One of the most urgent demands made during Ukraine's "revolution of dignity" last year was that the leading figures of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych's regime be brought to justice for plunder. But so far almost all of them, including Yanukovych himself, have gotten off scot free, because the new government is not pursuing them. And now, frustrated at the lack of evidence gathered against the old leaders, the European Union is beginning to lift its sanctions on them.
Last week, when Boris Nemtsov was shot dead as he walked across a bridge next to the Kremlin, it took 11 minutes before a police car arrived at the scene, according to the time stamp on closed circuit television footage.
Monthly inflation in Ukraine in February 2015 reached 5.3 percent compared to 3.1 percent in January, 3 percent in December 2014, and 1.9 percent in November 2014, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service has reported.
Busdapest, Hungary - Steps by Ukraine to shore up the hryvnia are spurring optimism the International Monetary Fund will sign off on emergency aid this month, easing the financial burden as currency reserves dwindle to less than two months of imports.
The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is holding and overall hostilities have dropped, the head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said on March 6.
The UK is to supply a further package of non-lethal military equipment worth £850,000 as a gift to the government of Ukraine, it has been announced.
Much Western thinking about the causes of the Russo-Ukrainian War is rooted in a myth. It posits that the West - or, more specifically, NATO - attempted to wrest Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence, thereby forcing Vladimir Putin to defend Russia’s legitimate strategic interests by going to war with Ukraine.
As of 1800 on March 5, the monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) assessed the situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone as relatively calm.
Russian opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny is one of the 30 most influential people on the Internet, according to a compilation published by Time magazine March 6, on the same day Navalny was released from jail.
Season 3 of the immensely popular U.S. television series House of Cards has seen its plot shift to Washington's relations with Russia, referencing scores of Moscow policies - and even appearing to plant an allusion or two to the Ukrainian crisis.
The ceasefire in Donbas has been violated 750 times by militants since the it was announced on Feb. 15, which resulted in 64 dead and 341 wounded, Ukraine's permanent representative to the UN Yuriy Serheyev has said.
Russia and Ukraine have agreed to double the number of OSCE observers to 1,000 from 500 to monitor a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on March 6.
EU foreign ministers on March 6 downplayed the threat of new sanctions against Russia but warned they remain on the table if Moscow undermined the latest Ukraine ceasefire accord.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is certain that Ukraine will win the war for its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The bitter conflict in Ukraine has cost thousands of lives, but the Russian government has continuously denied sending its soldiers to the frontlines, despite accusations to the contrary from NATO and Western officials.
The bodies of 500 civilians have been found in the cellars of residential buildings in Debaltseve, US Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power has said.
A U.S. plan to train Ukrainian national guard troops is "on hold" pending implementation of a ceasefire deal between government troops and Russian-backed rebels, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Europe said on March 6.
The United States has not yet made a final decision on whether to move ahead with previously announced training of Ukrainian national guard troops battling Russian-backed separatists in the country's east, a U.S. military official said on March 6.