Category Archives: Yushchenko

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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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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

UKRAINE’S CRISIS AND THE “WHAT IF” IN UKRAINIAN HISTORY

Taras Kuzio In completing the writing of my 1,200-page Contemporary History of Ukraine (which will be published as an 800-page book) that spans Ukrainian history from 1953 to the present, I was often forced to ask the question of “What

UKRAINE’S CRISIS AND THE “WHAT IF” IN UKRAINIAN HISTORY

Taras Kuzio In completing the writing of my 1,200-page Contemporary History of Ukraine (which will be published as an 800-page book) that spans Ukrainian history from 1953 to the present, I was often forced to ask the question of “What

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 Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

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

Casus Vynnychukus and Freedom of Speech

Mykola Riabchuk On January 23, 2012 two policemen approached writer Yuri Vynnychuk at his home in the Western Ukrainian city of L’viv and demanded from him a written explanation of the poems he had presented a few months earlier in

Casus Vynnychukus and Freedom of Speech

Mykola Riabchuk On January 23, 2012 two policemen approached writer Yuri Vynnychuk at his home in the Western Ukrainian city of L’viv and demanded from him a written explanation of the poems he had presented a few months earlier in

CORRUPTION AT THE TOP–DISAFFECTION BELOW. [STASIUK BLOG NOTES 2/11]

David Marples The most recent survey conducted by the Razumkov Centre, conducted from over 2,000 respondents in all regions of Ukraine between 29 September and 4 October, i.e. prior to the conviction of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on 11

CORRUPTION AT THE TOP–DISAFFECTION BELOW. [STASIUK BLOG NOTES 2/11]

David Marples The most recent survey conducted by the Razumkov Centre, conducted from over 2,000 respondents in all regions of Ukraine between 29 September and 4 October, i.e. prior to the conviction of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on 11

Ukraine at 20

David Marples Twenty years ago, the Ukrainian parliament declared independence, following a failed putsch in Moscow. The dramatic move virtually guaranteed the end of the Soviet Union, as Mikhail Gorbachev admitted. It also raised hopes that the new state of

Ukraine at 20

David Marples Twenty years ago, the Ukrainian parliament declared independence, following a failed putsch in Moscow. The dramatic move virtually guaranteed the end of the Soviet Union, as Mikhail Gorbachev admitted. It also raised hopes that the new state of

Analysis of the 17 January Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Ivan Lozowy, The Ukraine Insider ITEM A.: THE ALSO-RANS Following the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections the stage is set for a huge battle between the political front-man for the Donetsk “clan” Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Analysis of the 17 January Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Ivan Lozowy, The Ukraine Insider ITEM A.: THE ALSO-RANS Following the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections the stage is set for a huge battle between the political front-man for the Donetsk “clan” Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Post-Mortem on Yushchenko’s Presidency

By Myron Spolsky The following comments were in response to an exchange of opinions on Facebook. They have been edited slightly. DRM 1. We should avoid stereotyping Ukrainians by nationality. By quirk of history they are here, are citizens and

Post-Mortem on Yushchenko’s Presidency

By Myron Spolsky The following comments were in response to an exchange of opinions on Facebook. They have been edited slightly. DRM 1. We should avoid stereotyping Ukrainians by nationality. By quirk of history they are here, are citizens and