Yushchenko gives medal to disgraced prosecutor: Mrs. Tymoshenko goes to Washington
Tymoshenko was held in prison for 40 days before being released for lack of probable cause. Yushchenko, who was PM at the time, called the arrest “political persecution.” Persecution, then, by the same Potebenko recently awarded a medal by Yushchenko.
A lesson in stifling violent extremism
There is a conflict zone that has developed a strong model of stifling violent extremism - one that could be replicated in hot spots around the world: Ukraine`s Crimean peninsula.
Yulia Tymoshenko to visit Washington, New York
Yulia Tymoshenko, leader of the eponymous political bloc and head of the Ukrainian opposition, arrives in the United States on Sunday, February 25, for a six-day visit that will take her to New York and Washington. It is her first visit to the U.S. as a politician.
Ukraine: thief in nature`s temple
We did harness it. At a recent session of the Ministry of Environmental Protection it was announced that air pollution rose in 21 regions of Ukraine in 2006 and that 70 percent of our water surface is polluted.
Ukraine: Treaty on Russia`s Black Sea Fleet expires in 10 years but...
Asked about the possibility of prolonging the presence of Russia`s Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol after 2017, prime minister Viktor Yanukovich replied that the government would always protect the national interests.
William Taylor: ”If elements of anti-ballistic missile are deployed, the US and Europe will be more secure”
The possible deployment of elements of an anti-ballistic missile defense system on the territory of the Czech Republic and Poland is being widely discussed in the political circles of Europe, Russia, and even Ukraine.
Silence of America: Cutting the VOA`s presence in Mr. Putin`s neighborhood
For decades, the Voice of America and its sister broadcasting organizations offered a remarkably balanced alternative to state-controlled media all over the world, buoying dissident movements...
Ukraine-macroeconomic situation-Jan 2007
Ukraine achieved a remarkable macroeconomic outcome in 2006 despite a 45% price hike in imported gas, political uncertainties and fluctuations in world steel prices. According to preliminary data, the Ukrainian economy grew by 7% yoy in real terms.
A fair land market or a land grab?
The question of a land market in Ukraine has yet to make the transition from the Soviet past. Under the Soviet Union, private property was illegal. After 15 years of independence, land reform in Ukraine is still unfulfilled.
Preserving the Carpathian biosphere
Scientists have made a graphic reconstruction of the fortress, and Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has added it to a list of historical and cultural monuments that require restoration on a priority basis. Every year thousands of tourists visit this place.
Grain rotting in Ukrainian sea ports in the name of government-proclaimed food security
Within a month, about 1.5 mn tons of grain may perish in Ukrainian sea ports. According to the head of the Ukrainian Grain Association, Volodymyr Klymenko, to prevent this, the government should cancel...
We sincerely believed the party that promised that our generation "will soon build communism" and thus thought the khrushchovkas with their shared bathrooms were only temporary abodes.
Yushchenko under siege
On 30 January, Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko suffered a major blow when he was forced to accept the resignation of his pro-western Foreign Minister and longtime ally Borys Tarasyuk. The resignation is the latest salvo in a political struggle that has left Yushchenko isolated...
2007 Annual Report on press freedom in Europe and the former Soviet Union Bloc
Moves to censor or self-censor appeared, sometimes violently, concerning religious topics. The range of subjects that can be covered freely also shrank, with harming the reputation of the state and denying or mentioning historical events drawing threats or legal action.
How labor migration is changing Ukraine
Several years ago Ukraine`s then-president, Leonid Kuchma, referred to Ukrainian women working in Italy as prostitutes. Ever since, the public discourse on the role of labor migrants has become more intense and splintered.
Ukraine`s Prime Minister touts country`s credentials but gets lukewarm response
Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga said, "The Ukrainian people deserve much better than what they have." Rehn said Europe`s doors remain open to new members, but made clear that membership in the EU is not defined by geography alone.
Ukraine will gain success only as a country of politically and economically independent people
Ukrainians still lack faith in themselves and their own country. And there will always be a lack of WILL without this faith - the political will of society, the will of every citizen to exercise and maintain his/her rights.
Interview with U.S. Ambassador & Mrs. William Taylor
The talk was not about strategic, political, or international matters linked to Ukraine (these are not very festive topics): it pivoted on such an issue as the celebration of New Year`s Day and major Christian feasts.
There ain`t no such thing as a free lunch
In the evening on January 12 the entire Kyiv political beau-monde was going nuts. All prestigious `spots` were filled with jubilant masses and their entourage, mostly of a regional origin.
Volodymyr Horbulin: Tymoshenko and Our Ukraine are finished with each other for ever
Volodymyr Horbulin, an adviser to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, has said that the country is far from being a parliamentary republic, despite the recently passed law on the Cabinet of Ministers.