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23 September 2016

Ukraine president seeks to avoid “chaos and anarchy” as his ratings fall

Oleksiy Haran, a professor of comparative politics at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, explains to bne IntelliNews that the opposition is unwittingly doing Russia’s bidding. “The problem is that plans of the Ukrainian opposition coincide, either voluntarily or involuntary, with the plans of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, who wants to see tensions and early [parliamentary] elections in Ukraine.”

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20 August 2016

Ukraine at 25: Leaders in Ukraine share their thoughts

Ukraine’s economy is still on shaky ground as the International Monetary Fund has withheld funds because the country’s leadership has failed to implement certain corruption-fighting measures. Ukraine’s sovereignty is also fragile as Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine’s east for a third consecutive year. As a result, Ukraine’s territorial area has shrunk by about 7 percent, nearly 10,000 people have lost their lives and some 2.2 million have been displaced, of whom 1.8 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs). Following are their edited comments on the status of Ukraine at 25.

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6 August 2016

Is War the New Normal in Ukraine?

A weekly roundup of what’s been happening in Ukraine, with a focus on a main issue. Guests: Olexiy Haran, Professor of Political Science, National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy, and the Head of Research, Democratic Initiatives Foundation. And from Prague via skype is Brian Whitmore Senior Russia Analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague

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15 June 2016

Mechanisms of work of civil-military administrations in Donbas: problems, perspectives

Topic: Mechanisms of work of civil-military administrations in Donbas: problems, perspectives. UCMC, 10.06 Ukraine Crisis Media Center

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18 February 2016

Will U.S.-Ukraine relations survive the Obama years?

By Olexiy Haran & Petro Burkovskyi. The Obama administration, for all its diplomatic efforts, is partly to blame for the trouble in Ukraine.

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25 January 2016

Ukrainian-Russian Conflict and Its Implications for Northeast Asia*

What implications does Ukrainian-Russian conflict have for Northeast Asia region? In what way violation of international law, guaranties and system of balances will influence both internal situation in the region and relations between great powers regarding Northeast Asia in general and Korean problem, in particular.

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12 January 2016

Wir haben überlebt. Über Erfolge und Niederlagen der Ukraine

Die Ukraine muss vorzeitige Wahlen unbedingt vermeiden", so Aleksej Haran

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23 November 2015

Experts: Time running out for government to fulfill EuroMaidan goals

The EuroMaidan Revolution was successful in terms of ousting disgraced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies, and shifting Ukraine back toward the path of European integration, according to a significant majority of 31 experts polled this month by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation policy center.

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14 October 2015

Can Poroshenko Control Ukraine’s Right Wing?

The Ukrainian leader’s newest opponents are in his own parliament.

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16 September 2015

Ukrainians Impatient With Pace of Reforms

Alexander J. Motyl_________Ukrainians are angry. The standard refrains are that there are no reforms and that Ukraine is worse off than it used to be.

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17 August 2015

Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO

A recent poll by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation made headlines in Ukraine: 64 percent of respondents said they would vote for NATO accession in a hypothetical referendum. This result marks a landslide — and rapid — shift in Ukrainians’ perception of the European security architecture.

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6 August 2015

Support for joining NATO considerably increases in Ukraine –poll

Almost two thirds of the Ukrainian public is ready to vote in favor of joining NATO, and more than half of Ukrainians support joining the EU, according to a poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with the sociological service of the Razumkov Center.

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27 February 2015

After year of conflict, Ukrainians believe they’re fighting for survival

Iryna Bekeshkina, director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, which surveys the mood of Ukrainians, said that even as late as December, Ukrainians remained hopeful for the future. But she said the steady beat of bad news, on both the war and economic fronts, had dampened that.

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28 October 2014

Taking Measure Of The Ukrainian Mind-Set

How have Ukrainian attitudes toward the EU, Russia, and NATO changed? Is it possible to conduct opinion polls in the Donbas? And why is support for the Ukrainian Communist Party in decline? On the eve of critical parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Dmitry Volchek of RFE/RL's Russian Service speaks to Kyiv-based sociologist Iryna Bekeshkyna, director of the Democratic Initiative polling fund.

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20 October 2014

Donbas poll finds support for united Ukraine

September polling shows weak support for separation and that more people want to be citizens of a united Ukraine.

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3 September 2014

'A Ukraine Peace Plan That Excludes Ukrainians Is Unacceptable'

A response to the Boistö Group's 24-step agenda for resolving the crisis.

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11 April 2014

Separatist feelings are widespread in Ukrainian society

"Separatist feelings don't constitute a tendency in Ukrainian society and are NOT supported by absolute majority of population" - Iryna Bekeshkina comments the situation for EURONEWS

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12 December 2013

EuroMaidan stats

A Fund "Democratic initiatives" has made a sociological survey of Euromaidan participants, they have interviewed 1037 respondents (375 - on 7th of Dec, 662 - on 8th of Dec).

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1 October 2012

Parliamentary elections 2012: Is Ukraine repeating history?

The last time that Ukraine had a mixed election system – electing half of its 450 members of parliament in geographic districts, the other half through party lists – was 2002. This year's return to the mixed system a decade later, for the Oct. 28 parliamentary election, is instructive because of the high probability that history will repeat itself in the voting results.

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14 September 2012

Poll: Less than half of Ukrainians understand rules ahead of high-stakes election

With just six weeks before Ukrainians vote in a parliamentary election that could change the course of their nation’s future, a think tank revealed that less than half of citizens have a clear grasp of new election rules.

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