Why Foreigners Should be Allowed to Own Land in Ukraine

by Anastasia Vozovych and Dmytro Naumchuk Recently, in response to resistance to a new land reform bill, Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, proposed a referendum on the question of foreign ownership of Ukrainian land. While this issue is getting…

Ukrainian Elections 2019: The Era of “New Faces”

Politics and elections probably concern up to every third talk in Ukraine at the moment. This is not surprising: elections occur every three months this year, channels broadcast political news every single day, political advertisement seems to be encoded into…

Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine Close Friends with Alleged Mafia Figure

On Saturday July 13th Eduard Hoeks, the Dutch ambassador to Ukraine, visited the Odesa International Film Festival in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa. During the event, the ambassador took a picture with the mayor of Odesa, Gennadyi Trukhanov. The…

Is the Far-Right a Threat to Ukraine?

In Ukraine, hardly a week passes without news that some radical rightwing activists went on a strike or beat someone up. Hiding behind elusive topics like religion, language, patriotism and war, ultra-radicals continually commit crimes, still worsening Ukraine’s notorious reputation…

Understanding the Ukrainian Brain Drain

Since the Revolution of Dignity, the representatives of Ukrainian youth have attracted a lot of attention worldwide. They are bold, smart and ambitious, but unfortunately, they often live abroad. They can be prominent engineers, hardworking farmers, fair lawyers – literally…

Ukraine Today: is There Light at the End of a Dark Tunnel?

Whenever I speak to people from abroad, I find that most of them have very similar ideas about the situation in Ukraine. The most common questions that I hear are:  “Is it safe in Kyiv present days?”, “Is your country…

How Ukrainians Today Are Developing a Democratic Mindset

Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, gained its independency from the USSR in 1991. It is undebatable that the country is still going through a difficult transition period from a Soviet republic to independent and powerful state, following significant changes…