What Yatseniuk’s Cabinet of Ministers achieved in 100 days

The government has carried out the plans in regard to collaboration with the IMF. The least progress is in the social sphere. 

Arseniy Yatseniuk’s Cabinet of Ministers has passed the 100-day barrier, after which the moratorium on the criticism of the government’s work ends. But the majority of the experts surveyed by Forbes are not hasty to make use of this right now. Their verdict: under conditions of war, the Cabinet of Ministers has done everything possible, and it is at least naïve to demand reform, even those they had promised and those that are very relevant.  Continue reading


How to save the Donbas



By Pavlo Zhovnirenko, for UP, May 13, 2014

The Internet is abuzz with dissatisfaction with the actions, or rather the inaction, of the government and security forces in the East. This grumbling is appropriate. However, many also disapprove of the “passivity” of the Donbas residents themselves, of their so-called ignorance and lack of patriotism.

On the basis of these assumptions, the view of many regarding the pro-Russian population of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts is that “it isn’t worth fighting for them. Let them go to Russia,” “if they won’t come out in the street, then let them leave.” An additional “argument” is on the order of “the lizard gave up its tail and stayed alive.”

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George Soros about Europe, Russia and Ukraine

By Vitalii Usenko

soros1In an interesting interview to The New York Review of Books, George Soros shared his ideas on many topics including Europe, Russia, and the Ukrainian crisis. He also presented his new bookThe Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? Whether one agrees or disagrees with Soros’s interpretations and arguments, it is hard to deny that the interview is extremely insightful and gives a lot of food for thought. I offer a discussion of the part of the interview devoted to Ukraine. Continue reading

Lesja Orobez: Kommentar zur neuen ukrainischen Verfassung

Lesja Orobez: Ja, die Verfassung von 2004 ist kein Allheilmittel, jedoch würde sie Janukowytsch den festen Boden unter den Füßen entziehen

Quelle: http://uapress.info/uk/news/show/16956

[Lesja Orobez, eine 31-jährige Ehefrau und Mutter, musste die letzten Monate praktisch rund um die Uhr eine kugelsichere Weste tragen, auch oder insbesondere im Parlament. Als bekannte Regimekritikerin lebte sie unter Mordandrohungen, “wenn sie sich nicht beruhige”. Ihre Verachtung der regierenden Clique ist allgemein bekannt. An den Tagen an denen das Parlament nicht tagte, sah man sie auf dem Maidan politische Lösungen diskutierend. Lesja Orobez ist bekannt für ihren Gerechtigkeitssinn und klaren Kopf. Die Juristin ist diejenige, die fähig ist, die konstruktivste Analyse der Gesetzeslage zu liefern. Sie ist Mitglied der Partei Batkiwschtschyna.]

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