Posts Tagged ‘ Vitaliy Klitschko ’

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,…


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…


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…


Richard Branson: Ukraine protests

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

The Syria conflict, and many other conflicts around the world, started with a handful of people being killed and now hundreds of thousands have died. Now is the time to stop Ukraine escalating into a similar nightmare.


Cease-Fire in Kiev as Opposition Leaders Meet With President

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN JAN. 23, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — After another night of clashes, protesters battling the police in the Ukrainian capital agreed to a temporary cease-fire on Thursday as opposition leaders planned to attend a second round of negotiations with President Viktor F. Yanukovich. More than three hours of face-to-face talks on Wednesday…


In Ukraine Protests Over New Laws, Sticks and Stones Are Met With Tear Gas

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

By ANDREW E. KRAMER JAN. 19, 2014 MOSCOW — A large rally in Kiev, Ukraine, that was called in part to protest a new set of laws cracking down on public protests turned violent on Sunday when men in balaclavas attacked the police with sticks and threw firecrackers and cobblestones at them. The police responded…


Ukrainians Tell Yanukovich: We Will Be In EU, With Or Without You

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

By EurActiv January 2, 2014 (EurActiv) — “The future of Ukraine lies in our hands, not in yours”, civil society activists told Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in an unusual New Year video message. More than fifty Ukrainians of all walks of life addressed Yanukovich in a video message, in an unprecedented response to the annual…


Ukraine’s Revolution – thoughts on New Year’s Eve

Jan 1st, 2014 | By

As many readers have noticed, I’ve had a pause in my notes. Excuses like sickness and being tied up with year-end obligations are just that – excuses. The reality is that for the first time in a while, last week I experienced writer’s block. Now I have a problem: too much to say, and not…