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Ukraine falling apart?

Despite the Geneva de-escalation roadmap, pro-Russian separatists continue to occupy government buildings in many eastern Ukrainian cities. The US and Russia accuse each other of breaching agreements. How can the breakup of Ukraine be avoided?

Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Sunday, 6. July 2014

Richard Swartz on fascism Russian style

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the government in Kiev as 'fascists' but he should be careful with his name-calling because there are far more fascists in Russia than in Ukraine, writes Richard Schwartz in the liberal daily Dagens Nyheter: » more

Main focus of Friday, 4. July 2014

Germany mediates in Ukraine crisis

The ceasefire talks between the Ukrainian government, Russia and eastern Ukrainian separatists are to resume by Saturday. That was the agreement reached in Berlin by ... » more

Sme - Slovakia | Friday, 4. July 2014

Germany must succeed

Europe's crisis management vis-à-vis Ukraine and Russia is focused more and more in Berlin, the liberal daily Sme observes, and adds that Germany must succeed in its efforts: » more

Delo - Slovenia | Friday, 4. July 2014

West has double standard also in Ukraine crisis

The West's foreign policy is defined by double standards, the left-liberal daily Delo criticises, pointing to parallels between the Ukraine crisis and the war in Kosovo: » more

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Friday, 4. July 2014

Germany chums up with Russia again

Germany did not invite Poland to the talks with Russia - even though Poland has made a great effort to seek a solution to the conflict in Ukraine. Berlin is trying to play Warsaw off against Moscow, the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita criticises: » more

Wirtschaftswoche - Germany | Thursday, 3. July 2014

Germany's new foreign policy

With his attempts at mediating a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is demonstrating what the much called-for more active German foreign policy could look like, the liberal business daily Wirtschaftswoche writes: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 30. June 2014

Poroshenko could let Donbas go

The ceasefire proclaimed by President Petro Poroshenko in eastern Ukraine ends today, Monday. The head of state has announced negotiations with the separatists and a reform that strengthens local governments and regions. Poroshenko faces a difficult decision, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung comments: » more - Germany | Thursday, 5. June 2014

G7 puts too little pressure on Russia

The G7 states agreed on concrete demands vis-à-vis Russia at their summit on Thursday. Among other things the Moscow leadership is to stem the flow of separatists and weapons into eastern Ukraine, otherwise it will face further sanctions. The agreed measures aren't tough enough and pave the way for disaster, news portal comments: » more

Main focus of Thursday, 5. June 2014

G7 takes Russia to task

The G7 states agreed on Wednesday in Brussels to stiffen the economic sanctions against Russia if it fails to do more to defuse the tensions ... » more

Le Figaro - France | Thursday, 5. June 2014

D-Day can be Diplomacy Day

A ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allies landing in occupied France will take place in Normandy on Friday, attended by 19 heads of state and government. For the conservative daily Le Figaro this is a good opportunity to seek a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis: » more

Delo - Slovenia | Wednesday, 28. May 2014

Vote in Ukraine a blow for Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin won't simply accept the pro-Western course of the new Ukrainian leadership, the left-liberal daily Delo fears: » more

Público - Portugal | Tuesday, 27. May 2014

Poroshenko will be tough in talks with Moscow

Ukraine's new president Petro Poroshenko held out the prospect of dialogue with Russia on Monday. But the chocolate manufacturer won't be doing any sweet-talking in this case, the liberal daily Público predicts: » more

Turun Sanomat - Finland | Tuesday, 27. May 2014

Ukraine now needs parliamentary elections

After Petro Poroshenko's victory in the presidential election in Ukraine, parliamentary elections must be held as soon as possible, the liberal daily Turun Sanomat writes: » more

Contributors - Romania | Monday, 26. May 2014

Herculean task for Poroshenko

According to the preliminary results, the billionaire chocolate manufacturer Petro Poroshenko is the victor of the Ukrainian presidential elections on Sunday. He faces a Herculean task in view of the profound crisis in his country, political scientist Valentin Naumescu writes in the blog portal Contributors: » more

The Irish Independent - Ireland | Sunday, 25. May 2014

Putin-Hitler comparison fitting

Russia's President Vladimir Putin called it "unacceptable" on Saturday that Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, allegedly compared him with Adolf Hitler last week on a visit to Canada. But Charles wasn't entirely wrong, columnist Ruth Dudly Edwards writes in the conservative daily Irish Independent: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Friday, 23. May 2014

