The Sunday Show: One Year Of the Ukrainian PM's Government Reforms
16 April, 2017

This Week On The Sunday Show:

✅ One Year of PM Groysman's Government in Ukraine, Examined

It's been one year since the new government was elected. On April 14th 2016, Volodymyr Groysman replaced Arseniy Yatseniuk, who had previously resigned, in the position of Prime Minister of Ukraine. He appointed new ministers who were supposed to reform the country. We will be paying attention to the most important reforms, such as anti-corruption, the energy sector, the healthcare system and public broadcasting reform. Has the new cabinet succeeded in terms of reform? We'll be discussing his progress with experts:

Featuring guests: 

Oleksandr Sushko, Research Director At Institute For Euro-atlantic Сooperation

Taras Shevchenko, Director At Centre For Democracy And Rule Of Law

✅ This Is Why Lithuania Wants You To Be Prepared For Russia's Next Move

We will discuss how Europe can secure its borders, what role Ukraine plays in safeguarding Europe and the continuing partnership between Ukraine and Lithuania. Hromadske's journalist spoke to

Featuring guests: 

Raimundas Karoblis, the minister of defense of Lithania

✅ What Trump's Syria Politics Means For Eastern Europe

According to Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, “cruise missile strikes against Syria were designed to send Syria a message, which is that the Trump Administration is going to react if Syria uses chemical weapons.” President Trump’s decision however, has soured US and Russia relations. The Russians have responded by suspending the agreement between the American and Russian militaries on the coordination of air operations over Syria. This has come about in the week a meeting between Russian MFA Lavrov and US state secretary Tillerson was held.

Featuring guests: 

Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution

✅ Untold Stories Of Prisoners Of War In Eastern Ukraine

We would like to draw your attention to the untold stories of hundreds of prisoners in the Russian-Ukrainian war, which is currently going in the eastern part of Ukraine. In February 2015, the day after the ceasefire agreement, Minsk II was signed, five Ukrainian servicemen were taken prisoner in the maximum-security correctional facility in Makiyivka, a large town on the separatist-controlled territory in Eastern Ukraine. Two were released after fifty days, one managed to escape, and two remain in captivity. They have spent more than 800 days in captivity. We talked to Julia Korenkova, the wife of one of these men.