The United Nations’ regional advocate of children’s rights, Marie-Pierre Poirier, visited Ukraine in mid-March to survey how Russia’s war is affecting children, 140,000 of whom have been uprooted from their homes. On March 13, she spoke with the Kyiv Post following a one-day visit to the war zone in eastern Ukraine.
The dramatic firing of Dnipropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomoisky, credited with staving off the spread of Russian-backed separatism in Ukraine’s second most populous oblast, has sparked nervousness over the region’s security.
Ukraine's army is one of the five strongest in Europe thanks to the battlefield experience brought on by the start of Russia's war a year ago.
Ukraine will know the names of the top achievers in the music industry at the fourth annual YUNA Music Awards. While the award was founded by and receives financial support from Kyiv Post publisher Mohammad Zahoor, the mastermind behind it is Pavlo Shylko.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't been seen in public for a week, stirring a wide range of rumors, jokes and hopes about his absence. In Ukraine, where thousands have been killed in Russia's war against the nation, one of the rumors -- that the Russian dictator has died -- triggers celebration instead of sorrow. Another -- that he has been replaced in a palace coup -- would also be welcomed by many in Ukraine.
Kyiv has always been cheap compared to Western capitals, but with the recent fall of the hryvnia, certain services got even cheaper - that is, for those who get paid in foreign currency. The prices for many services don’t climb as fast as the currency falls, leaving a gap that one can benefit from.
Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian army officer imprisoned in Moscow, has terminated her 80-day hunger strike.
Before she met Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, Ukrainian model Anna Duritska has allegedly tried her luck as a mail-order bride.
Ukrainian Anna Duritska, who was with Boris Nemtsov when he was killed in the street in Moscow on Feb. 27, has requested Russian authorities to let her return to Ukraine, but hasn't been allowed to do so for unclear reasons.
A Moscow court has ordered that Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko remain under arrest in until May 13, despite her fragile physical condition. On Feb. 25 the appeal court refused to release her pending trial. Savchenko is currently engaged on a hunger-strike that has lasted 76 days so far.
Spotting a corrupt official may become easier now that the activists launched a website that aims to list all the owners of elite residential property in Kyiv.
Ukrainian army officer Nadiya Savchenko will be released from pre-trial detention in Moscow by early March or sooner, according to President Petro Poroshenko.
The judges and the audience of "The Voice. Kids" TV talent show were astonished when a 10-year-old girl who they auditioned and didn't pick turned out to be the daughter of Ukraine's prime minister.
Twelve people, presumably civilians, were killed in Debaltseve as the forces of separatists shell the city.
Ukrainian model Diana Harkusha, 19, was named second runner-up in the Miss Universe 2015 beauty pageant on Jan. 25 in Miami. On stage at the pageant, she spoke of Russia's war against Ukraine and the support needed by its army and people.
At least seven civillians were killed and more wounded when mortars hit a bus stop in Donetsk around 8:30 a.m. of Jan. 22. Some reports says as many as 13 people were killed.
As President Petro Poroshenko was giving an address at the University of Zurich on Jan. 19, his speech was suddenly interrupted. A woman from the audience yelled at him.
On the afternoon of Jan. 19, as I was listening to the broadcast of deputy interior minister Eka Zguladze giving a briefing about the first stage of long-awaited Ukrainian police reform, a Facebook post popped up on my screen that had Zguladze’s name in it. But it had nothing to do with the reform.