March 25, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Ukrainian Crisis The Ukrainian government under President Viktor Yanukovych announced on November 21, 2013, that it had suspended preparation for a trade deal with the European Union. The decision purportedly came about as a result of intense pressure from the Russian Federation to reject ...[read more]
March 10, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Stoyan Panov of the University of Birmingham Law School argues that there is a possible pathway for ICC involvement in the Ukraine-Russia conflict ...In light of the violence pertaining to the Maidan protests in Ukraine, one may ask if the former President of Ukraine Viktor ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Ukraine interim general prosecutor reported on Wednesday that an international arrest warrant has been requested for ousted president Viktor Yanukovich, implicating him in the "mass murder" of civilians during the recent Kiev protests. Oleg Makhnytsky reported that the former president was "the ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Ukrainian parliamentary body Verkhovna Rada voted on Tuesday to adopt a resolution referring the now-fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovich and other high-ranking state officials to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The report accused state officials of ordering ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Ukraine's acting interior minister Arsen Avakhov on Monday said on his official Facebook page that an arrest warrant has been issued for the country's fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovich, for the mass killings of civilian anti-government protestors. In his statement, Avakhov said that an ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday threatened targeted sanctions against the Ukrainian officials responsible for violence against civilian protesters. Biden urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to remove security forces from Kiev and to take "immediate and tangible steps" toward ending ...[read more]
February 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Saturday, the Ukrainian parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich. The vote followed Yanukovich's statement that he would not be resigning despite current escalating violence. At least 25 individuals have been reported dead and more than 240 injured, in protests that escalated ...[read more]
February 22, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Ukraine opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison Saturday when the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, voted to decriminalize the charges that had been brought against her. Tymoshenko, an ardent critic of current President Viktor Yanukovich, was ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Leaders of Ukraine's anti-government protests on Monday pressed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich for further concessions, including a return to an earlier constitution that would limit presidential powers and a revival of the EU fair trade agreement (FTA). Arseny Yatsenyuk, the parliamentary... ...[read more]
January 20, 2014
by Max Slater
The European Union (EU) on Monday urged Ukraine's government to repeal a series of laws that limit the right to protest government actions. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich signed an anti-protest bill into law last week amid widespread protests. In its statement, the EU expressed concern that ...[read more]

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