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· August, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2008

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Response to “Accusations of Treason”

Ukrainiana examines PM Yulia Tymoshenko's response to “accusations of treason.”

Ukraine: “Gender Equality and Genuine Democracy”

Mayia guestblogs at The 8th Circle about “gender and democracy” in Ukraine.

Russia, Georgia: Unilateral Recognition of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's Independence

Russia has formally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia today. Below are some of the initial reactions from LiveJournal's Cyrillic sector.

Ukraine: More on Independence Day Parade

Greetings from Kyiv writes about this year's Independence Day in Kyiv: “In the last few years, Ukraine focused on featuring non-profit organizations and cultural groups in their Independence Day parade,...

Ukraine: Independence Day Parade and Tymoshenko

Petro of Petro's Jotter was watching live coverage of the Independence Day parade in Kyiv: “[Yulia Tymoshenko] was not shown in any of the coverage. I wonder where she is...

Ukraine: Independence Day Parade

Ukrainiana posts photos and video from the Aug. 24 Independence Day military parade in Kyiv.

Georgia: Ukrainian Bloggers Action

Peace in Georgia points its readers to an action staged by Ukrainian bloggers. Following reports that Russian troops and South Ossetian irregulars engaged in looting, the bloggers have set up...

Ukraine: Past and Future of Independence Square

The past and, possibly, the future of Kyiv's Independence Square, in pictures and text (RUS), posted by LJ user raikkonen2007 in the ru_politics LJ community.

Ukraine: Military Parade Rehearsal

LJ user alex_from_kiev (RUS) posts a video of the Independence Day military parade rehearsal in Kyiv in the ru_politics LJ community.

Russia: What Women Want

Anna Ershova uses Google to find out what Russian, Ukrainian, Mongolian, Finnish and American women aspire for.

Ukraine, Russia: Crimea

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about Russian citizens and Russian ships in Crimea – as well as about Boris Yeltsin's role in stopping the Crimean separatism in the mid-1990s.

Ukraine: Russian-Georgian War Fallout

Foreign Notes writes about some of the developments in Ukraine related to the Russian-Georgian conflict.

Georgia Leaves Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

GUS-News reflects over (GER) Georgia's decision to leave the CIS – the organisation formed after soviet demise by ex USSR-republics – and the country's appeal to other member states to...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Accused of Russian Backing

Foreign Notes writes about accusations levelled against Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, that she has secured Russian backing to win the next presidential elections – a matter questioning whether Tymoshenko's...

Ukraine: Dual Citizenship Check Due to Georgian War?

LJ user scherbin notes (RUS) that the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament national security committee has proposed that authorities should check which people in the country has dual citizenship –...

Ukraine: Government Position Towards Georgia

LEvko of Foreign Notes comments on the attitude of the Ukrainian government towards the situation in Georgia. The Ukrainian President, accompanied by the Presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, and...

Georgia War: Questioning Ukrainian Arms Trade to Georgia

Taras Kuzio writes about alleged crimes in Ukrainian arms’ trade with Georgia and suggests that some of the guilty should be brought to justice – paradoxically ex President Kuchma and...

Georgia War: Consequences for Ukraine

Buffalo Expatriate discusses the consequences of the Russian-Georgian conflict for Ukraine.

Georgia War: Chances for Peace in the Caucasus?

Da Rússia [Portuguese] comments on the ongoing Russian-Georgian war and presents views on containing the conflict and how to reach a sustainable peace.

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

Three bloggers who are currently in Tbilisi describe what life there has been like in the past few days. According to LJ user oleg_panfilov, everything is quiet in the Georgian...

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