22 August 2016 Press releases

Ukraine turns 25: achievements and defeats (public opinion)

If a referendum for the independence of Ukraine was held today, 87% of Ukrainians would vote in favor of the act of independence, which is close to the figure during the referendum held in 1991 (89%). The most notable changes in the perception of citizens were observed in the southern and eastern regions of the country. Read more about the changes in public opinion over 25 years of independence in this press release.

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Expert opinion


20 August 2016
Mass media

Ukraine at 25: Leaders in Ukraine share their thoughts

Ukraine’s economy is still on shaky ground as the International Monetary Fund has withheld funds because the country’s leadership has failed to implement certain corruption-fighting measures. Ukraine’s sovereignty is also fragile as Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine’s east for a third consecutive year. As a result, Ukraine’s territorial area has shrunk by about 7 percent, nearly 10,000 people have lost their lives and some 2.2 million have been displaced, of whom 1.8 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs). Following are their edited comments on the status of Ukraine at 25.

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6 August 2016
Mass media

Is War the New Normal in Ukraine?

A weekly roundup of what’s been happening in Ukraine, with a focus on a main issue. Guests: Olexiy Haran, Professor of Political Science, National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy, and the Head of Research, Democratic Initiatives Foundation. And from Prague via skype is Brian Whitmore Senior Russia Analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague

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15 June 2016
Mass media

Mechanisms of work of civil-military administrations in Donbas: problems, perspectives

Topic: Mechanisms of work of civil-military administrations in Donbas: problems, perspectives. UCMC, 10.06 Ukraine Crisis Media Center

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9 June 2016
Events

The future of Crimea: is reintegration possible, when and how?

Public debates on topic: “The future of Crimea: is reintegration possible, when and how?”

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15 March 2016
Events

ACTION PLAN TO OVERCOME GOVERNMENT-PARLIAMENTARY CRISIS

Proposals prepared by experts of Reanimation Package of Reforms, Strategic Advisory Groups, and the International Renaissance Foundation

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3 March 2016
Public Opinion

UKRAINE: two years after Maidan

As a result of mass protests known as Euromaidan or Revolution of Dignity, corrupt and criminal President Yanukovych was removed from power. The country returned to the 2004 constitutional reform which prevents monopolization of power. The 2014-15 presidential, parliamentary and local elections were recognized by the international community as free and fair. Association agreement with the EU was signed and ratified. However, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in Donbas, the influence of oligarchs and corruption destabilizes economic and political situation and makes the path of reforms extremely contradictory. The vibrant civil society is making pressure to speed up reforms.

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22 February 2016
Events

Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Program opens calls for applications for 2016

PASOS has announced a call for applications to participate in the 2016 Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Program. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2016. PASOS is partnering with network members the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (IKDIF) and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) to offer the fellowships. The program, made possible with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), seeks to assist the advancement of democratic practices in transitional democracies.

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18 February 2016
Mass media

Will U.S.-Ukraine relations survive the Obama years?

By Olexiy Haran & Petro Burkovskyi. The Obama administration, for all its diplomatic efforts, is partly to blame for the trouble in Ukraine.

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28 January 2016
Events

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Intiatives Foundation is among the top think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF) has entered the list of 90 most influential think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe. It is situated on 48th place.

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