Category Archives: Donetsk politicians

PEACE AT LAST IN UKRAINE? ANALYZING RUSSIAN GOALS

David Marples As we await the form of the local elections in the areas of the Donbas occupied by the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (the DNR and LNR), there is much speculation in the Western media whether the

PEACE AT LAST IN UKRAINE? ANALYZING RUSSIAN GOALS

David Marples As we await the form of the local elections in the areas of the Donbas occupied by the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (the DNR and LNR), there is much speculation in the Western media whether the

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

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

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

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

PUTIN’S DWINDLING OPTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples Vladimir Putin’s options in Ukraine appear to be diminishing as the war in the Donbas continues, despite an official ceasefire initiated on June 20 by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko. After almost four months of conflict, which began

PUTIN’S DWINDLING OPTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples Vladimir Putin’s options in Ukraine appear to be diminishing as the war in the Donbas continues, despite an official ceasefire initiated on June 20 by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko. After almost four months of conflict, which began

We Are All Revolutionaries Now

Taras Kuzio As we enter 2014, history has come full circle. The election of Viktor Yanukovych four years ago should be remembered in the same manner as the coming to power of Volodmyr Shcherbytsky in 1972 and remaining in office

We Are All Revolutionaries Now

Taras Kuzio As we enter 2014, history has come full circle. The election of Viktor Yanukovych four years ago should be remembered in the same manner as the coming to power of Volodmyr Shcherbytsky in 1972 and remaining in office

EUROMAIDAN: IS THERE AN END GAME?

 David Marples  Is EuroMaidan going to change the face of Ukraine irrevocably or can the forces of the government and President Viktor Yanukovych recover? Is this Ukraine’s version of an Arab Spring or something that ultimately will change little?  We

EUROMAIDAN: IS THERE AN END GAME?

 David Marples  Is EuroMaidan going to change the face of Ukraine irrevocably or can the forces of the government and President Viktor Yanukovych recover? Is this Ukraine’s version of an Arab Spring or something that ultimately will change little?  We

Compliance Rituals

Halya Coynash President Yanukovych has announced that if parliament adopts a law allowing his imprisoned political opponent Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for treatment, he will sign it. It would then, he stressed, need a court ruling. This may

Compliance Rituals

Halya Coynash President Yanukovych has announced that if parliament adopts a law allowing his imprisoned political opponent Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for treatment, he will sign it. It would then, he stressed, need a court ruling. This may

Vilnius, Moscow, and Tymoshenko

Ivan Lozowy Ukraine’s two-decade long period of fence-sitting between its choices of European integration and a pro-Russian vector appears to be drawing to a close. During the European Union’s third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, which will take place November 28-29,

Vilnius, Moscow, and Tymoshenko

Ivan Lozowy Ukraine’s two-decade long period of fence-sitting between its choices of European integration and a pro-Russian vector appears to be drawing to a close. During the European Union’s third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, which will take place November 28-29,

“Family” on the March

Mykola Riabchuk Ukraine has entered the New Year with a new government approved in the parliament by the Party of Regions, their Communist satellites, and a dozen “independents” engaged by both hook and crook. There are few changes in the

“Family” on the March

Mykola Riabchuk Ukraine has entered the New Year with a new government approved in the parliament by the Party of Regions, their Communist satellites, and a dozen “independents” engaged by both hook and crook. There are few changes in the

HAVING THE CAKE AND EATING IT TOO

Mykola Riabchuk On the eve of President Vikto Yanukovych’s visit to Moscow on December 19, many Ukrainian experts were confident that the game was over and the beleaguered Ukrainian president would accept Putin’s invitation to the Customs Union as a

HAVING THE CAKE AND EATING IT TOO

Mykola Riabchuk On the eve of President Vikto Yanukovych’s visit to Moscow on December 19, many Ukrainian experts were confident that the game was over and the beleaguered Ukrainian president would accept Putin’s invitation to the Customs Union as a

DUPING THE PUSSY-CATS

Mykola Riabchuk The last hopes some Ukrainians harbored for president’s veto over the highly divisive language bill, faded away on August 8, after Viktor Yanukovych signed it into law http://www.president.gov.ua/news/24960.html. The result was largely predictable since the promotion of Russian

DUPING THE PUSSY-CATS

Mykola Riabchuk The last hopes some Ukrainians harbored for president’s veto over the highly divisive language bill, faded away on August 8, after Viktor Yanukovych signed it into law http://www.president.gov.ua/news/24960.html. The result was largely predictable since the promotion of Russian

LANGUAGE LAW A PLOY TO DISTRACT VOTERS

David Marples On July 3, the Ukrainian Parliament passed the second draft of a language law that would grant official status to minority languages in areas in which they are spoken by at least 10% of the population. Its acceptance

LANGUAGE LAW A PLOY TO DISTRACT VOTERS

David Marples On July 3, the Ukrainian Parliament passed the second draft of a language law that would grant official status to minority languages in areas in which they are spoken by at least 10% of the population. Its acceptance