Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine | Ukrainian fascist against Czech journalist

On May 2, 2019, Ukrainian fascists prevented the work of a Czech journalist. Robert Žák, a journalist for the Raptor TV channel, came to Odessa that day to make a report on the mourning event on the fifth anniversary of the May massacre. The journalist conducted a live broadcast from Kulikovo Field Square, where thousands of Odessa residents came to commemorate the victims of the Ukrainian fascists.

Ukraine | Odessa massacre: five years passed – nothing changed

Yesterday Odessa residents commemorated fifth anniversary of massacre in the Trade union house at Kulikovo field square. That day five years before a mob of aggressive neo-fascists burnt alive their opponents, who didn’t support far-right coup in Ukraine and demanded rebuilding Ukraine to federative state. According to official data there were 46 victims: 42 federalists were killed in the House of Trade Unions and 4 men in other places of Odessa. But the Council of mothers numbered 49 victims according to recently found evidences.

Ukraine | Ukrainian presidential elections: the society of the spectacle

Ukraine voters have elected a TV comedy actor as their new president. In this piece, written exclusively for the New Cold War website by our regular contributor on Ukraine, Dmitriy Kovalevich, he discusses Vladimir Zelensky’s resounding victory and what this could mean for the country’s fragmented political framework and its people’s future. 

Ukraine | Ukraine Will Become a Parliamentary Republic

April 17

A political show is moving on in Ukraine. The second round of election is not something unexpected as none of the 39 candidates had a chance to obtain more than 50 per cent of the total votes cast. Following the results of the vote, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comic and a new figure in politics, is leading. He obtained 30.24% of the votes. This is certainly a resounding success, but not a complete victory. Volodymyr Zelensky has no adequate team behind him. Up to now, it consisted mainly of his colleagues involved in television media. However, this may be just a facade, only the tip of an iceberg. And in truth, Volodymyr Zelensky answers to more influential people than, for instance, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who president Petro Poroshenko believes to be the main puppet master of his competitor.

Landslide victory for Zelensky over Poroshenko in Ukrainian presidential election

by Jason Melanovski

In the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, comedian Volodomyr Zelensky won a landslide victory over the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who was brought to power in an imperialist-backed far-right coup in February 2014.