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    Yulia Tymoshenko’s policies sit uneasily with her image as a pro-European politician

Yulia Tymoshenko’s policies sit uneasily with her image as a pro-European politician

Yulia Tymoshenko, who played a major part in Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, is typically regarded as one of the most high profile pro-western figures in Ukrainian politics. Taras Kuzio argues that despite this reputation, her policies on a number of key issues are at odds with her pro-European image.

Vox Ukraine, a well-known and respected Kyiv think tank, has become a […]

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    Ukraine is heading for new parliamentary elections, but the country still lacks real political parties

Ukraine is heading for new parliamentary elections, but the country still lacks real political parties

On 25 August, Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, dissolved parliament and called new elections for 26 October. Taras Kuzio provides an overview of Ukraine’s party system ahead of the elections, noting that in many respects the country still lacks genuine political parties of the kind found in other European states. He argues that without strong political parties it will be […]

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Ukraine’s current political turmoil is rooted in the erosion of its democracy

Ukraine is in the midst of civil unrest, following protests which began after the failure to sign an Association Agreement with the EU in November. Taras Kuzio writes that the conflict stems from the persistent erosion of democracy in the country. He suggests that the current government leaders cannot salvage their political futures and, despite their best efforts, Ukraine will […]

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January 29th, 2014|Taras Kuzio, Ukraine|3 Comments|

Five minutes with Taras Kuzio: “Ukraine is sleepwalking into an authoritarian state. We are in a dangerous situation.”

With former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in jail and on hunger strike, European leaders have threatened to politically boycott this summer’s Euro 2012 competition in Ukraine. British scholar and expert on Ukraine Taras Kuzio discusses with EUROPP editors Chris Gilson and Julian Kirchherr where he thinks Ukraine is heading and why he believes the European Union’s foreign policy towards the […]

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