UDC 327(477)”2010/2012”
Biblid: 0543-3657, 63 (2012)
Vol. 63, No 1146, pp. 28-38

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 12 Jan 2012
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Petrović Dragan (Viši naučni saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), dpetro5@open.telekom.rs

The paper analyses the political and social situation in Ukraine in the last two years with Viktor Yanukovych holding the position of President, while his Party of Regions has ensured majority in the Parliament and the Government. Coming of Yanukovich to power marked the end of the period of domination of the so-called „Orange Revolution“ proponents from 2005-2010, which brought political instability and economic weakness to Ukraine. Contrary to this, in these two years, Yanukovych has managed to improve the economic situation in the country to some extent, to settle down the political and social conflicts and to achieve a geopolitical balance between Russia and the EU. In spite of all this, Ukraine faces a number of problems and challenges that make the situation in the country not quite stable, although prominent progress has been made in the last two years. The paper also considers the possibility of deepening the traditionally friendly Ukrainian-Serbian relations, this also including more intensive trade between Ukraine and Serbia in the last two years.

Keywords: Contemporary Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych, settlement of political conflicts, challenges in future, Ukraine and Serbia