, was part of a larger donation…


Washington’s Sensible Ukraine Approach

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

February 12, 2014 John Herbst Much of the international community has been titillated by the secretly recorded phone conversation between the State Department’s Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. In the phone call [3] Ms. Nuland pungently criticizes the European Union and opines to…


As Ukraine Burns, 2 Washington Lobbying Firms Are Cashing In

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

Washington’s most prominent lobbying firms have a long history of working for some less than savory characters. The world’s dictators need some attention from Washington too, and they have the money to spend on it. That’s why it should come as no surprise that two of D.C. biggest lobbying firms have been helping to represent…