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Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Two historic votes for Ukraine

In an emergency session as the country grapples with the coronavirus crisis, Ukraine's parliament has voted for two bills that will open the way to new financing from the IMF and other international partners.

UkraineAlert by Iuliia Mendel

Democratic Transitions International Financial Institutions

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus must not distract the world from Russia’s war in Ukraine

The coronavirus crisis is creating unprecedented challenges for the international community, but existing security threats like the Russian attack on Ukraine must not disappear from the diplomatic agenda, argues Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.

UkraineAlert by Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Conflict Coronavirus

Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Time for Ukraine to exit Russia’s energy empire

Energy supplies have helped Russia exert political influence over Ukraine. With Russia's energy sector hit by short-term coronavirus woes and facing long-term decline, now is a good time for Ukraine to reduce dependency.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Klid

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Putin must be held accountable

Russia is seeking to legitimize the Kremlin-created separatist republics in eastern Ukraine as a way of distancing itself from the ongoing conflict, but if Putin is not held accountable, other countries may share Ukraine's fate.

UkraineAlert by Olena Zerkal

Conflict Russia

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

After coronavirus: how to get Ukraine working again

Ukraine is bracing for a major coronavirus economic downturn, but the country must also look to the post-pandemic future. Ilya Timtchenko offers some tips on how to get the Ukrainian economy working once again.

UkraineAlert by Ilya Timtchenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Storming the sauna: a ceasefire violation in the Donbas

Photos and video of an attack along the line of contact in the Donbas region of Ukraine provided a rare look at ceasefire violations.

Article by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Conflict Drones

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Why Ukraine cannot risk recognizing Putin’s proxies

Many Ukrainians are alarmed by plans to create an Advisory Council together with representatives from Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine. Critics say the move will allow Russia to distance itself from the war.

UkraineAlert by Lisa Yasko

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Zelenskyy trip up on gender roles again

Why does everything in the private sphere depend on Ukraine’s amazing women yet again?

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Ukraine urgently needs a new IMF agreement

Ukraine is facing major economic turmoil as a result of poor political decisions in the midst of an unfolding global crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The country now urgently needs to secure a new IMF agreement, argues Anders Åslund.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Saving Ukraine’s economy from the coronavirus crash

The Ukrainian economy is facing a perfect storm of coronavirus pressures as exports plummet and the domestic economy grinds to a halt. How can Ukraine mitigate the worst of the unfolding global crisis?

UkraineAlert by Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business


Tue, Mar 31, 2020

How Ukraine is handling coronavirus

ONLINE EVENT - On March 3, Ukraine confirmed its first case of the coronavirus and cases have steadily climbed since. How has the Ukrainian government responded so far, what does it need to do next, and what should we expect?