Valeriy Kucheruk on Ukraine

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However strange it might be, neither the European Union nor Russia shows a special desire to seriously treat Ukraine’s initiatives to hold trilateral negotiations directed at looking for the improvement of economic relations. However, Vladimir Putin has recently stated that Moscow is ready for such negotiations but… only until Ukraine makes the decision to sign… » read more

Posted by Valeriy Kucheruk

Lessons of soberness

While Ukrainian politicians and experts analyze the reasons of the failure of the unscheduled session of the Verkhovna Rada on November 13, sober estimations of the current situation have unexpectedly begun to appear in Europe. Although with reference to anonymous sources in diplomatic circles. Let us recall that the law on the possibility of Yuliya… » read more

Posted by Valeriy Kucheruk

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

Posted by tfranke

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

Posted by tfranke

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

Posted by tfranke

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

Posted by tfranke

At last the officials from the EU countries and its institutions have, albeit belatedly, started to react to the “customs war”, waged by Russia against Ukraine and which is aimed at disrupting the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU. It should be noted that, in general, the official reaction of the EU… » read more

Posted by tfranke

It seems that doubts of some experts in the sincerity of the European aspirations of the Ukrainian authorities over the past few weeks have started to fade away. Representatives of the political establishment have filed as to Ukrainian society so to the foreign partners a number of messages of that directly point to the fact… » read more

Posted by tfranke

All through the 20 years of independence Ukraine declared complete and full integration into the EU as a strategic objective of its foreign policy. At different times and under different governments differed both the intensity and effectiveness of efforts in this direction. But exactly in the last few years official Kyiv has made significant progress… » read more

Posted by tfranke