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All the materials marked with tag: Donetsk
23 JuneEconomics
Although there’s been a sharp reduction in trade and commercial ties with Russia and in Ukraine’s dependence on its neighbor, some key sectors still show levels of interaction that pose a threat to national security
28 AprilPolitics
Ukraine needs to prepare a consolidated claim on Russia’s responsibility for its armed aggression to be used in international courts, as well as laws on the occupied territory and the restoration of territorial integrity
23 FebruaryEconomics
Despite the war and partial occupation of the Donbas, Rinat Akhmetov has preserved his business empire and is increasing output
23 FebruaryEconomics
Maintaining socio-economic ties to the occupied territories of Donbas is of dubious value to Ukraine, but makes life a lot easier for the terrorists running them
2 FebruaryPolitics
What’s the purpose behind the new party of Vadym Rabinovych and Yevhen Murayev?
19 October, 2016Politics
How generations shift in the electoral field of the former Party of Regions clans
27 June, 2016Politics
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
31 March, 2016Society
Patriots from Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts strive to become an influential force
26 February, 2016
After using leftist populist slogans to heat up the situation in the Donbas in the spring of 2014, Russia’s proxies have brought rapacious, feudal bolshevism to the region instead
21 December, 2015Society
Ukrainians tend to get their stereotypes about the "DPR" primarily from distorted media reports and have not been to Donetsk or other currently "republican" cities since they were seized. Some had a little experience of life in "Novorossia" and left, still believing that nothing has changed there since summer 2014.
13 October, 2015Society
The Ukrainian Week polls the military, officials and politicians about the prospects for a longterm ceasefire
9 October, 2015Politics
Why the Dnipropetrovsk clan lost to the Donetsk clan and the chances of a comeback
20 August, 2015Politics
Proposed decentralization raises concern over the quality of human resources available to run the regions
21 February, 2015World
Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
3 February, 2015Society
Donetsk separatism only truly became a noticeable problem in 2014. Until then, almost no one believed that it existed.
31 December, 2014Politics
Donetsk-born MP Yegor Firsov on his home region: In contrast to most regular citizens, who saw the riots from outside, I knew the process from inside. From the very first days, I clearly understood that there was a guided, controlled rebellion, in which everyone skilfully played the roles designated to them
26 December, 2014Politics
Widely perceived as the economic and political tandem of the Donbas, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts have actually never been equal partners
24 December, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the former deputy chief of the Security Service of Ukraine and current MP about Ukrainian partisans in the Donbas, sabotage in Russia, reforms in the SBU and who it worked for prior to the Maidan.
12 November, 2014
Unhappy, poorly dressed people, mostly elderly, trudged to the polls to cast their votes for one of the richest people in the Donetsk region
16 October, 2014Society
Ruslan Petrenko (not his real name) from a small town near Donetsk was a pro-Ukrainian activist. This got him in trouble: he was taken hostage by the “DNR” terrorists and spent more than a month in captivity
11 September, 2014Politics
The “special status” of the Donbas within Ukraine can turn it into an impoverished criminal reservation. This will help Moscow conceal its occupation of part of the neighbour’s territory and legitimize its presence in the region
10 September, 2014
How the war has changed the perception of independence in Eastern Ukraine
10 September, 2014
Trying to figure out what on earth happened with Donbas over the recent decades one cannot ignore the peculiar partnership between the masses and the rulers of the region
10 September, 2014Politics
Sovietism is deeply rooted in the Donetsk prairies. Unless it is liquidated, the region will see no progress or solution to the current situation
10 September, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Ms. Mikheyeva about the humanitarian future of her native region
8 September, 2014Politics
The advance of Russians in the Donbas has halted the movement of the Ukrainian army eastward and intensified the panic in our rear. However, the shock will soon pass, and society may have no option but to prepare for a cold winter and a lengthy military confrontation
11 July, 2014News
According to Zorian Shkiriak, Advisor to the Interior Minister, 30 Ukrainian servicemen were killed last night during the shelling with BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers near the village of Zelenopillia, Donestk Oblast. ATO spokesperson Vladyslav Selezniov reports 32 killed and 93 injured
9 July, 2014Politics
If the “Donbas pacification plan” announced by Petro Poroshenko is to be implemented effectively, the region’s administrative map could be redrawn more sensibly
8 July, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week talks to the Donetsk-born Yehor Firsov, the youngest MP in the Verkhovna Rada, about recipes for rapid career growth in politics, the bazaar atmosphere in parliament and the helpless Rinat Akhmetov
30 June, 2014News
Ukrainian military have been fending off attacks of terrorists and awaiting the order for assault; the plan for it ready by now, Andriy Lysenko, press-secretary for the Council’s information center says
30 June, 2014News
Terrorists shelled the bases of Ukrainian military near Kramatorsk airfield and checkpoints near Sloviansk, the villages of Makariv and Avdeyevka, the Anti-Terrorist press service reports
30 June, 2014News
The militants installed artillery weapons at Urytskoho Street in Sloviansk. They are shelling residential districts, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
28 June, 2014News
At night on June 27-28, terrorists kept shooting at the anti-terrorist operation groups, InfoResist coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk reports on his Facebook page
20 June, 2014News
12 paratroopers from the 25th Dnipropetrovsk Airborne Brigade were killed in clashes near Krasnyi Lyman, a town in Donetsk Oblast. 25 more were injured, members of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast national protection headquarters wrote on Facebook
