The country as a whole has embraced Poroshenko and his message that he stands outside the rough-and-tumble world of electoral politics, Ukraine-style. Voters are hopeful that since he has already amassed his fortune, he will be less inclined to help himself to the government coffers, a common compulsion of elected officials in Ukraine.
The mood on Maidan Square in central Kyiv remains decidedly grim after a referendum widely branded as illegal and illegitimate took place in Crimea on Sunday. Two Ukrainian kozaks loudly beat drums in a rhythm that is normally used in the call to arms. It serves to heighten the sense of foreboding. Now that Crimea has been hived off from mainland Ukraine, "what next?" is the question on everyone's minds
In the week since Obama first declared there would be "costs" if Putin pressed into Crimea, Russian forces have taken control
VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is speaking up about the crisis on Europe's Crimean Peninsula, saying Ukrainians
As a prospective MP, I believe that it is my responsibility to share the conclusions I've reached and the questions I still have concerning the current crisis in Crimea. I personally am of Ukrainian, Russian and Polish stock. My job is to put that aside as much as I can and deliver an intellectually honest account that will help enhance Canadian public policy. So here's what I've come up with so far.
With the Ex-Ukranian PM, Yulia Tymoshenko, announcing Monday that she will be leaving to Germany for medical treatment it is now clear that she will not be written into the new political narrative. The future appears to belong to younger, untarnished politicians such as former heavyweight boxer Vitali Klitschko.
Four prominent Ukrainian Canadians will join two Tory MPs and a Conservative senator with Baird. But there are no opposition
Yes, the Ukraine is corrupt, perhaps more so than even Russia. There can be no questioning the bravery and commitment of the people who went out on the streets to voice their grievances. But Diane Francis' assertion that the "Ukraine has no choice but to join the EU"? Perhaps there is doubt as to whether people know what or whom they are voting for.
The International Olympic Committee confirmed the decision by Bogdana Matsotska on Thursday, and the Alpine skier's father
OTTAWA - Canadians of Ukrainian origin gathered Wednesday on Parliament Hill to denounce the violence in their homeland's