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Protests ensue after Odesa anti-graft and pro-Ukraine activist Sternenko gets 7 years in prison
par Mark Raczkiewycz le 26/02/2021 à 2:25
KYIV – Perhaps Odesa’s most visible pro-Ukrainian, anti-graft activist from the Euro-Maidan era was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on February 23 by a court in the Black Sea port city.
Ukrainian national security council sanctions top Russian ‘proxy’ Medvedchuk
par Mark Raczkiewycz le 26/02/2021 à 2:24
KYIV – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s loyal and chief point man in Ukraine, lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk, and his spouse – Oksana Marchenko – were hit with three-year sanctions on February 19 by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).
First COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ukraine
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:23
KYIV – Yevhen Horenko, an intensive care doctor who works in a COVID-19 ward in the Cherkasy Regional Hospital, became the first person in Ukraine to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus on February 24. The previous day, Ukraine received 500,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine […]
More contentious issues surface between Kyiv and Moscow in the Minsk Contact Group
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:22
The latest session of the Minsk Contact Group (see EDM, February 18) lifted a curtain’s corner on several disputed issues that had not been publicly aired thus far. The Ukrainian delegation had raised these issues in a position paper within the Minsk Group in November 2020 (see below) but […]
Ukraine Caucus co-chairs: Nord Stream 2 pipeline must never see completion
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:21
WASHINGTON – On February 24, the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus – Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Andy Harris (R-Md.) – released the following statement after the U.S. Department of State released its report […]
Reforming territorial defense in Ukraine: danger in delay
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:21
Late last year, on December 16, the Ukrainian parliament took up a new draft bill (No. 4504) on territorial defense (Rada.gov.ua, December 16, 2020). The proposed legislation, written by a group of lawmakers headed by Andrii Sharaskin, is based on recommendations from domestic experts as well as […]
Ukraine arrests ex-PrivatBank official as U.S. prioritizes criminal probe of former owners
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:20
The National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has arrested the former deputy chairman of a Ukrainian bank at the heart of an FBI criminal investigation as he attempted to fly abroad in the latest sign Kyiv is taking steps to tackle corruption and lawlessness.
The political struggle in Kyiv heats up
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:19
The battles at the heart of Ukraine’s political and interconnected economic systems are intensifying. The stakes are being raised and clearly the knives are out. In this situation where, as is usual in the Ukrainian context, so much happens behind the scenes and transparency is not a […]
UCU awards Ukrainian doctors the Light of Justice Award
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:18
LVIV – Olha Martynenko and Ivan Venzhynovych received the Light of Justice Award from the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) at a ceremony here on February 17. The award recognized their moral, spiritual and ethical leadership.
Will anyone answer for the killings on Maidan?
par Staff le 26/02/2021 à 2:17
It has been seven years since the worst day of bloodshed on Maidan (known as Independence Square) left 49 activists dead and over 150 injured. Of the only five men who face trial over the killings on February 20, 2014, three are now in hiding, with the trial of the remaining two men only just […]