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All the materials marked with tag: Ukrainian crisis
31 JanuarySociety
Freeing the Kremlin's prisoners as our main assignment for the year
26 JanuaryWorld
In 2017, Ukraine will be a major test of conscience that will force democratic countries to an uneasy choice among values
6 June, 2016Society
Ukraine's place in modern migration
8 March, 2016World
Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the decision-making process on provision of arms to Ukraine, reset policies between the US and Russia, and the need for reforms in Ukraine
8 March, 2016Politics
What it takes to make changes irreversible in Ukraine
27 January, 2016Politics
The dangers of further impoverishment
17 August, 2015
It is much easier to take the approach of multiple narratives than to accept that one side is right and the other wrong
23 July, 2015Economics
Ukraine will face a complete degradation of public services unless painful but necessary changes take place
14 July, 2015Politics
Whose interests will guide the new SBU chief
14 July, 2015Politics
In an exclusive interview with The Ukrainian Week, the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NAB) spoke about fighting corruption in the judiciary, the creation of a “corruption registry”, and its regional management of anti-corruption efforts. Interviewed by Tetiana Omelchenko
10 July, 2015Politics
What searches and arrests at the Prosecutor General's Office signal
8 July, 2015Economics
A number of challenges and opportunities are coming Ukraine’s way as the European gas market undergoes a major restructurin
25 June, 2015
The Minister for Social Policy spoke to The Ukrainian Week about his vision of the pension reform, de-shadowing of taxes and salaries, subsidies and assistance to IDPs and ATO veterans
19 June, 2015
The existing pension system is one of the major pillars of the ineffective and corrupt political and socio-economic model of the “old Ukraine”
18 June, 2015
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the President of the European Investment Bank about priorities in cooperation with Ukraine, quality control of projects that receive access to the funding and SMEs as a potential driver of Ukraine’s economy
20 May, 2015
It is in Europe’s interests to prevent Ukraine from becoming a failed state and to contribute to its democratic normalisation
18 May, 2015Politics
The Donbas master's current clout in politics, economy and war
18 May, 2015Politics
Shifts in electoral preferences in the countdown to local elections
14 May, 2015World
The first speaker of the Seimas of the independent Lithuania and EMP until recently on the way Europe is changing its perception of Russia, the shifting "center of Europeanness", and why it is crucial for Ukrainians to resist disenchantment
14 May, 2015
Europe won’t bear the cost or the risk for the defences it needs. That won’t change until Europeans are a lot more scared or angry than they are now—which may be too late
14 May, 2015World
Ex-US Ambassador to Russia on the “reset policy”, Russia’s “resource curse”, and main threats of Putin’s policy for the West and Ukraine
27 April, 2015
Member of Parliament Yehor Firsov on how reforms can be both painful and comfortable
27 April, 2015
Sociologist Iryna Bekeshkina on the public’s expectations of change, perceptions of reforms, and the government’s lack of preparedness for them
27 April, 2015
How the Putinian lobbying succeeds in catching even smart and good faith people inside a framework of gross lies, where they can no longer acknowledge facts
27 April, 2015Economics
Economic reforms are slowly gaining momentum in Ukraine, but the results are not yet in sight
26 April, 2015World
American historian of Ukrainian descent, Rutgers University Professor on Washington's policy towards Kyiv, Ukraine's image, and the perception of Ukrainian politicians in the US
23 April, 2015Politics
Law enforcement reforms
23 April, 2015Economics
What reforms are going on in Ukraine’s energy sector and what is their outlook?
23 April, 2015
Ukrainians might ask why there is clearly a military solution to the defence of Germany, yet politicians such as Angela Merkel insist that a military response to the invasion of Ukraine would be pointless
17 April, 2015Society
An inside look at how the army is being formed
16 April, 2015Society
Colonel Serhiy Halushko, Deputy Head of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, on practical aspects of the mobilization campaign
3 April, 2015
US Ambassador to Ukraine in 2003-2006 and currently Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council talks to The Ukrainian Week on factors that shape the United States’ foreign policy and why Vladimir Putin must be stopped in Ukraine
1 April, 2015World
The reasons for American inaction
20 March, 2015Economics
How Ukraine can survive the next heating season without Russian gas and coal
20 March, 2015World
The initiative to invite peacekeepers to Donbas seems like a desperate move in the situation when traditional means of deterring Russia's creeping expansion have failed
16 March, 2015Politics
The annexation of Crimea from December 2, 2013, through April 4, 2014
16 March, 2015Politics
Ukrainian authorities have failed to learn their Crimean lessons, leaving the return of it to "children and grandchildren"
16 March, 2015World
How visible Crimea is a year after annexation internationally, how seriously the threat of its militarization is seen in the West, and why Barack Obama is reluctant to provide effective support to Ukraine
27 February, 2015
Polish Member of the European Parliament who actively contributed to bringing his country to the European Union in the 1990s, speaks about political divisions in the EU, the change of European attitude towards Ukraine and Russia today over the past year, and about arguments the EU expects from Kyiv to continue its support for Ukraine
27 February, 2015Politics
A year after the Revolution of Dignity
27 February, 2015History
Why is Russia so persistently aggressing on Ukraine?