19 June, 2014News
Ukraine’s Security Service, SBU, submits files against two foreigners and eight Ukrainians to court. Charges include spying, terrorist activity and mass disturbances, SBU press service reports
17 June, 2014News
The ceasefire agreement in the area of the antiterrorist operation came into effect at around 7.20 p.m. today. It allows the injured and the dead to be taken out of the area, Vasyl Budik, a man held hostage by Ihor (aka Bes) Bezler’s militants in Horlivka, a town in Donetsk Oblast, wrote on his Facebook page today
17 June, 2014News
Тerrorists are forcing local men to take up arms, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Information Resistance group, tells in a comment for The Ukrainian Week
12 June, 2014Politics
Andrey Illarionov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, talks to The Ukrainian Week about the prospects of Russian imperialism, the efficiency of Western diplomacy and the possible consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war
11 June, 2014World
The Ukrainian Week talks to Wolfgang Ischinger, German diplomat who was the Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for National Dialogue Roundtables in Ukraine, on his work, European and Ukrainian co-existence with Russia, and security threats of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia
11 June, 2014Society
Semen Semenchenko talks about voluntary special forces, the Chechen trail in Eastern Ukraine and inevitable terror
10 June, 2014Politics
Russian weapons have transformed separatist-controlled territories into a battlefield. The locals support the rebels for promises of order and Soviet values. The region could quickly become the new Transnistria
10 June, 2014Economics
The unrest in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts has deep underlying causes. Unless removed, they make a prospering Donbas as part of Ukraine a mission impossible
9 June, 2014News
Two groups of OSCE observers kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine earlier are in Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast, reports Andriy Purgin, a leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic terrorists
9 June, 2014News
The armed conflict is in the process of being stopped in Eastern Ukraine, Acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval said as reported by the Ministry of Defense press-service
9 June, 2014News
Last night, a group of terrorists tried to storm the military unit in Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, as reported by Dmytro Tymchuk, head of the military and political research, on his Facebook page
4 June, 2014News
Ukrainian military continue to fight in Eastern Ukraine, particularly Krasnyi Lyman and Sloviansk, both in Donetsk Oblast, Vladyslav Selezniov, spokesman for the anti-terrorist operation, reports
4 June, 2014News
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov announces the closing of part of Ukraine’s eastern border, including in Central Luhansk and North Donetsk Oblasts
3 June, 2014News
On June 2, the local “self-defence” kidnapped editor and journalist Serhiy Mokrushyn and director Vladlen Melnykov, both from the Center of Journalist Investigation, in Simferopol, Crimea
23 May, 2014Politics
The question "who controls the separatists in the eastern Ukraine?" has no categorical answer. The insurgents of Donetsk don't have a single command centre. In fact these terrorist groups are controlled by a number of different individuals who often don't see eye to eye.
22 May, 2014News
13 Ukrainian troops were killed in the attack of terrorists near the villages of Rubizhne and Volnovakha, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov reports
20 May, 2014Society
Pro-Ukrainian forces in the Donbas neatly fall within the boundaries of the middle class and are in need of organization and government support
10 May, 2014News
On May 9, cables were set on fire in the tunnels between the Kyiv TV tower and the building of the National TV and Radio Company of Ukraine; separatists intensified their actions in Mariupol, Ukrainian military annihilated terrorists; ex-Party of Regions MP Oleh Tsariov bailed out an arrested coordinator of pro-Russian separatists; Kharkiv refused to hold a separation referendum
9 May, 2014News
Nearly 20 terrorists were killed and 4 detained during the shooting between Ukrainian police and military and separatists, Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, wrote on his Facebook page. Ukrainian law enforcers have lost 1 man, 5 wounded
1 May, 2014Politics
Checkpoints and barricades made out of tires have been installed on the highways of Donetsk region. In the cities administrative buildings have been seized. Groups of masked men armed with sticks and bats control the roads and search the passing transport. Using crowds of civilians as a shield "the little green men" capture Ukrainian armored vehicles
30 April, 2014News
Vadym Karasiov, a Ukrainian political analyst, says that a scenario whereby some regions of Ukraine fail to hold the presidential election is possible
23 March, 2014Society
Eastern Ukraine is following in the footsteps of Western Ukraine, but with a considerable delay, natural and historical complications
18 March, 2014
The rapid collapse of the Party of Regions left its orphaned electorate feeling betrayed amidst a political vacuum
23 September, 2013Politics
Protest sentiments are escalating in the Donbas. But distrust for politics and inert opposition make the dissent purely pragmatic and local
14 June, 2013Politics
As discontent with the current regime mounts in South-Eastern Ukraine, its electorate will seek alternative forces to support. The opposition would be wise to take advantage of the opportunity before the upcoming presidential election
14 June, 2013Politics
The background, nature and threats of the Donbas identity
30 March, 2012Society
The people of Donbas already regret their political choice of the past decade and are more ready than ever to protest, even though they still lack a clear alternative to the current regime.
13 February, 2012Society
Petro Antyp speaks about the mentality of Donetsk, the color of Ukraine and the Horlivka School of Sculpture
6 December, 2011Politics
A personnel policy based on family and geographical connections is degrading public administration
17 March, 2011Society
The Ukrainian Week went on a myth-busting trip to Donetsk. We debunked seven common myths, but found another three were true
23 February, 2011Economics
Who are the people behind the country's largest grain scheme?
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