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  • 22.04.2016

    Roman Rukomeda

    Will Brexit make the EU more pro-Russian?

    Asked if Brexit will make the EU more pro-Russian, international experts with different backgrounds approached by EurActiv.com were not unanimous in their assessment. However, all said that without the UK, the EU will be weaker internationally.

  • 02.10.2015

    Roman Rukomeda

    Syrian bear trap for Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has voluntarily and knowingly drawn Russia into the Syrian conflict. But the war in Syria is not “hybrid,” having a definite religious character (the Sunnis against the Shiites), therefore it can actually drown Putin’s regime no later than in 2017. Ironically, at the moment, Putin is doing everything to speed up his own end.

  • 26.08.2015

    Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau is in fact anti-constitutional

    Despite the high appraisal of the new anti-corruption legislation of Ukraine by international organizations, an in-depth legal analysis shows that it is in fact unconstitutional, write Victor Solovyov and Roman Rukomeda.

  • 12.05.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the week Issue N. 9/15 April 27 – May 10, 2015

    Political top trend: Russia provokes a new wave of oligarch’s war in Ukraine by the Firtash case in Vienna The current president/oligarch Poroshenko has made every effort to ensure that the Austrian court refused to extradite the oligarch Dmitry Firtash in the US.

  • 29.04.2015

    Roman Rukomeda

    Europe: in desperate need for the Eastern Shield?

    The European and global security has failed after Russia has started the hybrid and then open war against Ukraine in 2014. Now Europe is living in new security reality no matter European capitals and leaders admit it or not. Whole set of international security legislation turned into useless papers after Russian president Putin decided to change global rules of coexistence and international relations. Until the new security system will emerge Europe’s only chance against Russia’s aggression is NATO, US missile-defense shield and Ukrainian army deterring Putin’s soldiers in Eastern Ukrainian regions.

  • 27.04.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the week Issue N. 8/15 April 19 – April 26, 2015

    Political top trend: The struggle with corruption in Ukraine turns into imitation President of Ukraine has appointed an unknown 35-year-old lawyer Artem Sytnyk on the leading position of the newly created special anti-corruption body on April 16th. Ukraine's leaders sought to demonstrate to the international community their own anti-corruption activities and the ability of Ukrainian society to pass a test on democracy.

  • 20.04.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the week Issue N. 7/15 April 10 – April 19, 2015

    Socio-politic top trend: Ukraine is Moving to Social Explosion Fake government’s reform increase social dissatisfaction of Ukraine’s citizens. One major factor is the growing social tensions because of the tariff policy in the housing and communal infrastructure sector. In the near future the main task for the government will be search for the answer to the question: "How long can Ukrainian state survive if the living wage for people is less than the average amount of payment for utility bills?". Just as another open question: "How long in the absence of reforms Western financial institutions will keep Ukraine from default?".

  • 14.04.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the week Issue N. 6/15 April 3 – April 10, 2015

    Constitutional top trend: Change of Constitutional Rules in Ukraine Has Begun The start of constitutional reform launches a major political reformatting of the entire state system of Ukraine and the creation of a new social contract accompanied by the active involvement of external actors in the process, where Russia, EU and the US lobby their own edits and configuration of the new Ukrainian state’s future.

  • 06.04.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the week Issue N. 5/15 March 27 – April 3, 2015

    Political top trend: The Reshaping of Political Space Has Begun in Ukraine The final determination of the local elections’ date scheduled for October 2015, will lead to the beginning of the process of restructuring and renewal of political forces and to deeper conflict of interests inside existing parliamentary "conditionally pro-presidential" majority.

  • 27.03.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the Week Special Issue N. 4/15 The War of Oligarchs Starts in Ukraine

    Political top trend: The President Becomes a Party of the Conflict in the Oligarchs’ War in Ukraine Selective war with the oligarchs in Ukraine during last week, except for an external enemy - Russia, defined the inside enemy. The external enemy to the integrity of Ukraine - aggression of Putin. His death / replacement will not change the attitude of Russia to Ukraine. Any of his successors will continue the demonstration of military aggression, on the battlefield of Ukraine, to EU countries, USA and especially NATO.

  • 20.03.2015

    Roman Rukomeda

    Russia Postpones the New Round of Gas Deal with Ukraine until April

    Russia has tried to immediately start new gas negotiations with Ukraine and EU in order to create additional pressure on the Ukrainian government for weakening its position within the scope of its general strategy of provoking instability in Ukraine. The preterm round of the new gas war with Ukraine could have been the best instrument for that.

  • 20.03.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the Week Issue No. 3/15 March 13 – March 20, 2015

    Top political trend: Ukraine's Parliament Has Defined the Status of the Occupied Donbas The adoption of a special Law of local government in certain areas of Donbas, as well as the Law on the recognition of the Donbas territories such as occupied by Russia with an appeal to the UN and the EU to impose peacekeepers on the Donbas, means the formation of a clear Ukrainian policy towards Russia and Ukrainian areas on the territory of Donbas that are controlled by terrorists. Status of the occupied territories means full responsibility for their financing by the occupant’s side – Russian Federation. The scheme of the conflict resolution: the withdrawal of Russian troops – Kyiv’s return of control over the state border of Ukraine with Russia - local elections under Ukrainian legislation - introduction of a special status for part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.