Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Germany's chancellor, Russia’s president defended the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which the USSR signed with Nazi Germany in 1939 to carve up Eastern Europe, in turn triggering the onset of World War II.
Amid growing signs of a standoff between the Kremlin and Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov – and persistent rumors of infighting among Russian-backed separatists who control parts of the Donbas – Chechen fighters have left the battlefield in eastern Ukraine.
Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the last day while combined Russian-separatist forces have a “powerful strike force” of 3,000 soldiers andseveral dozen armored vehicles facing the Azov Sea coastal city of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast, military analyst Dmytro Tymchuk said.
Full-scale war can flare up instantly, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko warned at the International Support for Ukraine converence in Kyiv on April 28.
Ukraine is beefing up security measures after a series of high-profile murders in Kyiv as a mysterious unknown group took responsibility for them on April 17.
SHYROKYNE, Ukraine - As the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine remains such in name only, international monitors have shifted their focus to the Donetsk Oblast village of Shyrokyne, where fighting between Russian-backed insurgents and Ukrainian forces has intensified in recent weeks.
As Ukrainian forces faced 20 attacks by Kremlin-led militants in the past 48 hours and spotted 30 enemy drones probing their positions, an unnamed NATO official said that Russia has sent additional military manpower and arms to Donbas, according to a news report by the FrankruterAllgemeine Zeitung that interviewed the person.
A Russian fighter's confession that he killed 15 Ukrainian prisoners of war may be considered evidence of war crimes in court if the authenticity of the recording is confirmed, human rights and legal experts say.
The Security Service of Ukraine has opened an investigation into the torture and murder of Ukrainian prisoner of war Ihor Branovytsky by Kremlin backed-insurgents, Vasil Vovk, head of the service’s main investigative department, told reporters at Branovytsky’s funeral on April 3.
A report released by the International Crisis Group has warned of further violence brewing in eastern Ukraine, where a “command crisis” by the Ukrainian military threatens to give the upper hand to Russian forces and their separatist proxies in new attacks.
Editor's Note: The Kyiv Post 20th Anniversary Series continues with an article originally published on Aug. 30, 2012 by Nataliya Bugayova on how to get into Harvard University. The former Kyiv Post staff writer graduated with a master's in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government. Bugayova is now the newspaper's CEO. She also wrote about Olga Belkova, another Harvard graduate, who is now a member of Ukraine's Parliament. Bugayova's advice and informational links have made this a popular story.
Getting admitted to Harvard and securing financing is improbable, yet not impossible, for Ukrainians. In May, I graduated from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with a master’s degree in public policy. And I would like more Ukrainians to have this chance.
Abraham Lincoln opened his Gettysburg Address with these famous words: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation...”
Сupid has managed to maneuver even between hails of bullets in Ukraine's conflict-stricken Donbas, where Russia-backed militants continue to control large sections of the eastern Donbas. Cupid's arrows can also strike, too, and some of hit the hearts of militants and their soul mates.
A Ukrainian student and model, Karina Sokrut, 22, has won an international beauty pageant, beating out her competitors to take the title of Queen of Beauty Universe 2015.
What started off as a corporate dispute is swiftly turning into a battle between the state and a billionaire regional governor who was once credited for curbing separatism in his region.
Russia last week celebrated the one-year anniversary of its annexation of Crimea. But while President Vladimir Putin and his supporters toasted their victory, Western forces say they're developing a strategy to deal with a leader who has lost whatever trust they once had in him.
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.
Sovereignty and territorial integrity, and self-determination of peoples, are two intertwined, and at-times contradictory, principles, of international law. Their discretionary and inconsistent application to international territorial disputes is complicated by geopolitical aims and neglect of historical national boundaries.
More wars have been lost (or won) through strategy, tactics, motivation or leadership than through asymmetry of forces and firepower. The latter is within Ukraine’s ability to control; the former is largely dependent on others. Ukrainian strategy has as its basic premise that Russia will – for the foreseeable future - outmatch Ukraine in military technology, financing, equipment, firepower, training and (possibly) personnel.