Ukrainian elections will be free and fair

Renewed fighting has broken out in eastern Ukraine in the run-up to the presidential elections on Sunday. According to the government at least 13 soldiers were killed. The vote will be legal even if the separatists in the east manage to hinder the election process in areas under their control, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung writes: » more

Trud - Bulgaria | Tuesday, 20. May 2014

New president must establish peace in Ukraine

Tens of thousands of people staged warning strikes against the separatists on Monday at the behest of the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov. The daily Trud appeals to the winner of next Sunday's presidential election to bring peace to the country, and advises the following strategy: » more

Sme - Slovakia | Wednesday, 21. May 2014

Akhmetov protesting out of self-interest

After a long period of hesitation the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov has taken sides against the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. He called on his 300,000 employees in the Donbass region to stage strikes and peaceful demonstrations against the rebels. In the eyes of the liberal daily Sme this is just a ploy: » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Tuesday, 20. May 2014

Timothy Garton Ash appeals to Germany in the Ukraine crisis

The fate of Europe depends less on the European elections on Sunday than on the presidential elections that will take place on the same day in Ukraine, historian Timothy Garton Ash comments in the left-liberal daily La Repubblica: » more

Deutschlandfunk - Germany | Wednesday, 14. May 2014

Round table in Kiev won't help

Just two weeks before the presidential elections the government in Kiev has convened a "National Unity round table". Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has signalled his support for the talks which begin today, Wednesday. The German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk doubts the round table will be of any use: » more

Hotnews - Romania | Wednesday, 14. May 2014

Ponta falls into Russia's trap

When Romania closed its airspace to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin on Friday as he was trying to return from Transnistria, the Russian threatened on Twitter that the next time he would use a bomber jet. Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta's response shows that he's failed to grasp certain basic facts, the news portal Hotnews writes: » more

Main focus of Tuesday, 13. May 2014

Moscow backs the separatists

Following Sunday's independence referendums the separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine have requested annexation by Russia. Moscow recognised the results of the votes on Monday. Ukraine ... » more

Népszava - Hungary | Monday, 12. May 2014

Russia can't afford eastern Ukraine

Although the referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk were grist to Moscow's mills, Russia can't afford the annexation of the eastern Ukrainian regions, the left-wing daily Népszava remarks: » more

Die Welt - Germany | Tuesday, 13. May 2014

EU like a headless chicken against Russia

Even though the EU has once again stepped up its sanctions against Russia, the Europeans are no more than onlookers, the conservative daily Die Welt writes: » more

Hämeen Sanomat - Finland | Tuesday, 13. May 2014

Ukraine facing division

The conflict in Ukraine threatens to reach a permanent deadlock, the liberal daily Hämeen Sanomat warns: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Monday, 12. May 2014

Economic sanctions will make Putin relent

Only the fear of the consequences of further, stiffer economic sanctions can force Russian President Vladimir Putin to back down in the Ukraine crisis, the conservative daily Financial Times believes: » more

Main focus of Monday, 12. May 2014

Separatists celebrate referendums as success

According to the organisers, more than 90 percent of voters in the two referendums held on Sunday in eastern Ukraine cast their ballots in favour ... » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 12. May 2014

Putin will continue to pull the strings

The referendums in eastern Ukraine were a farce, writes the left-liberal Süddeutsche Zeitung: » more

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Monday, 12. May 2014

Peace can only come from abroad

The referendums in eastern Ukraine show that a peaceful solution is no longer possible, the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita writes, and calls for an international peacekeeping force to be deployed to this part of the country: » more

Hospodárske noviny - Slovakia | Monday, 12. May 2014

Moscow just wants to be taken seriously

The massive criticism of the referendums in eastern Ukraine on the weekend voiced by the leadership in Kiev and the West goes too far but fits in with the wild scenarios according to which Moscow will soon reach out for the Baltic states and Poland, the business paper Hospodárske noviny comments: » more

Le Figaro - France | Monday, 12. May 2014

Voter turnout a clear signal to Kiev

The organisers of the referendums in eastern Ukraine speak of an overwhelming turnout of 80 percent. The conservative daily Le Figaro sees this as a clear sign that the voters wanted to punish Kiev for its indifference to the needs of eastern Ukrainians: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Sunday, 11. May 2014

