About: Viktor Yanukovych

Europe's East 24-01-2019

Ukraine sentences ex-leader Yanukovych in absentia for treason

A Ukrainian court on Thursday (24 January) found ex-president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and sentenced him in absentia to 13 years in prison for asking Russia's Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine.

Austrian extradition could spell trouble for Trump

An Austrian court on Tuesday (22 February) approved the extradition of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to the United States in a bribery case, overturning an earlier ruling that had said the US request was politically motivated.
Europe's East 17-08-2016

Ukrainian protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

Ukrainian activists today (17 August) held a protest in central Kyiv accusing the country's powerful prosecutors of obstructing a newly formed national agency that has exposed massive official corruption.
Enlargement 01-07-2016

Groysman: Ukraine will join EU within 10 years

Ukraine will join the EU within the next decade, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Friday, adding that his country still believed strongly in the bloc despite Britain's vote to leave.
Europe's East 04-03-2016

US ambassador: ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Europe is major risk for Kyiv

EXCLUSIVE / Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the US ambassador to Ukraine, told EURACTIV that Kyiv had made a courageous choice for democracy and freedom, but now faces the perils of “Ukraine fatigue” among its European allies. EURACTIV reports from Kyiv.
Agrifood 10-12-2015

Time to reconsider EU sanctions against Moscow, say German farmers

The EU should reconsider its sanctions against Moscow due to the Ukraine crisis, as the farming sector is struggling, the German Farmers' Association (DBV) told EURACTIV.
Europe's East 13-11-2015

Hague court says Maidan repression wasn’t crime against humanity

Ukraine's security forces used "excessive and indiscriminate" force in the 2014 Maidan protests, but are not guilty of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Thursday (12 November).
Armenia 20-05-2015

Two tier Eastern Partnership on the table at Riga summit

The EU plans to strengthen relations with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, setting them apart from the other Eastern Partnership countries, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus. EURACTIV France reports
Economy & Jobs 15-04-2015

EU pushing Ukraine towards trilateral free trade, with Russia

Fearing that Russia could retaliate against Ukraine following the entry into force of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) later this year, the European Commission is now pushing Ukraine to agree to a trilateral trade format, including Russia.
Europe's East 13-01-2015

Interpol puts Yanukovich on wanted list

Interpol has put ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on the international wanted list on Ukrainian charges of embezzlement and financial wrong-doing, according to a notice on the international police organisation's website on Monday.
Europe's East 11-09-2014

Poland’s stake in the Ukraine crisis: hawkish or insightful?

SPECIAL REPORT: Observers generally agree that Warsaw plays a major role in the EU’s handling of the Ukraine crisis. Some call it hawkish, while others say that Poland is simply more insightful, and that the rest of the Union should attach more value to its understanding of Russia, and Eastern Europe.
Europe's East 17-01-2014

Füle calls new Ukrainian laws ‘shocking’, ‘disrespectful to democracy’

Enlargement and Neighbourhood Commissioner Štefan Füle said he was “shocked” and “deeply disappointed” by new legislation which the Ukrainian parliament hastily pushed though yesterday (16 January). 

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