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.
ODESSA, Ukraine – In the bloodiest day in Ukraine since government snipers claimed more than 50 lives during the EuroMaidan Revolution on Feb. 20, 46 people were killed in Odessa on May 2. The violence started when an armed group of pro-Russian activists attacked a peaceful pro-Ukrainian rally, whose participants, uncharacteristically, fought back.
Revenge is mixing with blood in the Odessa air after May 2 violence that killed 46 people when pro-Ukrainian activists defended themselves against an assault by armed pro-Russian activists.
BYLBASOVKA, Ukraine -- The promise of a peaceful Easter Sunday was shattered early on April 20, after at least three persons were killed in a gun battle in eastern Ukraine.
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine -- For the past four months, 28-year old Viktoria Tarsukova hasn't been able to afford to buy any clothes for her two kids.
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine -- When the Ukrainian army entered Donetsk Oblast, gripped by Kremlin-backed separatist protests, civilians gave them a hostile reception.
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine -- For 30-year old Oleksiy, April 15 wasn't a good day. He was one of 300 or so Russian-backed militants from Kramatorsk who attempted to take over the Ukrainian military airfield in Donetsk Oblast's Kramatorsk.
Early this morning, Ukrainian police stormed Kharkiv Oblast's government center and retook control of the building from pro-Russian separatists that were holding it. About 70 suspects in the takeover were arrested.