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  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 17.03.2015

    March 16 was a turning point. On this day, Putin came out of hiding – both literally and figuratively. In the literal sense, Putin’s 11 day absence from public view ended during a press conference with the President of Kyrgyzstan. More

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 07.02.2015

    Yesterday and today Ukrainian public opinion is split between two emotions: distrust and hope. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande spent 5 hours last night in discussions with Putin in Moscow. More

  • Thoughts on New Year’s Eve

    [infobox title=’Thoughts from Kyiv’]Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. [/infobox] It’ll be a quiet New Year’s Eve across Ukraine […] More

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – Putin’s Vision of World Order

    [infobox title=’Thoughts from Kyiv’]Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. [/infobox] My last post on the current situation in Ukraine […] More

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – Calm Before the Storm

    A full six days have now passed since the signing of the Minsk “cease fire” agreement. I place the term in quotes because in reality, although the intensity of fighting in the Donbas seems to have diminished, the shooting certainly has not stopped, According to Ukrainian media, Russian-backed terrorists regularly strafe Ukrainian army roadblocks; the National Security Council of Ukraine reports over 120 violations of the so-called cease-fire since last Friday. More

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 01.09.2014

    Last Saturday Putin issued a veiled threat to those in the West who might “threaten Russia’s interests” – he reminded Russia’s “partners” that the Kremlin controlled one of the world’s largest nuclear arsenals. Is he serious? I don’t know! More

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 14.08.2014

    “Putin has monkeys in his head!” “No he doesn’t – they’re mushrooms!” This was the argument yesterday morning between two of my jetlagged daughters (7 and 9 years old). While in Canada during this last month, one of the more common questions I was asked by friends was “how has the Ukrainian situation affected your kids?” I guess it has… More

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