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Europe's East 30-03-2017

The French elections, seen from Ukraine

Ahead of France's presidential election, Ukraine's experience shows that opinion polls may be skewed by underlying hatred of the ruling classes and institutions. Vadym Omelchenko warns that ultra-conservatism stands to gain in the end.

Europe's East 11-04-2016

Yatsenyuk resigns, Groysman expected to take over as PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on Sunday (10 April) in the wake of a months-long political crisis that has paralysed the government and frozen the release of vital Western aid.

Europe's East 29-03-2016

Reports: New Ukrainian government in the offing

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's party has agreed with President Petro Poroshenko's faction and the Fatherland party - all former coalition partners - to form a new alliance, the head of Yatseniuk's People's Front party, said on Monday (28 March).

Europe's East 03-12-2014

Rada approves new Ukraine government

Verhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, voted in a new government yesterday (2 December), putting foreign technocrats in key financial roles and renewing terms for the foreign and defence ministers in a signal that no major change in policy is likely on the rebellious east.

Europe's East 03-11-2014

West, Poroshenko condemn eastern Ukraine ‘election’

Pro-Russian rebels elected a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine yesterday (2 November) in a vote President Petro Poroshenko called "a farce" and that the EU condemned as “an obstacle to peace”.

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Europe's East 28-10-2014

Ukraine election ‘free and fair’, MEP delegation says

Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine was conducted in line with international standards, according to a team of MEPs that monitored the polls across the country.

Global Europe 28-10-2014

West hails Ukraine’s election

Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country towards mainstream Europe.

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to the media during a news briefing in Kyiv, October 26, 2014.
Elections 27-10-2014

Pro-EU parties win Ukrainian election

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed a sweeping victory for pro-Europe parties in an election Sunday (26 October), saying the vote showed people backed his plan to end a separatist conflict, his pro-Western policies, and democratic reforms.

Buffer zone in Eastern Ukraine
Europe's East 23-09-2014

Kyiv pulls out heavy weapons from buffer zone

Ukraine's military said on Monday (22 February) that it was pulling back artillery and heavy armour from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko's peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.

Petro Poroshenko
Elections 26-05-2014

Poroshenko wins Ukraine election, vows to end war

Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate manufacturer, claimed the Ukrainian presidency yesterday (25 May) with an emphatic election victory by 55.7% according to exit polls, taking on a fraught mission to end an undeclared war by Russia and steer his fragile nation closer to the West.

Ukrainian woman has cast her vote
Elections 25-05-2014

Ukrainians vote to save their country

Ukrainians vote today (25 May) for a leader they hope will save their country from bankruptcy, dismemberment and civil war, but eastern cities were turned into ghost towns where armed separatist fighters kept polling stations shut.

Andriy Deshchytsia
Europe's East 22-05-2014

Ukraine says ‘armed Russians’ cross its border

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has strongly protested attempts to cross the country’s border by armed insurgents from Russia, in what is seen as attempts to disrupt the presidential elections on 25 May, and destabilize the situation in the eastern region of the country.