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  1. April 6, 2014

    Ukraine: A rude awakening to a new world order

    Ukraine’s last full-time president, Viktor Yanukovich, fled his country to Russia in February. He feared the wrath of 46m...

  2. 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...

  1. March 18, 2014

    Ukraine key to EU’s long-term security, warns Viktor Yushchenko

    Europe’s long-term security depends on Ukraine’s full integration into the EU and Nato, otherwise Russia would continue to...

  2. February 23, 2014

    Five contenders to watch

    Yulia Tymoshenko The co-leader of the 2004 Orange Revolution and former premier made a dramatic appearance in front of the...

  3. January 9, 2014

    Harsh political realities set in for Ukraine protesters

    Protest crowds in central Kiev have thinned in recent days to their lowest numbers since anti-government rallies began six...

  4. beyondbrics

    December 17, 2013

    Guest post: we may root for Ukraine's protesters but Yanukovich has the clear advantage

    By Lucan Way of the University of Toronto I am in Kiev right now. It is truly an inspiring scene. The level of spontaneous...

  5. The World

    December 3, 2013

    Timeline: 10 years of Crisis in Ukraine

    Protesters in Kiev's Independence Square, Dec 2013 (Getty) November 22 2004 In Ukraine’s second round election, the Central...

  6. 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...

  7. December 5, 2012

    EU ‘must reopen dialogue’ with Ukraine

    Ukraine’s former president and Orange Revolution leader Viktor Yushchenko has urged the European Union to reopen dialogue...

  8. June 3, 2012

    Ukraine: An orange era gone bitter

    The shimmering Donbass Arena, like a flying saucer parked amid the coalmines and steelworks of industrial east Ukraine,...

  9. February 27, 2012

    Ukraine opposition politician jailed

    A Kiev court has sentenced Yuriy Lutsenko, an opposition politician and former interior minister, to four years in prison...

  10. October 11, 2011

    Tymoshenko verdict casts doubt on Kiev’s future

    A Kiev court has jailed Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former prime minister and co-leader of the 2004 Orange Revolution, for...

  11. September 16, 2011

    Ukraine leader hints at Tymoshenko reprieve

    Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich has hinted that legal reforms could provide a way out of the contentious trial of...

  12. September 9, 2011

    Ukraine trial overshadows EU ties

    Seven years ago, Yulia Tymoshenko roused crowds of hundreds of thousands on Kiev’s Maidan Square, as co-leader of Ukraine’s...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2011

    Ukraine: anti-inflation protests

    Anti-inflation protests are spreading. On Thursday it was the turn of Ukraine, with around 1,000 taking to the streets of...

  14. October 26, 2010

    Kiev’s choice – EU or Russia?

    Asked at a conference this month whether Ukraine would prefer to integrate with the European Union or Russia, Viktor...

  15. September 21, 2010

    Kiev’s backsliding on democracy

    European Union and US officials called on Ukraine last week to ensure proper protection of journalists – 10 years after the...

  16. July 3, 2010

    Clinton treads lightly in Russia’s back yard

    On the first day of a tour into Russia’s back yard, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, moved carefully to reaffirm...

  17. July 2, 2010

    Clinton's Ukraine visit puts freedom under spotlight

    Signs of a rollback of democratic freedoms in Ukraine and an increasing tilt towards Moscow will be under the spotlight...

  18. June 11, 2010

    Russian bank hands $2bn loan to Ukraine

    A Russian state-controlled bank appears to have granted Ukraine a $2bn bridging loan to help plug its budget deficit, in a...

  19. May 13, 2010

    Ukraine outlines limits of Russian relations

    Ukraine's new government favours warm relations with Russia but will never surrender control of strategic economic assets...

  20. 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...

  21. May 12, 2010

    Ukraine vows to hold on to energy assets

    Ukraine’s new government favours warm relations with Russia but will never surrender control of strategic economic assets...

  22. May 1, 2010

    Anger in Kiev at Putin gas merger proposal

    Vladimir Putin has proposed the merger of Gazprom, the Russian state gas company, with Naftogaz, the Ukrainian state energy...

  23. April 30, 2010

    Anger in Kiev at Putin gas merger proposal

    Vladimir Putin has proposed the merger of Gazprom, the Russian state gas company, with Naftogaz, the Ukrainian state energy...

  24. April 28, 2010

    Black Sea Fleet deal is bad for Ukraine

    Tomas Valasek : The new Ukrainian president has got off to a bad start in foreign policy terms. Last week, Viktor Yanukovich...

  25. April 27, 2010

    A bad deal for Ukraine and Yanukovich

    The new Ukrainian president has got off to a bad start in foreign policy terms. Last week, Viktor Yanukovich signed a lease...

  26. April 26, 2010

    Tilting to Moscow

    Viktor Yanukovich became the president of Ukraine promising a rapprochement with Russia. He has certainly delivered one.The...

  27. April 22, 2010

    Russia and Ukraine set for gas price deal in exchange for navy base pledge

    Russia yesterday agreed to cut gas prices to Ukraine by 30 per cent in exchange for far-reaching economic and political...

  28. April 22, 2010

    Russia cuts gas prices to Ukraine

    Russia yesterday agreed to slash gas prices to Ukraine by 30 per cent in exchange for far-reaching economic and political...

  29. April 21, 2010

    Russia lowers Ukraine gas prices

    Russia on Wednesday agreed to slash gas prices to Ukraine by 30 per cent in exchange for far-reaching economic and political...

  30. March 22, 2010

    Ukraine to hold gas talks with Russia

    Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s new president will try to win lower natural gas prices from Russia on Tuesday, with an offer to...

  31. March 22, 2010

    Yanukovich in efforts to win lower gas prices

    Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s new president will attempt to win lower gas prices from Russia on Tuesday, with an offer to...

  32. March 12, 2010

    Yanukovich consolidates power

    Viktor Yanukovich, who took over as Ukraine's president last month, strengthened his grip on power yesterday by forming a...

  33. March 11, 2010

    Yanukovich tightens grip on Ukraine

    Allies: Viktor Yanukovich (right) applauds Mykola Azarov on his naming as prime minister on Thursday in a coalition of...

  34. March 6, 2010

    Yanukovich to boost Russia ties

    Viktor Yanukovich, president of Ukraine, flew to Moscow for a meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart,...

  35. March 6, 2010

    Yanukovich to boost Russia ties

    Viktor Yanukovich, the president of Ukraine, flew to Moscow for a meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart,...

  36. March 5, 2010

    Yanukovich to meet Medvedev in Moscow

    Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich flew to Moscow for a meeting with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev Friday, pledging...

  37. March 3, 2010

    Fresh talks likely as Kiev alliance fails

    Ukraine's governing coalition formally collapsed yesterday, setting the stage for fresh alliance talks that could help the...

  38. March 2, 2010

    Ukraine’s ruling coalition collapses

    Ukraine’s governing coalition formally collapsed on Tuesday, setting the stage for fresh coalition talks that could help the...

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