West pushed Eastern Ukrainians into Putin's arms

The EU and the US bear partial responsibility for the fact that so many Eastern Ukrainians want independence from Kiev, columnist Daniel Hannan writes in the conservative paper The Daily Telegraph: » more

Main focus of Friday, 9. May 2014

Separatists insist on referendum

Disregarding Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin's appeal the pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine will go ahead with plans for an autonomy referendum on Sunday, spokesmen for ... » more

Milliyet - Turkey | Friday, 9. May 2014

Russian leader not so unpredictable after all

The fact that Putin is now putting more stress on diplomacy is not all that unpredictable, the conservative daily Milliyet claims, pointing out that there were three good reasons for it: » more

Hospodárske noviny - Slovakia | Friday, 9. May 2014

Kremlin must do more to foster détente

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not doing enough to find a solution to the Ukraine crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview on Thursday. The liberal business daily Hospodářské noviny agrees: » more

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Friday, 9. May 2014

Jeffrey Sachs fears hardliners' response to Putin's course

The behaviour of Russian President Putin in the Ukraine crisis is also strengthening the hawks in the West, US economist and UN special advisor Jeffrey D. Sachs warns in the conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Friday, 9. May 2014

Putin just faking role as mediator

The separatists' refusal to heed Putin's appeal is just another act in the Russian show which casts the Kremlin boss as mediator, the left-liberal daily Der Standard writes: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Friday, 9. May 2014

Terror not to Moscow's liking either

The fact that the separatists in eastern Ukraine want to hold the referendum despite Putin's proposal to have it postponed cannot be to Moscow's liking, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung writes: » more

Main focus of Thursday, 8. May 2014

Putin pushes to postpone referendum

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the eastern Ukrainian separatists to postpone the referendum on autonomy planned for Sunday, and at the same time urged ... » more

Echo Moskwy - Russia | Thursday, 8. May 2014

Global perspectives: Separatists no longer need Moscow

It's only logical that Putin has abandoned his threatening military gestures given that the eastern Ukrainian separatists can now get along without Russia's support, the national-conservative political scientist Sergey Gorodnikov contends in his blog for Ekho Moskvy: » more

Público - Portugal | Thursday, 8. May 2014

Putin buying time

Putin's words do not signal an easing of the tensions but are clearly a well thought-out manoeuvre, the liberal daily Público comments: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 8. May 2014

Don't reject offer of peace

Putin's unexpected change of tack shows that the West's sanctions are having an impact, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore argues, but points out that Putin was right to insist on guarantees for the Russians in Ukraine: » more

Berliner Zeitung - Germany | Thursday, 8. May 2014

West must induce Kiev to back down

Now that Putin has softened his tone the OSCE could act as a mediator in the Ukraine conflict, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung hopes, and calls for additional pressure on Kiev to join in on negotiations: » more

Main focus of Tuesday, 6. May 2014

Ban wants to mediate in Ukraine

Ukrainian government troops continued their offensive against separatists in Slavyansk on Monday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has meanwhile called for a diplomatic solution to the ... » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Tuesday, 6. May 2014

Ukraine crisis must unite Europe's voters

The fact that Ukraine's presidential elections and the EU elections are both scheduled for May 25 has almost symbolic dimensions given that the crisis in Ukraine highlights what the elections to the European Parliament are really about, the liberal-conservative daily Berlingske observes: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Tuesday, 6. May 2014

Peacekeeping once more a European project

The Ukraine crisis brings home just how important a united Europe is and its citizens should bear this in mind in the upcoming European elections, the left-liberal daily Der Standard writes: » more

Helsingin Sanomat - Finland | Tuesday, 6. May 2014

Separatists can't prevent elections

The revolts in eastern Ukraine may be making it more difficult to organise the country's presidential elections on May 25 but they won't render the results invalid, the liberal daily Helsingin Sanomat stresses: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Tuesday, 6. May 2014

Powerless against Moscow's manipulation

Even mediation by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will hardly prevent further escalation in Ukraine, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung believes: » more

Main focus of Monday, 5. May 2014

Violence escalates in Odessa

Street fighting between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian demonstrators in Odessa and a fire in a trade union building claimed the lives of 46 people on Friday. ... » more

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Sunday, 4. May 2014

A turning point in the crisis

The question of war or peace in Ukraine has not yet been resolved but the events in Odessa definitely represent a turning point in the crisis, the security expert Eerik-Niiles Kross explains in the liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht: » more

