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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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