Unlike administrative resource, thugs and cynical "antifascist" rhetoric, imagination was in short supply at the 18 May “antifascist demonstration” in Kyiv. While VO Svoboda ideological consistency does not make its bigoted views any more palatable, the Party of the Regions was still stupendously uncovincing
In the last week two Ukrainian administrative courts have rejected civil suits brought by private claimants from Donetsk. The refusal to strip another opposition MP, Yury Odarchenko, of his mandate was unexpected, but entirely constitutional. The other was neither
On Thursday the European Parliament ratified visa liberalization measures for Ukrainians and heard the findings of the Cox-Kwaśniewski mission. Hanne Severinsen, however, warns that the mission must not be used as a cover for the Ukrainian regime
The German Chancellor says that Ukraine must resolve a “whole range of problems”. This is not just the situation with Yulia Tymoshenko, but issues to do with the legal system in Ukraine as a whole and about observance of human rights and civil liberties. .
The High Administrative Court on Friday has found that the “Verkhovna Rada” which held a meeting on 4 April on Bankova St and not in the Verkhovna Rada buildings to which opposition MPs were not admitted was able to pass laws
OPORA has issued a statement regarding the events on Thursday when members of the ruling majority chose to bypass the blockade of the Verkhovna Rada by holding what they claimed to be a plenary session in the parliamentary committee building on Bankova St
The Justice Ministry has confirmed that it held the “tender” for the services of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates for services in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine after the services were provided.
The First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin is back on his travels with the PR company Burston-Marsteller helping him – for a fat fee, of course – in his efforts to improve the current regime’s much damaged reputation
According to a survey by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Kyiv International Sociology Institute, if a referendum were held now 59% of Ukrainian citizens would support joining the EU and 41% would vote against.
The Government’s Representative asserts that there is no selective justice, making an entirely erroneous statement about the European Court’s judgement in the Yury Lutsenko case as supposed substantiation
Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has confirmed that the ruling by the High Administrative Court is enough to strip opposition MP Serhiy Vlasenko of his mandate, with no further decision from the Verkhovna Rada being needed.
The Cabinet of Ministers has changed the makeup and is mysteriously trying to reinstate the functioning of a group which has already drawn up measures on developing the use of Ukrainian. Members of the group believe that this is to stall amendments and leave the bill as it is
There were strong statements on 7 March following the extraordinary ruling by the High Administrative Court to anul the MP status of opposition MP and civic defender of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko