Tag: Vitali Klitschko

Groysman Proposes Candidates For New Cabinet, But Negotiations Continue

April 12, 2016

Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groysman has proposed a list of candidates for Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers as negotiations to make Groysman the new prime minister continue.

Ukraine Liveblog Day 40: Vitali Klitschko Backs Out of Presidential Race

March 29, 2014

Vitali Klitschko has announced he will not run for President as Ukraine continues to plan for increased Russian military intervention. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards […]

Ukraine Liveblog: Day 5 — Yanukovych Topples?

February 22, 2014

The Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has reportedly fled the capital of Kiev. The people in the streets are demanding nothing less than his resignation. The question now is whether he will step down, or resist. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview of what’s behind the protests and analysis of today’s news see […]

What Is Happening In Ukraine? Interpreter Podcast – February 19 2014

February 19, 2014

On Tuesday 25 people were killed as Ukrainian riot police stormed a camp of protesters in Kiev’s central square? What’s going on? Why are Ukrainians protesting? Why is the government resisting? And what does all this have to do with Russia and the United States? Each week, The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller is joined by Boston College Professor Dr. […]

Could an Ultra-Nationalist Become Prime Minister of Ukraine?

February 5, 2014

Ukraine’s Svoboda party is a right-win, anti-communist, nationalist party led by Oleh Tyahnybok. The party is in direct opposition to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, but it has also been criticized as being ultra-nationalistic, or even xenophobic. It is just one of the parties vying for support from the anti-Yanukovych protesters in the streets of Ukraine. […]

Ukraine and Yanukovych: A Tug of War

January 22, 2014

This article was published yesterday in the business journal Vedomosti. Last night and today, clashes between protesters and Ukrainian security forces have intensified. — Ed. “The laws on dictatorship” adopted by show of hands by the Verkhovna Rada on January 16, were met by Ukraine that was in a state of a frozen political conflict. […]

The Ministry of Internal Affairs Follows the Course of Milosevic

December 27, 2013

Valentyn Nalyvaychenko is a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and former ambassador to Belarus, and is currently a member of parliament under the UDAR party, led by the boxer-turned-political-heavyweight Vitali Klitschko. — Ed. The Ministry of Internal Affairs, “that gave the criminal order to use force and torture against innocent people, follows the course […]

Maidan 2.0: A Protest With Reservations

November 25, 2013

Perhaps 50 to 100 thousand protesters took to the streets this weekend in Kiev, Ukraine, demanding that their President, Viktor Yanukovych, sign the agreement with the European Union. As we’ve been reporting, however, Yanukovych backed down last week, largely because of the economic backlash from Russia’s trade war. The protests recall the 2004 Orange Revolution, […]