• Poroshenko returns to Kyiv to go to court for treason

    On January 17 former president Petro Poroshenko faces charges of 'high treason'. The indictment accuses him of 'criminal collusion' with politician and mediatycoon Medvedchuk, close to Putin. Zelensky hopes to boost his declining popularity.
    by Jadwiga Rogoza
  • Treason trial against Kremlin ally is trip wire for president Zelensky

    By persecuting tycoon, political leader and Putin pal Viktor Medvedchuk for treason the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is taking a big risk, says Todd Prince for RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty.
    by Todd Prince
  • Zelensky, a populist of a new brand

    The winner of the first round in the Ukrainian presidential elections is someone who has never held a government position and has no record of political or civic activism. Rather, Volodymyr Zelensky has risen to prominence by ridiculing in tv shows the politicians he is running against. He is a populist who defies the existing left and right wing models, writes political scientist Sergiy Kudelia.
    by Sergiy Kudelia
  • The Yuri Tymoshenko Risk

    In a worst-case scenario, political-technological trickery could unsettle social stability in Ukraine. Cynical puppet masters are prepared to risk the outbreak of a major domestic civil conflict for the sake of securing the re-election of Ukraine’s incumbent president.
  • Ukraine is pregnant with its own version of Putinism

    On March 31 Ukrainians will vote for a new president. It looks like a run-off between Petro Poroshenko and TV comedian Volodymir Zelensky. This 'against-all' candidate with no political experience shows that a large chunk of the electorate is fed up with Poroshenko's Putinism-lite. The West prefers to neglect these signs, says journalist Leonid Ragozin.
    by Leonid Ragozin
  • Украинская автокефалия как историческая драма

    Встреча президента Украины Петра Порошенко и патриарха Варфоломея стала началом четвертого акта большой исторической драмы под

  • Saakashvili illuminates the struggle for Ukraine

    The chaotic scenes in Kyiv as supporters freed Mikhail Saakashvili after the police arrested him, seemed to suggest that the

  • Ukraine’s patronalistic regime is trying to preserve itself

    The old clans are re-asserting their power in Ukraine again, while staying on a European course. In Ukraine pro-European political

  • Forget the Saakashvili scandal. Ukrainian democracy is in danger

    Ukrainian president Poroshenko's time runs out. Voters have grown impatient with pervasive corruption and the suffocating

  • The rise and fall of a Ukrainian gas king

    The recent decision of an Austrian court to allow the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the United States is a remarkable turn