La Stampa - Italy | Monday, 5. May 2014

Tragedy in multi-cultural Odessa

Odessa has involuntarily become a victim of the power struggle between Moscow and Kiev, the liberal daily La Stampa observes: » more

Právo - Czech Republic | Monday, 5. May 2014

Stop blindly supporting Kiev

With the deaths in Odessa a dark shadow has engulfed the leadership in Ukraine and must prompt the West to rethink its stance, the left-wing daily Právo writes: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Monday, 5. May 2014

Emerging countries support Putin

The US and the EU cannot hope to stop Putin's course of action with the help of the UN, the daily Tages-Anzeiger writes, pointing out ... » more

NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands | Friday, 2. May 2014

Ukraine alone and powerless

Ukraine's government admitted on Thursday that it has lost control of the east of the country with close ties to Russia. The state is powerless, the liberal daily NRC Handelsblad comments: » more

Handelsblatt - Germany | Friday, 2. May 2014

Obama and Merkel must display unity

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel will meet in Washington today to discuss the Ukraine crisis. The US president will call for stronger commitment from the German chancellor, the liberal business paper Handelsblatt believes: » more

Sme - Slovakia | Wednesday, 30. April 2014

Schröder's party with Putin despicable

Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder hugged Russian President Vladimir Putin at a party to celebrate the former's 70th birthday. This has drawn fierce criticism, and the liberal daily Sme is also appalled: » more

The Wall Street Journal - U.S. | Tuesday, 29. April 2014

Global perspectives: Germans misjudge reality in Ukraine

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Washington on Thursday to discuss a joint course of action in the Ukraine crisis with US President Barack Obama. It's high time Berlin came down clearly on the side of the West, the conservative daily The Wall Street Journal comments: » more

Main focus of Tuesday, 29. April 2014

West extends sanctions against Russia

The EU and the US extended their sanctions against Russia on Monday, imposing further visa bans and freezing more accounts. Commentators criticise the West's reaction ... » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Tuesday, 29. April 2014

A dangerous rift divides the EU

The sanctions are too hesitant and the EU is too weakened by inner discord, the daily Tages-Anzeiger complains: » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Tuesday, 29. April 2014

Seek a peace mission together with Russia

The West's punitive measures against Russia have not achieved much, the conservative daily Lidové noviny writes, suggesting that Russia must be included in the search for a solution: » more

Main focus of Monday, 28. April 2014

OSCE observers kidnapped in Ukraine

Separatists in eastern Ukraine have held seven OSCE military observers captive since Friday, and accuse them of espionage. The EU countries are now deliberating new ... » more

De Morgen - Belgium | Monday, 28. April 2014

Impact of sanctions too slow for Ukraine

Time is ticking in the Ukraine conflict, and it is to be feared that the success of EU diplomacy will come too late for the country, writes professor of Slavonic studies Lien Verpoest in the left-liberal daily De Morgen: » more

Blog Wiesaussieht - Germany | Saturday, 26. April 2014

Questionable OSCE observer mission

The OSCE observers being held by the separatists are not working in the context of the OSCE's Ukraine mission, but belong to a so-called Military Verification Team. These observers are not sent officially by the OSCE; it appears the team was in the country at the invitation of the Kiev government. Journalist Frank Lübberding criticises this mission in his blog Wiesaussieht: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Sunday, 27. April 2014

Nothing works in Ukraine without Russia

The West must seek a negotiated solution with Moscow to the Ukraine crisis, otherwise the country has no future, the former US ambassador and security adviser Thomas Graham writes in the conservative daily Financial Times: » more

Main focus of Friday, 25. April 2014

Danger of war in Ukraine grows

Ukrainian security forces moved in on pro-Russian rebels in the separatist stronghold of Slavyansk on Thursday, following which Russia commenced military manoeuvres on the border ... » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Friday, 25. April 2014

No alternative to German double strategy

The West faces a dilemma in view of the escalating crisis in Ukraine, the daily Tages-Anzeiger comments: » more

La Croix - France | Thursday, 24. April 2014

West must show its strength with sanctions

The West must use swift and harsh economic sanctions to bring home to Vladimir Putin just who is sitting in the driver's seat, the Catholic daily La Croix urges: » more

Delo - Slovenia | Friday, 25. April 2014

Negotiate to avoid war

Unless the involved parties sit down at the negotiating table, eastern Ukraine could face war, the left-liberal Delo warns: » more

