Also by Dmytro Barkar
July 17, 2013
Ukrainian Police-Abuse Protests Come To The Capital
Ukrainians outraged at rampant alleged police abuse -- including allegations of rape, torture, bribery, and murder -- have called for an indefinite protest in Kyiv beginning July 18. The opposition sees the anger as a prime opportunity to strike a blow at President Viktor Yanukovych's government.
September 14, 2012
Tymoshenko's Strange Week In Jail
Prison officials have confiscated two Geiger counters from jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who claims authorities are responsible for high radiation levels in her quarters. The confiscation follows damaging accusations from two of her former cellmates.
January 16, 2012
Ukraine's Economic Rankings Mired In Decline Despite Attempts At Reform
A leading global index of economic freedom has ranked Ukraine near the bottom for the third straight year. The country ranked alongside Uzbekistan and Chad and was the least-free among the 43 countries in the Europe region. The results are dismal since the government of President Viktor Yanukovych has been promising much-needed reforms since he took office at the beginning of 2010. But Ukrainian businesses are yet to feel the results.