Election Day

REMINDER! Resources for media: Ukraine FAQs and Expert Contacts

Adrian Karatnycky, New York Times: The Pushback in Ukraine

Marta Dyczok, CTV: Mood in Kyiv ‘focused but tense’

William Risch, blog:

Idil Izmirli, Atlantic Council: For Crimea’s Tatars, Russia’s Occupation is a ‘Third Tragedy’

Timothy Snyder, New York Review of Books: Ukraine: the edge of democracy

Katya Soldak, Forbes: Ahead Of Ukraine’s Presidential Election, Is Maidan Finished in Kyiv?

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Alexander Motyl, blog: Why Germans are smitten with Putin

George Tuka, EuromaidanPR: About the Ukrainian army.. for all you armchair generals

Mychailo Wynnyckyj, blog: Thoughts from Kyiv, 23 May

Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes: Six Reasons Why Putin Seems To Have Lost In Eastern Ukraine

Taras Kuzio, Financial Times blog: Will the Willy Wonka of eastern Europe win Ukraine’s elections? 

Julia Ioffe, The New Republic: Inside the 11-Story Building That’s Calling Itself the People’s Republic of Donetsk

Cathy Young, Real Clear Politics: Fascism Comes to Ukraine — From Russia

Rory Finnin, University of Cambridge: The Crimean Tatar Sürgün: Past and Present

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine: Russia’s increasingly repressive grip on Crimea

Paul Goble, blog: Putin’s shift on Ukraine result of his visit to Beijing, Kazan editor says

70th anniversary of Tatar deportation

Rim Gilfanov, Al Jazeera: Crimean Tatars – Embrace Russia or leave your homeland

Marta Dyczok, Hromadske Radio: Crimean Tatars’ deportation remembered in Toronto

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Anne Applebaum, New Republic: Nationalism is exactly what Ukraine needs

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, report: UN report documents “alarming” deterioration in human rights in eastern Ukraine 

Alexander Motyl 

Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes: Separatists may be exaggerating Ukraine referendum turnout by 300%

Taras Kuzio, Financial Times blog: Ukraine’s poor set of choices 

Timothy Snyder, New Republic: The battle in Ukraine means everything 

Paul Goble, blog:

Lead-up to Donbas referenda

Pew Research Poll: Despite concerns about governance, Ukrainians want to remain one country

Alexander Motyl, blog: Remembering the Red army and rape

Marta Dyczok:

Idil Izmirli, Jamestown Foundation: Mustafa Cemilev’s personality inspires Crimean Tatars to resist harassment from Russian authorities


William Risch, blog: Alleged Mariupol leaflet protests separatist referendum

Volodymyr Dubovyk: 

Marko Bojcun, blog: Did Putin blink?

Anton Shekhovtsov, Open Democracy: Extremism in South-Eastern Ukraine

Josh Cohen, Foreign Policy: Why Jews and Ukrainians have become unlikely allies

Taras Kuzio:

Julia Ioffe, New Republic: I’ll believe Putin is “de-escalating” in Ukraine when I see it

Gwendolyn Sasse, Carnegie Europe: The only chance to rebuild Ukraine

Halya Coynash:

Paul Goble, blog:

Edward Lucas, New Post Times: Putin’s defenders in the West ignore those who know Russia best

Russian separatists continue rampage

Media Resources: The American Association for Ukrainian Studies has posted the Experts on Ukraine & FAQs on Ukraine Crisis. It’s also on the main page of Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Please share!


Timothy Snyder, The Guardian: Russia’s propaganda war is a danger for Ukraine’s Jews

A Jewish man attends the morning prayer at a synagogue in Donetsk, Ukraine.

David Marples, blog: The war over Ukraine

Alexander Motyl

Marta Dyczok:

William Risch, blog:


Idil P. Izmirli, Jamestown Foundation: Crimean and Russian Authorities Ban Leader of Crimean Tatars From His Homeland

Rory Finnin, blog: An update on the Ukraine

Patricia Herlihy, Los Angeles Times: What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history

Lubomyr Luciuk, Kyiv Post: Ukraine’s passion

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

Paul Goble, blog: