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    Ukraine’s foreign-born ministers at the forefront of reforms
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s foreign-born ministers at the forefront of reforms

    KYIV – When Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov told Mikheil Saakashvili to “Get the hell out of my country!” to conclude their nasty shouting match at the December 14 meeting of the president’s National Reforms Council, he struck a nerve in the country. Ukrainians have been critical of the unprecedented number of foreigners serving in key […]...

    EU-Ukraine trade agreement goes into effect January 1
    Dec24

    EU-Ukraine trade agreement goes into effect January 1

    Last-ditch talks with Russia fail to resolve impasse over trade BRUSSELS – Last-ditch negotiations aimed at addressing Russia’s concerns about a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine ended without result on December 21. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said the landmark trade agreement will go into force as...

    Destruction of Donbas economy  supports local Russia-backed ‘insurgency’
    Dec24

    Destruction of Donbas economy supports local Russia-backed ‘insurgency’

    The Donbas presents ample evidence that the Kremlin and local authorities support the economy’s dysfunction. Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov’s key energy company DTEK announced the restructuring of its $750 million and $160 million Eurobonds, which are set to mature in 2018 (Interfax-Ukraine, December 1). One of the main reasons for...

    Conserved conflict: Russia’s innovations in Ukraine’s east
    Dec24

    Conserved conflict: Russia’s innovations in Ukraine’s east

    Russia’s conflict undertaking in Ukraine’s east fits within patterns familiar from other post-Soviet conflicts initiated by Russia and conserved on Russian terms with international assistance (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, December 17). However, Russia’s war in Ukraine’s east involves a number of major political and military...

    Plast scouts share Bethlehem Peace Light with Poroshenko
    Dec24

    Plast scouts share Bethlehem Peace Light with Poroshenko

    KYIV – Plast Ukrainian scouts on December 19 visited the Presidential Administration of Ukraine to present the Bethlehem Peace Light to President Petro Poroshenko. Lighting the president’s icon lamp with the flame of the Peace Light, Andriy Luzan, a member of the national supervisory board of Plast – National Scout Organization of Ukraine,...

    The Kremlin’s dangerous new threat in Ukraine
    Dec24

    The Kremlin’s dangerous new threat in Ukraine

    Fighting continues to gradually intensify in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin-backed militants are now using heavy weapons, including tanks, artillery and ferocious Grad rocket systems, sporadically. Moscow’s rationale behind this latest escalation is to achieve a frozen conflict by gradually sabotaging the execution of the Minsk II ceasefire...

    Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt speaks with Myroslava Gongadze of VOA
    Dec24

    Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt speaks with Myroslava Gongadze of VOA

    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine on December 12 released a transcript of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt’s interview with Myroslava Gongadze of Voice of America. The interview took place on November 13 in Kyiv and it aired on the program “Prime Time.” Following are excerpts of their discussion about the beginning of the Euro-Maidan. The interview also...

    Ukraine: a strategic gateway between East and West
    Dec24

    Ukraine: a strategic gateway between East and West

    “The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine,” by Serhii Plokhy. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 432 pp. ISBN: 978-0-46505091-8. $29.99. Harvard University’s Serhii Plokhy, who is director of the Ukrainian Research Institute, has released yet another noteworthy book on Ukraine’s history. His latest, “The Gates of Europe: A History of...

    A Pig In A Coffin For Ukrainian Lawmakers
    Dec24

    A Pig In A Coffin For Ukrainian Lawmakers

    Farmers protested outside the parliament building in Kyiv on December 24, delivering a dead pig to the legislators they say are butchering their businesses. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Implementation of Ukraine ceasefire deal to drag into 2016: RIA cites Russian official
    Dec24

    Implementation of Ukraine ceasefire deal to drag into 2016: RIA cites Russian official

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The implementation of the ceasefire accords, aimed to resolve the Ukraine crisis and known as the Minsk 2 agreements, will drag into 2016, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin as saying. …read more Source:...