Ukrainian extreme adventurer and risk-taker Grygoriy, who goes under pseudonym Mustang Wanted, is claming that he put the Ukrainian flag on top of a building in Moscow on Aug. 20. He also gave a yellow star on top of the building a coat of blue paint as a finishing touch of Ukrainian colors.
Ukraine’s authorities decided to hold a military parade on Independence Day, reviving a lost tradition and sparking a discussion on the relevance of having a parade while an actual war rages in Ukraine’s east.
While normal people begin their year in January, fashion industry gears up in September. For Elle Ukraine, the year has had a very bright beginning. Ukraine’s first lady Maryna Poroshenko, three months into this new status, appeared on the cover of September’s issue of the magazine, released on Aug. 19.
Alcohol retailer Bureau of Wines, a major importer of alcohol that operates three Good Wine stores in Kyiv and Donetsk, is accusing the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) of pursuing false tax evasion charges in order to solicit a bribe.
Simeiz, CRIMEA – No matter where they turn – Russia, Crimea or other parts of Ukraine – the nearly 300,000 people dislocated by Russia’s war against Ukraine are discovering that they are pretty much on their own.
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea – In Russian-occupied Crimea, wearing Ukrainian vyshyvanka – traditional embroidered shirts – qualifies as a risky choice of attire. Recognizing Petro Poroshenko, not Vladimir Putin, as president could cost a person his or her job.
Kerch, CRIMEA – The costs of Russia’s annexation of Crimea are mounting. The tourist destination is likely to get three million fewer visitors this year, about half of last year’s total.
SIMFEROPOL-BAKCHISARAY, Ukraine - A small two-story building in central Simferopol would have looked ordinary, if not for one small but highly symbolic detail: It is the last building in Crimea to have a Ukrainian flag on its facade.
On July 24, an Instagram user nicknamed “zolotosya” posted a typical girlish picture – a hand with painted in bright pink holding a tube of mascara.
The new office of Vitali Klitschko in Kyiv City Hall is simple, even ascetic.The walls were repainted, but the faux beige leather chairs are cut in several places, reminders that until recently City Hall was occupied by raging protesters of EuroMaidan.
The life of Maryna Poroshenko, 52, hasn't changed a lot since her husband Petro Poroshenko was elected Ukrainian president on May 25. The new first lady said so in her first TV interview since taking on her new role.
CHISINAU, Moldova – A short while ago, it was unaffordable for the family of Ecaterina Hauca, 15, from the village of Tigheci in Moldova, to visit their relatives in Italy. Now it’s just slightly less costly but much easier to go.
CHISINAU, Moldova – In Chisinau, it must be impossible to keep a secret.
Everybody seem to know everyone in this small city of some 720,000 people - although the population numbers are never right in Moldova, where up to 25 percent of people permanently work and live abroad.
Every official event has those very unofficial moments to savor - a body posture or a frown, an unexpected interaction that no amount of planning can foresee. And it's in those moments that characters shine. The June 7 inauguration was no exception, providing plenty of snippets for social networks to rave over.
All three exit polls conducted in Ukraine on election day say that Petro Poroshenko received over 55 percent of the vote, enough for a comfortable victory in the first round if the official results come in the same range.
A group of hackers has been arrested in Kyiv with specialized equipment intended to rig the results of the Ukraine’s presidential election, according to Victor Yagun, deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine, known as the SBU.
Three months ago, the only thing that most Ukrainians living outside Kharkiv Oblast knew about its governor Mykhailo Dobkin was that he had “a boring face.”
“Have you been to the Milk Bar?” was a question somebody asked me every other week since early March. By the time I finally decided to try out this new venue, it seemed that everybody I know either had been there or tried to get in, but found the place overcrowded.
Ukraine came one big step closer to meeting the requirements for a visa-free regime with European Union with parliament's adoption of four laws on May 13, all meeting the 28-nation bloc's list of demands.