Analysis Ukraine focuses on the past and present crimes committed by those in power in Ukraine.
Before Ukraine's independence in 1991, political economic repression had a mass character, like the 1933 famine, the 1936-8 Great Terror, and the June 1941 prison massacre in Western Ukraine. To mark the 80th anniversary of the 1941 shooting by the Soviets of over 14,000 political prisoners, a book by JV Koshiw will be published soon. An outline of coming book is presented on this website under Exterminated.
Since independence in 1991, Ukraine's presidents and oligarchs, have exploited the state for their private ends. They have used the state treasury as their own piggy bank, stole and gave away public assets, controlled the mass media, fixed elections, and organized the killings and disappearances of critics. The case of the journalist Gongadze who criticized President Kuchma is just the most prominent example.
The website page BOOKS offers books on Gongadze in English, Ukrainian and Russian. The Abuse of Power is most important book on politics in Ukraine under presidents Kuchma, Yushchenko and Yanukovych. It also has an analysis of the oligarch Renat Akhmetov who is the kingmaker of presidents.
The page RECORDINGS has excerpts from the secret recordings of President Kuchma in which he demands the police punish Gongadze, the secret recordings of Viktor Yanukovych’s lieutenants falsifying the 2004 presidential elections, and Wikileak's US government emails on Ukraine.
Russia's 2014 invasion and occupation of Ukraine is covered by posts under the page ARTICLES.
The book MH17 analyzes Russia's shooting downing of the Malaysian airliner.
[Abuse of Power] The 313-page book by Koshiw, a scholar and a former Kyiv Post editor, takes on Ukraine’s four presidents for a very simple reason. “Corruption in Ukraine emanates from the office of the president. Once you understand this, it’s so much easier to understand what is happening in the rest of the country,” Koshiw, who lives in the United Kingdom, said in an interview.
Brian Bonner and Oksana Grytsenko, Kyiv Post, Sept. 12, 2013