Tag: Verkhovna Rada

Biden Calls On Ukraine To Press On With Reforms, Says Sanctions On Russia Must Remain Until Crimea Returned

January 16, 2017

The US Vice President said that Ukraine must work to defeat the “cancer of corruption.”

New Survey Depicts A Ukraine In Which Citizens Have Lost Confidence In Government

July 13, 2016

The International Republican Institute (IRI) has published a survey of political opinion in Ukraine showing overwhelming dissatisfaction with the current government. The survey, which was funded by the Canadian government, uses polling data stretching collected between May 28 and June 14 this year, with comparisons with data from as far back as 2011. 2,400 eligible […]

Rada Votes To Allow Yuriy Lutsenko To Become Prosecutor General Despite Lacking Law Degree

May 12, 2016

The Rada has passed a bill allowing President Poroshenko’s ally Yuriy Lutsenko to be nominated for the post of Prosecutor General despite lacking a law degree. In addition, Ihor Kononenko, against whom there are widespread accusations of corruption, has been reinstated as the deputy chairman of Poroshenko’s political party.

Groysman Puts Forth His Vision For Government With Negotiations Under Way On New Cabinet

April 11, 2016

Following the resignation of the prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian politicians are negotiating the shape of a new government, almost certainly to be headed by Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groysman.

Day 772: Ukrainian Government Attempts To Salvage Coalition After Tymoshenko Backs Out

March 30, 2016

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