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Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

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Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

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WHAT TO DO WITH THE DONBAS: PHASE 3

David Marples On July 16, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko steered the draft law to provide more autonomy for separatist-occupied areas of the Donbas through Parliament and to the Constitutional Court for approval. Though the motion passed convincingly (288 votes in

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WHAT TO DO WITH THE DONBAS: PHASE 3

David Marples On July 16, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko steered the draft law to provide more autonomy for separatist-occupied areas of the Donbas through Parliament and to the Constitutional Court for approval. Though the motion passed convincingly (288 votes in

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KYIV REVISITED

David Marples I first visited the Maidan over 25 years ago. At that time, members of the Green World ecological association were handing out leaflets about unfeasible projects in Ukraine, several linked to the Chernobyl disaster a few years earlier.

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KYIV REVISITED

David Marples I first visited the Maidan over 25 years ago. At that time, members of the Green World ecological association were handing out leaflets about unfeasible projects in Ukraine, several linked to the Chernobyl disaster a few years earlier.

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DONBAS BETRAYED

      Halya Coynash Many reasons can be presented for disputing the current government plans for and Oleksandr Motyl’s justification of a total blockade of Donbas, but two will suffice. The 3 million people in Donbas Motyl refers to

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DONBAS BETRAYED

      Halya Coynash Many reasons can be presented for disputing the current government plans for and Oleksandr Motyl’s justification of a total blockade of Donbas, but two will suffice. The 3 million people in Donbas Motyl refers to

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VOLODYMYR VIATROVYCH AND UKRAINE’S DE-COMMUNIZATION LAWS

David Marples Volodymyr Viatrovych’s response to the Open Letter [http://krytyka.com/en/solutions/opinions/decommunization-and-academic-discussion], written and signed by some 70 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Ukraine in response to the April 9, 2015, laws makes a number of unwarranted assumptions about our intentions

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VOLODYMYR VIATROVYCH AND UKRAINE’S DE-COMMUNIZATION LAWS

David Marples Volodymyr Viatrovych’s response to the Open Letter [http://krytyka.com/en/solutions/opinions/decommunization-and-academic-discussion], written and signed by some 70 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Ukraine in response to the April 9, 2015, laws makes a number of unwarranted assumptions about our intentions

To the President of Ukraine, Petro Oleksiiovich Poroshenko and the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine, Volodymyr Borysovych Groysman:

We the undersigned appeal to you not to sign into law the draft laws (2538-1 and 2558) adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 9 April. As scholars and experts long committed to Ukraine’s regeneration and freedom, we regard these laws

To the President of Ukraine, Petro Oleksiiovich Poroshenko and the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine, Volodymyr Borysovych Groysman:

We the undersigned appeal to you not to sign into law the draft laws (2538-1 and 2558) adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 9 April. As scholars and experts long committed to Ukraine’s regeneration and freedom, we regard these laws

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UKRAINE PARLIAMENT LEGALIZES ‘FIGHTERS FOR UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY’

David Marples On April 9, Rada deputy Yurii Shukhevych (Radical Party) introduced a new law to the Ukrainian Parliament “Concerning the legal status and commemorating the memory of the fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century. It also introduced

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UKRAINE PARLIAMENT LEGALIZES ‘FIGHTERS FOR UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY’

David Marples On April 9, Rada deputy Yurii Shukhevych (Radical Party) introduced a new law to the Ukrainian Parliament “Concerning the legal status and commemorating the memory of the fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century. It also introduced

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ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS AND VOTING PATTERNS

David Marples This paper looks at the ethnic and social makeup of Ukrainian regions and its impact on voting patterns over the past two decades. While skeptical of a simplistic division of the country through spoken language and ethnic affiliation,

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ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS AND VOTING PATTERNS

David Marples This paper looks at the ethnic and social makeup of Ukrainian regions and its impact on voting patterns over the past two decades. While skeptical of a simplistic division of the country through spoken language and ethnic affiliation,

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Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

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Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

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ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN

David Marples Commemorations of the first anniversary of Euromaidan and the fall of the Yanukovych presidency have been taking place in Ukraine. Conversely, the Russian government and media have indulged in denunciations of the same, including a march through Moscow

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ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN

David Marples Commemorations of the first anniversary of Euromaidan and the fall of the Yanukovych presidency have been taking place in Ukraine. Conversely, the Russian government and media have indulged in denunciations of the same, including a march through Moscow

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Minsk-2

David Marples The peace agreement reached after 16 hours of talks in Minsk between the French and German leaders, Vladimir Putin, and Petro Poroshenko represents the second attempt to stop the fighting in the Donbas. Quickly, analysts assailed it or

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Minsk-2

David Marples The peace agreement reached after 16 hours of talks in Minsk between the French and German leaders, Vladimir Putin, and Petro Poroshenko represents the second attempt to stop the fighting in the Donbas. Quickly, analysts assailed it or

PROSPECTS FOR UKRAINE IN 2015

David Marples Ukraine will have three priorities in 2015: restoring economic stability; reducing the levels of corruption, and ending the conflict in the east. Equally important will be ensuring that the new ruling coalition in Parliament keeps on course without

PROSPECTS FOR UKRAINE IN 2015

David Marples Ukraine will have three priorities in 2015: restoring economic stability; reducing the levels of corruption, and ending the conflict in the east. Equally important will be ensuring that the new ruling coalition in Parliament keeps on course without