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, but this year, they decided to go back to holding a military 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 celebrating?”
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 an online shop for looted Georgian goods.
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 follow Tbilisi's example.
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 allegiance is greater to Russia than to Georgia.
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 – Ukrainian and Russian – as this situation played part in the conflict over South Ossetia. Dual citizenship is illegal in...
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 the PM of Latvia, is today visiting Tbilisi, he writes.
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 former Prime Ministers Yanukovich and Kinakh.
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 capital this night, while tomorrow "there'll be plenty of politics," because presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine are expected to descend on the city.
Georgia: Presidential Pilgrimage to Tbilisi
Osteuropablog [German] comments on reports about the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania seek to make a common trip to Georgia to try to mediate in the Russian-Georgian conflict.