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Dr. K Explains
Author and political commentator Yuri Polakiwsky Talks Culture and Politics
Polakiwsky discusses US-Ukraine relations and how they differ under Biden, why Ukraine's National Security and Defense Committee is needed in war-time and, how he - as a Canadian born Ukrainian - contributes to Ukraine. Polakiwsky is the author of the book, “Ukraine – A Lament of a Promise” and a member of the Association of Ukrainian Writers and Poets in Kyiv. This interview is part of a series designed for TikTok to make political and cultural topics accessible. Dr Kari Odermann is a Kyiv based political communication expert. You can find the original parts of the interview on TikTok @karistocracy
A Look Back At The Maidan Revolution and Where Ukraine Goes From Here
Yuri Polakiwsky, author of "Ukraine, A Lament of a Promise", discusses Ukraine's progress since the Maidan Revolution and the hopes of the Maidan Generation _ Follow UATV English: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UATVEN Twitter: https://twitter.com/UATV_en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uatv.en Medium: https://medium.com/@UATV_English
New Government - New Perspectives for Ukraine
Today we are talking about Ukraine’s perspectives with the new government. After Zelensky`s victory in the April 21 presidential election, he scored another big win on July 21 when his party, Servant of the People, took a majority of seats in the new parliament, paving the way for one-party rule. With a new president and a freshly elected parliament, opinions are split on whether Ukraine is entering a new period of political change. To answer this question, we are joined in the studio today by Yuri Polakiwsky, author of "Ukraine - a lament of a promise", political analyst and commentator. _ Subscribe to UATV English: https://goo.gl/VHU7bk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UATVEN Twitter: https://twitter.com/UATV_en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uatv.en Watch UATV live: http://eng.uatv.ua/ #News #Ukraine #UATV #NewUkrainianPresident #UkrainianElection #UkrainianElectionResults #UkrainianElections #HeadToHead #Interview #Kyiv
Trump’s Impeachment & Ukraine
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and two documents were released that highlight Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Meanwhille, Congress has reached the ultimate stonewall: the White House said that it won’t cooperate with the impeachment inquiry at all. Yuri Polakiwsky, columnist for Atlantic Council and political analyst, tells more. _ Subscribe to UATV English: https://goo.gl/VHU7bk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UATVEN Twitter: https://twitter.com/UATV_en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uatv.en Watch UATV live: http://eng.uatv.ua/
Weekly Wrap-Up: Will Ukraine's Newly Created Land Market Finally Unlock IMF Support?
This week the Ukrainian Parliament managed to deliver on one of Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s greatest pre-election promises – to open up the land market. The moratorium had been in place since 2001 and not even the coronavirus outbreak prevented the MPs from passing the law this time. Ukraine’s economy was in a bad shape even before being hit by the virus and the Servant of the People had little choice but meet one of the IMF’s key requirements for the next tranche of the loan to be released. Another prerequisite is the so-called “Kolomoisky” bill set to prevent former owners from assuming control over nationalized assets, such as the biggest Ukrainian bank PrivatBank. March 30 saw parliamentarians approve it on the first reading despite some alleged pressure from the oligarch. The second reading is expected next week. This Weekly Wrap-Up will feature Deputy Economy Minister Taras Vysotskyi, Dragon Capital’s Sergey Fursa, as well as the Kyiv-based writer Yuri Polakiwsky who will comment on the new government’s endeavors in containing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Ukraine.
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