Tag: Ukraine

#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

| March 11, 2019

Anna Korbut breaks down the leading contenders for Ukraine’s presidency and the questions voters need to be asking. Anna Korbut  Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Ann_Korbut Ukraine’s post-Maidan political arrangement has delivered on some transformations but proved disappointing on others. Regardless of who wins the presidential polls, which begin on […]

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#US Sanctions failing to target #Kremlin stooges in East #Ukraine

#US Sanctions failing to target #Kremlin stooges in East #Ukraine

| March 7, 2019

US sanctions on east Ukraine are not working. Controls on those involved with the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) are failing to stop Russian businessmen working under the Kremlin’s protection from enriching themselves and furthering Russia’s ambitions abroad. The Donbass has always been the heart of hard industry in the […]

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Ukraine at a crossroads

Ukraine at a crossroads

| March 6, 2019

Ukrainian presidential hopefuls gathered today in Brussels to debate the country’s future.  Candidate Vitaliy Skotsyk writes for EU Reporter about the opportunities and challenges the country faces. In a month, Ukraine holds its most important presidential election for decades. Our nation is at a crossroads. The five-year-old conflict with Russia is causing intolerable suffering and […]

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#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

| March 1, 2019

When Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko announced she was launching impeachment proceedings against incumbent Petro Poroshenko this week, it looked like a last throw of the dice for a campaign in trouble. Tymoshenko’s ratings have been sliding for weeks and latest polls put her a distant third, behind Poroshenko and pace-setter Volodymyr Zelensky, just a month out from the first […]

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#Ukraine – Those behind #Xdedic international hacking group named

#Ukraine – Those behind #Xdedic international hacking group named

| January 30, 2019

The cyberpolice department of the Ukrainian National Police reported that Ukrainian and Belgian authorities, European Justice, Europol and United States agencies have fully documented and tracked down the creators and maintainers of a well known Darknet ‘xDedic’ portal. While online it allowed users to sell and buy access credentials to access the hacked servers online, […]

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‘I believe that we can pull Ukraine up by its bootstraps’ – Vitaliy Skotsyk, #Ukraine presidential candidate

‘I believe that we can pull Ukraine up by its bootstraps’ – Vitaliy Skotsyk, #Ukraine presidential candidate

| January 30, 2019

A successful businessman who hopes to break the mould of Ukraine politics in the country’s upcoming presidential elections has spelled out his domestic policy objectives.  Vitaliy Skotsyk (pictured) was speaking to EU Reporter ahead of polling day on 31 March. He is one of more than 20 candidates running in the election. Others include the […]

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Leading #Ukraine lawyer Andrei Domansky faces raids from security services

Leading #Ukraine lawyer Andrei Domansky faces raids from security services

| January 25, 2019

A leading Ukraine lawyer who has tried to shine a light on abuses against journalists in his homeland has himself been targeted by the country’s security services. The home and offices of Andrei Domansky were raided by the staff of the security service of Ukraine on 17 January during which files and highly sensitive case […]

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