The Kyiv Post remembers very well the first two years of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s regime, in 2010 and 2011.
We ran editorial after editorial warning of rampant corruption and monopolization of power, of fake reform and fake anti-corruption drives. Many embassies, business groups and others dismissed us as negative pessimists. Some went even further – writing column after column extolling Yanukovych’s non-existent democratic credentials.
The heat is on
The weather forecast for the weekend in Kyiv is sunny with highs flirting with 30 degrees Celsius. Ukrainians will have extra time next week to celebrate the good weather. June 28 is Constitution Day, an official holiday to mark the signing of the first Constitution 20 years ago. More celebrations are ahead as Ukraine on Aug. 24 celebrates its 25th birthday as an independent nation
The Kyiv Post asked some of Ukraine's biggest real estate agents, Blagovist in Kyiv, Atlanta in Odesa and Duokom in Lviv, what are the best deals on offer.
For the last 3 years before EuroMaidan Revolution, every June 6th, celebrated as journalist's day in Ukraine, activists and journalists were organising the rally to protest media censorship in the country in front of the President Yanukovych residence Mezhyhirya. On February 22nd, after the end of the Yanukovych government and his abrupt leave, the Mezhyhirya compound, his residence in the Kyiv countryside, was opened to protesters, activists and journalists. This led to the discovery of more than 200 folders of documents detailing the former president's activities. This year, for the third time, on June 4 and 5th participators will gather to celebrate freedom of expression and Ukraine's first journalism award for the best investigation at the event. At the residence, organizators will gather national and international speakers, journalists and activist and present a final analysis of the last years's events together with the documentary about Russian propaganda in Baltic States.
The ineffectiveness of the West’s strategy towards Ukraine will become clearer again this summer, when the International Monetary Fund’s board of directors meets in July and, mostly likely, approves another $1.7 billion loan to Kyiv.
Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Post tracks the progress made by Ukraine’s post-EuroMaidan Revolution leaders in making structural changes in the public interest in six key areas: economy & finance, security & defense, energy, rule of law, public administration and agriculture.
Editor's Note: This Kyiv Post classic story was originally published on Oct. 8, 2010.
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Editor's Note: This Kyiv Post classic story was originally published on Oct. 19, 2005.
A decade at the forefront of an independent media in Ukraine
Editor's Note: The following are Ukraine-related excerpts from the G7 Ise-Shima Summit Declaration in Japan on May 26-27.
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, sentenced in Russia on bogus murder charges to 22 years in prison, was exchanged on May 25 for two Russian officers imprisoned in Ukraine.
The exchange took place in secrecy in the airport of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Savchenko arrived to Kyiv Boryspil Airport at 3 p.m.
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