· July, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from July, 2008

Ukraine: “No Place in the EU”?

  31 July 2008

A Fistful of Euros critiques a “wince-inducingly stupid article” on Ukraine written by “Richard Wagner, a Transylvanian German writer. (Well, former Transylvanian. Like most T-Germans, he emigrated from Romania as soon as he could get out.)”

Moldova, Ukraine: Floods

  30 July 2008

A Fistful of Euros writes about “huge floods across southeastern Europe” and the lack of reliable information in English from this region.

Ukraine: Flooding

  29 July 2008

Ukrainiana reviews media reports on the flooding in Western Ukraine, which has killed at least 22 people, including six children.

Soviet History: The Afghan War

The Turkish Invasion writes at length about the Soviet Afghan War and posts pictures from the memorial in Kyiv. Window on Eurasia writes that Russian Afghan War vets “want Moscow to celebrate their war too.”

Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes that “three Texas Tech professors and their graduate students trained 27 Iraqi scientists about processes needed to clean up radioactive debris” this past June in Pripyat: “Well, that’s an interesting use of Pripyat – train Iraqis on radiation clean up techniques in a city that...

Ukraine: Manoeuvres for Presidential Power

  26 July 2008

Foreign Notes comments on allegations on the Ukrainian presidential website that Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko is conspiring with Party of Regions's chairman Viktor Yanukovich to succeed Viktor Yushchenko as President of Ukraine in 2010.

Ukraine: The King Who Never Was

  26 July 2008

Kiev Ukraine News Blog posts a Seattle Times review of a biography about Vasyl Vyshyvani, a former Habsburg archduke, who in the interwar years aspired for the throne of Ukraine.