About: Yulia Tymoshenko

Michael Emerson
Global Europe 26-11-2014

How Tolstoy might have portrayed the legacies of Yanukovich and Putin

The Kremlin has privileged politico-military-territorial objectives in Ukraine, while ignoring the economic consequences, and this begins to look like a strategic miscalculation, or Tolstoy’s “ill-directed will of one individual, and usurpation of power”, writes Michael Emerson.
Europe's East 25-10-2013

Ukraine: Edging towards the EU?

As they head for Vilnius, European leaders should remember that Tymoshenko and Yanukovych are not the only people in Ukraine who matter, writes Ian Bond.
Elections 05-11-2012

Ukraine’s quiet revolution, Part 1

The Ukrainian authorities bring to mind Napoleon's words about a person who fell asleep in a chair standing at the edge of a cliff. Unless the authorities understand the scale of the protest sentiments, they will be hit by a second wave of a tsunami, says Vadym Omelchenko.
Europe's East 31-10-2012

Is the EU losing its eastern neighbourhood?

The parliamentary elections in Ukraine on 28 October seem to illustrate that the EU is loosing its grip on its most important partner in the region, write Guillaume Van der Loo and Peter Van Elsuwege.
Oil and Industry 19-10-2012

Ukraine deserves stronger ties with the EU

Ahead of parliamentary elections, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev urges the European Union to strengthen its economic and political ties with Ukraine.
Europe's East 15-05-2012

UEFA in Ukraine: European politicians deserve yellow cards

European leaders’ boycott of the Euro 2012 football tournament in Ukraine is no great loss, but if they want to truly pressure Kyiv on human rights, they should use the full means at their disposal rather than symbolic posturing, argues Ky Krauthamer. 
Europe's East 11-03-2012

Ukraine: Not Iceland?

Iceland and Ukraine, two countries that aim at joining the EU and that both had their former leaders prosecuted for abuse of authority, seem to be treated in a completely different way, writes Kost Bondarenko of the Institute of Ukrainian Politics.
Europe's East 24-01-2012

Yanukovych’s 2012 challenge

Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych must come up with a clear, strategic plan as soon as possible in order to face the country's political and economic challenges, says Amanda Paul of the European Policy Centre in Brussels.
Europe's East 29-11-2011

Is Ukraine becoming Russia’s 88th territory?

Even as Ukraine formally gets closer to the European Union with the negotiations on an Association Agreement, the country's extreme economic insecurity and need for foreign capital to finance its debt are enabling a dramatic rise in Russian influence, argues Sonya Koshkina.
Enlargement 21-11-2011

Europe and Ukraine: Deal or no deal?

If no progress is made at the upcoming EU-Ukraine summit on a trade and association agreement, the country risks failing to democratise and falling into Russia's orbit, argues Vladimir Mishchenko.
Europe's East 08-11-2011

Ukraine: Isolation is not the way forward

The guilty verdict of the Yulia Tymoshenko trial raises important questions regarding judicial reform in Ukraine, says Kost Bondarenko. He argues that it would be a mistake for this to lead the European Union to isolate the country at a time when it is under pressure from Moscow to join its own Eurasian customs union.
Europe's East 21-10-2011

The Tymoshenko Case: Don’t confuse the People and the Government

  While Yulia Tymoshenko's imprisonment is politically motivated and a sign of a failing justice system, the West should not punish the Ukrainian people for the actions President Viktor Yanukovich, argues Viktor Tkachuck.