Ukraine


12 November 2014
Southeast European Times
Ukraine evacuates universities from occupied territories by Alex Statko

Ukrainian authorities should relocate schools and scientific staff from the territories controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists and provide all necessary conditions to ensure a normal education for students, analysts said. Thousands of professors and students are moving from eastern Ukraine to different regions across the country to continue the education process they said became "impossible" under the separatist regime.

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26 September 2014
University World News
Rescue Ukrainian Academia in Donetsk by Yegor Stadny

The academic year, which normally begins on the first day of September, was postponed for 108 institutions, which is more than 73% of all higher education institutions in the region.  

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23 April 2014
Al Jazeera
Timeline: Ukraine's political crisis

Key events in Ukrainian anti-government protests that have been followed by political upheaval and international crisis.

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10 April 2014
Times Higher Education
Revolutionary road to higher standards in Ukraine by Jack Grove

The array of degrees achieved by deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych illustrates many of the country’s higher education problems.

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10 March 2014
Chatham House
Crimea's Referendum Choices Are No Choice at All by Keir Giles

  The planned referendum on the future status of Crimea has been widely condemned as illegal and invalid. But even if it were legitimate, the two choices presented to Crimean voters offer them no option for leaving Russian control.

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05 March 2014
The Guardian
Ukrainian visitors to Australia granted special visa extensions during unrest by Australia Associated Press

Ukrainian visitors will be allowed to stay in Australia under special visa provisions while the situation in their country remains volatile.

It follows the government’s decision to upgrade its travel advice to Ukraine, as the military stand-off with Russia escalates.

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05 March 2014
Lenta.Ru
University staff stood up for the dismissed professor at MGIMO by Andrei Zubov

University professors and historians have written an open letter in defense of MGIMO professor Andrei Zubov, who was dismissed after publishing articles critical of Russia's position in regard to Ukraine. Text of letter March 5 published online union workers in higher education, "University of solidarity."

 

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28 February 2014
University World News
As heads roll, few tears shed for education minister by Daisy Sindelar

As opposition lawmakers in Ukraine continue their purge of government officials, one ouster causing particular glee is that of the minister of education and science, Dmytro Tabachnyk, writes Daisy Sindelar for Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

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20 February 2014
Ukrainian Institute London
UCU lecturer Bohdan Solchanyk killed during protests in Kyiv

It is with great sadness in our hearts to inform you that among the dead on Independence Square in Kyiv today was our dear friend and colleague Bohdan Solchanyk, Lecturer in Modern History at the Ukrainian Catholic University.

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18 February 2014
Committee of Concerned Scientists
CCS Calls for Full Investigation of Ukrainian Geophysicist’s Kidnapping, Beating and Murder

A Ukrainian scientist participating in protests in Kiev was kidnapped from a hospital, severely beaten, and abandoned to die of hypothermia.

CCS joins Human Rights Watch in calling for investigation of this crime, including possible governmental connection by perpetrators.

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26 September 2010
University World News
UKRAINE: Arrest of historian for research activities by Roisin Joyce

Historian Ruslan Zabiliy has been arrested by the Ukrainian security service, the SBU, allegedly on the basis of his research into the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and Ukraine's independence movement in the 1940s and 1950s, the Kyiv Post reported on 17 September. 

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23 May 2010
The Economist
Ukraine: Spooked by spooks by E.L

Ukraine's security service, the SBU, has been both an ally and a rival of Russia's security and intelligence establishment in recent years. But As Paul Goble notes on his excellent Window on Eurasia site, the rapprochement between Kyiv (Kiev) and Moscow seems to be changing the picture in the most sensitive bit of Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsular. The SBU, writes Goble, has

"signed a five-year agreement that will allow Moscow again to put intelligence agents in Crimea, from which 19 such Russian officers were expelled at the end of last year for attempting to recruit Ukrainians as spies."

 

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