Russia continues to advance its status as a pariah state, vetoing on July 29 the United Nations Security Council resolution to establish an international tribune to prosecute those responsible for killing 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year.
In post-EuroMaidan Ukraine, investigative journalism has finally started to make its mark. Dirty deals uncovered by journalists are getting attention at high levels in government, with even President Petro Poroshenko issuing orders to underlings to “resolve issue X within Y weeks” when the latest scandal hits the headlines.
Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of the press briefing on July 28 by European Union Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt. The event was hosted by the Brussels Media Hub.
Editor's Note: The following is President Petro Poroshenko's address on the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
Ukraine can expect to see more gangland-style clashes, like the one that took place in the western city of Mukacheve on July 11, if the government keeps allowing corruption to flourish and armed volunteer units to roam free. Two members of the Right Sector nationalist group were killed in a shootout with local police; the Right Sector said a private security guard of a parliamentarian was also killed.
Editor's Note: The following is the full BBC Newsnight interview of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych with Gabriel Gatehouse with English-language subtitles. In settings, turn on subtitles to view.
Editor's Note: The following is ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's interview with BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse.
The case of the mysteriously missing member of parliament Serhiy Klyuyev has exposed the hard truth that President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk either have no interest in fighting corruption -- or are content to fail spectacularly in combatting it.