Valeriy Kucheruk on Ukraine

In Ukraine there continue to get inflamed virtual passions around the notorious “Yuliya Tymoshenko’s question” without the solution of which, obviously, the Association Agreement with the EU during the Vilnius summit won’t be signed. Headlines of local newspapers and web-sites dazzle with messages like “How to get rid of Yulia? ” Politicians of both antagonistic… » read more

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If we put aside still unresolved “Tymoshenko’s question” for some time and imagine that that the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU is either signed or not, then it is possible to analyze what will occur further on in both cases. For example, Vladimir Putin’s adviser Sergey Glazyev has… » read more

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Last Friday a number of events took place in Ukraine, which allows stating that Ukraine is, as never before, close to fulfilling Europe’s requirements for the successful signing of the Association Agreement at the Vilnius Summit. The matter concerns, in particular, the resolution of the “selective justice” issue or, to put it simply, the notorious… » read more

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The deference of the publication of the report by Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski for one more month has added intrigue to an even more difficult situation with Ukraine’s fulfillment of the European requirements for the Association Agreement signature. We will remind that according to an EMP Pawel Zalewski the European Parliament postponed the report… » read more

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There are some steps left to be done for the successful signing of the Association Agreement. In particular, President Viktor Yanukovych persuades that legislation on public prosecution and elections needs to be adopted and also the “issue of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko” needs to be solved. Mr Yanukovych also reminded that the Cox-Kwasniewsky Mission… » read more

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During the last couple of months Ukraine has seen an abrupt invocation of pro-Russian political projects. The reason for that is plain – the Ukrainian authorities, which were considered to be orientated exceptionally towards Russia in the public consciousness, had a sudden change of direction towards integration into Europe. Today, on the threshold of the… » read more

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The adoption of the resolution by the European Parliament giving quite a tough assessment of Russia’s pressure on the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Ukraine among them) was, in general, positively accepted in Ukraine. We will remind that the resolution, among other things, reads the EU is ready to protect the countries of the Eastern… » read more

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Unexpectedly for itself Ukraine happened to be on the peak of geopolitical interests of the leading world countries. All – domestic Ukrainian as well as world political players – are trying to use Ukraine’s Association Agreement (AA) signature with the European Union scheduled for November for their own purpose. In Ukraine – representatives of the… » read more

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The topic of European integration is becoming more urgent for Ukrainian politicians to use in the electoral struggle. Recent sociological research reveals, first – high interest of citizens in the issues of Ukraine’s geopolitical choice, and second – the dominance of their “pro-European” sentiments. For example, according to the study, recently carried out by the… » read more

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Brussels is continuing consultations with Ukrainian politicians in the view a possible signing of the Ukrainian association with the European Union (Association agreement) at the summit in Vilnius. This is also the concern of the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule. “Whatever we do in our portfolio right now is of… » read more

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