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How Spy Games Are Sabotaging Ukraine’s Intelligence Agency

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:35

When Moscow-backed separatists were starting their war in east Ukraine last spring, the country’s main security agency sent a covert team to capture a rebel leader.

Ousted Ukraine Leader Aiming To Return As Rebel Rockets Threaten Peace Plan

Published in Politics
Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:22

Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has controversially spoken out from self-imposed exile in Russia, promising, exactly a year after he fled Kiev, to return to Ukraine to “ease people’s lives” and help stop the war.

Save New Ukraine

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:12

A new Ukraine was born a year ago in the pro-European protests that helped to drive President Viktor F. Yanukovych from power.

And today, the spirit that inspired hundreds of thousands to gather in the Maidan, Kiev’s Independence Square, is stronger than ever, even as it is under direct military assault from Russian forces supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted

Published in Politics
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:14

Ashen-faced after a sleepless night of marathon negotiations, Viktor F. Yanukovych hesitated, shaking his pen above the text placed before him in the chandeliered hall.

Conspiracy Or Cock-Up In Ukraine?

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:34

This is what former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kiev, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the crisis.

Ukraine’s Slow Descent Into Madness

Published in Opinion
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:16

Less than a year ago, Viktor Yanukovych was not yet the disgraced former president of Ukraine and ruled over his impoverished but peaceful nation from Mezhyhirya, his sprawling residence outside Kiev.

Ukraine's Enemy Within

Published in Opinion
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:54

External threats to Ukraine from Russia have dominated the news for months, but as that situation starts to stabilize the country will need to confront an old, internal enemy: corruption.

Ukraine Palace Is Still Emblem Of Dysfunction

Published in LifeStyle
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 06:54

It was supposed to become a Museum of Corruption, a triumphant trophy of Ukraine’s February revolution and a monument to its new leaders’ determination to uproot the lawlessness and avarice that blighted this country’s first two decades as an independent nation.

The Curse Of Corruption In Ukraine

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:45

Mr Yanukovych fled Mezhyhirya on February 22nd under the cover of night.

Since then, it has become an open-air museum of the trappings of corruption: at weekends families stroll the manicured grounds and take pictures in front of Mr Yanukovych’s vintage-car collection and ostrich zoo.

We Visited Ukraine's Palace Of Corruption

Published in Opinion
Friday, 13 June 2014 17:23

Jasmina Tešanović ventures into the "Palace of Corruption" where deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych partied and gloried in graft while the EuroMaidan raged on his doorstep. Tešanović was in Serbia when Milosevic was deposed, and she reflects on the careers of post-Soviet dictators.

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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

A Ukrainian Canadian (Ukrainian: Український канадець, Україноканадець) refers to a Canadian of Ukrainian descent who is an immigrant to or a descendant born in Canada. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,209,085 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (mainly Canadian-born citizens) making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group, and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself.

Ukrainian Americans (Ukrainian: Українці Америки, Українці у США) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population. The Ukrainian population of the United States is thus the second largest outside the former Soviet Union; only Canada has a larger Ukrainian community. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of Ukrainian Americans are: New York City with 160,000 Ukrainians, Philadelphia with 60,000 Ukrainians, Chicago with 46,000 Ukrainians, Los Angeles with 34,000, Detroit with 33,000 Ukrainians, Cleveland with 26,000 and Indianapolis with 19,000.