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YAVLINSKY: KREMLIN MUST STOP TRYING TO “SPLIT” UKRAINE

Several leading Russian liberals have strongly criticized Russia's role in Ukraine's ongoing election crisis. On December 2, Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky accused Russian authorities of interference in Ukraine's internal affairs. "Russian ruling circles should stop facilitating a split in Ukraine and provoking clashes there," Yavlinsky... MORE

MOLDOVA DECRIES “RUSSIAN OCCUPATION,” DRAWS MIXED WESTERN RESPONSE

On November 30, in its strongest-ever international statement, Moldova decried the "foreign military occupation, namely by the Russian Federation, of a part of Moldova's territory," demanded those troops' withdrawal, described Trans-Dniester's authorities as Russian-installed proxies, and characterized the negotiations with them as a discredited process.... MORE

YANUKOVYCH-GATE UNFOLDS AFTER UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS

The first year of Leonid Kuchma's second term as president of Ukraine was marked by a scandal that eventually became known as Kuchmagate. The affair was triggered by the release of secret tape recordings made in his office by a security guard. Two years later... MORE

WILL TYHYPKO REPLACE YANUKOVYCH?

As opposition protests mount, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's chances of proving that the presidential elections were not rigged in his favor get slimmer. Now there are signs that the ruling elite is considering a new candidate. This is Serhiy Tyhypko, who on November 29... MORE

SECURITY FORCES BEGIN TO DEFECT TO VIKTOR YUSHCHENKO

During yesterday's parliamentary hearings on Ukraine's post-election crisis, speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn promised not to use force against demonstrators. Similarly, during Sunday's meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, Security Service (SBU) chairman Ihor Smeshko argued against using force, as it would lead to greater... MORE

LATVIA’S NEW GOVERNING COALITION: BROAD-BASED, RIGHT LEANING, LATVIAN

On December 1, Latvian political parties ended a two-month deadlock by concluding a broad-based coalition agreement and programmatic declaration for the new government. The outgoing government, which had resigned in October and stayed on as caretaker, was a minority government of heterogeneous composition. It depended... MORE

VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH LOSES CONTROL IN KYIV, RETREATS TO DONETSK

As the political standoff continues in Ukraine, the only conclusion that can now possibly be made is that the pro-presidential camp never sought to hold free and fair elections in the first place. Both rounds one (October 31) and two (November 21) of the presidential... MORE

UKRAINIAN TELEVISION STOPS LYING

The information blockade around opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has broken. Channel 5, which is controlled by Yushchenko's aide Petro Poroshenko, is no longer the only television channel to give air time to the opposition and offer more or less unbiased coverage of Ukrainian politics. Several... MORE