The Ukrainian protests have culminated in President Victor Yanukovych being ousted, the speaker of parliament restoring the 2004 Constitution, the release of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the announcement of snap presidential polls on May 25. The law on state language policy was scrapped, depriving Russian of the status of a regional government language.
The parliament of Ukraine has decided to file a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court at The Hague to jail President Victor Yanukovych, ex-Prosecutor General Victor Pshonka and ex-Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko for crimes against humanity during peaceful protests from November 30, 2013, to February 22, 2014, ITAR-TASS reports.
The presidential campaign has started in Ukraine. President Victor Yanukovych has been stripped of the presidency by the parliament. Ukrainian political analyst Sergey Slobodchuk said that the Constitution did not give the parliament any authority to dismiss the president, although it provides for such a procedure as impeachment.
The new Ukraine will be anti-Russian, similar to what was happening during the reign of Yushchenko, said Alexey Pushkov, Head of the Russian parliament committee for international affairs, RIA Novosti reports.The Ukrainian parliament broke …
The Ukrainian parliament restored the 2004 Constitution, released Yulia Timoshenko and stabilized the situation in the country last weekend. Ukrainian political analyst Alexey Poltorakov told Vestnik Kavkaza that there were no sings of an oncoming civil war. He reminded that attendants of the Kharkov congress spoke for united Ukraine, although some federalization was possible.
Ukrainian Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that President Victor Yanukovych and some other officials were put on the wanted list for mass murders of peaceful citizens, Interfax reports.
Mikhail Margelov, Head of the committee for international affairs of the Federation Council, believes that Ukrainian opposition may cover the whole country in Bandera nationalists, ITAR-TASS reports.The systemic opposition, including Yulia …
Sergei Mikheyev, Director General of the Caspian Cooperation Institute, speaks about the position of Victor Yanukovych in the political arena of Ukraine and constitutional reform, which could help the country to overcome the crisis. The protests in Ukraine, which began as peaceful protests at the end of November 2013 in response to the suspension of the signing of an association agreement with the EU, have become a violent confrontation in which extremists and nationalists with their own political goals are fighting alongside the opposition forces.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych has agreed to organize snap presidential elections and restore the 2004 Constitution to give the parliament more authority, the presidential website reports.
Conditions of the Agreement on Crisis Settlement in Kiev will be published only after its signing, said Russian Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin, one of the developers of the document, RIA Novosti reports.He noted that no text will be published until …
Kiev authorities have prepared the Agreement on Crisis Settlement at the recent talks and plan to sign it at Presidential Administration at 12.00PM today, the governmental website reports.The document is a result of talks between Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, opposition, EU and Russian diplomats.
European and US politicians have made several visits to Kiev and met opposition figures Arseny Yatsenyuk, Vitaly Klitschko and Oleg Tyagnibok. They have not met Dmitro Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector nationalists. US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych to start talks with opposition, warning that doing otherwise would be punishable with sanctions. He condemned Ukrainian authorities for violence against civilians by the police.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that Canada imposed visa sanctions on Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and high-ranking governmental officials. Their financial accounts were frozen, Interfax reports.Harper expressed outrage of Canada over the violence in Ukraine.The EU Council of Foreign Ministers voted for sanctions against Ukraine yesterday.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, opposition leaders and Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Germany), Laurent Fabius (France) and Radoslaw Sikorski (Poland) concluded their long talks in Kiev last night, RIA Novosti reports.The talks continued all night. A new round will be organized at noon. Fabius left Kiev last night and will visit China.
Leader of the UDAR Party Vitaly Klitschko has demanded snap presidential polls in Ukraine, Interfax reports.He said that Ukrainian MPs should gather at the parliament at 3.00PM to find a solution to the crisis,that the government should be reformed and that President Victor Yanukovych should resign.
Vladimir Zharikhin, deputy director of the Institute of CIS Countries, speaks about what Victor Yanukovych could do to stay in power. The protests in Ukraine, which began as peaceful protests at the end of November 2013 in response to the suspension of the signing of an association agreement with the EU, have become a violent confrontation in which extremists and nationalists with their own political goals are fighting alongside the opposition forces.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseny Yatsenyuk, Vitaly Klitschko and Oleg Tyagnibok have concluded their talks with declaration of a truce and the start of negotiations.Dmitry Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector, does not recognize the truce. About a hundred people stormed the administration of the Desnyansky District of Kiev.A group of protesters acquired firearms the previous day. A counter-terrorism operation is ongoing in the country.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych has announced Thursday as a day for mourning over people killed during the mass disorders in the country, Interfax reports.According to the latest information, 26 people have died in the conflict.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych failed to reach an agreement in urgent talks with opposition leaders last night, RIA Novosti reports.Leader of the UDAR Party Vitaly Klitschko said that Yanukovych has had an ‘inadequate reaction to the …
Leader of the UDAR Party Vitaly Klitschko has urged Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych to hold unscheduled parliamentary polls, ITAR-TASS reports.The statement was made in light of new clashes between protesters and police in Kiev.