Outspoken EU ambassador departs

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Aug. 30, 2012, 11:10 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Brian Bonner, Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (center), extends his hand to European Union President Herman Van Rompuy (left) as EU Commission Chief Jose Manuel Barroso looks on prior to their talks in Kyiv on Dec. 19, the date of the most recent Ukraine-EU Summit. Ukraine’s relationship with the EU has deteriorated under Yanukovych, who is criticized for curtailing democracy and jailing political opponents. No summit date has been set for this year. (AFP)

Brian Bonner

The Kyiv Post is in its 21st year in Ukraine and the aim of everyone on staff is to keep journalism strong and independent in the newspaper and in the nation.

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Yuriy Onyshkiv served as the Kyiv Post's political reporter from 2010-2013. He is now a coal reporter for Argus Media.

The decline of Ukrainian democracy, as well as the nation’s relationship with the European Union, can be traced through the four-year tenure of the EU’s ambassador to Ukraine, Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, who left his post in August.

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