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Ukraine

Ukraine – a new banana republic?

Well over NOK 100 billion is stolen annually from the state budget by corrupt service personnel. The Ukrainian population is becoming poorer – but one exception to the trend is Ukraine's sixth richest man, President Petro Poroshenko.

Two books on Ukraine

To understand the complicated and serious situation that is taking place in the heart of Europe, Richard Sakwa's Frontline Ukraine should be a preferred choice.

Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea?

Former political prisoner and dissident Mustafa Dzhemilev tells Ny Tid about the fight against the occupation of Crimea, his relationship with Russia and why he received the Nansen Medal. Today, he is the political leader of the 280 Crimean Tatar ethnic group. 

Fear of civil war

Ukraine's literary shooting star Serhij Zjadan believes the country's political leadership has failed society. It may cause more blood in the streets of Kiev.

Was it Russia? – Ukraine is sued

Why is Borge Brende so confident that it was Russia that shot down the Malaysian passenger plane in 2014? 

"Someone controls, but we don't know who"

Norway's ambassador to Ukraine emphasizes that, unlike in other post-Soviet states, civil society in Ukraine – both the media, the volunteers and human rights workers – has been behind the changes that are forcing in the country.

From Kiev: A new era for Ukraine?

"They were shot like animals," one of the founders of the Euromaidan movement, Olexandra Matviichuk, told Ny Tid. The authorities' strategy was to radicalize those who protested. We are talking about the uprising, the volunteers, the government and Russian propaganda.

Human rights under one roof

What significance does a human rights house have in the conflicts that are currently going on in Ukraine?

Ukraine and the fascist threat

UKRAINE: In early July, the right-wing paramilitary fascist organization was involved in gunfire with Ukrainian police. Now they are threatening to revolutionize and ask the president of the national court. How serious is the fascist threat in Ukraine?