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    1. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2014

      Guest post: Viktor Yanukovich - Mr 50 Per Cent

      By Taras Kuzio Viktor Yanukovich has been a state official all his working life, first in transport, then as a regional...

    2. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2014

      Ukraine: too little, too late from Ukraine’s oligarchs

      As the death toll from Tuesday’s deadly clashes between Ukrainian anti-government protestors and riot police rose to more...

    1. January 24, 2014

      Ukraine: On the front line

      Smoke drifts over Kiev’s Hrushevskoho street in a scene that resembles trench warfare. Protesters lob fire bombs and...

    2. November 29, 2013

      Ukraine protests hampered by fragmenting of political opposition

      As pro-European protesters streamed for the ninth day into the same central Kiev square that was the focal point of...

    3. January 29, 2013

      Kiev police chief jailed for Gongadze murder

      A senior police officer found guilty of carrying out the gruesome murder of a journalist 13 years ago implicated a former...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2012

      Ukraine's first steel mill in 40 years

      The sun is rising over Ukraine’s once-grey metallurgical industry, literally and figuratively speaking. Ukrainian...

    5. December 14, 2011

      Ukraine quashes Kuchma murder charge

      KIEV, December 14 – A Ukraine court on Wednesday threw out a charge against former President Leonid Kuchma alleging...

    6. June 22, 2011

      Ukraine opposition leader appeals to European court

      Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukranie’s former prime minister and opposition leader, has asked the European Court of Human Rights to...

    7. May 27, 2011

      Kuchma no longer suspect in murder case

      Ukraine’s prosecutor-general made clear on Friday for the first time in a long-running investigation that Leonid Kuchma,...

    8. April 1, 2011

      Ex-leader focus of Ukraine scandal

      Ukraine is facing one of its biggest political scandals since the 2004 Orange Revolution, as prosecutors broaden their...

    9. March 28, 2011

      US lawyer to assist Kuchma defence

      Leonid Kuchma, the former Ukrainian president who was charged last week by prosecutors in connection with the murder of a...

    10. March 27, 2011

      Kuchma charged

      It has taken 11 years, but last week’s charging of Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s former president, in connection with the murder...

    11. March 24, 2011

      Ukraine’s ex-president charged over murder

      Ukrainian prosecutors have formally charged Leonid Kuchma, former president, in connection with the murder in 2000 of a...

    12. March 22, 2011

      Ukraine’s ex-president in murder probe

      Ukrainian prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into former president Leonid Kuchma on suspicion of involvement...

    13. September 14, 2010

      Ukraine journalist murder linked to minister

      Ukrainian prosecutors have said they are close to solving the murder of investigative journalist Georgy Gongadze, a...

    14. May 12, 2010

      Bribery probe into Ukraine’s Tymoshenko

      Ukraine’s prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday it had reopened a 2004 criminal case against Yulia Tymoshenko, the former...

    15. May 6, 2010

      Ukraine journalists threaten censorship strike

      Journalists at a second leading Ukrainian television channel claimed that censorship had re-emerged two months into the...

    16. February 26, 2010

      Yanukovich vows balanced east-west policy for Ukraine

      Viktor Yanukovich yesterday vowed to steer a course between Russia and the west as he was sworn in as Ukraine's...

    17. February 25, 2010

      Yanukovich sworn in as Ukraine president

      Viktor Yanukovich vowed to steer Ukraine on a course between Russia and the west as he was sworn in as Ukraine’s president...

    18. February 10, 2010

      Doubts on Yanukovich poll pledges

      Viktor Yanukovich is coming to power in Ukraine pledging market-oriented reforms. But his critics say he could struggle to...

    19. February 9, 2010

      Doubts emerge about Ukraine reform

      Members of the Regions party read newspapers in Ukraine’s parliament. Viktor Yanukovich wants to promote recovery from...

    20. January 14, 2010

      The leading candidates

      Viktor Yanukovich, 59, opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich has made a remarkable comeback since a humiliating defeat in the...

    21. January 6, 2010

      A decision of despair

      V asyl Humeniuk, a veteran small-town Ukrainian politician, has changed his name in an attempt to capitalise on the...

    22. January 5, 2010

      Ukraine: Decision in disillusion

      Vasyl Humeniuk, a veteran small-town Ukrainian politician, has changed his name in an attempt to capitalise on the...

    23. July 29, 2009

      Ukraine makes progress in probe of journalist killing

      Ukrainian officials have made their second breakthrough in days in a murder case that has haunted the country for nearly a...

    24. July 29, 2009

      Ukraine claims progress in murder probe

      Ukrainian officials have made their second breakthrough in days in a murder case that has haunted the country for nearly a...

    25. October 2, 2007

      Maverick with a controversial reputation

      Yulia Tymoshenko established herself more than a decade ago as a force in Ukrainian politics. With her strong showing in...

    26. October 2, 2007

      Maverick with controversial reputation

      Yulia Tymoshenko established herself over a decade ago as a force in Ukrainian politics. With her strong showing in the...

    27. October 1, 2007

      A tough and populist maverick

      Yulia Tymoshenko established herself more than a decade ago as a force in Ukrainian politics. With her strong showing in the...

    28. September 24, 2007

      Ukraine’s chance

      Ukrainian voters are understandably less than thrilled by the choice offered in next Sunday’s parliamentary elections. In...

    29. September 21, 2007

      Ukraine oligarchs: Pinchuk

      Viktor Pinchuk, aged 46. Controls assets in steel pipe production, railway wheels, media and banking. Estimated worth:...

    30. September 21, 2007

      Oligarchs loom large in Ukraine elections

      At the recent convention of Ukraine's Regions party, the man at the centre of attention was not Viktor Yanukovich, prime...

    31. September 20, 2007

      Oligarchs loom over Ukraine polls

      At the recent convention of Ukraine’s Regions party, the man at the centre of attention was not Viktor Yanukovich, prime...

    32. June 13, 2007

      A fast-talking billionaire who started at 19

      At 33, Kostyantyn Zhevago is young to be a billionaire even by the standards of the former Soviet Union, writes Stefan...

    33. March 19, 2007

      Banca Intesa's $1.3bn deal in Ukraine under threat

      Intesa SanPaolo's $1.3bn purchase of one of Ukraine's biggest banks is at risk amid regulatory delays and a possible need to...

    34. October 24, 2006

      Reforms take a back seat as Ukraine's leaders struggle for power

      A political compromise thrashed out this summer by Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovich, his rival in...

    35. September 5, 2006

      BANCA INTESA MAKES UKRSOTSBANK DEAL CONTINGENT ON COURT SETTLEMENT

      Banca Intesa is inching forward towards closing a purchase agreement for a controlling stake in Ukraine's Ukrsotsbank,...

    36. August 3, 2006

      Yushchenko nominates arch-rival for PM

      Ukraine’s pro-western President, Viktor Yushchenko, on Thursday reached a last minute compromise deal that could avoid his...

    37. July 3, 2006

      Intesa's Ukraine deal hits hurdle

      Banca Intesa's €1bn ($1.3bn) acquisition of a leading Ukrainian bank is likely to be delayed beyond the original completion...

    38. April 26, 2006

      Rosneft flotation would spur Putin on

      The planned initial public offering of Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil company, on the London Stock Exchange raises...

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