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Ukraine is a European country once a part of the former Soviet Union, lying between Poland on the west and Russia on the east. In 1986, the world's worst nuclear accident occurred at Chernobyl, 80 miles north of the capital city Kiev. 
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- 2 Resources
- 3 Former US Ambassadors
- After the 2004 Orange Revolution, the influence of the state and media owners on editorial policy became weaker. However, partisan attacks on political opponents are made via some TV channels, in newspapers or on websites. Despite an expanding advertising market, many media outlets rely on the support of wealthy sponsors.
- Under former President Leonid Kuchma, a number of opposition papers were closed and several journalists investigating high-profile crimes died in mysterious circumstances. Prominent journalist Georgiy Gongadze disappeared in September 2000; his body was found two months later.
PR firms in Ukraine
Others helping "shape" Ukrainian democracy
- Freedom House
- International Republican Institute
- National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
- Open Society Institute
- Penn, Schoen & Berland
- Rock Creek Creative marketing and communications firm involved in the 2004 "Orange Revolution"
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- U.S. Department of State
Former US Ambassadors
- Roman Popadiuk
- William Green Miller
- Steven Karl Pifer
- Carlos Pascual
- John E. Herbst
- William B. Taylor, Jr.
- John F. Tefft
- Geoffrey R. Pyatt
Related SourceWatch articles
- American-Ukranian Advisory Committee
- Ann Clwyd MP
- Central Europe Media Enterprises
- Charles Scalera. Has represented former President Leonid Kuchma.
- Michael Maya of Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (or "Ceeli")
- Open World Leadership Center
- Tak! Yushchenko (Tak! Ющенко)
- Tom Cox MP
- Ukraine APPG
- Viktor Yushchenko (Віктор Ющенко)
- Cadogan Petroleum
- Oleg Tsaryov
- Fort Russ
- Ukrnafta - largest oil company
- "Orange coalition to lead Ukraine", BBC, November 29, 2007.
- Timeline: Ukraine BBC, accessed January 2008.