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Yanukovych’s Dilemma

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Ukrainian protestors toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev’s Independence Square last Sunday in a symbolic gesture of rejection against Russia’s historical influence in the country. Yet, Ukraine remains inexorably tied to its old Soviet master economically, politically and culturally, making any divorce between the two extremely painful, particularly for Ukraine. When the calculation […]

Criticising Ukraine: Fair or Foolish?

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Since Croatia’s ascension, Ukraine is one of the next in line hoping to participate in the Brussels community. While Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, has been encouraged by various EU leaders in guiding his country’s European aspirations, bashing Ukraine has also become a popular pastime. Kiev has been depicted as flirting with both Russia to the […]

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