July 3, 2020

Ep. 30 – Is Ukraine Resilient to Threats?

Host Volodymyr Yermolenko welcomes experts Orysia Lutsevych and Mathieu Boulègue from Chatham House, to discuss their report, “Resilient Ukraine: Safeguarding Society from Russian Aggression.”...
July 2, 2020

Ukraine In 5 Minutes. Ukraine as a Borderland: Is It Good or Bad?

Ukraine as a Big Frontier, as a Borderland – why this metaphor is important and why it is dangerous. Brief reflection by UkraineWorld chief editor Volodymyr Yermolenko.
Ukraine Explained
July 1, 2020

The New Rules For Foreigners Entering Ukraine During The Pandemic

As Ukraine’s adaptive quarantine continues to relax, restrictions on non-resident foreigners entering the country have been lifted as well. Here are some updates for foreign citizens looking...
Ukraine Explained
June 26, 2020

How Russia Weaponizes The Language Issue In Ukraine

For centuries, Ukraine’s long struggle for statehood has been mirrored by the often troubled fate of the Ukrainian language. Oppressed and marginalized throughout the Czarist and Soviet eras,...
June 23, 2020

Divide and Conquer: The 5 Most Popular Anti-Western Narratives in Ukraine So Far in 2020

In past years, but especially after the 2019 elections in Ukraine, anti-Western and anti-democratic messages have become more widespread in the Ukrainian information space. We have studied five...
June 22, 2020

Ep. 29 – Is Ukraine "Awesome"?

Host Volodymyr Yermolenko (chief editor of UkraineWorld.org) welcomes Dana Pavlychko, director of Osnovy Publishing, to talk about Osnovy’s famous book series “Awesome Ukraine.” They also talk...
Ukraine Explained
June 19, 2020

Police Violence And Impunity In Ukraine: What's Gone Wrong With Police Reform

As the world is captivated by the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States and around the world, Ukrainians are faced with an incident of grave police misconduct in their own country....
June 16, 2020

“Тhe IMF loan will not help Ukraine,” “Soros fired Vakarchuk:” Anti-Western Messages in Ukraine #10

Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld.org are continuing to publish a regular roundup of anti-Western messages in Ukraine aimed at undermining trust in democracy and in Ukraine’s integration with...
June 15, 2020

Ep. 28 – Donbas War: Can Minsk Agreements End It?

Host Volodymyr Yermolenko welcomes Duncan Allan, Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London to talk about the prospects of the Minsk agreements aiming to...
Ukraine Explained
June 12, 2020

How Early Quarantine Saved Ukraine And What To Expect Next: Ukraine’s Chief Sanitary Doctor Explains

With Western Europe experiencing the coronavirus crisis at full scale, Ukraine has been seemingly very lucky to avoid catastrophe so far. How has a country with such a weak healthcare system...