UkraineAtWar

The Euromaidan Revolution placed Ukraine on a trajectory of European integration and war with Russia. UkraineAtWar will provide inside and alternative analysis into domestic reforms and what lies behind Russian military aggression against Ukraine.

This is the first presidential election where Ukraine’s oligarchs and Russia have both seen the Ukrainian President as a figure who should be condemned and who they jointly view as their main enemy. The majority of Ukraine’s most powerful and wealthiest oligarchs have long viewed Petro Poroshenko as their number one enemy. A new study… » read more

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  Will Volodymyr Zelensky quickly understand – if he is elected president – that the Russian state is Ukraine’s enemy and a threat to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national security of Ukraine? In other words, think the same as the majority of Ukrainians? This is very doubtful based upon Zelensky’s inexperience in international affairs… » read more

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The second round is coming closer with incumbent Petro Proshenko facing comedian Volodymyr Zelensky. For many months it has been clear that Russia wanted anybody to win – except Poroshenko. Today, in the second round, this is even more the case as pro-Putin Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky comes out stridently in support of Zelensky and… » read more

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        Concerns are growing within the Trump Administration and America’s intelligence community over Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko’s use of shadowy limited liability companies (LLC) to fund her U.S. lobbying activities. A new report discloses millions of dollars that Yulia Tymoshenko is using for lobbying in Washington from offshore tax havens and… » read more

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  Yulia Tymoshenko’s appearance on 1+1 Channel’s ‘Right to Power’ program during which she stated Ukrainians should not rely on any external advice in order to build a strong Ukraine. Her website reported that ‘Tymoshenko believes that to build a fundamentally new quality of life, revive its economy and establish a high quality of life… » read more

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    As the undisputed frontrunner throughout most of the Ukrainian presidential election campaign, Yulia Tymoshenko’s recent, precipitous fall from the top of opinion surveys has brought out an increasing desperation in the stretch run of her third and likely final bid to lead Ukraine. As she has essentially campaigned non-stop for the presidency since… » read more

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo challenged world leaders to choose democracy over tyranny when political crisis broke out in Venezuela in late January. “Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side,” said America’s senior diplomat during an address to the United Nations Security Council. “Either you stand with… » read more

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the media, justice system, and the protection of human rights. For example, Reporters Without Borders noted “Ukrainian authorities have adopted a number of long-awaited reforms since the 2014 revolution, including laws on media ownership transparency and access to state-held information.” Why did the HRW contradict Reporters Without Borders and claim “the Ukrainian government continued restrictions… » read more

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This month’s elections are not typical because they are being held when nearly three quarters of Ukrainians believe their country is at war, including 47-62% who believe this in eastern and southern Ukraine. This means that Ukrainians will be electing not only a president but just as important, a commander-in-chief who can lead the country… » read more

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Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov has long-term ties with Andriy Biletsky that stretch back at least a decade before Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine in 2014. There is little doubt that Avakov is using National Corps and National Druzhyny to oppose Petro Poroshenko’s election campaign and bring Yulia Tymoshenko to power. Avakov is worried that… » read more

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