Ukraine Explained
February 20, 2019

How Ukraine’s Leading Comedian Pulled Ahead in Polls

He is different, and this difference may be part of the reason why he’s pulled ahead in the polls.
PODCAST
February 20, 2019

Ep. 8 - Political culture in Ukraine and Russia

Host Volodymyr Yermolenko (UkraineWorld, InternewsUkraine) welcomes to the studio Andreas Umland (senior expert at Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, lecturer at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy). They...
Reforms
February 20, 2019

Changing the Rules: Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

If properly amended, proposed electoral reform has the potential to empower voters and reduce corruption. It would also make Ukraine follow the world trend of moving towards proportional representation...
VIDEO
February 18, 2019

Automated Warriors: How To Recognise Twitter Bots

Bots have become a major component of information warfare in social networks. We explain how to recognise bots and stay aware of disinformation campaigns. This video was prepared with the financial...
Russian Aggression
February 14, 2019

We Do Far More than Meddle in Foreign Elections, Top Putin Aide Taunts

On February 11, Vladislav Surkov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s key aides and ideologists, published a reveling article called “Putin’s Long State.” It is not an ordinary piece;...
Reforms
February 12, 2019

New Political Platform in Ukraine Deserves Second Look

On February 4, a group of Ukrainian politicians and activists announced the formation of a new political platform. In Ukraine, this would hardly make news. New political platforms are announced...
Infowars
February 11, 2019

#WordsAndWars Digest 1: 10 Studies on Russian Information Warfare in Ukraine in English

With this publication UkraineWorld starts a bi weekly information warfare digest aimed at tracking Russian efforts to influence Ukrainian information area ahead of and during presidential (spring...
Russian Aggression
February 8, 2019

Is the Kremlin Really Afraid of a Farmer?

Birthdays are typically lavish affairs in Ukraine. But not for Volodymyr Balukh, who will spend his third birthday in prison for the simple act of displaying a Ukrainian flag in Crimea. On February...
Ukraine Explained
February 7, 2019

Dynamo Kyiv, Blokhin, Lobanovskiy: How Ukrainian Football Lead the Way in the Soviet Union

Physical training and sports in the former USSR had always played a major role in the lives of Soviet citizens. The population’s involvement in sports was substantially fueled and bolstered by...
Ukraine Explained
February 1, 2019

Poroshenko Runs on Stay the Course Platform

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko finally announced that he will seek reelection at a packed forum on January 29 in Kyiv.