Ukraine’s lawless language law

The Yanukovych regime’s handling of the language law “is a classic example of its utter hypocrisy.” If you are a political strategist in Ukraine and you really want to divide the electorate, follow the lead of President Viktor Yanukovych and his supporting cast of MPs in the parliament, primarily from his own Party of Regions…

Justice? It’s been stricken from the Ukrainian vocabulary

Life gets in the way sometimes, but RRS feeds keep me abreast of the happenings of a land like no other, and that land is known as Ukraine. If you haven’t heard of the place by now, maybe its time check out the CIA World Fact Book or Wikipedia; though regardless of what you read…

Special Ops? Who is she trying to kid?

When something goes wrong it seems that most Ukrainian public officials always try to find someone else to blame, and this in most cases, is due to one or two factors: The first being their pompousness and the second being their incredibly low level of professionalism, and I mean professionalism in all of aspects, one…

In Defense of the Ukrainian People

The kangaroo courts which are trying both former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of the Interior Yuriy Lutsenko, not to mention many other Ukrainians, from students to pensioners is clearly in criminal defiance of the Rule of Law. At the current time there is no doubt in my mind that the regime in…

Twenty Years Later.. so what is up? August 19, 1991

So may I ask you dear readers, if there are any, what your day comprised of twenty years ago today? Well let me just start with the following: I had spent a month in a van with four student leaders from Ukraine. I may have very well mentioned that month-long journey here earlier. We had…

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…