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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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...

    Presidents of Ukraine, Poland agree to cooperate in countering Russia
    Dec18

    Presidents of Ukraine, Poland agree to cooperate in countering Russia

    KYIV – Amid renewed Russian military aggression on the Donbas frontlines, which has brought a new round of dead and wounded, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hosted a visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda on December 14-15 during which they consolidated their cooperation across many spheres. Riding a wave of conservative political victories...

    Ukraine to suspend trade with Crimea
    Dec18

    Ukraine to suspend trade with Crimea

    KYIV – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Kyiv will suspend trade with Russian-occupied Crimea in one month. Mr. Yatsenyuk said at a government meeting on December 16 that Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers had decided that “the supplying of goods, work and services to Crimea and from Crimea” will be banned within 30 days. The […]...

    Biden issues warning to oligarchs as corruption accusations fly in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Biden issues warning to oligarchs as corruption accusations fly in Ukraine

    Now may be the last chance to stop corruption from eroding the foundations of the Ukrainian state, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden told local politicians during his visit to Kyiv on December 6-8. Addressing the Ukrainian Parliament on December 8, he warned against repeating the mistakes of the 2004 Orange Revolution, after which oligarchs returned...

    Ukraine’s historical legacy laws
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s historical legacy laws

    On April 22, 1945, U.S. Army troops blew up the huge stone swastika that loomed over Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg where the Nazis had staged their massive rallies. A week later, Adolph Hitler committed suicide in Berlin and a few days after that, World War II in Europe ended. Today, there’s not a single public […] …read more Source:...

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