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KYIV BLOG: Ukraine’s partners allow it to backslide

July 18, 2017

Ukraine’s international partners that have been propping the war-torn, crisis-ridden country up for most of the last three years are allowing it to backslide on its reform promises for the sake of political expediency.

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine goes overboard with Russian internet bans

May 21, 2017

Critics argue the restrictions violate freedom of speech and will be unenforceable.

KYIV BLOG: Anti-graft agency tries to hook its first big fish in Ukraine's filthy pond

March 8, 2017

Three years after the Euromaidan protests, Ukraine's NABU watchdog has detained its first senior official, tax service chief Roman Nasirov.

KYIV BLOG: Manafort caught in Ukrainian web

August 17, 2016

The embarrassment the revelations that Paul Manafort worked for the disgraced Yanukovych is causing the Trump campaign is symptomatic of the shifting sands that is foreign relations between east and west these days.

COMMENT: Fragile balance in Ukraine politics shaken by economy minister's resignation

February 3, 2016

The resignation of Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has shaken the fragile balance in Ukrainian politics and could herald a collapse in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.