Severance of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia: pros and cons

The attack on Ukrainian warships and the arrest of Ukrainian navy sailors stepped up public and political discussions on the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia. If Ukraine takes such a decisive step, the country may gain some political advantages, though it may risk of losing an already limited access to Ukrainian citizens who for Read more about Severance of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia: pros and cons[…]

Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine

In the time of Ukraine’s independence, the martial law has never been introduced, therefore it is difficult to estimate its economic consequences. Not surprisingly, the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine has caused mass discussions both among the public and in expert circles. As of today, it can be noted that some of the Read more about Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine[…]

Oligarchs and pro-Russian forces: sponsors and beneficiaries

Introduction of the Martial Law in Ukraine has changed the political agenda and may mobilize Russian-speaking voters in the South and East of Ukraine. According to sociologists, their share in the overall structure of voters is at least 30%, which is a serious electoral threshold for the oligarchs. Such a voter reacts sensitively to ideological Read more about Oligarchs and pro-Russian forces: sponsors and beneficiaries[…]

Democracy House presented a 10th issue of the U at Glance

On December 12, 2018  Democracy House presented a 10th issue of the U at Glance analytical paper. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland to Ukraine and was attended by around 50 members of the diplomatic corps. During the presentation, experts of Democracy House analyzed the Read more about Democracy House presented a 10th issue of the U at Glance[…]

Democracy House in the KAS School of Excellence 2018

Expert of Democracy House Yevgeniy Yaroshenko participated in the KAS School of Excellence 2018 “EaP: Challenges, Chances and Perspectives” which took place on November 8-11 in Chisinau, Moldova. Organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Moldova, the forum included experts, politicians, civic activists and journalists from the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). Read more about Democracy House in the KAS School of Excellence 2018[…]

Ukraine’s fuel market in turmoil: trends and key players

Starting from mid-August, the price of fuel in Ukraine has increased by more than UAH 3. As a result, the average price of gasoline A95 in early October exceeded UAH 33. Such an increase in prices troubled consumers and led to protests. Protestants accused the gas station of conspiracy and the state of too high Read more about Ukraine’s fuel market in turmoil: trends and key players[…]

Volodymyr Zelenskyi: how the anti-system candidate will influence on election chessboard

At the end of October, during his concert, Volodymyr Zelenskyi publicly announced his intentions to participate in the presidential election. The statement was made in the traditional humorous format; however, it was taken seriously in political circles and is considered the unofficial start of the “Servant of the People” project campaign. Volodymyr Zelenskyi is the Read more about Volodymyr Zelenskyi: how the anti-system candidate will influence on election chessboard[…]

Slovakia – Ukraine trade

Slovakia ranks the 15th place among all the countries of the world, which exports Ukraine, and the 21st among the countries that import goods to Ukraine. The structure of Ukrainian exports to Slovakia is dominated by ores, electric cars and , organic chemical compounds while in the structure of Slovakian imports to Ukraine – land transport Read more about Slovakia – Ukraine trade[…]

How “elections” in ORDLO may influence on the peace process

  After the murder of “DPR Head” Alexander Zakharchenko Russia stepped up a preparation for elections on the occupied territories in contravention of the Minsk agreements. By means of these “elections”, Russia seeks to legitimize new leaders of “DPR” and “LPR” who are not associated in the Ukrainian popular consciousness with war crimes. The conduct Read more about How “elections” in ORDLO may influence on the peace process[…]