The “vegetable elections” that were held in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics on November 2 have forced the Ukrainian authorities to go back on the “Donbas laws,” which took a huge amount of effort to put through parliament.
Poland plans to pursue an active policy towards the east, and a key element of this policy is to be the situation in Ukraine, declares Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. The change in the geopolitical situation in the region requires the development of new instruments for shaping foreign policy, especially with regard to Warsaw’s eastern partners.
An exclusive UNIAN Q&A interview with Andrej Plenković, Chair of the EP Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Co-operation Committee
The new Polish government received a vote of confidence from the Parliament. The political program presented by Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz contained a lot of promises, realization of which during the period of one year will be difficult. A large part of the Prime Minister’s speech was devoted to the situation in Ukraine and the security policy. What kind of policy can be expected by Ukraine on the part of Polish authorities?
Vladimir Putin’s visit in Crimea was being awaited with great interest – not only did it arouse curiosity of local inhabitants, but also that of international community.
Deschytsya: We are already at war [with Russia]. In the East of Ukraine, there is not just hybrid war
In his first interview since his dismissal, ex-chief of Ukrainian Foreign Office told UNIAN how the “kamikaze” government functions, what claims Ukraine has been preparing to international courts, how Kyiv can perform demarcation of borders unilaterally, and why Moscow needs Ukrainian refugees.
Political unrest shifted to eastern Ukraine over April-May 2014 as armed pro-Russian rebels took control over large territories in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, leading to clashes with Ukraine’s military forces...
Smite the weak to intimidate the strong. This is how the shooting near Volnovakha in Donetsk region of the 51st Separate Mechanized Brigade, not taking part in anti-terrorist operation, looks.
Russia’s fierce fight for the rights of Russian-speaking citizens in Crimea, together with blatant neglecting of other inhabitants of the peninsula may turn into new sanctions because of oppression of indigenous people of autonomy - Crimean Tatars.
Amid increasing impact of international sanctions on Russia's economy, Kremlin is struggling to replace the agenda of the world mass media and to put a brave face on a sorry business.
No matter how much Donbass separatists, as well as Ukrainian and Russian politicians supporting the terrorists’ armed "protest", try to convince the global community that their actions mean defending their rights, in reality, this is just a rampant of impunity-crazed thugs.
April 5 Russian Foreign Ministry presented to President Vladimir Putin "monumental" work on human rights violations in Ukraine. UNIAN studied the so-called White Paper, created in the best traditions of Kremlin deployed information warfare.
Almost a month after a pseudo-referendum in Crimea and annexation of the peninsula by Russia, Verkhovna Rada has passes a revised law on ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens in the temporarily occupied territory. Law signed by Turchinov this Monday.
After publication of documents from Mezhihirya, it will be difficult for Timoshenko to prove her commitment to democracy – experts
Journalists published the records of Yanukovich, which reveal his agreement with Yulia Tymoshenko to create "grand coalition" between the Party of Regions and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in 2009. In these records, it was agreed upon the distribution of positions at all levels, also on their consecutive presidencies until 2029.
Full list of foreign observers to a Crimean pseudo-referendum has become public. Names of “friends of Putin” (who doesn’t stop claiming that there has been a “fascist coup” in Ukraine) will make you consider very carefully, who should be called a fascist.
The new government has already announced strong fiscal austerity measures to reduce Ukraine’s public sector fiscal deficits, which had widened to about 6-7% of GDP in 2013...
UNIAN talked with odious former PM from the Party of Regions about those behind separatist riots in Luhansk, a role of Alexander Yefremov in these events, local police inaction and outcome of the rule of the Party of Regions for the area.
Perhaps, the main driving force of the mass protests in Ukraine was unwillingness of citizens to bear with corruption surpassed in the last 3 years all conceivable boundaries. These processes roped in international companies. It’s about foreign co-owners of "Swissport Ukraine", which last year were taken under the wing of then First Vice- Prime Minister Sergei Arbuzov. It was his intervention that let both to illegally remove from management the real creator of "Swissport Ukraine" - company "UIA", and to call into question the decisions of Ukrainian courts.
In a “War of Words” of Ukrainian and Russian Foreign Ministries, a new era has started. In exchanging statements, Foreign Offices show new “creative approaches” that sometimes have nothing in common with classical diplomacy.
In one of his novels, Franz Kafka mentions a priest from Kyiv who stopped the crowd during 1905 revolution by cutting a cross on his palm with a knife... During the revolution in Kyiv in 2014 there were dozens of courageous priests. Perhaps because of them there were fewer victims on Maidan than there could be.
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