Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Ten Reasons Why Trump Should Visit Ukraine

Barack Obama never visited Ukraine as president, and he was the only US president that didn’t visit independent Ukraine while in office. President Donald Trump should. Ukraine has embarked on a massive overhaul of the country and here are ten reasons why the US president should pay a visit. Opportunities for US business are significant. […]

For the first time in 20 years. Why is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu going to Kiev

After a 20-year break, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay an official visit to Ukraine. In addition to resolving interstate issues, his arrival in Ukraine can be considered part of the election campaign on the eve of early parliamentary elections. What topics can be raised during his meetings in Kiev, as well as how […]

Another attempt to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of U.S. partners over arms-related issues

As we know, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky went on an official visit to Turkey. Ahead of his visit, an “Attempt No. 2” was made by the Kremlin propaganda machine to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of Western partners over the so-called “arms shipments” to Libya. This wave of tarring reports, which, by the way, […]

Will President Zelensky, with his own majority, overcome corruption in the country?

Corruption in Ukraine is an acute problem that has been going on for a long time. The fight against corruption has already become a “catch-all” slogan of many parties running for Parliament and presidential candidates. In almost all cases, the promise was never fulfilled. Sometimes, of course, parties or presidents broadcast the fight in the […]

Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine, counteraction and threats

  On Tuesday, July 30, this year, the first regional training in the framework of the NATO-Ukraine Platform was held in Odessa. The theme of this event was: “Hybrid war of the Russian Federation in Ukraine: how to recognize and prevent”. The main purpose of the event is to convey what challenges, threats, counteraction exist, […]

Burak Pehlivan: What to expect from Zelensky’s trip to Turkey

Volodymyr Zelensky, elected as president in Ukraine with a record 73 percent of the vote on April 21, also achieved an unprecedented absolute majority for his Servant of the People party in parliament in the July 21 election. His party now controls 254 out of 424 seats. With this victory, the public’s expectation will be […]

In Ukraine, a Rival to Putin Rises

KIEV, Ukraine — He’s a quick-witted politician who understands the power of television, has broad public support at home and, perhaps not so important, sometimes takes off his shirt in public. And he is not President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader of nearly 20 years. This is Volodymyr Zelensky, the former comedian who became […]

“Posing as Poles”: Russian intel sets up “vandalism” provocation, this time in Kharkiv

The expert recalls other recent meddling efforts made by Russia and its “mercenaries” in order to try to spark ethnic conflicts in Ukraine and discredit Ukrainian authorities in the international arena. For the second time in a week, unidentified perpetrators vandalized monuments to fallen Ukrainian Rebel Army (UPA) soldiers in Kharkiv’s Molodizhniy Park, both times […]