Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's military commander says.
As many as 4.6 million Ukrainian voters will not be able to vote in snap parliamentary elections due to Russian aggression and military operations in the east of Ukraine, the coordinator of parliamentary election programs at Opora, Olha Aivazovska, has said.
One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.
ODESSA, Ukraine -- The three-week election campaign turned into a game of "Survivor" for Vladimir Rondin, a candidate from Odessa in parliamentary elections that could decide whether Ukraine sets a new, more democratic course, or slips back into the old mire of corruption that has plagued its politics for more than 20 years.
Chalk them up as the latest victims uprooted by Ukraine's swirling geopolitical crisis: exotic plants from a Kyiv botanical garden.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Ukraine risks losing natural gas supplied by its European supporters if it doesn't reach an agreement on gas payments to Russia.
With the crisis in Ukraine entering its first winter, UNHCR is racing to help some of the most vulnerable displaced people cope with expected harsh winter conditions. Ongoing fighting in the east, and the resulting breakdown of basic services, continues to drive more people from their homes.
Following the EuroMaidan Revolution, the fleeing of Viktor Yanukovych and the election of Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's new president, early parliamentary elections will be held on Oct. 26th and will be the next test for the country. The primary reasoning behind the Ukraine elections is that fact that the country has changed since the EuroMaidan Revolution (also known as the Revolution of Dignity).
Russia's ruble slumped to a new all-time low on Oct. 24 as the economic fall-out from the Ukraine crisis and lower oil prices caused the finance minister to call for a "back-up" 2015-2017 budget.
Russia still has some troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's top military commander said on Oct. 24.
The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Oct. 24, warning that it was having to scramble aid to offset the impact of winter.
Ukrainians go to the polls on Oct. 26 to elect a new parliament in its first general election since the "Euromaidan" protests ousted pro-Kremlin former president Victor Yanukovich in February.
As a journalist, Mustafa Nayyem investigated and exposed the shadowy underworld of Ukrainian oligarchs. As a civic activist, he is credited with helping ignite the Euromaidan Revolution that ousted the government in February. Now, Nayyem, a 33-year-old who often dons a T-shirt with the words "Ukraine - Fuck Corruption," wants to change the system from within, hoping to trade in his proverbial pen and signboard for a seat in parliament.
When reporter Mustafa Nayem called a protest in Kyiv against then-president Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of a deal with Europe, he sparked a movement that would oust a government and plunge Ukraine into historic change.
The head of the rebel-held Luhansk People's Republic has issued an order to sync the eastern Ukrainian region's clocks with Moscow this weekend, when both Ukraine and Russia switch to winter time.
Ukraine will elect a new parliament on Oct. 26 but now with the borders and very survival of the Ukrainian state at stake. More than 3,000 people have been killed in the war in the east and 300 more since a ceasefire was agreed on Sept. 5, as the rebels try to grab more land, resources and supply lines.
The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved extending a zero tariff regime for most Ukrainian exports to the bloc, allowing the system to remain in place through the end of next year.
BRUSSELS - European Commission President José Manuel Barroso told the bloc's leaders on Oct. 23 that the EU's executive body could give Ukraine a maximum $1 billion in the near term out of its budget to help Kyiv pay its bills, according to several officials briefed on discussions.
BRUSSELS - Most EU leaders on Oct. 23 criticised Russia’s non-compliance with peace accords on Ukraine, but Italy caused surprise by calling for re-engagement with Moscow.