Ukraine, Russia to extend Black Sea Fleet lease

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday to extend the stay of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol after the existing lease expires in 2017, news agencies reported. The move is among the strongest concrete signs since President Viktor...

Russian president boosts ties on visit to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Ukraine on Monday, where he oversaw the signing of several cooperation deals with the new Moscow-friendly leadership. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has advocated stronger ties with Russia, reversing his predecessor's attempts...

Recent Legislative Developments Affecting Foreign Investments in Ukraine

Rapid political changes in Ukraine after the presidential campaign of January 2010 resulted in the adoption of a number of laws and regulations, which might significantly impact the business environment in Ukraine. These recent legislative developments can directly or indirectly affect foreign investments...

Ukraine allows Tymoshenko's treatment outside jail

KIEV Ukraine (AP) - Jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko will be allowed to leave prison to be treated for a back condition at a Ukrainian hospital, prosecutors said Monday as the government appeared to bow to Western pressure. The 51-year-old opposition leader is serving a seven-year sentence...

Tymoshenko's health failing in Ukraine prison

KIEV Ukraine (AP) - Yulia Tymoshenko, the braided darling of Ukraine's Orange Revolution who went on to be prime minister, is wasting away in prison weakened from a hunger strike, bruised from prison beatings and afraid she will be Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Michael V. Pergamenshik on Ukraine's New Bankruptcy Act: Forthcoming Changes and Potential Impact on Cross-Border Bankruptcy

by Michael V. Pergamenshik The introduction of narrower timeframes, online notification of potential creditors, electronic bidding, creditor substitution and a roughly sketched mechanism of cooperation in cross-border bankruptcy proceedings in Ukraine's new Bankruptcy Act is designed to be...

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: An Analysis under the Principles of Jus ad Bellum

Introduction The Legality of the Use of Force under the UN Charter In the devastating aftermath of World War II, the international community came together to prohibit the use of force in international relations. The Charter of the United Nations ( Charter or CUN ) became the formal codification...