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Ukrainian soldiers say they receive belated orders to return fire at Russian-separatist forces, partly because Ukraine is trying hard to show it is adhering to the Minsk cease-fire agreement reached in February.
Amnesty International, the international human rights watchdog, says in its latest report that both sides of the war in Ukraine’s east torture their prisoners.
As if any more evidence is needed, the Security Service of Ukraine says it has additional proof of Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine. The service, known as the SBU, revealed fresh details that include names and units of soldiers, their pictures and advanced weapons that were taken from some of them.
A fourth high-ranking police official resigned in the past two months after local media uncovered the lavish lifestyle his daughters lead on photo-sharing service Instagram and the luxury cars the family allegedly owns. The two daughters’ father is Oleksandr Yershov, acting head of the traffic police, who declared a monthly income of Hr 12,000 ($1,500) in 2013.
Artem Sytnyk's unenviable task is to stop the nation's biggest internal national security threat: public-sector corruption.
Editor's Note: The following are excerpts of a report released on May 12 detailing the extent of Russan involvement in the war against Ukraine. The investigation was undertaken by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. He was shot and killed near the Kremlin on Feb. 27. Many suspect that people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin are responsible for the assassination. The report was finished by Nemtsov's supporters.
Parliament on April 9 opened the once-secret Soviet and Communist Party archives that historians say will shed light on and help rid the nation of some of the darkest chapters of its past.
Importers and producers of packaged goods are moving forward to replace a state-owned waste management company that had dominated the market for 14 years.
Health care activists say Ukraine's Health Ministry is sabotaging the transfer of state drug procurement - an Hr 4 billion or $160 million a year enterprise -- to international organizations.
Acting on a Moscow district court ruling, Russian authorities seized $39 million worth of property belonging to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's Roshen confectionary in the Russian city of Lipetsk, according to an April 28 company statement.
Full-scale war can flare up instantly, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko warned at the International Support for Ukraine converence in Kyiv on April 28.
A police raid at the home and workplace of a Justice Ministry official who leads the nation's lustration campaign has called into question the Ukrainian government's commitment to cleansing the nation's political life of top officials from the ousted regime of Viktor Yanukovych and Communist Party members.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on April 16 appointed ex-prosecutorial investigator Artem Sytnyk as head of a newly established and much-hyped Anti-Corruption Bureau, established to crack down on the endemic, historic and widespread corruption in the nation.
Ukraine's former chief government financial inspector has accused Prime Minister Arseniy Yatenyuk and his entire Cabinet of having knowledge of embezzlement schemes at state-owned companies that have caused at least Hr 3.5 billion (nearly $150 million) in damages to the state under their watch.
Ukraine's Parliament has opened access to the archives of repressive Soviet agencies, banned Communist and Nazi symbols and propaganda and granted special status to all Ukrainian military organizations of the 20th Century that fought for its independence. The lawmakers also established Remembrance and Reconciliation Day in Ukraine on May 8 to commemorate victims of World War II.
A group of lawmakers blocked the parliament’s rostrum in the morning of April 7 to demand a probe into the work of the Cabinet and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
During his successful presidential campaign, Petro Poroshenko promised "to live in a new way." But when it comes to setting up relatives and friends for cozy jobs, Ukraine is still the same old place in some ways.
Oleksandr Borodai, the former prime minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (DPR), says that there is a reason why the port city of Mariupol was not taken by separatists in September, “when there were such opportunities”.