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No one will hear us if we scream

The Donbas conflict has been taking place for over five years now. Some significant steps have been achieved since the implementation of the 2015 Minsk Agreements, and with it the official war might have reached an end. Yet, peace remains elusive.
Nataliya wears a Tryzub around her neck. It is a trident, a monogram of the Ukrainian word воля (volia) meaning liberty and known as the official Ukrainian coat of arms. The 66-year-old pink-haired Ukrainian volunteer and activist clutches it firmly as she narrates her ongoing life chapter of being a citizen of Stanytsia Luhanska. This urban settlement on the banks of the Seversky Donets River operates as a border town between Ukraine and the pro-Russian, self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic.

January 28, 2020 - Omar Marques

Ukraine 101

A review of Ukraine in Histories and Stories: Essays by Ukrainian Intellectuals. Edited by Volodymyr Yermolenko. Publisher: Internews Ukraine / Ukraine World, Kyiv: 2019.

January 27, 2020 - Margarita Novikova

Discovering Paraska Horytsvit

A review "Overcoming Gravity", an exhibition of the artist Paraska Plytka-Horytsvit. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, October 17th 2019-January 19th 2020.

January 27, 2020 - Mariia Kashchenko

Choosing between classes and fire safety in Ukraine

With many Ukrainian institutions of higher education on the brink of financial collapse, negligence and growing utility costs result in fire safety being overlooked.

January 23, 2020 - Ararat L. Osipian

A forecast for Ukraine in 2020

What is in store for Ukraine in 2020? The scenarios will be shaped by global trends as never before. The pressure on Zelenskyy is likely to intensify both at home and abroad with focus on the peace process and the economy.

January 17, 2020 - Valerii Pekar

Backlash against the controversial peace deal spun on Ukrainian and Russian media

President Zelenskyy’s agreement to the Steinmeier Formula took both Ukrainian and Russian media by storm. Both sides engaged in spreading biased and false narratives.

January 13, 2020 - Givi Gigitashvili Roman Osadchuk

A man in a cobweb

A retrospective reportage from Kyiv.

January 7, 2020 - Paulina Siegień

Increasing the power of civil society in Ukraine

How does the civil society drive Ukraine’s Euro-integration? To which extent are the NGO-coalitions powerful on influencing policy- and decision-making? What are some recent examples of civil society’s influence on the implementation of reforms?

December 22, 2019 - Oksana Khomei

What kind of Ukraine does Russia want?

The characteristics of the Russian state point to what it hopes to achieve with regards to Ukraine.

December 20, 2019 - Valerii Pekar

Tough love on Ukraine’s (still) new elite

Amid the US domestic turbulence centred on Ukraine and President Zelenskyy’s opening to Russia, equal attention needs to be paid to Ukraine’s domestic reform agenda. As Zelenskyy continues to give high hopes, business interests seem to be re-infiltrating the political-judicial system.

December 17, 2019 - Henrik B. L. Larsen

Foreign interference in Ukrainian politics during the 2019 elections: The case of the Odesa Region

Over the past five years, the influence of the Kremlin in Odesa has shifted from sponsoring open calls for separatism to more subtle forms of interference.

December 10, 2019 - Dmytro Panchuk Harry Nedelcu Yevhen Popov

The displacement of the Jews of Eastern Ukraine

Interview with Sam Sokol, author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews: Antisemitism, Propaganda, and the Displacement of Ukrainian Jewry. Interviewer: Daniel Gleichgewicht.

December 9, 2019 - Daniel Gleichgewicht Sam Sokol

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