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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      Russia with Crimea: Back in the USSR?
      Jul24

      Russia with Crimea: Back in the USSR?

      Today’s Victory Day Parade (9 May) was poignant for Russia with Vladimir Putin flying to newly-annexed Crimea to celebrate the Soviet victory in the Second World War. Past Soviet glories provide a useful cultural and political backdrop for the Russian president as he deals with the ongoing Ukrainian Crisis. …read more Source: Royal...

      STATEMENT OF RAZUMKOV CENTRE regarding legislative acts adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine on January 16, 2014
      Jul24

      STATEMENT OF RAZUMKOV CENTRE regarding legislative acts adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine on January 16, 2014

      On January 16, 2014 the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) adopted a number of legislative acts, including “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges” and procedural laws on additional security protection of citizens”, “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On...

      Pension reform will be effective only after the remuneration reform
      Jul24

      Pension reform will be effective only after the remuneration reform

      Director of Social Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Liudmyla Shanghina noted, “Implementation of the pension reform without the reform of salaries didn’t make any sense. Pension is derived from the salary, and it is an axiom! If high-quality work in Ukraine is worth nothing, then contributions to the Pension Fund will be zero”....

      Rearmament of the Russian Black Sea Fleet serves political rather than military purposes
      Jul24

      Rearmament of the Russian Black Sea Fleet serves political rather than military purposes

      The Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Viktor Chirkov stated that Russia carried out a programme of building new patrol ships and submarines for the Black Sea Fleet based in Ukraine. However, this is rather a bluff, and, in general, the main task of this fleet is not so much to protect Russian interests in the Black Sea as political influence on the...

      Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
      Jul24

      Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy

      On July 8, 2014 Deputy Director, Director of Political and Legal Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Yuriy Yakymenko attended the meeting of the political experts of Ukraine with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy F. Mogherini during her visit to Kyiv. The subject of the discussion was the possibility to create favourable conditions for the...

      Ukrainian Сrisis Media Centre launched
      Jul24

      Ukrainian Сrisis Media Centre launched

      Kyiv, March, 4th, 2014 – Ukrainian Crisis Media Center is launched to provide the international community with objective information about events in Ukraine and threats to national security, particularly in the military, political, economic, energy and humanitarian spheres. During this crisis period, the Center, on a 24/7 basis, will...

      UCU lecturer Bohdan Solchanyk killed during protests in Kyiv
      Jul24

      UCU lecturer Bohdan Solchanyk killed during protests in Kyiv

      20.07.1985 – 20.02.2014 It is with great sadness in our hearts to inform you that among the dead on Independence Square in Kyiv today was our dear friend and colleague Bohdan Solchanyk, Lecturer in Modern History at the Ukrainian Catholic University. UCU and Ukrainian Institute community expresses its sincere condolences to the family and...

      Crisis in Ukraine: How Effective are Sanctions against Russia?
      Jul24

      Crisis in Ukraine: How Effective are Sanctions against Russia?

      As Russia piles on the pressure on Ukraine, the West is responding through targeted sanctions against the Russian elite. A robust sanctions framework will only be effective if it can demonstrate that the West will accept some financial pain. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      Current inflation is caused but the long delay in economic reforms
      Jul24

      Current inflation is caused but the long delay in economic reforms

      In Ukraine, the prices of alcohol and tobacco have increased rapidly as well as the flat tax and public utilities rates. The national currency – hryvnia – has dropped by 40% since the beginning of the year. Gas, electricity, and motor fuel are getting more expensive. However, Ukrainians are more concerned about rapid cessation of...

      Downing Flight MH17: Will the Europeans Get Tougher on Russia?
      Jul24

      Downing Flight MH17: Will the Europeans Get Tougher on Russia?

      For Ukrainians who have shed blood in pursuit of closer ties with the EU, the reticence of European leaders to sanction Russia is at best incomprehensible, and at worst a betrayal. The downing of flight MH17 must finally bring a strong response if Brussels is to maintain any credibility. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

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