Main focus of Thursday, 24. April 2014

Russia and US sharpen their tone

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov threatened with military intervention should the "interests of Russians" be hurt in Ukraine. The US is in the process of ... » more

Kaleva - Finland | Thursday, 24. April 2014

Moscow fuelling conflict in eastern Ukraine

Russia is responsible for the failure of the agreement on disarming the separatists in eastern Ukraine, the liberal daily Kaleva writes: » more

Wiener Zeitung - Austria | Thursday, 24. April 2014

Ukraine crisis becoming media routine

In view of the increasingly similar news stories from eastern Ukraine and on the mutual threats on the part of the West and Russia, the state-run liberal daily Wiener Zeitung warns that the crisis must not become just a habitual story that media and their audiences tick off before going on to the next topic: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Wednesday, 23. April 2014

Eastern Ukraine needs prospects, not tanks

The Ukrainian military on Tuesday resumed its operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, which had been suspended over the Easter weekend. But the leadership in Kiev won't win over the eastern Ukrainians with tanks, the left-liberal daily Der Standard warns: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Tuesday, 22. April 2014

Prevent mutilation of Ukraine

After renewed violent clashes in eastern Ukraine on the weekend the EU and the US must prevent the further destabilisation of the country, the left-liberal ... » more

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Tuesday, 22. April 2014

The anti-Maidans are easier to influence

The seizure of many administrative buildings in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian forces has provoked much speculation about Russia's role in the conflict. Ukrainian sociologist Volodymir Ishchenko analyses the pro-Russian movement in the liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht: » more

Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic | Tuesday, 22. April 2014

Europe should not count on US

US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Kiev and the Pentagon's announcement that it will take part in military exercises in Poland and Estonia may give the impression that America is once again playing a stronger role in Europe's defence, but this is far from the case, the liberal business daily Hospodářské noviny comments: » more

Večernji list - Croatia | Thursday, 17. April 2014

CIA and KGB playing evil games in Ukraine

CIA chief John Brennan paid a secret visit to Ukraine on the weekend. For the conservative daily Večernji List this is a sign that the country has become a plaything for the Americans and Russia, and in this game there is a clear loser: » more

Blog EUROPP - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 16. April 2014

Use carrot and stick approach with Putin

Only by adopting a double strategy vis-à-vis Moscow can the West help de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, political analyst Borja Guijarro Usobiaga writes in the London School of Economics' EUROPP blog: » more

De Standaard - Belgium | Thursday, 17. April 2014

Chaos will continue even after Geneva

Not much can be expected of today's talks on the Ukraine crisis in Geneva, the liberal daily De Standaard suspects: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Sunday, 13. April 2014

Timothy Snyder accuses Germany of colonial thinking

In view of the crisis in Ukraine Germany in particular is ignoring a large part of the country's history and falling back into a colonial mentality, historian Timothy Snyder writes in the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 15. April 2014

What the Kremlin really wants

The Kremlin is trying to help enforce the rights of the Russian-language minority in eastern Ukraine, Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, writes in the conservative daily Financial Times: » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Wednesday, 16. April 2014

Lavrov lying to the world

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Tuesday of a breakdown of the talks in Geneva if the Ukrainian government uses violence against the separatists in the east of the country. He is speaking with a forked tongue, the conservative daily Lidové noviny comments: » more

Turun Sanomat - Finland | Wednesday, 16. April 2014

West must get tougher in Geneva

The foreign ministers of Russia, the US and Ukraine as well as the EU foreign policy chief will meet in Geneva on Thursday to discuss the Ukraine crisis. The West must make it clear that a limit has now been overstepped, the liberal daily Turun Sanomat demands: » more

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Wednesday, 16. April 2014

Putin benefits from chaos in eastern Ukraine

The more tense the situation becomes in eastern Ukraine, the more this plays into Moscow's hands, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung believes: » more

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | Tuesday, 15. April 2014

Separatists not interested in referendum

Turchynov's proposal to hold a nationwide referendum on the federalisation of Ukraine is not likely to meet with the approval of many separatists in the east of the country, the left-leaning daily taz believes: » more

Libération - France | Tuesday, 15. April 2014

Community of states lets Putin do what he wants

The EU announced on Monday that it would step up sanctions on Russia to a small degree. An embarrassing resolution, the left-liberal daily Libération criticises: » more

