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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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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,

POROSHENKO’S CHOICES AFTER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples After almost six months in power, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko appears to have strenghtened his position following the victory of pro-Western parties in the October 25 parliamentary elections. In theory he can now turn to address, through a

POROSHENKO’S CHOICES AFTER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples After almost six months in power, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko appears to have strenghtened his position following the victory of pro-Western parties in the October 25 parliamentary elections. In theory he can now turn to address, through a

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West Hangs Ukraine Out To Dry

Marco Levytsky Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is offering “special status” to areas in eastern Ukraine; however he is ruling out federalization and says Ukraine will remain united. But what this “special status” actually means is unclear and it also poses

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West Hangs Ukraine Out To Dry

Marco Levytsky Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is offering “special status” to areas in eastern Ukraine; however he is ruling out federalization and says Ukraine will remain united. But what this “special status” actually means is unclear and it also poses

Preparing for New Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

David Marples Two years after the previous elections for the Ukrainian Parliament, a new election campaign is underway. The vote will take place on October 26 under the most difficult conditions the independent state has ever faced. What is the

Preparing for New Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

David Marples Two years after the previous elections for the Ukrainian Parliament, a new election campaign is underway. The vote will take place on October 26 under the most difficult conditions the independent state has ever faced. What is the

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Assessing Ukraine’s Options

David Marples We have entered a new stage in the lengthy conflict in Eastern Ukraine, one in which regular Russian army units have provided direct manpower and materiel to the so-called People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. The latter were

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Assessing Ukraine’s Options

David Marples We have entered a new stage in the lengthy conflict in Eastern Ukraine, one in which regular Russian army units have provided direct manpower and materiel to the so-called People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. The latter were

INTOLERANCE TOWARDS WESTERN EXPERTS ON UKRAINE

Taras Kuzio This week on Facebook I was attacked as not being a “Western expert” because I am critical of Petro Poroshenko’s biography and have a preference from the two leading presidential candidates for Yulia Tymoshenko. Such attacks say more

INTOLERANCE TOWARDS WESTERN EXPERTS ON UKRAINE

Taras Kuzio This week on Facebook I was attacked as not being a “Western expert” because I am critical of Petro Poroshenko’s biography and have a preference from the two leading presidential candidates for Yulia Tymoshenko. Such attacks say more