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On 18 February, the security service of Ukraine (SBU) was accused by the leadership of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (BYuT) that its counter-terrorism unit was planning to take over the Bloc’s HQ in Kiev and confiscate its documents and…
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On 7 February, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, proposed that the EU and Ukraine should sign an agreement on a comprehensive, deep free-trade zone in two stages. Most likely, the European Commission will reject the offer…
OSW Commentary | | Tadeusz A Olszański
In recent months in Ukraine, there has been a toughening of measures targeted at opposition leaders, in particular the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko. These two have been charged…
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On 31 January, the board of the Russian firm TNK-BP decided to halt production in its refinery in Lysychansk, the second largest in Ukraine. Lukoil took the same step with its refinery in Odessa last autumn. The decision by TNK-BP…
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On 1 February, Ukraine’s parliament adopted a amendments to the constitution, finally fixing the terms of office for the president, parliament and local government authorities at five years. This means that the next parliamentary…
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During a meeting at the European Policy Centre think tank in Brussels, the EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger questioned the EU's policies towards Ukraine by saying, "There is no point in modernising the Ukrainian gas system…