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      Europe Averts Winter Gas Cutoff for Now with Ukraine-Russia Deal
      Mar03

      Europe Averts Winter Gas Cutoff for Now with Ukraine-Russia Deal

      For Long-Term Security, EU Should Push Moscow to Obey Rules and Kyiv to Reform Gas Sector By brokering a March 2 interim gas deal between Ukraine and Russia, the European Union helped avert a wintertime cutoff of gas to Ukraine and other parts of Europe. Russia had threatened to halt supplies to Ukraine in the two countries’ dispute over...

      Is the IMF Bailout Enough for Ukraine?
      Mar02

      Is the IMF Bailout Enough for Ukraine?

      An International Monetary Fund bailout for Ukraine underestimates the banking sector’s needs and is unrealistic about government expenditure on security and defense, according to Andrei Kirilenko, a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ukraine has secured a $40 billion bailout from the IMF and other creditors. The...

      Nemtsov Assassination Is Rooted in Putin’s Authoritarianism
      Mar02

      Nemtsov Assassination Is Rooted in Putin’s Authoritarianism

      Passive Responses to Putin Darken the Future for Ukraine—and for Russia The professional killing of Boris Nemtsov February 27 confronts us with two facts that Western policymakers ignore at great cost in the Russia-Ukraine war. First, Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine is potentially a great domestic political liability for him. Second, it is...

      Russian Opposition Leader, Boris Nemtsov, Killed in Moscow
      Feb28

      Russian Opposition Leader, Boris Nemtsov, Killed in Moscow

      [View the story “Nemtsov, a Putin critic, was to address rally denouncing Russia’s role in Ukraine” on Storify] …read more Source: Atlantic...

      The Flawed Minsk Peace Accord—And How to Use It
      Feb25

      The Flawed Minsk Peace Accord—And How to Use It

      Truce Buys Ukraine Time to Get a Little Real Help From Its Friends Ukraine and its allies hope this month’s cease-fire deal agreed with Russia and Russian-backed rebels brings relative calm to southeastern Ukraine. But the Minsk agreement is deeply flawed, and there is every chance it may yet unravel, even if it holds for the short term....

      Ukraine’s Fight Against Corruption Slogs Forward
      Feb18

      Ukraine’s Fight Against Corruption Slogs Forward

      New Prosecutor Briefly Arrests a Prominent Oligarch; Anti-Corruption Bureau Seeks a Director The Ukrainian campaign to actually begin cleaning up Europe’s most corrupt government and economy is progressing more slowly than many Ukrainians have demanded. But the past week showed some movement in two critical government agencies: the...

      Russian Forces Win a ‘Cease-Fire’ Battle in Ukraine
      Feb18

      Russian Forces Win a ‘Cease-Fire’ Battle in Ukraine

      Kyiv Forced into New Retreat; US, Europe Must Increase Support, Atlantic Council Analysts Say At midday February 18, three-and-a-half days beyond the designated hour for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, fighting was continuing in the strategic city of Debaltseve, where Russian forces continue to pound a nearly surrounded Ukrainian contingent that...

      Ukraine’s Other War: Parliament Advances Anti-Corruption Fight
      Feb13

      Ukraine’s Other War: Parliament Advances Anti-Corruption Fight

      Lawmakers Vote to End Their Immunity from Prosecution Members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, overwhelmingly passed a bill to end their own legal immunity from prosecution, one of the main laws that for years helped Ukraine to the top of Europe’s corruption charts. Article 80 of Ukraine’s constitution protects all...

      The Other War: Ukraine Wins a First Big Battle Against Corruption
      Feb13

      The Other War: Ukraine Wins a First Big Battle Against Corruption

      Parliament Votes in Landslide to Remove its Own Immunity from Prosecution Members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, overwhelmingly passed a bill to end their own legal immunity from prosecution, one of the main laws that for years helped Ukraine to the top of Europe’s corruption charts. Article 80 of Ukraine’s...

      Making Ukraine’s ‘Glimmer of Hope’ Sustainable
      Feb13

      Making Ukraine’s ‘Glimmer of Hope’ Sustainable

      If Russia Permits, the Minsk Accord Could Be a Start for Stabilizing Donbas The ceasefire agreement signed by Russia and Ukraine on in Minsk on 12 February offers what German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls “a glimmer of hope, no more no less” for constricting, and eventually ending, the war in southeast Ukraine’s Donbas region. Whether that...