Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) says on Oct. 23 it apprehended a high-level Russian intelligence agent and a commissioned military officer who has been continuously coordinating separatist activity inside the country since January.
Latest poll shows seven political parties will reach five percent threshold in Oct. 26 election
Half of the 450-seat Verkhovna Rada is selected by party lists and half in single-mandate districts. See page 16 for details. Go online for complete election coverage.
The Doing Business in English 2014 British Education Fair showed off the career opportunities for those who dare to get a prestigious foreign diploma in order to achieve higher positions in Ukraine.
On Oct. 15, the First National Channel hosted a televised debate between the Internet Party of Ukraine, the Right Sector and two other minor parties. The debate was broadcast live in three languages, Ukrainian, English and the Crimean Tatar.
Former President Viktor Yanukovych received greetings and presents for his birthday in (gaudy) style at the state residence in Crimea's Foros, an exclusive video shows. The video was released on Oct. 15 by Vesti, a daily newspaper which has been linked to the young gas and media mogul Serhiy Kurchenko.
Editor's Note: The following September macroeconomic report was released by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council.
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that Russia has not stopped its war against Ukraine and has no intention of doing so. The estimates are that an average of 10 people per day, civilians and military, are being killed in the fighting since the so-called Minsk cease-fire agreement on Sept. 5.
We are heartened that more people are sensibly coming around to our way of thinking, hawkish though it may be: Ukraine is in a war instigated by Russian President Vladimir Putin; the West -- led by the United States -- should arm, train and supply Ukrainians to defend themselves.
Four officers of Ukraine’s KGB-successor agency, the State Security Service (SBU), have been arrested for their involvement in the killing of some 100 protesters in Kyiv’s Independence Square in the waning days of the EuroMaidan Revolution in late February, said the nation’s top spy Valentyn Nalyvchaichenko on Espresso TV on Oct. 4.
First the Malaysian airliner in which 298 perished, including nearly 100 children, now the Red Cross delegate that was killed from shelling in Russian-held Donetsk on Oct. 2, Ukrainian authorities say they have recordings implicating Kremlin-backed proxies in the tragedy.
It’s not hard to see why politicians in Ukraine end up in trash dumpsters with increasing frequency. Next month will mark a year since the beginning of the EuroMaidan Revolution, which was the people’s way to say that they want to live in a democratic country, with rule of law and equal human rights for all. But despite a reshuffle in the government, people feel that the revolution is not completed because there is no justice and no law in the nation. All we have is increasing frustration.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is closing Russia off to the West. One of the Kremlin dictator’s latest moves is to close down the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, which had brought more than 8,000 Russian high school students to live with American families and study in the United States.
The Kyiv Post invites readers to peruse the second issue of Legal Quarterly – an essential supplement for everyone interested in Ukraine's lawyers and the nation's thriving legal community. It provides an update on the Ukrainian government's search for stolen assets and lawsuits that Russia faces internationally for its military agression toward Ukraine, as well as many other insightful stories.
Beetroot, a Swedish information technology staffing company, on Sept. 19 opened an academy in Poltava to train website developers on the Wordpress platform. Twelve students will undergo a three-month course after which they will be fully employable within Ukraine’s expanding IT sector, reads the company news release.
At his Sept. 25 news conference, President Petro Poroshenko said: “I am hoping that the (Verkhovna) Rada will have a reformist majority.” Well, we do too. But the more we look into the future composition, the fainter this hope is. And here is why.
Even though he’s broken international law and committed war crimes, leading to the dismemberment of Ukraine and claiming the lives of thousands of people – including an unknown number of Russian soldiers – Russian President Vladimir Putin is still spoiling for a war.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko emphasized the fight against corruption at the opening of a press conference on Sept. 25, saying that the Ukrainian people demand the changes no matter what vested interests stand in the way of the deregulation and revitalization of the economy, the fight against corruption and other steps demanded by the European Union. He said that Ukraine's economic weakness made it vulnerable to Russia's war in eastern Ukraine.
He went on to call on Russia to remove all its troops and for Kremlin-backed separatists to free all prisoners immediately.
The press conference started at 2 p.m. and lasted until 4:30 p.m.