Posts Tagged ‘ Yulia Tymoshenko ’

The New Adventures of Old Ukraine

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Eugene Rumer April 24, 2014 It is must be easy to be overcome with emotion after visiting the Maidan and seeing the makeshift memorial to the fallen. To a visitor, signs of change must be everywhere—evidence of recent heroic struggle in the center of Kyiv, passionate national revival in the West, and separatist unrest in…


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…


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,…


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…


Ukraine’s leaders are silencing the independent media

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Sergii Leshchenko, Published: December 30 Sergii Leshchenko is the National Endowment for Democracy’s Reagan-Fascell Fellow and deputy editor-in-chief of Ukrainska Pravda. In 2013, there were more than 100 acts of violence against journalists in Ukraine, and nearly half of these occurred in December as riot police unleashed a wave of violence during the ongoing…


Putin’s Deal Is No Gift to Gas-Junkie Ukraine

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Marc Champion Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM ET Amazingly, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are still braving the winter cold to protest what they consider to be the sale of their country’s future to Russia. A big part of the deal in dispute was what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “fraternal” 33…


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…


Ukraine Opposition Rallies Protesters to Maidan as Holidays Loom

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

By Daryna Krasnolutska and Kateryna Choursina Dec 22, 2013 10:05 AM ET Ukraine’s opposition urged protesters at a fifth straight Sunday rally to join its new political movement and keep pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych for accepting a $15 billion Russian bailout over European Ukraine’s opposition urged protesters at a fifth straight Sunday rally to…


Yanukovych’s Ukraine: Family Greed Fuels National Aspiration – OpEd

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

By Geopolitical Monitor December 22, 2013 By James Whitman Borys was a successful entrepreneur who built up a business producing grapes and berries by visiting plantations in Italy and California and replicating their production techniques on his own sun-kissed farm above the majestic Dnipro River in southern Ukraine. He worked with small farmers and credit…


SPECIAL REPORT-Why Ukraine spurned the EU and embraced Russia

Dec 19th, 2013 | By

By Elizabeth Piper KIEV Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:59am EST Dec 19 (Reuters) – On Sept. 4, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called a meeting of his political party for the first time in three years, summoning members to an old Soviet-era cinema called Zoryany in Kiev. For three hours Yanukovich cajoled and bullied anyone who…