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Section: The American Center for a European Ukraine (USA)

    Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin
    Feb13

    Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin

    Barack Obama attempted to “reset” relations with Russia, but by the end of his term in office Russia had annexed Crimea, stirred up conflict elsewhere in Ukraine and filled the power vacuum that Mr Obama had left in Syria. Donald Trump appears to want to go much further and forge an entirely new strategic alignment […] …read more Source:...

    Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?
    Feb13

    Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?

    Most importantly, Ukraine has moved closer to western values and the western way of life. For the first time in 25 years, western-educated professionals are in government. While not yet at critical mass, such reformers along with civil society are key drivers of Ukraine’s transformation. FT: Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?...

    The EU Is Thinking About Pre-Trump Sanctions on Russia
    Jan06

    The EU Is Thinking About Pre-Trump Sanctions on Russia

    With the penalties due to expire on Jan. 31, EU governments are likely to prolong the measures for another six months because the main condition set for lifting them — full respect of a pact aimed at ending the Ukrainian war — has yet to be met. Bloomberg: The EU Is Thinking About Pre-Trump Sanctions […] …read more Source: The American...

    The Two Putin Problem
    Nov29

    The Two Putin Problem

    Putin’s international exploits — especially the seizure of Crimea in 2014 — have brought him near-absolute political dominance at home. He has fashioned new tools (from cyberhacking to a lavishly funded propaganda machine) for meddling in other countries’ affairs. He mocks Western governments as weak and hypocritical, and seems to...

    Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up Protests That Led to His Fall
    Nov29

    Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up Protests That Led to His Fall

    Viktor F. Yanukovych: “My main mistake was that I was not resolute enough to sign an order,” Mr. Yanukovych told dozens of journalists at a news conference. “But even today, I would not sign this order because Ukraine was divided then and that would unleash a civil war.” NYT: Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up […] …read more...

    No more pretending
    Nov11

    No more pretending

    The resignation of Odesa Oblast Governor Mikheil Saakashvili on Nov. 7 is the latest reason to dispel the illusion that President Petro Poroshenko is a reformer. KP: No more pretending …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UKRAINIAN REFORMS
    Nov11

    THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UKRAINIAN REFORMS

    Although Ukraine still has a long way on its path of reforms, there are already important accomplishments which should be noted. During 2014-2016 period, the number of the Armed Forces in Ukraine doubled and reached 250,000 soldiers. The weaponry was also significantly upgraded in order to restrain Russian invasion. RPR: THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS...

    In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks
    Nov11

    In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks

    Some politicians seem to have approached the declaration as a sort of amnesty, revealing everything they have earned from decades of crooked dealings, in an effort to come clean. The financial statements indicate an apparent lack of trust in the country’s financial institutions on the part of the leaders who run them. NYT: In Ukraine, […]...

    Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region
    Nov11

    Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who reinvented himself as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, resigned on Monday accusing Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko of stalling reforms and protecting criminal gangs. FT: Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region …read more Source: The...

    Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit
    Nov11

    Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit

    Activists and journalists are already investigating the origins of cash and assets that have been declared by officials. This has shone a light on the highest levels of power and things will never be the same again. TG: Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

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