Ukrainian parliamentary by-elections held on July 17 in seven constituencies met democratic standards despite there being some violations, election watchdogs have said.
Ukrainians voted to elect seven new members of parliament in by-elections on July 17.
The Verkhovna Rada on July 5 voted to lift the immunity of a lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who is accused of leading a criminal group that embezzled Hr 3 billion ($120 million) through fraudulent gas sale deals.
A large group of liberal politicians, activists, and former top officials critical of the country’s current leadership are finally making an attempt to bring a reform-minded, liberal, democratic government to power.
Twice a month, Andriy Parubiy makes one of the longest commutes in Ukrainian politics.
The leaked documents known as the Panama Papers are bringing more discoveries, including revelations that more Ukrainians close to President Petro Poroshenko have set up offshore firms in tax havens.
An unprecedented leak of personal information of Ukrainian and foreign journalists on May 10 is being condemned by reporters covering Russia’s war against Ukraine, but is praised by a Ukrainian member of parliament.
I remember the days when Ukrainian journalists looked at the attacks on freedom of speech in the neighboring Russia with contempt and pity.
U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland denied reports that she set a July deadline for holding the elections in the Russian-occupied Donbas.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, 67, woke up famous on Oct. 8, 2015. On that day, the Swedish Academy announced that Alexievich had won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the world’s most prestigious writing award.
Something very alarming is happening to the Panama Papers scandal in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s parliament voted on April 14 to appoint Volodymyr Groysman as the country’s new prime minister, with 257 lawmakers – 31 votes more than needed – supporting his candidacy.
Ukraine’s parliament voted on April 14 to appoint Volodymyr Groysman as the country's new prime minister, with 257 lawmakers - 31 votes more than needed -- supporting his candidacy.
President Petro Poroshenko has, in the past, shown symptoms of losing touch with reality from time to time. But now he appears ready to say goodbye forever.
While Presidential Administration chief of staff Boris Lozhkin is one of the most influential top officials in Ukraine, he is also among the least public ones.
Parliament dismissed Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin with 289 votes on March 29, more than a month after he filed his resignation.
After weeks of backstage negotiations, leaders of four parties – with enough votes to command a majority in parliament – said on March 24 that they are considering Verkhovna Rada speaker Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister.
When Maria Varfolomeyeva worked as a pro-Ukrainian journalist in Luhansk in 2014, she was extremely careful not to stand out after Russian-backed armed groups seized control of local government.