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A dodgy affair: on the Bulatov case

... to unavoidable in such a situation. The officials’ sceptical, cynical, hostile reaction, combined with the appearance of police at the hospital in an attempt to arrest the severely injured Mr Bulatov, is at least very suspicious. If President Yanukovych is preparing to act upon Putin’s adviser Sergey Glazev’s advice and crush Euromaidan with force, he is doing it rather badly. Due to the presence of fellow protesters at the Kiev hospital where he was treated, Dmytro Bulatov escaped ...


Game not over: on Ukraine’s rebuff to the EU deal

... can go either way, because, as an editor of the Ukrainian weekly Zerkolo Nedeli put it to the Economist back in February, the country’s ‘favourite sport has long been promising everything and doing nothing’. It has been known that Mr Yanukovych is no fan of the democratic control an association with the EU would mean, but that he likes the political and economic independence that membership of the Russian-led Customs Union would put at an even bigger risk. It has seemed likely – ...


Stalemate at Uzhhorod: on the faux rapprochement between the EU and Ukraine

The Eastern Partnership programme is stalling, even though on February 25 officials from the EU and Ukraine reaffirmed their joint commitment to sign an Association Agreement in November. President Yanukovych, despite his repeated promises, is reluctant to carry out substantial reforms to Ukraine’s judicial and political systems. The EU, on the other hand, will not give in. The stalemate in Brussels-Kyiv relations could set the latter Moscow-bound ...


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