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    Russian-Backed ‘People’s Republics’ in Ukraine Prepare Elections for Sunday
    Nov01

    Russian-Backed ‘People’s Republics’ in Ukraine Prepare Elections for Sunday

    Donetsk, Lugansk Vote for ‘Parliaments’ Violates Truce and Raises Risks, Say Analysts The Russian-backed, miniature, “people’s republics” declared in southeastern Ukraine are preparing to elect parliaments and heads of state on Sunday, a step backed by Moscow to consolidate their self-declared statehood. Those elections promise to...

    Today’s Corruption Video: Which Ukrainian Officials Own These Palaces?
    Nov01

    Today’s Corruption Video: Which Ukrainian Officials Own These Palaces?

    The former director and deputy director of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company, Naftogaz, will have been waiting today to hear if they are elected to Ukraine’s parliament, not least because winning seats would offer them immunity from prosecution. Prosecution for what? …read more Source: Atlantic...

    Ukraine Counts Its Votes: Here Is What They Mean
    Nov01

    Ukraine Counts Its Votes: Here Is What They Mean

    Official Tallies Are Tracking With Polls Predicting a Strong, Pro-Europe and Reformist Coalition With 71 percent of Ukraine’s ballots counted today, the official results are broadly tracking the recent days’ polls, suggesting that Ukraine’s next government will be a pro-European coalition built across several political parties,...

    Ukrainians Vote for a European Future and for Reform
    Nov01

    Ukrainians Vote for a European Future and for Reform

    Parliament Election is a Defeat for Russia’s Putin: How Will He Respond? If Sunday’s exit poll accurately depicts Ukraine’s parliamentary vote, the outcome is a stunning victory for reform and a pro-European orientation—and a big defeat for Russian President Vladimir Putin. It immediately raises the question whether Putin will...

    George Soros on Ukraine: Europe Is Sleeping Through Its Decisive Fight
    Nov01

    George Soros on Ukraine: Europe Is Sleeping Through Its Decisive Fight

    Billionaire investment magnate and pro-democracy philanthropist George Soros has sounded what he says is a wake-up call to Europe (and to the United States) over a failure to see that it is “facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence.” You can read here his full 3,200-word essay for the New York Review of Books, or take in his main...

    A Night in War-Shattered Lugansk: Russian Soldiers Share Vodka with Western Journalists
    Nov01

    A Night in War-Shattered Lugansk: Russian Soldiers Share Vodka with Western Journalists

    ‘You Didn’t See Us Here,’ Officer Admonishes, as Moscow Keeps Military Options in Ukraine As Ukrainians elect a parliament this weekend, new evidence pops up of Russia’s military role in their country: Western journalists this week found destroyed Russian tanks in Donetsk—and very live (if somewhat drunk) Russian soldiers happy...

    Ukraine’s “European” Parliament
    Nov01

    Ukraine’s “European” Parliament

    The pro-European result of Ukraine’s parliamentary election paves the way for structural reforms, but it does not point toward a resolution of the conflict with Russia. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal – Another Last-Minute Special
    Oct31

    Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal – Another Last-Minute Special

    For the fifth time in eight and a half years, Russia and Ukraine signed another gas deal, literally at the eleventh hour, late evening on October 30 in Brussels. This time negotiations were conducted under the mediation of the European Union (EU) with six months of back and forth discussions, during which Russia ceased supplying gas to Ukraine...

    Ukraine News Roundup | October 31
    Oct31

    Ukraine News Roundup | October 31

    In Russian, Historians Join Kremlin’s Campaign to Label Ukraine ‘Nazi’ via Time Kyivans Rally for Reconstruction of Cinema Torched Amid Screening of LGBT Film via Kyiv Post Photo Essay: Chasing Vote Fraud and Dodging Attack in a Ukrainian Village via Quartz Video, Maps: The Brutal ‘Cease-Fire War’ Over Donetsk’s Airport...

    Ukraine’s Election Delivers a New Generation of Leadership
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s Election Delivers a New Generation of Leadership

    In an exclusive interview, newly elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Hanna Hopko, shares her thoughts on post-election voter expectations and the challenges she and her party faces. Her party, the Samopomich (“Self-Reliance”) Party, polled at less than 5% before the election. But after the votes were counted, Samopomich is the third...

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