Tag: Ukraine

SBU Targets Opposition in Ukraine

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 158 There is mounting evidence that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has returned to tactics targeting the opposition last employed under President, Leonid Kuchma. It should be borne in mind that these…

Ukraine/Russia/Unrest: opposition protests against Russian naval base lease agreement

Thousands of opposition demonstrators rallied outside Ukraine’s parliament building on Tuesday as the bill to extend the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s base in Crimea until 2042 was granted. Inside the parliament, opposition lawmakers created unrest by setting off smoke bombs and throwing eggs…

Gas Lobby Takes Control of Ukraine’s Security Service

Jamestown Foundation On March 11, the Ukrainian parliament appointed Prime Minister, Nikolai Azarov, and a new Security Service (SBU) Chairman, Valery Khoroshkovsky. As Ukrayinska Pravda (February 24) warned: “An additional bonus for the Liovochkin-Firtash group could be the appointment of…

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Presses Yanukovich In Parliament

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko sought on Monday to force a quick parliamentary vote she hopes will back her government before President-elect Viktor Yanukovich has time to muster support to bring it down.

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko drops legal challenge on election

KIEV, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday dropped her legal case challenging the election of rival Viktor Yanukovich as president, saying the court could not be trusted to reach a fair verdict.

Yanukovich narrowly wins Ukraine run-off

Reports have Yanukovich narrowly winning Ukraine’s presidential run-off.   Yanukovich is a pro-Russian candidate who was ousted from power during the Orange Revolution.

Russia-Ukraine spy scandal erupts on eve of vote

KIEV (AFP)— Ukraine’s security service on Tuesday said it had foiled a Russian plot by arresting five of Moscow’s intelligence agents operating in the south of the country on a mission to steal state secrets.

Yanukovych headed towards Ukraine win

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych could secure a victory in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential run-off, according to a poll by the Kyiv International Sociology Institute. 55.9 per cent of respondents would support Yanukovych of the Party…

EU wary of instability as Ukraine election goes to second round

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – EU institutions are wary of post-election instability in Ukraine, as exit polls show that Viktor Yanukovych, the villain of the Orange Revolution, won the first round of the presidential vote on Sunday (17 January). Mr Yanukovych…

Ukraine headed back into Russia’s influence

IQ: Exit polls show that Viktor Yanukovich qualifies for run-off after being ousted during the Orange Revolution. Ukraine will regress back into the influence of Russia on important military and economic matters. Updated Jan. 17, 2010 1:53pm EST