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· March, 2009

Stories about Ukraine from March, 2009

Ukraine: Yushchenko's Constitution Proposal

Kyiv Scoop and What's Up, Ukraine? comment on the constitutional changes proposed by president Victor Yushchenko.

Ukraine: Relations With Russia and Romania

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes: “While Russian strategists declare Ukraine “a failed state” on the verge of losing its sovereignty, some Romanian officials and media are suggesting that only...

Ukraine: History of Carpatho-Ukraine

History of the short-lived Carpatho-Ukraine – at Ukrainian Policy Daily.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

Photos from a 2008 trip to Chernobyl – at GRcade.

Ukraine: “NEVER Step Out Without a Passport”

Turkish Invasion writes about a recent encounter with Kyiv police.

Czech Republic: Government Loses No Confidence Vote

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about “he first time a Czech government has been unseated by a vote of confidence since 1989 and, if I'm not mistaken, ever in modern Czech...

Ukraine, EU, Russia: Gas Pipelines Deal

Robert Amsterdam's Blog and Streetwise Professor write about Russia's reaction to the deal signed between Ukraine and the EU to upgrade Ukraine's gas pipelines.

Ukraine: Women

Alina Rudya's Kyiv Post piece on Ukrainian women has generated 133 comments so far – as well as a discussion at Natalia Antonova's blog.

Ukraine: Ternopil Regional Council Election

Regional council election in the western Ukrainian region of Ternopil took place on March 15, following much political drama and resulting in the victory of an ultra-nationalist party and poor...

Ukraine: West turns its back on Kiev?

Kiev Ukraine News Blog re-posts a Newsweek piece, which argues that the United States and the European Union are turning their backs on Ukraine, reverting the celebratory politics of an...

Ukraine, U.S.: NATO or “Our Own Reset Button”

A discussion of the current U.S. stance on Ukraine's NATO membership – at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: From Dnipropetrovsk to Odesa

From Dnipropetrovsk to Odesa, the last installment of the Touring Ukraine's Economy travelogue, at Petro's Jotter: “Despite the inept politicians, lack of leadership, and rampant corruption, I remain in awe...

Ukraine: Adelaja Charged With Fraud

Ukrainian Policy Daily writes about fraud charges filed against the Embassy of God pastor Sunday Adelaja in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Boy Dies of Cancer As Bank Wouldn’t Give Money Back

Ukrainiana writes about a 12-year-old boy who died of cancer at a Donetsk hospital, while his family tried to find money to be able to afford treatment abroad: “Oleksiy's aunt...

Ukraine, U.S.: Aid to Chernobyl-Affected Area Hospital

MoldovAnn writes about ongoing attempts to help a Ukrainian hospital in the Chernobyl-affected area to receive a humanitarian aid donation from a U.S. NGO.

Central & Eastern Europe: Ruthenians

Edward Lucas writes about the plight of Ruthenians.

Ukraine, Russia: Social Networking vs Work

Svetlana Gladkova writes on Profy about how social networking often interferes with work being done in Ukraine and Russia: “In fact, as many as 69% of Russian companies already block...

Ukraine: Memorial Flat of Mikhail Bulgakov

The Uncataloged Museum writes about the Memorial Flat of Mikhail Bulgakov in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk

An account of a trip to Dnipropetrovsk – at Petro's Jotter.

Ukraine: Banks Not Trusted

Ukrainiana explains why people are reluctant to entrust their money to Ukrainian banks: “Bring the money to the banks? Only to have the banks refuse to give the money back...

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