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    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy
    Oct23

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy

    PART II Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have prevailed on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accommodate pseudo-elections in the Russian-controlled territory into a special Ukrainian law. Mr. Poroshenko himself, and the Ukrainian body politic at large, had even recently...

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections
    Oct23

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections

    October 15 Ukraine is nearing its third nationwide election campaign since the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s kleptocratic regime early last year. The ballot marathon commenced with presidential and parliamentary votes in 2014, and is now being followed by local elections on October 25 (Kyiv Post, October 14). Many observers, analysts and even...

    October 26, 2009
    Oct23

    October 26, 2009

    Six years ago, on October 26, 2009, Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Minister Yurii Lutsenko announced the arrest of three members of a radical Islam group. The group was accused of planning to kill Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev. Mr. Dzhemilev, who has been critical of radical Islam, told RFE/RL that he believed that the Russian Federal...

    This Statue of Vladimir Lenin Was Turned Into Darth Vader in Ukraine
    Oct23

    This Statue of Vladimir Lenin Was Turned Into Darth Vader in Ukraine

    A statue of former Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin was turned into the iconic Star Wars’ villain, Darth Vader. В Дарта Вейдера скульптор превратил заводской памятник Владимиру Ленину, который подлежал демонтажу. Одесса!!! pic.twitter.com/IQXWj1kxK5 — Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman) October 22, 2015 “Everything glows, everything changes, old figures...

    Ukraine at ‘final stage of saying good-bye  to Soviet past,’ says Kyiv expert
    Oct23

    Ukraine at ‘final stage of saying good-bye to Soviet past,’ says Kyiv expert

    Over the past six months, polls show that Ukrainian attitudes toward Russians have improved slightly but this does not mean that more of them want to be integrated into any entity dominated by Russia. Instead, it represents a sobering up from the earlier euphoria about Europe and a desire to become a normal independent country. […] …read...

    IN THE PRESS: Vladimir Putin’s dream, corruption in Ukraine, prospects for peace
    Oct23

    IN THE PRESS: Vladimir Putin’s dream, corruption in Ukraine, prospects for peace

    How Putin’s Ukrainian Dream Turned Into a Nightmare,” by Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander J. Motyl, Foreign Policy, October 20 (http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/20/how-putins-ukrainian-dream-turned-into-a-nightmare/): …The Kremlin’s war in Ukraine is turning into a quagmire. Militarily, it is a stalemate – which, given the vast...

    Podcast: Backyard Brawl
    Oct23

    Podcast: Backyard Brawl

    All eyes may be on Syria, but that doesn’t mean all is quiet in Russia’s backyard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    People’s patience is running out
    Oct23

    People’s patience is running out

    Dear Editor: Regarding “U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms” by Zenon Zawada (October 17): this excellent article makes it clear that the Procurator General’s Office (PGO) must be cleansed, or else Ukraine’s efforts to capitalize on the victory of its Maidan and Donbas heroes and move forward is...

    Pope Francis: Ukraine  will always be in my heart
    Oct23

    Pope Francis: Ukraine will always be in my heart

    VATICAN CITY – During an official visit to the Vatican to participate in the pontifical synod on the family, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with Pope Francis and once again informed him about the dire situation in Ukraine. The pontiff and the primate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) met on October 14. Patriarch Sviatoslav told Pope […]...

    Ukraine marks first Day of the Defender
    Oct23

    Ukraine marks first Day of the Defender

    KYIV – October 14 was marked for the first time this year as the Day of the Defender of Ukraine – to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The date coincides with the religious feast day of St. Mary the Protectress (Pokrova). On the occasion of […] …read more...