Ukraine Explained

Ukraine Explained
April 26, 2018

De-Sovietisation in Ukraine: Successful Reform or Battle with Windmills

On 9 April, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law «On Condemnation of the Communist and National-Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Regimes in Ukraine and Prohibition...
Ukraine Explained
April 17, 2018

The Remarkable Resurgence of Yulia Tymoshenko

As Ukraine’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections near, UkraineWorld has launched a series of articles to examine the main political forces in the country.
Ukraine Explained
April 5, 2018

Nationalism Is on the Rise in Ukraine, and That’s a Good Thing

The Euromaidan revolution and ongoing Russian aggression have united the nation like never before. People of various origins, both Russian and Ukrainian speakers,...
Ukraine Explained
March 27, 2018

Cybersecurity Challenges. Will Ukraine Become More Secure?

Life in our times of modern technology is a set of endless upgrades and growing masses of information which are getting increasingly harder to deal with. First of...
Ukraine Explained
March 26, 2018

From Medieval State to Inter-war Nationalists: the 5 Most Heated Controversies Over Ukrainian History

Ukraine is a young polycultural state with short-term and interrupted experience of nation building. That is why Ukrainian society often lacks mutual understanding...
Ukraine Explained
March 24, 2018

‘Coup Plot’ Video: Summary of the Savchenko-Ruban Plan

Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko has been detained by Ukrainian security officers on accusations of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack and stage a coup. Prosecutor-General...
Ukraine Explained
March 7, 2018

Fighting For Equality: What Does It Mean To Be a Woman In Today’s Ukraine

8th of March is an International Women's Day, founded 100 years ago by the feminists of New York. Although many positive changes happened since that time, the mere...
Ukraine Explained
February 28, 2018

Lost Treasures: How Ukraine Fights for the Return of Yanukovych Assets

Serhiy Klyuyev, a Ukrainian MP from the close entourage of Viktor Yanukovych (also known as “family”), fled the country in 2014 after the Euromaidan protests. He...
Ukraine Explained
February 20, 2018

Ukraine’s Had Revolutions, But Where Is the Real Evolution?

In the last three decades, Ukraine has experienced three dramatic changes that have often been referred to as revolutions. But were they genuinely revolutionary?
Ukraine Explained
February 19, 2018

Forget East-West and Language Divide. Politicians May Exploit New Wedge Issues in Ukraine’s Elections

Ukraine has decisively moved toward the West. Previously pulled between East and West, Ukrainians are now more united on key issues that had previously rankled the...