Viktor Yanukovych

The Resounding Silence of Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Fight

Jo Simmons | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Poroshenko, himself a billionaire oligarch, was hailed by the West for his anti-corruption virtues when he was sworn into office. A year and a half into his term, the so-called reformer is proving to be just a more cunning version of his fellow oligarchs: gaining control of the state by promising without delivering.

Ukraine's Prime Minister Resigns, Leaving Parliament In Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, according to local media. “In connection with the breakup of the parl...

UK Economic Damage Is 'Price Worth Paying' To Punishing Russia With Sanctions, Says Hagye

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Damage to the British economy by sanctions against Russia are a "price worth paying", William Hague has said, announcing a new raft of measures agains...

How William Hague Deceived the House of Commons on Ukraine

David Morrison | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Morrison

In a statement on 4 March 2014, Foreign Minister William Hague deceived the House of Commons about the legitimacy of the new regime in Ukraine... He led the House to believe that the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, had removed President Yanukovich from power on 22 February in accordance with the Ukrainian constitution.

The West Also Holds Responsibility for the Events in Ukraine

Scott Dickson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Dickson

It's a case of making your bed and sleeping in it. Why is anyone really surprised that Russia is intervening in Ukraine? The dully predictable outburst of anti-Russian sentiment in the media would suggest plenty of people are. Yet it would take only ten minutes on Wikipedia to be aware of the historical complexity of this region.

EU Leaders TO Hold Emergency Meeting On Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

EU leaders, including David Cameron, are to begin talks in Brussels aimed at putting further pressure on Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops back to...

Putin Is Playing Chess While the West Is Playing Checkers

John Wight | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

The sight of Russian soldiers in the Crimea is evidence that western hegemony, long held as the sine qua non of global affairs, is no longer a given. It is also further evidence that when it comes to foreign policy, Vladimir Putin is playing chess while his counterparts in Washington, London, and throughout the EU are playing checkers.

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of 'Armed Invasion' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Ukraine's new leadership has accused Russia of staging an "armed occupation and invasion of a sovereign state", as Russian politicians were set to deb...

Is This The President On The Run?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Diplomats have admitted they have no idea of the whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, with grainy footage emerging via a Ukrai...

Ukraine: Europe's Border Region Between Hope and Violence

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

With the US reluctant to act and Russia only too keen to support Yanukovych, it falls to the EU to mediate and do all it can to promote a smooth transition and fair elections later in the year. Founded on the idea that fostering common interests helps to defuse conflicts, the EU has always favoured dialogue over the use of force.

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Echoes of the Cold War

Joe Pennell | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Pennell

Beneath the pallid smog of billowing smoke that hangs above Independence Square in Kiev, the belligerents of the civil war pause for breath in a conflict that few can be sure will not resume. If it does, the rebels that hide behind their barricades, and the state forces that try to haul them down, may discover that - beneath the burnt-out tyres, barrels, and rubble - the unexpected weight of history lies very much alive and unwell.

Ukraine's President 'Wanted For Mass Murder'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovich is now wanted by police for mass murder, the acting interior minister has posted on his Facebook profile....

Mehdi's Morning Memo: It's The Oil, Stupid

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 22 February 2014... 1) IT'S THE OIL, STUPID It's all kicking off in the debate over Scotland...

Ukraine's Presidential Palace Empty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May. The vote came barely an hour after Mr Y...

A Requiem for the World's Revolutionaries

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It gives me no pleasure to say this: revolutions are often in vain. It is, alas, too easy to be swept up in the excitement of young protesters taking control of the streets... TV cameras blinking down from the balconies of nearby hotels give us the impression of a people in revolt, an unstoppable wave of protest, sweeping away oppression and corruption.

Russia Is Losing Its Grip on European Energy Supply

David Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

Russia pulled off a major diplomatic coup in November by inducing Ukraine to abandon its proposed association agreement with the EU, the consequences of which are currently being played out on the streets of Kiev. But it would wrong to assume that Russia now calls all the shots in relations with its ex-Soviet neighbour...

Vitali Klitschko Caught Up In Kiev Riots (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Former boxer and politician Vitali Klitschko was sprayed with powder from a fire extinguisher as anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, ...

Why is Putin Pardoning Khodorkovsky Now?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

There are surprises in politics and there are shocks. Today's announcement from Putin that he is pardoning Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of the original oligarchs and long-time enemy of Putin, most definitely qualifies as a shock.

WATCH: Guess What Happened Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Don't you just hate it when you're playing a really vital role in a ceremony for Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Ukrainian President Viktor Yan...