27 February, 2015Economics
How many billions of dollars Ukraine lost in 2014
23 February, 2015
President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in exile, Akhmed Zakayev, talks to The Ukrainian Week about what Kadyrovites want in the Donbas, the December clashes in Grozny and Makhachkali as an extension of the Russo-Chechen war that has gone on with varying intensity for nearly 25 years now, the illusory friendship of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, and the coming of ISIL to the Northern Caucasus.
21 February, 2015World
François Heisbourg and Judy Dempsey comment on the leadership of the USA and Germany in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, delivery of weapons to Ukraine and the new world order
2 February, 2015Politics
Director of UkrOboronProm, a state weaponry agency, offers an inside scoop on the weapons industry in Ukraine today
27 January, 2015Security
Key legal aspects of the emergency situation imposed in Eastern Ukraine
27 January, 2015
Why it will fail sooner than the Russian leader expects
26 January, 2015Society
For four days, the Russian "brothers" made preparations to shoot down Ukrainian troops near Ilovaysk
8 December, 2014Society
The echoes of the Famine in today's separatism in South-Eastern Ukraine
8 December, 2014Society
Ukrainian war veterans return from the Donbas. And face a new war
13 November, 2014
Western misperceptions on the Russo-Ukrainian war
13 November, 2014
Not everyone raised under western democracy considers freedom a universal value. Especially when it comes to the freedom of those whom they are not accustomed to noticing, hearing, or understanding
13 November, 2014World
Ukraine does not have adequate support in the West, either in political circles, or among experts. The situation with the mass media and civil society is slightly better
12 November, 2014
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe about the prospects of freeing Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons, the situation with Moscow's influence in the West and political mechanisms for countering Kermlin's aggression
11 November, 2014Politics
“How much everything has changed since January,” is the first thing Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, says when we meet to speak to him again. Back then, we discussed sanctions against the “political regime” that was still in place, and the EuroMaidan as a chance which the West and Ukraine cannot afford to waste. Almost ten months later, The Ukrainian Week speaks to Mr. Ambassador about the war with Russia, the US assistance to Ukraine, and the vital priorities for the new Ukrainian government.
17 October, 2014Politics
Discussions about effectiveness of sanctions made fruitful grounds for speculations by those inclined to fish in troubled waters. Some representatives of French business openly ignore the EU restrictions declaring readiness to invest in Crimea and other partnerships with Russia
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
10 October, 2014
NATO does not know how to deal with small, confusing challenges, so Russia unleashes them. If they go unpunished, they set a precedent
10 October, 2014World
In his interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Ilves draws parallels between transformations of the international order caused by Russia’s actions today and circumstances that encouraged the establishment of NATO and EU over 60 years ago, and between the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil today and Soviet occupation of Estonia
10 October, 2014Society
Without “tourists” from Russia, the separatist movement in Kharkiv has quickly marginalised. If not for pro-Russian sympathies of the local authorities, it would hardly pose any threat at all
10 October, 2014Politics
Nearly everything was predictable at the latest PACE session. Everything except confusion. It was felt not only in the speeches of adequate participants in the debates on Ukraine but virtually in everything. Strasbourg’s usual calm betrayed anxiety and unmistakable perplexity over what to do next – with the war, with Ukraine and Russia and with the entire world
8 October, 2014Economics
Transition from oligarch economy to EU membership for Ukraine
24 September, 2014World
Why it would be wrong for Kyiv to expect blanket solidarity from the West
15 September, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to proactive young Ukrainians – soldiers, volunteers and activists – to find out what they think of as their major accomplishment, of their peers in politics, and of leaving Ukraine
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
21 August, 2014Economics
Ukraine has strongly diversified its exports in terms of goods and destinations over the years of independence. But local companies must do more to promote their products in new promising markets
20 August, 2014Economics
How the war in Eastern Ukraine is affecting national economy
20 August, 2014News
A convoy of Russian military vehicles enters Luhansk, reports Hromadske.tv journalist referring to the commanders of army units currently on the frontline
16 July, 2014Society
Volunteers who raise funds for the Ukrainian military share their motivations, worries and bank details for those who are willing to donate
8 July, 2014World
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, on ways to deter Russia’s aggression, Russia-US relations and unity in Europe
8 July, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Army after 23 years of “ingenious” military reforms and three months of warfare in Eastern Ukraine
28 June, 2014News
The SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, arrests a member of the terrorist organization acting in Eastern Ukraine, its press service reports
28 June, 2014News
Terrorists are shooting at anti-terrorist operation troops near Sloviansk, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
27 June, 2014News
EU leaders claim that new sanctions against Russia could be passed anytime, the European Council says in its conclusions on Ukraine passed at the session in Brussels today
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
EBRD priorities are gradually shifting away from Russia. The investor is setting sights on Ukraine and has already renewed public sector lending
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, 2014Economics
Russian leaders are certain their country will easily weather Western sanctions. Business disagrees
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
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Although Ukraine formally only passed its Constitution five years into independence, significant changes to the Basic Law took place even before the Soviet Union went into collapse
18 August, Andriy Holub,
Who wants a change of Ukraine’s Constitution, and why
18 August, Roman Malko,
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