BRUSSELS - The European Union has removed four Ukrainians from a sanctions list due to lack of evidence.
BRUSSELS - The European Union has extended for a year an asset freeze on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and others in his administration linked to the misuse of state funds.
"Anti-Maidan" activists are turning to voodoo in a bid to advance their pro-Kremlin and pro-Orthodox Christian agenda. Perm's regional division of the Anti-Maidan movement plans to produce and sell "Voodoo Maidan" dolls, complete with a set of pins and stickers featuring images of U.S. and Ukrainian politicians, local 59.ru news site reported on March 4.
Brussels - The EU Council extended on March 5 the EU sanctions, which were introduced in March of last year, against former Ukrainian officials suspected of misappropriating public funds.
The public prosecutor's offices is conducting a search of the Kyiv State Traffic Police building as a part of its investigation into the unreasonable administrative prosecution of Automaidan activists, a Kyiv prosecutor office's spokesman reported.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said that Ukraine has evidence of Russian involvement in the Maidan shootings.
Tens of thousands gathered in central Moscow on Feb. 21 to take part in an "Anti-Maidan" rally - a march against the protests in Kyiv that one year ago toppled Ukraine's former administration from power.
Suspects in an explosion that killed two people at a peace rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv had received weapons and instruction in Russia, anaide to the head of Ukraine's SBU security service said on Sunday.
KHARKIV - An explosion killed three people and wounded more than 10 on Sunday in Ukraine's government-controlled eastern city of Kharkiv, officials told AFP.
At least one person has been killed and 10 injured on Sunday in an explosion during a peace march in the Ukraine-controlled city of Kharkiv, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry spokeswoman said by telephone on Sunday.
Editor's Note: Today marks the anniversary of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych's flight from Ukraine, along with other members of his administration, following the EuroMaidan Revolution. This column was originally published on Feb. 22, 2014.
In the end, Viktor Yanukovych simply cut and ran, abandoning the presidency, his palatial Mezhyhyria palace and Ukraine.
For the past year, every day we see and hear of painful numbers – x servicemen and y civilians killed by shelling in eastern Ukraine. A year ago the murders of the Heavenly Hundred on the Maydan, during the EuroMaidan Revolution in Kyiv, moved the world. Today, it seems that death becomes a statistic. Numerous deaths become depersonalized. Without names even supreme sacrifice—and our own responsibility in its regard—become blurred
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians flooded central Kyiv late on Feb. 21 to mark one year since the bloodiest day of last year's Euromaidan revolution that ousted the country's pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and installed a pro-Western government, setting in motion the events that have led to a deadly and ongoing war.
Sat in a steel cage at the back of the police van, Vladyslav Tsilytskiy shivered. He was too faint from blood loss and blows to the head to care much about the police officer threatening to throw him in the freezing river. He felt the night cold creeping into his bones as the temperature dropped below minus 10 degrees Celsius.
To commemorate the "heavenly hundred" who died last year after snipers opened fire on Maidan, Poroshenko has called theirs a "victorious battle in the war for our independence." He also blamed Russia for the bloodshed.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of direct involvement in the sniper fire which killed dozens of protesters in central Kyiv a year ago.
The visit of European leaders to Ukraine on Feb. 22 to attend mourning rallies and to honor the memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes illustrates that Europe's doors are open for Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said.
The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, is marking the first anniversary of the clashes between protesters and police which toppled ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.
As the anniversary of the bloodiest part and culmination of the EuroMaidan Revolution is upon Ukraine, a series of memorial and EuroMaidan-themed events are scheduled in Kyiv all weekend, from Feb. 20-22.