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· August, 2011

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2011

Ukraine: “Independence Day #20″

Odessablog wishes a happy Independence Day to Ukrainian readers: “Be assured that despite the wandering path taken thus far and all the mis-steps, Ukraine is doing OK. It is not...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Case

At OpenDemocracy.net, Valery Kalnysh explains in detail the case against Ukraine's former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukraine: “Proper” vs “Improper” Journalism

At OpenDemocracy.net, Aleksey Matsuka, a Donetsk-based journalist, explains what “proper” journalism means in this Eastern Ukrainian region – and what awaits those who are deemed “improper” journalists.

Ukraine: Yuri Lutsenko's Case “Falling Apart”

Foreign Notes writes that the criminal case against Yuri Lutsenko, Ukraine's former Minister of the Interior, is “falling apart.”

Ukraine: 47,000 Doctor Vacancies

There are 47,000 vacancies for doctors in Ukraine, Odessablog reports.

Ukraine: 20 Years of Independence

As Ukraine is about to turn 20 years old, Alexander J. Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues and Vasyl of uaMuzik sum up the current political and social situation in the...

Ukraine: Sergiy Tigipko to Become PM in 2012-14?

Odessablog predicts that Ukraine's Vice PM Sergiy Tigipko “will become Prime Minister of Ukraine sometime between October 2012 and January 2014. Probably sooner rather than later.”

Ukraine: Closing Window to West

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about increasing western critique against the trials against former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Timoshenko, and several of her ex-colleagues, and how this – combinded with...

Ukraine: Politics, Economy, Euro 2012 and Relations With the West

At OpenDemocracy.net, Sergei Zhadan writes in depth on how Ukraine's political and economic situation affects the ongoing preparations for the Euro 2012 football championship, which is less than a year...

US-Russia: Reset in the Balance

Gordon Hahn of Russia: Other Points of View provides perspective to the gradual decay of US Russia reset policy against the background of the 2008 Russo-Georgian war and increasing political...

Ukraine: Intellectuals Condemn Tymoshenko Trial in an Open Letter

Alexander J. Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues comments on an open letter signed by “a diverse group of 28 writers, scholars, and commentators,” in which “they condemn the [Tymoshenko] trial...

Ukraine: The 1975 ‘Ukrainian Cuisine’ Book

The Pickle Project reviews the English-language ‘Ukrainian Cuisine’ book, published in Kyiv in 1975.

Ukraine: Basic Language Tips

The Kalpak shares some Ukrainian language tips that should “help with basic sign reading that a new visitor to Ukraine will need to do in order to navigate around Kyiv.”

Ukraine: Western Bloggers React to Ukrainian Official's Steve Jobs Plagiarism

Serhiy Pishkovtsiy of Blogoreader.org.ua reviews [uk] the reactions of Western bloggers to reports that Ukraine’s Secretary of National Security and Defense Raisa Bohatyryova has plagiarized [uk] Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford...

Syria: World Cities Rally Against and For Bashar

Events in Syria are being echoed around the world. Syrians in the diaspora rallied in the majority of the cities in the world, either asking to overthrow Bashar Al Assad...

Ukraine: Party of Regions’ “Prejudicial Statement” on Tymoshenko's Case

LEvko of Foreign Notes quotes “a highly prejudicial statement [in goofy English],” posted on the Party of Regions’ website, to explain why “western observers call the Tymoshenko trial a farce,...

Ukraine: Language Confusion

Austere Insomniac thinks that Ukraine's former PM Yulia Tymoshenko's insistence of having Russian interpreted to Ukrainian in the court-case against her is silly, as Russian is her mother tongue, and...

Ukraine: Time for a Change?

Vasyl of uaMuzik argues that it is time for new and independent politicians to enter the Ukrainian political scene, so that the country will be able to leave the conflicts...

Ukraine: Courtroom Mudslinging

LEvko of Foreign Notes discusses how Ukrainian Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, appeared as an unexpected witness in the trial against his predecessor, Yulia Tymoshenko, which resulted in loads of political...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Trial and the Legacy of “Gassy Shenanigans”

In the first post on the newly-launched Bordering on Lunacy blog, Euan MacDonald writes about the trial of Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko – “who is guilty, apparently, of the heinous...

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