Ask Ukrainians in Maidan Square – scene of the country's revolution – about the future, and two words come up again and again: hopeful and worried.
Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema is being criticized for failing to make progress involving high-profile criminal cases since his appointment on June 19.
For millions of Ukrainians, it was a crime against humanity. In February, more than 100 protesters were gunned down in the Maidan uprising that toppled the president, Viktor Yanukovich. The victims are now known as "the Heavenly Hundred."
Talking to ordinary people in Kyiv as far back as in the summer of 2005, a few months after the Orange Revolution, it was clear that their respect for the new government wasn’t much greater than it was for the previous regime.
Police around the world, who once routinely handled demonstrations such as Hong Kong's pro-democracy dissent with batons and tear gas, face new dilemmas in an age when dissident crowds are armed with smartphones, Facebook and Twitter.
HONG KONG - The group that wins this battle is the one of stronger mind.
Four officers of Ukraine’s KGB-successor agency, the State Security Service (SBU), have been arrested for their involvement in the killing of some 100 protesters in Kyiv’s Independence Square in the waning days of the EuroMaidan Revolution in late February, said the nation’s top spy Valentyn Nalyvchaichenko on Espresso TV on Oct. 4.
Student leaders in Hong Kong called on pro-democracy supporters on Sunday to decamp from outlying protest sites and join the bulk of demonstrators in the heart of the Asian financial center as they gear up for a potential showdown with police.
Moscow - The Kremlin will not respond to remarks made by Ukrainian officials alleging that the Russian authorities have granted Russian citizenship to Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych, former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka.
An advisor to the Ukrainian interior minister, Anton Herahchenko, has said that former Ukrainian officials - Viktor Yanukovych, Mykola Azarov and Viktor Pshonka, as well as their families – have received Russian citizenship.
Ukraine needs a fundamental, systematic and structural re-design of its entire legal and governance system. The current system, which is enforced by a massive bureaucratic class, is not only inadequate, but it also sabotages any chances of Ukraine to become a modern State with a developed market economy integrated into the globalized world economy.
The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is studying the materials on all the suspects of involvement into the February shooting at protesters in Kyiv center, the main suspect is former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Oleksandr Yakymenko, who fled the country, SBU chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko has said.
A rally of Ukrainian activists in Kharkiv ended with toppling a Soviet-era monument of Vladimir Lenin on the night of Sept. 28.
Covered in red paint and sitting in the middle of a pile of rubbish on a cold pavement in the darkness, Viktor Pylypyshyn endured insults instead of celebrating his registration as a candidate for parliamentary election as he intended on the night of Sept. 25.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated Hr 2.862 million for Social Policy Ministry to provide one-time aids for those who sustained grave bodily injuries during the mass protest rallies lasting from Nov. 21, 2013 until Feb. 21, 2014.
Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has signed a lustration bill adopted by the parliament on September 16. Under the law, up to one million public servants, including cabinet ministers, will be screened for loyalty to root out corrupt practices hanging over from the previous pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych's administration.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law No. 1661-VII "On amendments to the several Ukrainian laws on the social protection of persons awarded the Order of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred."
A law professor and a Christian religious leader in Iraq, an Azerbaijani rights defender, and Ukraine's pro-Western Euromaidan movement are among the nominees for the European Parliament's 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought.
A self-exiled Ukrainian leader's extravagant private mansion inspires awe and disgust. The indulgent details - giant bathtubs and gold-plated doorknobs - are taken as evidence of official graft, even before investigators finish their work. Prosecutors open a case and the Ukrainian government embarks on a desperate struggle to claw back whatever money it can to fill the hole in the state budget left by official corruption and mismanagement.
It's been a hell of a year for Ukraine. Months of fiery protest, the overthrow of a president, a Russian invasion and even a war. But despite a cease-fire that's in effect, there's no sign that things are settling down. On Sept. 16, some activists of the extremist pro-Ukrainian party Avtomaidan threw a Ukrainian parliament member in a metal trash can, doused him with an unknown liquid and threatened to light him on fire. It was all part of a demonstration outside parliament in which hundreds of members of the far-right parties of Ukraine-Right Sector, Avtomaidan and Volya-demanded the passage of law on something called "lustration."