As Ukraine begins bond-restructuring talks, it finds itself face-to-face with a familiar foe: Russia.
Ukraine received a delivery of 10 U.S. military Humvees on Wednesday as part of a $75 million non-lethal military aid package. The very public, televised arrival of the American vehicles was heralded as a triumph not only on the Ukrainian side, but also by their enemies, the pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine ranks 43rd among 102 countries in government openness, a new study by the World Justice Project, a U.S.-based non-governmental group of legal experts, found. Published on March 26, it’s based on public and expert perception of public access to laws and government data, availability of information, protection of freedom of opinion and effectiveness of complaint mechanisms.
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The Prosecutor General’s Office said on March 26 that it had submitted to court the case alleging that Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes was involved in kidnapping.
The French Navy's La Fayette class frigate has arrived in the port of Odesa, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has reported.
Crimea will lose its Radisson hotel due to U.S. sanctions on the Russia-annexed region, news agency RBC reported on March 26.
One analyst claims that "Eastern Ukraine is awash with weapons and armed militia groups on both sides." Another speaks darkly of "independently operating warlords and armed groups." A third writes of "independent and semi-independent battalions, some of which descend from Ukrainian nationalist groups, extreme elements of the Maidan self-defense forces, and criminal groups."
As the Ukrainian government seeks to merge volunteer battalions fighting in the east into the country's official armed forces, one group has defiantly refused to lay down their arms.
International lenders are delaying plans to offer Ukraine billions of dollars on concerns Kyiv cannot yet prove the cash will not vanish into a corrupt economy which EU officials fear could remain a "bottomless pit".
Ukraine’s fugitive former Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko was appointed a consultant for the Russian parliament's committee on property. His job is to help protect Russian investment abroad, Valeriy Seleznev, first deputy chairman of the committee, told the Kyiv Post on March 26.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on March 26 voiced confidence that Russia will come out as a winner in its standoff with the West if it firmly stands its ground.
The local parliament in Russia's Chechnya republic has responded to a U.S. congressional resolution that called for lethal military aid to Ukraine by threatening to supply weapons to Mexico.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ruled out the possibility of destabilization of the situation in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
The newly appointed acting governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Vitaliy Reznychenko, has yet to prove himself and has virtually no track record in Zaporizhya, where he served as governor since Feb. 21.
As conflict rages in Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and the embattled Ukrainian army, a resurgent and belligerent Kremlin is casting its eye around the former Soviet Union, eager to shore up influence in its former colonial territories. All eyes are currently on Europe, but – while the battle for the Donbass is grabbing the headlines – the Kremlin is also looking east, towards the five Muslim states of Central Asia, viewed by Moscow as a bulwark between Russia's southern borders and the restive badlands of Afghanistan.
Ukraine's banks are suffering as a combination of a currency collapse and a deep recession stretch their balance sheets to breaking point.
Ukrainian soldiers traded heavy fire with separatists as they tried to evacuate a wounded soldier from the no-man's-land between the two sides. The fighting broke out on March 25 in the village of Pisky north of separatist-held Donetsk.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) has visited Novoazovsk, Mariupol and Shyrokyne, Donetsk region, and has confirmed that the ceasefire is being upheld there, the Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE SMM Alexander Hug said.
Many people who were either born in Russia or have lived here for many years are feeling that it is now time to leave. And often their reasons have nothing to do with politics: They couldn't care less whether this is President Vladimir Putin's first or fiftieth term in office or who controls Crimea.