WASHINGTON, D.C. - After listening to several speeches during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum on July 13 in America's capital, I thought I would be writing another column about soaring rhetoric and lack of substance between the two friendly but not particularly close nations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shape up, Arseniy, Ukraine is running out of chances. That was the essence of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden’s speech to close the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum on July 13 in Washington, D.C.
Representatives of the Right Sector said on July 12 that it was withdrawing some of its fighters from the war zone as the tense standoff between the nationalist group and the authorities escalated.
The shootout involving Right Sector insurgents, a local power group and Ukrainian police took place in Mukacheve, a Zakarpatya Oblast city, killing at least two people.
Editor's Note: Viktor Yanukovych is the gift that keeps on giving -- to comedians. In honor of the recent BBC Newsnight interview given to Gabriel Gatehouse in Moscow, we are replaying some of the most buffoonish moments in the history of Ukraine's fourth president, who fled power on Feb. 22, 2014. It would be funny if his rule hadn't been so tragic -- more than 100 EuroMaidan Revolution demonstrators murdered and up to $40 billion stolen from Ukraine's treasury, allegedly by Yanukovych and his cronies, many of whom are living in exile, like he is, in Moscow. The following Kyiv Post classic was originally published on Feb. 25, 2014, what would have been the fourth anniversary of Yanukovych's term in office.
A former major general who served in Ukraine’s military during Viktor Yanukovych’s disgraced presidency has joined Russian-separatist forces in occupied Donetsk, according to a recorded news conference published by Vesti.ru media outlet on June 22.
As the new governor of Donetsk Oblast pushes for a full blockade of Kremlin-occupied territories and residents become increasingly frustrated with travel restrictions, some believe a blockade may be key to solving the crisis.
Better late than never.
Russia is impotent. It cannot move any further than the territory it currently controls, as was demonstrated last week when Russian forces advanced alongside the few locals they have fighting for them on the town of Mariinka. The assault was instantly condemned and there were immediate comments from the right people about “increasing costs” to Russia.
DONETSK, Ukraine – The beautiful weather stands in sharp contrast to the desperation rising in Donetsk, a place that neither Russia nor Ukraine seem to really want anymore.
A top commander of Russian-backed forces in Luhansk has been assassinated, along with several members of his entourage.
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.