In the case of Ukraine, a unitary state, using ‘the’ is inappropriate and incorrect. The continued use of the definite article in front of the name of an independent state — Ukraine — is therefore an indirect (although often unintentional) denial of statehood.
ARTICLE | Ukraine’s G7 allies seeking to strike the right balance between constructive criticism and steadfast support
The G7 Support Group is a unique initiative that reflects Ukraine’s strategic importance to the Western world – but is it an effective tool to support reforms?
Ukrainian inner discourses are permanently compromised because most of them are produced by the Russian Federation. The idea of a peacekeeping force by itself exists as if without an alternative, and now there is a discussion about the mandate, number and national composition of peacekeeping troops. But in reality there is no consensus on the… Read more »
Showing solidarity with other G7 countries following Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine, Japan imposed sanctions on Russia—albeit reluctantly. The Ukraine crisis occurred amid Japan’s efforts to reinvigorate Japan-Russia relations in the hope of solving the long-standing territorial dispute over the Northern territories (the Kuril Islands in Russian).
These golden church domes are of a pear-type shape common for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Photo: Ukrinform.ua It’s hot times for the Church in Ukraine. The Orthodox Church in Ukraine, now subordinate to Moscow, could become independent aka autocephalous, fulfilling a long-lasting dream going back to the first attempts at Ukrainian independence. President Poroshenko’s appeal… Read more »