Posts Tagged ‘ Viktor Yanukovych ’

Window on Eurasia: Ukrainian Activism Highlights Russian Submissiveness and thus Infuriates Russians, Commentator Says

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

Sunday February 2, 2014 Paul Goble Staunton, February 2 – “Nothing so infuriates a Russian as does indisputable evidence of his own slavish submissiveness both in the east of Ukraine and in the post-Soviet state as a whole,” according to one ethnic Russian commentator, and thus Ukrainian activism has challenged the self-assessments of Russians and…


How the West dropped the ball on Ukraine

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

Doug Saunders The Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Feb. 01 2014, 6:00 AM EST Ukraine should be one of the most hopeful countries in Europe. It has the location, the transportation links, the farmland and factories and the eager population to become a post-Communist success story on the scale of its booming neighbour Poland. Yet…


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…


Time for new elections to break the deadlock in Ukraine

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

By Andrew Wilson – 31 Jan 14 Events in Ukraine did not reach the dénouement predicted by some when parliament sat on 28 January. In fact, the possibility of compromise hinted at over the preceding weekend seems to have disappeared once more. The government fell, but the new acting prime minister is Serhiy Arbuzov, one…


Abducted Ukraine protest leader found, tells friends he was crucified

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

By Will Englund, Friday, January 31, 9:53 AM MOSCOW – Ukrainian protest leaders learned Friday that one of their number, missing for more than a week, had turned up in the woods outside Kiev, his ear and cheek deeply slashed, the blood caked on his face. He had puncture wounds in his hands, and told…


How protest and violence in Ukraine could give way to unity

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

By Kataryna Wolczuk and Roman Wolczuk | January 28 at 10:37 am Joshua Tucker: The following is guest post from political scientists Kataryna Wolczuk (University of Birmingham, U.K.) and Roman Wolczuk (University of Wolverhampton, U.K.).  Their previous post at The Monkey Cage on the root causes of the protests can be found here. Viktor Yanukovych may just go…


Thoughts from Kyiv – Jan 28, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I have the distinct impression that the mood on Maidan and Hrushevskoho St. changed significantly in the wake of today’s events in Parliament. The resignation of Prime Minister Azarov was accepted by the President today, and each minister in Ukraine’s government is now (as a result) an “acting minister”. The…


What the West Must Do for Ukraine

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

By JOHN HERBST, WILLIAM GREEN MILLER, STEVEN K. PIFER and WILLIAM B. TAYLOR Jr. JAN. 28, 2014 Washington — Ukraine is on the verge of spinning out of control. A pro-European protest that began more than two months ago in Kiev’s central square has flared into broad, angry opposition to the authoritarian policies of President…


Statement of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle after his visit to Kiev

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

Kiev (25 January) – “I visited Ukraine on behalf of President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton on Friday and Saturday. To underline that the EU remains engaged in facilitating a peaceful, negotiated solution out of the crisis, I held talks with President Viktor Yanukovych, leaders of the…


Can Europe protect the Euromaidan?

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

By Andrew Wilson – 24 Jan 14 Events in Ukraine have taken a dramatic change for the worse. Five people were killed on Wednesday, some beaten to death, and further confrontation is likely this Sunday. NGOs have issued an emotive “last plea for help”, saying “the international community remains silent, upholding European values on paper…