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· December, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from December, 2007

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Budget

  29 December 2007

Foreign Notes reports on the article in a Ukrainian daily that accuses Yulia Tymoshenko of going against her election promises and approving the 2008 budget that includes “a multimillion INCREASE in the money provided for the maintenance of deputies, kabmin ‘big-knobs’, and the President and his secretariat.”

Ukraine: Politics Update

  29 December 2007

LEvko of Foreign Notes thinks that president Yushchenko – like Margaret Thatcher before him – should get himself a “voice coach.”

Ukraine: Hotels

  26 December 2007

Our Man in Gdansk suspects there's a difference between Kyiv hotels and those outside Ukraine's capital.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and Coal Miners

  25 December 2007

Yulia Tymoshenko returned as Ukraine's prime minister on Dec. 18. Five days later, she was in Donetsk region, visiting the site of Ukraine's worst coal mining accident, the troubled Zasyadko mine. While there, she declared: "We'll be working on it and will make it so that in our country both young people and children would want to become coal miners." Below is a discussion of Tymoshenko's promise that took place at Korrespondent.net, a Ukrainian news site.

  24 December 2007

Foreign Notes writes about Raisa Bohatyryova, an ally of Victor Yanukovych and president Yushchenko's appointee for the position of head of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council.

Ukraine, Russia: On Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Putin

  21 December 2007

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's TV address and Viktor Yanukovych's “shadow opposition government” – as well as Vladimir Putin's misrepresentation of Ukraine's Russophone population in his Time Magazine interview and a subsequent reaction of the head of Donetsk region, who “emphasized that the Russian-speaking population of his oblast, which...

Ukraine: PM Tymoshenko, Pro & Con

  21 December 2007

Kiev Blogger believes “Tymoshenko as PM is probably the worst thing that could happen to Ukraine at the moment”: “The only positive thing about it (and it's only positive from a very strategic point of view), is that Ukraine really does have real political competition, backed up by the competition...

Ukraine: New Government

  21 December 2007

Orange Ukraine writes about priorities of Yulia Tymoshenko's cabinet and about the transfer of power from the old government to the new.

Soviet History: 1963 Race Rally

  18 December 2007

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about a little-known 1963 rally in Moscow's Red Square, when 500 African students rallied against racial discrimination, following the death of a Ghanian fellow student.

Ukraine: PM Tymoshenko

  18 December 2007

Ukrainiana writes about today's vote for Yulia Tymoshenko as prime minister – a “completely public vote,” notes Orange Ukraine – and lists the new ministers in her cabinet. Foreign Notes explains the new defense minister's reluctance to vote for Tymoshenko – and points out Tymoshenko's “dilemma”: “If she is elected...

Ukraine: God or Demons Against Tymoshenko?

  12 December 2007

An MP from president Victor Yushchenko's bloc proposes to have the parliament building sanctified, to purge it of the “demonic forces.” An MP from Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions claims that God is against Yulia Tymoshenko as Ukraine's prime minister. Ukrainiana posts a video and translates transcript of the...

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