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

      A Dilemma in the Crackdown on Corruption in Ukraine
      Dec24

      A Dilemma in the Crackdown on Corruption in Ukraine

      It is primarily the responsibility of Mr. Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to accelerate their attempts to crack down on corruption. But civil society must also be more pragmatic. It does no good to demand that all corrupt practices be punished at once. Activists from civil society, many of them Western-funded are often part […]...

      U.S. Adds Companies, People to Russia Sanctions List on Ukraine
      Dec24

      U.S. Adds Companies, People to Russia Sanctions List on Ukraine

      By Yuliya Fedorinova (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Treasury Department expanded sanctions related to Russia’s role in the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday, adding 34 companies and people to its list in a move the Kremlin said would damage relations. Fourteen of the individuals and entities are “linked to those that have engaged in serious and sustained...

      US Sanctions over Ukraine Extended to More Persons and Companies
      Dec23

      US Sanctions over Ukraine Extended to More Persons and Companies

      The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and companies that have been circumventing US and international restrictions. Many of the newly sanctioned persons or entities are associated with, or are subsidiaries, of previously sanctioned persons or entities. Officials said the actions...

      Viktor Yanukovych Among Most Corrupt Public Officials
      Dec23

      Viktor Yanukovych Among Most Corrupt Public Officials

      Transparency International has listed Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s ousted president, as among the fifteen most corrupt public officials in the world. Also on the list were Dominican Republic Senator Felix Bautista, Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, FIFA, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and the Foundation of Akhmad...

      Moscow’s Battle against Time
      Dec08

      Moscow’s Battle against Time

      By Mykola Kapitonenko Among many other things Russia is trying to achieve in Ukraine, it is desperately struggling to turn back time. Preferably to the good old days when supplies of natural gas to its neighbors energy inefficient economies were successfully converted into political control, or – even better – when military dominance secured...

      UKRAINE, SYRIA AND EUROPEAN SECURITY
      Nov30

      UKRAINE, SYRIA AND EUROPEAN SECURITY

      By Kirk Bennett A recent flare-up notwithstanding, a stable ceasefire seems to be taking hold in the Donbas. Recognizing that a Russian knock-out blow in Ukraine is currently not in the cards, and stung to action by the steady weakening of the Assad regime in the Syrian war of attrition, Moscow has palpably cycled down […] …read more...

      Letter to Congress on ongoing crisis in Ukraine
      Oct30

      Letter to Congress on ongoing crisis in Ukraine

      October 29, 2015 The Honorable Thad Cochran, Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Hal Rogers Chairman Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable...

      Ukraine’s Unlikely Partnership with China
      Oct26

      Ukraine’s Unlikely Partnership with China

      Natalia Khyzhniak In July, the Financial Times reported the latest evidence of an unexpected new economic partnership. Ukraine is poised to become the largest exporter of corn to China – if it has not done so already — surpassing the United States, which traditionally has had a near monopoly those exports. (China, where meat consumption […]...

      The Old Guard Digs In; Time to Bury Them
      Oct19

      The Old Guard Digs In; Time to Bury Them

      The news out of Kyiv the last few weeks has been depressing. For those familiar with Ukraine — depressingly familiar. The country’s old guard, the former Soviet officials who have run the country into the ground over two decades and sparked two revolutions, reared their ugly heads once more. The war in East appears to […] …read more...

      Ukraine’s greatest latest challenge
      Sep15

      Ukraine’s greatest latest challenge

      The center was on a brief summer hiatus the month of August. While we were away two important things happened and one didn’t. The Finance Ministry negotiated an agreement with the bulk of Ukraine’s private sector creditors. The Rada passed a bill on the constitution that would devolve more powers to the regions: specifically to […]...

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