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Interview with Iryna Dovgana. The Dignity of Donbas

Iryna Dovgan is one of several women that helped Ukrainian soldiers. But she was caught and imprisoned for several days. She was beaten, injured and humiliated. Today she stands up for her rights and is running in the election campaign.

By Peter Johnsson View Comments

Presidential Elections in Ukraine: Political Unification in the Midst of Rebellion

Clearly, even in this extraordinary election, as so often happens, the voters assessed alternatives rationally rather than emotionally. Peace and prosperity come first. Yet this election was more a test of personal confidence than of specific issues.

By Li Bennich-Björkman View Comments

Russian-Ukrainian Information Wars Over the Meanings of WWII

During the May 25 presidential election, the leaders of Svoboda and the Right sector had only 1, 7 percent of support. This is, according to Lyudmyla Pavlyuk, professor in journalism in Ukraine, an argument that the Russian official propaganda about Ukraine’s “fascism” is a way to legitimize Russian policies of occupation and aggression.

By Lyudmyla Pavlyuk View Comments

Games from the Past: The continuity and change of the identity dynamic in Donbas from a historical perspective

The ambiguity of the 1920s Ukrainianization is well known among its scholars. A curious fact is that was becoming less intense and effective where the initial positions of the Ukrainian were weaker. Donbas was specifically one such region. If Ukraine is a borderland, Donbas is a borderland multiplied by itself, notes the author and further claims that "Donbas will retain its hybridity no matter the outcome of the current unrest. Still, the volatile situation brings not only risks but also yet another chance for belated modernisation."

By Roman Horbyk View Comments

Parallel worlds in Ukraine

BECAUSE OF THE direct Russian intervention, the territorial integrity and independence of the Ukrainian state is at stake. But as long as business and politics are as intimately intertwined as they are today, any serious reform in Ukraine in line with the ideological foundation of the protest movement will be a an exceptionally challenging task.

By Hanna Söderbaum View Comments

MUSIC OF THE REVOLUTION: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS?

It is difficult to identify why Maidan took a violent, military turn. Among the main possible reasons we might first note the inability of three opposition leaders (namely Vitaliy Klychko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and Oleh Tyahnybok) to settle on just one Maidan leader, and the absence of any visible, concrete accession to the demands of the protesters by the authorities.

By Alla Marchenko Sergiy Kurbatov View Comments

comments on the current events in Ukraine

"Euromaidan is an anti-amnesia action of a postcolonial nation aimed against a restored post-Soviet space", posts Lyudmyla Pavlyuk, professor in journalism in Ukraine.

By Lyudmyla Pavlyuk View Comments

Message from Ukraine

A message on situation in Ukraine from Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych. (translated by Vitaly Chernetsky, via Andrij Bondar)

By Yuri Andrukhovych View Comments

To Prevent the Escalation of Violence in Ukraine

Maidan 2.0. Letter from the Ukrainian PEN Club, Kyiv January 22 2014.

By Mykola Riabchuk View Comments

Maidan 2.0

Maidan 2.0. Letter from Kyiv the 10th of December 2013.

By Mykola Riabchuk View Comments