There is concern, that feeling increasingly isolated, Ukrainian President Victor Yanokovich is resorting to dangerous language politics to reposition the country in the face of mounting criticsm from the European Union for his treatment of former Presidential candidate Yulia Timoshenko. Nicholas Maltby reviews the recent events.Read more
Ostap Kryvdyk: a Ukrainian activist who thinks the Orange Revolution was not in vain, and that a new Ukrainian generation is hungry for change.
Around three hundred mid career professionals from the Former Soviet space have over the last fifteen years participated in the annual John Smith Fellowship Programme, established in 1996 to honour the memory of the much respected British statesman. Amongst them are MPs, senior government officials, human rights activists and journalists. The 2011 group were back in London […]Read more
Sensationalising issues may harm the cause. Has the BBC been insensitive when dealing with racism in football in Ukraine and Poland on the eve of Euro 2012?
Racism in Ukrainian and Polish football has become a major cause of concern with the two countries due to host Euro 2012 from Friday. In this briefing for linksdar.org NICHOLAS MALTBY weighs the pros and cons of investigative journalism in the light of a BBC special report about racism in football in Ukraine and Poland and comes […]Read more
Yulia Timoshenko to be allowed out of prison for medical treatment as EU continues pressure for her release.
Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will be allowed to leave prison to receive medical treatment for a back problem, officials say. She will be treated at a special clinic near her prison in the western city of Kharkiv, the prosecutors’ office said. Ms Tymoshenko, 50, a fierce critic of President Viktor Yanukovych, was sentenced […]Read more