Ukraine is far from the only nation whose people are trying to fight entrenched political corruption. Despite its institutional advantages over Ukraine, America in November will make a choice between two tainted candidates: Hillary Clinton, whose obedience to wealthy interests makes her highly suspect, and Donald Trump, the narcissistic billionaire buffoon.
Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car explosion in Kyiv on the morning of July 20, reported Ukrainska Pravda. Sheremet worked in Ukrainska Pravda, a popular online news outlet.
Journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car explosion in Kyiv on the morning of July 20, reported Ukrainska Pravda. Sheremet worked in Ukrainska Pravda, a popular online news outlet.
The Kyiv Post appreciates comments from readers who want us to find more uplifting news. We hear you and note that many of our stories are about the latest business openings, what’s happening on the nightlife scene or progressive new political movements. On Aug. 19, we publish a special supplement celebrating Ukraine’s 25th birthday.
Editor's Note: The following is a White House fact sheet on U.S. and NATO security assistance to Ukraine.
Editor's Note: The following is a U.S. State Department transcript of remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Kyiv on July 7 in a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
WARSAW, Poland -- On the eve of the two-day NATO Summit in Warsaw, five senators from U.S. President Barack Obama's party have urged him to focus attention on support for Ukraine to prevail in Russia's war against the nation.
Clearly, we at the Kyiv Post have been sleeping all these years because we keep missing our chances to get rich in Ukraine. The nation's now-disgraced – but wealthy and unpunished – former bankers could have shown us the way. Some of them mastered the art of stealing at least three times from Ukrainians as they amassed, in some cases, billion-dollar fortunes.
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