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  • Let’s return to the 21 February agreement, Russia tells EU

    News | Europe's East 05-03-2014

    EXCLUSIVE / Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov advised the EU to return to the agreement signed on 21 February by the Ukrainian opposition and the ministers of foreign affairs of Poland, Germany and France, as a way to unblock the stalemate between his country and the West regarding Ukraine. 

  • Chizhov: For Russia Ukraine is more important than G8

    Interview | Europe's East 05-03-2014

    EXCLUSIVE / If the West decides to sanction Russia by boycotting the G8 summit in Sochi, this gathering of the world’s major players will not become a G7, but will simply disappear, and Russia will not see it as a blow, because it considers Ukraine as more important than G8, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. 

  • Europe’s Five Deadly Sins on Ukraine

    Opinion | Enlargement 04-03-2014

    The unfolding political crisis in Ukraine has led not only to a vivid debate about appropriate crisis management but also to deep European soul-searching about the root causes of the disaster, writes Jan Techau.

  • The birth of new Ukraine

    Opinion | Europe's East 28-02-2014

    Ukraine now greatly needs help and support of the European Union: a speedy signature of the Association Agreement, short-term economic assistance and a longer-term commitment based on real reform, writes Bohdan Sumenko.

  • The heart of the ‘Euromaidan’ faced with Ukraine’s geopolitical limbo

    Opinion | Europe's East 25-02-2014

    The political turmoil in Ukraine, which some analysts call a revolution, bears the support of a great part of popular opinion, which sees the protest movement as "justified and good". But the composition of what Western media still like to call “Euromaidan” is very heterogeneous, write Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard and Vira Ratsiborynska.

  • ‘The good, the bad and the downright ugly: a personal account from Maidan’

    Opinion | Europe's East 07-02-2014

    People who are physically on Maidan today are delegates, each one representing hundreds of others ready to join their brothers and sisters on Kyiv’s central square when the call goes out, writes Anna Yavorska. 

  • Ukraine crisis shows greater assertiveness of German foreign policy

    Opinion | Europe's East 04-02-2014

    The Ukrainian crisis is important in itself, but Berlin’s direct challenge of Ukraine's elected president is perhaps much more important. In challenging President Viktor Yanukovich, Berlin took on Russia, a reflection of Germany's recent brazen foreign policy, write George Friedman and Marc Lanthemann.

  • Ukraine’s frustrations turn into violence: in the name of the nation?

    Opinion | Enlargement 24-01-2014

    The crackdown by Ukrainian police forces has worsened up to the point of deadly casualties. Amongst the Ukrainians contesting the leadership of President Yanukovitch in the EuroMaidan protests in Kiev, and criticising his dismissal of an EU association, are many student protesters. EURACTIV gives a tribune to one of them, Anna Gots.

  • Ukraine anti-democracy laws spark violent clashes

    News | Europe's East 20-01-2014

    Protesters clashed with riot police in the Ukrainian capital yesterday (19 January) after tough anti-protest legislation, which the political opposition says paves the way for a police state, was rushed through parliament last week.

  • Leading MEP: Euromaidan’s main task is safeguarding election fairness

    Interview | Elections 16-01-2014

    The 2015 presidential election in Ukraine could prove to be difficult to win, because the authorities may use force or its administrative resources to falsify the polls, analysts say. The main task for the opposition Euromaidan movement is to safeguard the fairness of elections, EPP Vice President Jacek Sayusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • Blood-red geopolitical borscht: EU’s Ukraine approach is a mess

    Opinion | Europe's East 10-01-2014

    Ukraine backing down from the EU's proposed Association Agreement not only shows Vladimir Putin's powers of persuasion, it also demonstrates the EU's hesitance. Either the European Union firmly stands by Ukraine or the latter will keep performing its balancing act between East and West, writes Eliasz Krawczuk.

  • Kyiv protestors topple Lenin statue

    News | Europe's East 09-12-2013

    Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers yesterday (8 December) in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.

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