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Author: Anna Kotaleichuk

Hard Times for the New Ukrainian Government

Ukraine has a new government and prime minister. The people have perceived these new appointments ambiguously. Some Ukrainians want a full reboot of the authorities, while others understand that the new ministers must be experienced professionals as the country is now in a very difficult condition.

March 6, 2014 - Anna Kotaleichuk

This is not a Ukrainian Civil War

Despite the temporary truce, clashes in Kyiv continue and this confrontation has gone beyond Hrushevskoho Street. There are not only mass clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the area near the Dynamo stadium, but also there is an open war against activists by the authorities. Apparent use of gangs against protesters and ordinary citizens, kidnapping and torture of activists, targeted shooting at medics and reporters by riot police – this is an incomplete list of what authorities are doing on the Kyiv streets this past week.

January 26, 2014 - Anna Kotaleichuk

Another Stressful Night on Maidan

The night from Tuesday to Wednesday in Ukraine, without any exaggeration, was one of the most stressful at the Euromaidan. Thousands of riot policemen came to the Independence Square late at night to disperse protesters from the area. The government and the president clearly showed that they do not want to compromise.

December 11, 2013 - Anna Kotaleichuk

A Christmas Tree Decorated with Blood

On December 1st 2013, there were as many as 700,000 in the downtown Kyiv. They came to say that they were outraged and shocked by the brutal crackdown of the peaceful protest at the Independence square the day before, November 30th.

December 2, 2013 - Anna Kotaleichuk


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