Peacebuilding in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

When discussing International Alert's work in conflict regions with colleagues, associates, donors, etc., I sometimes feel that we understand each oth...

Farms, Faith and Fascism: The Nation of OOOG Goes to Ukraine

Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Politics
Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah

Since our stunning performance at this year's General Election, the Al-Zebabist Nation of OOOG has been slowly expanding its international operations,...

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Denies Owning Ostriches On 'Newsnight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

In an interview with BBC "Newsnight" on Monday, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich defended himself against claims that he used his position...

A New Documentary Film Charts the Rise of Ukraine's Maidan Protests

Matt Potter | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Potter

I was asked to review Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary record of the Ukraine protest movement Maïdan for Radio 4's Front Row programme this month. It's a timely film. Russia's black propaganda efforts since Maidan have been unrelenting...

Elections in Ukraine: Scepticism

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Inna Shevchenko

I grew up in a country where people with abilities don't have authority and people with authority don't have abilities. And now, just a week before parliamentary elections in Ukraine, I can say that it still remains this way.

Independence Square In Flames As Maidan Activists Clash With Ukrainian Forces

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

The remaining protesters occupying Kiev’s Independence Square were confronted by Ukrainian authorities on Thursday, with government forces intent on...

Young Filmmaker Shows Story Of Ukraine's Real Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Do the stories of ordinary people get left behind in the day-to-day reporting and the dour political analysis of international war and tragedy? Fil...

Yulia Tymoshenko Likely To Be Released

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

The Ukrainian parliament has voted in favour of stripping a law that could allow for the release of country's former Prime Minister. Yulia Tymoshenko,...

Ukraine Crisis: 'Peace Deal' Announced By President Yanukovych

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: According to the BBC, the Ukrainian parliament has voted to amend the law that could lead to release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshe...

Ukraine Protests Force EU To Impose Sanctions On Officials In Kiev

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW The European Union has moved to impose sanctions on Ukraine following an escalation in the violence between riot...

Incredible Before And After Pictures Of Kiev's Devastated Independence Square

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale and Tahira Mirza | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Three months ago, Independence Square, know locally as Maidan Nezalezhnosti, was the peaceful centrepiece of the ancient capital of Kiev, with an arch...

Do We Really Want Ukrainians Repeating 'F*** the EU?'

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

The Ukrainian people are fighting for our values and for the rights we take for granted. They are many and they are very determined. This should command more than just our respect. They deserve a real, tangible European response, and they deserve it now.

Why Ukraine Protest Is a Test of Courage for Europe

Richard Howitt | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

Mass demonstrations in freezing temperatures, a repressive police response - the scenes from the 'Maidan' in Ukraine leaves little doubt about where our sympathies should lie. The fact that the protest is from those who want to leave the country's Soviet past far behind by locking it on a path towards European Union membership would seem to remove all doubt.