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THE RISE AND FALL OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY IN BELARUS
On January 18, the organization "Free Belarus" nominated Mikalay Statkevich as a candidate for the next presidential election, stating that its campaign must adopt the flag of the European Union and that its symbol should be a cornflower. The nomination followed two others from the... MORE
YUSHCHENKO OUTLINES UKRAINE’S DESIRE TO “RETURN TO EUROPE”
This week the EU finally came round to the conclusion that Viktor's Yushchenko's support for Ukraine "returning to Europe" is no hollow rhetoric. Former president Leonid Kuchma also spoke of "returning to Europe" in 1998, when he first outlined plans for Ukraine to join the... MORE
YUSHCHENKO IN STRASBOURG: EUROPEAN ASPIRATIONS VERSUS ZERO-SUM GAMES
Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on January 25, President Viktor Yushchenko defined "Ukrainians as a European nation that could not tolerate an assault on its freedoms, [and] stood up and defended their right to a free and fair election."... MORE
YULIA TYMOSHENKO TO BECOME UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER
One day after he was inaugurated as Ukraine's third president, Viktor Yushchenko appointed a powerful and radical triumvirate. Yulia Tymoshenko, of the eponymous bloc, was named prime minister; businessman Petro Poroshenko secretary of the National Security Council; and Oleksandr Zinchenko, the head of the Yushchenko... MORE
YUSHCHENKO IN MOSCOW
On January 24, one day after his inauguration as President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko paid a visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yushchenko thus fulfilled a campaign promise to head for Moscow on his first presidential trip abroad, as a reassuring gesture to opponents in... MORE
WHO STANDS IN OPPOSITION TO YUSHCHENKO?
Yesterday, January 23, opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of Ukraine. The tables have been turned in Kyiv, and those who ruled yesterday are coming to grips with the new reality and learning to be in the opposition. For the moment, for... MORE
DID UKRAINE’S SECURITY SERVICE REALLY PREVENT BLOODSHED DURING THE ORANGE REVOLUTION?
On January 17, the New York Times published a sensational expose alleging that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) had been key to preventing bloodshed during the Orange Revolution. The article was translated for Ukrayinska pravda the same day and has unleashed a debate as... MORE
UKRAINIAN STEEL EXPORTS FACE HURDLES ON THE RUSSIAN MARKET
Ukrainian steel pipe deliveries to Russia, traditionally a contentious issue, will undoubtedly figure high on the agenda of upcoming discussions on bilateral economic relations. Regime change in Ukraine adds a political dimension to the negotiations with Moscow on this major Ukrainian export article. On January... MORE
WHAT DID PUTIN ACTUALLY TELL RUUTEL, AND HOW DID HE PHRASE IT?
On January 20, Estonia 's President Arnold Ruutel used a radio address from Moscow to tell his country that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to support an official Russian repudiation of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact. If so, the move could suddenly ease the atmosphere of... MORE
LITHUANIA BRACES FOR RUSSIAN MOVE ON MAZEIKIAI OIL COMPLEX
The Russian government's ongoing seizure of the private Yukos oil company threatens to extend into Lithuania . There, a Yukos subsidiary is the majority-owner and operator of the oil-processing and oil-transport industry, Lithuania 's largest industrial asset. The country seeks to prevent, or limit the... MORE