Category Archives: Lutsenko

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

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

The Viktors Go to Brussels

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat After the February 25 16th EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels, Ukraine’s chances of signing an Association Agreement later this year in Vilnius appeared as uncertain as they were before the meeting. What is lacking is a

The Viktors Go to Brussels

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat After the February 25 16th EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels, Ukraine’s chances of signing an Association Agreement later this year in Vilnius appeared as uncertain as they were before the meeting. What is lacking is a

UKRAINE: AN UNSEEN IMBROGLIO?

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat The administration of President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov appears to be in confusion. On the one hand it faces a large bill from Russia’s Gazprom for portions of unused gas, along with

UKRAINE: AN UNSEEN IMBROGLIO?

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat The administration of President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov appears to be in confusion. On the one hand it faces a large bill from Russia’s Gazprom for portions of unused gas, along with

IS UKRAINE LEAVING THE EUROPEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY?

David Marples As Ukraine’s relationship with the EU continues to flounder over human rights issues, the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the lengthy detention of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, there are signs that the government is

IS UKRAINE LEAVING THE EUROPEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY?

David Marples As Ukraine’s relationship with the EU continues to flounder over human rights issues, the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the lengthy detention of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, there are signs that the government is

Selective Justice

Mykola Riabchuk A prison cell might be not the best place to spend the New Year and Christmas holidays. But for a good number of top Ukrainian officials, including former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko and former Minister of Economy Bohdan

Selective Justice

Mykola Riabchuk A prison cell might be not the best place to spend the New Year and Christmas holidays. But for a good number of top Ukrainian officials, including former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko and former Minister of Economy Bohdan

Circus at the Rada

Zenon Zawada Kyiv Bureau Editor The Ukrainian Weekly The latest opposition protest at the Verkhovna Rada, on September 7, resembled a three-ring circus that revealed the increasing radicalization and tension in Ukrainian politics, which appears to be poised for a

Circus at the Rada

Zenon Zawada Kyiv Bureau Editor The Ukrainian Weekly The latest opposition protest at the Verkhovna Rada, on September 7, resembled a three-ring circus that revealed the increasing radicalization and tension in Ukrainian politics, which appears to be poised for a

The election campaign in Ukraine is already underway

Ukraine takes a decisive step closer to parliamentary elections after 155 Verkhovna Rada deputies surrender their mandates. By Ilya Khineyko On June 15 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 5th session ceased to exist. By the morning of that

The election campaign in Ukraine is already underway

Ukraine takes a decisive step closer to parliamentary elections after 155 Verkhovna Rada deputies surrender their mandates. By Ilya Khineyko On June 15 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 5th session ceased to exist. By the morning of that