Ukraine needs a fundamental, systematic and structural re-design of its entire legal and governance system. The current system, which is enforced by a massive bureaucratic class, is not only inadequate, but it also sabotages any chances of Ukraine to become a modern State with a developed market economy integrated into the globalized world economy.
The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is studying the materials on all the suspects of involvement into the February shooting at protesters in Kyiv center, the main suspect is former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Oleksandr Yakymenko, who fled the country, SBU chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko has said.
A rally of Ukrainian activists in Kharkiv ended with toppling a Soviet-era monument of Vladimir Lenin on the night of Sept. 28.
Covered in red paint and sitting in the middle of a pile of rubbish on a cold pavement in the darkness, Viktor Pylypyshyn endured insults instead of celebrating his registration as a candidate for parliamentary election as he intended on the night of Sept. 25.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated Hr 2.862 million for Social Policy Ministry to provide one-time aids for those who sustained grave bodily injuries during the mass protest rallies lasting from Nov. 21, 2013 until Feb. 21, 2014.
Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has signed a lustration bill adopted by the parliament on September 16. Under the law, up to one million public servants, including cabinet ministers, will be screened for loyalty to root out corrupt practices hanging over from the previous pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych's administration.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law No. 1661-VII "On amendments to the several Ukrainian laws on the social protection of persons awarded the Order of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred."
A law professor and a Christian religious leader in Iraq, an Azerbaijani rights defender, and Ukraine's pro-Western Euromaidan movement are among the nominees for the European Parliament's 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought.
A self-exiled Ukrainian leader's extravagant private mansion inspires awe and disgust. The indulgent details - giant bathtubs and gold-plated doorknobs - are taken as evidence of official graft, even before investigators finish their work. Prosecutors open a case and the Ukrainian government embarks on a desperate struggle to claw back whatever money it can to fill the hole in the state budget left by official corruption and mismanagement.
It's been a hell of a year for Ukraine. Months of fiery protest, the overthrow of a president, a Russian invasion and even a war. But despite a cease-fire that's in effect, there's no sign that things are settling down. On Sept. 16, some activists of the extremist pro-Ukrainian party Avtomaidan threw a Ukrainian parliament member in a metal trash can, doused him with an unknown liquid and threatened to light him on fire. It was all part of a demonstration outside parliament in which hundreds of members of the far-right parties of Ukraine-Right Sector, Avtomaidan and Volya-demanded the passage of law on something called "lustration."
This is the moment a controversial Ukrainian minister was unceremoniously thrown into a wheelie bin and pelted with rubbish after being targeted by an angry mob. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling party, was seized as he walked past crowds outside the parliament building in Kyiv on Sept. 16 morning.
The annual event was somber as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had to give this year's award to the family of the late Ihor Kostenko who was killed during Euromaidan protests.
Kharkiv – Preliminary hearings of the criminal case against anti-Maidan activist Hnat Kromskoy, also known as Topaz, have been held at the Kyivsky district court in Kharkiv.
VYSHOROD, Ukraine - It was supposed to become a Museum of Corruption, a triumphant trophy of Ukraine's February revolution and a monument to its new leaders' determination to uproot the lawlessness and avarice that blighted this country's first two decades as an independent nation.
Since November 2013, the normally quiet and peaceful Ukraine has been all over the headlines. Riots, the capital city burning, Russian tanks, terrorists, and so on. Unless you have been reading all the news articles since the start, it is likely a bit confusing. So, what exactly is going on in Ukraine?
With the Ukrainian economy experiencing a severe crisis and a war with Russian-backed separatists raging in the east, reforms are a matter of life and death for the country, Georgian reformers believe.
Last April, when Ukrainians successfully overthrew their corrupt president and proceeded to repel Russia-led terrorists operating in Luhansk and Donetsk, they had little with which to do the job. On Russia's instructions, Ukraine's run-away president had dismantled its defence and security forces. The freedom fighters, as Tanya Chornovol said, had nothing but holi ruky - their bare hands.
Editor's Note: The following article was written by Nashi Groshi (Our Money), a watchdog news website that investigates government spending and is reprinted with permission and translated by the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.
ZURICH - Ukraine has asked Switzerland for help in recovering assets moved to the Alpine country by members of ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych's inner circle, according to a Swiss official.
To international audiences, Ukraine is now no more than the scene of a Russian-inspired armed conflict. The fighting, however, is confined to areas that are home to 6.5 million of Ukraine's total population of 45 million. Although the outcome there is important to all Ukrainians, there is a bigger issue: Will the country emerge from the wreckage as a better, cleaner one? Some of the heroes of the Maidan revolution, which toppled the corrupt government of President Viktor Yanukovych in February, are beginning to doubt that.