Ukraine on the way to Europe

There is such an argument in the Russian language in the debate between a theist and an atheist, “Do you see a groundhog? No. But it’s there”. The same story is with Vladislav Surkov, whose surname has the same root with the word “groundhog” in Russian. When the Kremlin’s unchallenged grey cardinal (ideologically) of many… » read more

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When at the beginning of the 2000s scandals as regards the Gongadze case and concerning the “Kolchuga” systems broke out in Ukraine, it became clear that President Kuchma’s Euro-Atlantic vain attempts could be given up for lost. Today, due to the conflict in the Middle East we are running a risk of dropping the same… » read more

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The Kremlin reaction as regards Ukraine did not take long. The first blow, as was expected, Vladimir Putin and his team intend to strike on the stability of the Ukrainian currency – the hryvnia. The information has recently leaked into the Ukrainian on-line mass media about an attack on the hryvnia contemplated in Moscow. The… » read more

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Political shale evolution

The most powerful player – the United States of America – has finally joined the fight for the geopolitical choice of Ukraine. The first to speak out in this respect, as it should be, on behalf of President Barack Obama was US State Secretary John Kerry. In connection with the 22nd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence… » read more

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The closer is the summit of “Eastern Partnership” in Vilnius (Lithuania), scheduled for November this year, the tougher is the situation around the possible signing by Ukraine at this summit of the Association Agreement (and Free Trade Zone) with the European Union. In my previous blog I wrote about the Russian factor as powerful resistance… » read more

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The Last Battle for Kiev

“Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire.” These words of Zbigniew Brzezinski like a large nail stuck in the minds of the Kremlin rulers and their numerous menials. And gives them no rest when Ukraine starts to carry out an independent political course. Dreams about the Empire make not the first generation of Putin’s… » read more

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German poet Friedrich Hölderlin wrote: “But where the danger is, also grows the saving power.” This formulation, despite its seeming romanticism, carries in itself a profound concept, which is of high importance, in particular, for Ukrainian journalists and media. Last week, the press attache of the EU Delegation in Ukraine David Stulik in an interview… » read more

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In the context of Ukraine’s prospects of European integration there can be different attitudes to today’s economic problems in the EU. Recent statistic data isn’t too encouraging and it becomes a news topic for supporters of Ukraine’s joining to other integration structures. In fact European economy is in a recession and according to the prognoses… » read more

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