On Wednesday, April 19, the International Court of Justiceissued its first interim ruling in the Ukraine vs. Russia case — the judgment on provisional measures. This document left many questions. Those who wanted to see “victory” for Ukraine could find it. Similarly, people could also find “betrayal”.Read more
INTERVIEW | From Prolonged War to Navigating a New Donbas – interview with Ukrainian activist and ex-chief adviser to Minister of Defense Oleksandr Danylyuk
Despite Ukraine asserting its independence under fire, the past three years of hybrid warfare have brought gains and losses. Former chief adviser to the Minister of Defense, Oleksandr Danylyuk, discusses how the prolonged war in Donbas has affected civil society, media freedom, and Ukraine’s defense capabilities.Read more
Bankrupt regions, impoverished hospitals, overcrowded prisons: Brexit will affect everybody in Europe. And yet nobody is taking responsibility for the mess.Read more
ARTICLE | What Exactly is Hromadske Radio? What is Their Goal? Where Do They Get Their Money? Why Is Russia Banning Them?
Hello and welcome to Ukraine Calling, your weekly review of what’s been happening in Ukraine with a focus on a main issue. I’m Oksana Smerechuk for Hromadske Radio in Kyiv, and here’s a look at some of the stories that were in the news this week.Read more
NEWS | Victor and Maria Rudewych support the new research project by Ukraine Democracy Initiative (UDI), titled “Reimagining the role of diaspora and democracy in Ukraine”
Victor and Maria Rudewych are among the most active and well-known patrons and donors of the Ukrainian community in Australia. They regularly support various projects aimed at the practical changes within the Ukrainian community in Australia (supporting the learning of Ukrainian language, sponsoring projects of PhD students from Ukraine, etc.) as well as global and… Read more »Read more
ARTICLE | A Century After the US Entered World War I, Modern-Day Trench Warfare Continues in Ukraine
Tanks, artillery, machine guns, snipers, land mines, and trenches—the type of warfare in Ukraine today, and the day-to-day life of the soldiers who fight in it, is not altogether different from what American doughboys encountered on the Western Front a century ago; albeit on a much smaller geographic and human scale.Read more
Ukraine has been placed 84th in the Human Development Index rating, according to the United Nations, a drop from 81st in 2015. The Human Development Index, consisting of 188 countries, is compiled annually and ranks development across the world.Read more
Ukraine’s future holds both promise and pitfalls for the economy, with these challenges and opportunities not only connected to events of 2016 but going much further back into the country’s turbulent past.Read more
While Ukraine’s future may seem bleak, the eastern European state has a new case to present to the EU. Its educated populace and Ukrainian IT sector may accelerate the membership process and boost national morale during this difficult period in its history.Read more
90,000 people in more than 90 cities across Russia showed a willingness to take part in the protest action, hence, suppressing civil society has failed.Read more
NATIONAL IDENTITY DEBATE: Should Kyiv embrace country’s multicultural heritage or strive for a more Ukrainian Ukraine?
For the past quarter of a century, Ukraine’s post-Soviet national identity crisis has been a constant point of political contention and source of social tension. What is the best route to future national cohesion, security, and prosperity? Maidan memorial: the Russian hybrid war has united Ukrainians as never before but national identity issues remain politically… Read more »Read more