Pravda - Slovakia | Tuesday, 15. April 2014

Kiev helpless and out of its depth

Kiev's offer of a referendum will hardly change the chaotic situation in Ukraine for which the current leadership is also partly to blame, the left-leaning daily Pravda writes: » more

Wiener Zeitung - Austria | Tuesday, 15. April 2014

UN peacekeepers would be big help in Ukraine

Peacekeeping troops in Ukraine could be a key component of the urgently needed help from abroad, the state-owned liberal Wiener Zeitung believes: » more

Milliyet - Turkey | Tuesday, 15. April 2014

Federalisation only if violence is renounced

Federalisation can only prevent the division of Ukraine if both sides renounce the use of violence, the conservative daily Milliyet believes: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Sunday, 13. April 2014

West must encourage moderate centrists

The majority of Ukrainians do not feel represented either by the nationalists in the Western Ukraine or by the pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, the left-liberal daily The Guardian writes: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Monday, 14. April 2014

Russia behind the violence

After the most recent events in Eastern Ukraine no one can seriously claim that Russia isn't behind the developments, the left-liberal daily Der Standard believes: » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Monday, 14. April 2014

Government pours oil on the fire

The Ukrainian government's anti-terrorist operation against the pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine will only fatally aggravate the situation, the left-liberal daily La Repubblica criticises: » more

Público - Portugal | Monday, 14. April 2014

Ukraine on the brink of civil war

The deployment of Ukrainian security forces against pro-Russian activists in Eastern Ukraine could plunge the country into a civil war, the liberal daily Público warns: » more

Jyllands-Posten - Denmark | Thursday, 10. April 2014

A pack of amateurs rules in Kiev

In the Ukraine crisis it's tempting to cast Vladimir in the role of the eternal villain but the political elites in Ukraine must also be subject to a critical eye, the liberal daily Jyllands-Posten writes: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 9. April 2014

Ukraine menaced by extremists on both sides

Pro-Russian activists and Ukrainian nationalists are both striving to destabilise Eastern Ukraine, the historian Mark Almond writes in the conservative paper The Daily Telegraph: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 10. April 2014

Everyone must show a will to compromise

The international community will quite rightly resume negotiations with Putin and it would be good if this time round it finally knew what Putin wants, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore comments: » more

Standart - Bulgaria | Wednesday, 9. April 2014

Federal Ukraine instead of war with Russia

A reform that turns Ukraine into a federation could be the best solution in the conflict with Russia and prevent an already looming military confrontation, the daily newspaper Standart comments: » more

Público - Portugal | Wednesday, 9. April 2014

Uncertainty growing day by day in Ukraine

The EU wants to discuss a solution to the conflict in Ukraine together with the foreign ministers of the US, Russia and Ukraine next week, the European Commission announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile in Eastern Ukraine many of the dark scenarios people had painted have already become a reality, the liberal daily Público comments: » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Tuesday, 8. April 2014

A cold war better than a hot one

Commenting on the efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, author Ian Buruma writes in the left-liberal daily La Repubblica that a new cold war would be preferable to an escalation of the conflict: » more

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | Tuesday, 8. April 2014

Kiev must offer more autonomy

Even if the events in Eastern Ukraine seem like a déjà-vu experience to many, the situation there is different from that in Crimea in some key respects, the left-leaning daily taz writes: » more

Gość Niedzielny - Poland | Tuesday, 8. April 2014

Moscow stages crude spectacle

The demonstrations in Eastern Ukraine are a sham because they're being orchestrated by Moscow, Jacek Dziedzina writes in the national-religious daily Gość Niedzielny: » more

Lrytas - Lithuania | Monday, 7. April 2014

A nightmare come true

In Ukraine's east the worst fears are becoming reality, the web portal writes, appalled: » more

Trouw - Netherlands | Thursday, 3. April 2014

NATO membership for Ukraine too risky

NATO membership for Ukraine would be an effective but dangerous move, the Christian-social daily Trouw warns: » more

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Thursday, 3. April 2014

Consideration for Russia futile

Stronger Nato presence in the Baltic will be a provocation to Russia, but it makes sense, the liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht believes: » more

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Wednesday, 2. April 2014

Ukraine must civilise nationalists

Police in Ukraine apparently shot dead the ultra-nationalist Oleksander Muzychko, who among other things led the "Right Sector" group, last week. According to the Interior Ministry, Muzychko was trying to escape arrest and was shot while taking flight. The government in Kiev should include the radical nationalists in the political process, the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita advises: » more


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