Posts Tagged ‘ Viktor Yushchenko ’

Europe’s Sado-Masochistic Approach to Ukraine or Desperate Measures of a Desparate Bandit

Jan 7th, 2014 | By

Vasyl Pawlowsky for Maidan Monitoring January 6, 2014 The line in the sand was drawn over a month ago when special Berkut forces decended upon peaceful protesters on Kyiv’s Independence Square, also know as Maidan Nezalezhnosti. In the last forty-eight hours the powers that be have upped the ante by employing tactics similar to the…


Coyly Courting Ukraine

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

What if the EU had offered its neighbor a membership perspective in 2004? by Stefan Meister, Polish Institute of International Affairs In the sixth contribution to the PISM/DGAP counterfactuals series, ECFR’s Stefan Meister examines the lost opportunities argument and presents a three-pronged strategy for drawing Ukraine closer to the EU. A decade ago in Ukraine,…


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…


Who’s the Biggest Loser in the Ukraine-Russia Deal?

Dec 21st, 2013 | By

It’s not Putin, Yanukovych, or even the EU. It’s the Ukrainian people. BY Anders Aslund DECEMBER 20, 2013 Vladimir Putin’s Dec. 17 meeting in Moscow with Ukraine’s politically besieged president, Viktor Yanukovych, must be viewed as quite a victory for Putin. The Russian president’s first feat was to tie financially troubled Ukraine to the Kremlin…


As Pro-European Protests Seize Ukraine, Jewish Oligarch Victor Pinchuk Is a Bridge to the West

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law By Maria Danilova — Dec 13, 2013 One breezy evening last September, Viktor Pinchuk, Ukraine’s second-richest man, stepped onstage at the Livadia Palace in the Black Sea resort of Yalta to introduce the star speaker…