Kyrylo Tkachenko

studied philosophy in Kyiv and Munich. At present, he is a PhD student at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science, where his research is focused on the miners’ movement in the Donbas, 1989-1993. Tkachenko is the author of the German-language monograph Der Fall Abu-Jamal (2012) and the editor of the Ukrainian-language volume 20 Years of Capitalism in Ukraine (2015). He was a guest of the Ukraine in European Dialogue programme at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna in November 2016.


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How Right is the Left?

The German radical Left in the context of the ‘Ukraine crisis’

In 2014 Ukraine suddenly became a major focus of the western radical Left. The subsequent degree of overlap between radical-left and far-right interpretations and activities of the events in Ukraine has been striking. How to explain this? A good place to start, argues Kyrylo Tkachenko, is Germany.