One year after the death of Ilko Kucheriv

A year ago today many lost a good friend, my friend, Iryna, lost a caring husband and companion and two young ladies lost a father. Before that tragic day arrived, my friend Ilko Kucheriv, was waging a battle of a lifetime, which unfortunately he lost. The outpouring of support and positive thoughts and prayers from…

Bigger sticks and carrots, for Some in Ukraine

A number of weeks ago I was asked to write an OP-ED piece for ePOSHTA. Since then there have been echoes of some of the ideas I have expressed here. Including from my friend Myroslava Gongadze in the Kyiv Post. Given that some time has passed, and the publisher of ePOSHTA had told me of…

The Battle of a lifetime

There is an Irish saying I want to share with you all that really applies in many different situations. ”There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two…

A New Revolution

Yesterday I was sitting in on a meeting between the Director of Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Vakhtang Kipiani, a leading Ukrainian journalist and probably an individual with the largest personal collection of Ukrainian Samvydav in the world. We were discussing a project that relates to the changes that started to take place during perebudova but…

Fraud charged in Mukachiv mayoral election; opposition demands resignations of top officials

by Vasyl Pawlowsky Special to The Ukrainian Weekly KYIV – A vote in the Verkhovna Rada on April 21 fell short by six votes of the necessary 226 votes on a motion that called for the resignation of the head of the presidential administration, Victor Medvedchuk, Minister of Internal Affairs Mykola Bilokon and Chairman of…