• The winner of the first round in the Ukrainian presidential elections is someone who has never held a government position and has no record of political or civic activism. Rather, Volodymyr Zelensky has risen to prominence by ridiculing in tv shows the politicians he is running against. He is a populist who defies the existing left and right wing models, writes political scientist Sergiy Kudelia.
    by Sergiy Kudelia
  • In a worst-case scenario, political-technological trickery could unsettle social stability in Ukraine. Cynical puppet masters are prepared to risk the outbreak of a major domestic civil conflict for the sake of securing the re-election of Ukraine’s incumbent president.
  • On March 31 Ukrainians will vote for a new president. It looks like a run-off between Petro Poroshenko and TV comedian Volodymir Zelensky. This 'against-all' candidate with no political experience shows that a large chunk of the electorate is fed up with Poroshenko's Putinism-lite. The West prefers to neglect these signs, says journalist Leonid Ragozin.
    by Leonid Ragozin
  • Встреча президента Украины Петра Порошенко и патриарха Варфоломея стала началом четвертого акта большой исторической драмы под

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  • The chaotic scenes in Kyiv as supporters freed Mikhail Saakashvili after the police arrested him, seemed to suggest that the

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  • The old clans are re-asserting their power in Ukraine again, while staying on a European course. In Ukraine pro-European political

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  • Ukrainian president Poroshenko's time runs out. Voters have grown impatient with pervasive corruption and the suffocating

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  • The recent decision of an Austrian court to allow the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the United States is a remarkable turn

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