Ukraine Explained

Ukraine Explained
June 25, 2018

Ukraine’s History: 10 Key Books in English

Although Ukraine has become a focus of international attention in recent years, it remains terra incognita for many audiences. Repeated conquests and their legacy...
Ukraine Explained
June 21, 2018

What are Ukraine’s Export Priorities: the EU, CIS or Asia?

When Russia started its aggression against Ukraine in 2014, it not only annexed Crimea and started the military conflict in Donbas, but also launched a trade war...
Ukraine Explained
June 21, 2018

Ten Ukrainian Technologies You May Already Be Using

What do Snapchat filters, liquid jet scalpels, Uber for yachts, and virtual reality gloves have in common? They are all decisively modern innovations that have emerged...
Ukraine Explained
June 12, 2018

Travel Freedom: How Ukrainians Benefit From The Visa-Free Regime With The EU

This April, my wife and I went to Greece for our honeymoon. It took some effort to organise this trip: we booked our flights, hotel and took care of our insurance—that...
Ukraine Explained
June 4, 2018

Creating new image of Donbas: stories of cultural activists

Can culture survive in the war zone of Donbas among industrial cities? Three activists in the region are proving that it can. Here are stories of people in Donbas...
Ukraine Explained
May 30, 2018

Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoisky is Losing Influence Over the Oil Market

Four years ago Igor Kolomoisky and his business partners were fully in control of the oil market in Ukraine. That were mining, transportation, refining and the largest...
Ukraine Explained
May 22, 2018

Former Defense Minister Hrytsenko Is Finally Having His Moment in the Sun

Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Ukraine’s defense minister from 2005 to 2007, is finally having his moment in the sun.
Ukraine Explained
May 18, 2018

Ukraine’s New Populists: Who They Are and Why They’re Dangerous

Populists are flourishing almost everywhere. The demand for simple solutions in a complicated world makes their messages resonate.
Ukraine Explained
May 15, 2018

What’s With Trust in Ukrainian Politics

In March 2019, Ukrainians will vote for their next president. The election campaign seems to have actually started. But the question is which politician Ukrainians...
Ukraine Explained
May 14, 2018

Survey Suggests Trouble For Poroshenko in 2019 Presidential Elections

If the Ukrainian presidential elections were to have been held in April 2018, the current head of state Petro Poroshenko would not have won, according to a sociological...