Young journalists-turned-politicians lost a court case on Sep. 30 as they sought to challenge an official registration for an oligarch to run in the Oct. 26 parliamentary election.
Ukraine's Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema has revealed specific sums on the frozen bank counts of former Ukrainian high-ranking officials.
It's getting dangerous out there for lawmakers with deep ties to the corrupt regime of overthrown President Viktor Yanukovcyh.
Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's president, has returned home after making emotional pleas for support to the Canadian and US legislatures, where he received sympathy and cash but no military assistance. Poroshenko faces deep-seated scepticism among western governments and experts over whether Ukraine's leaders can overcome their differences, fight corruption and move beyond rhetoric to action in implementing long-overdue reforms.
A deputy from the party of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was attacked and beaten by a crowd in the Black Sea resort of Odessa on Sept. 30 during political campaigning for a parliamentary election set for Oct. 26.
BRUSSELS - European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.
Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today.
The EU suddenly and surprisingly changed its long and firmly held position that Russia has no right to interfere in its relations with Ukraine on Sept. 12. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced that an agreement had been reached between the EU, Russia, and Ukraine to delay the implementation of a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Kazakhstan to stress the need for close ties, a month after he caused alarm in the former Soviet republic by seeming to question its future as an independent state.
The Sept. 5 Minsk cease-fire agreements and further memorandums adopted on Sept. 19, as well as certain provisions of laws adopted by Verkhovna Rada concerning special governance in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and on amnesty, are non-specific and allow for too wide an interpretation.
Muslims at a Moscow mosque have attacked Russian riot police after they arrested a fellow parishioner on Sept. 26.
Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law enforcement agency, accusing it of supporting separatist and "terrorist" groups in the east of the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression toward Ukraine has destroyed Europe’s trust in Russia, leaving politicians and businesspeople feeling that “we are not partners anymore,” German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union and the U.S. may be in for a long haul in their face-off with Russia over its actions in Ukraine, citing the 40-year history of communist East Germany as evidence.
The war in eastern Ukraine is in a state of cease-fire, but if the past seven months are any indication, this halt in hostilities won't spell the end of the most severe geopolitical crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
Lilia Shevtsova has an interesting comment in the Financial Times, and what she has to say doesn’t bode well for Ukraine or Putin. Putin has won but his victory is only tactical. According to Shevtsova, "tactical victories often end in strategic defeats" and Russian president Vladimir Putin, by turning Russia into a "war state," has "unleashed the process he cannot stop and made himself hostage to suicidal statecraft."
DONETSK — Deadly fighting has broken out again between the government and rebels around the strategically important airport outside Donetsk, a continuing source of friction that is testing the resilience of a recent cease-fire agreement.
CHISINAU - Moldova faces a tough road in its bid to reduce dependence on Russian natural gas. That's about the only thing that is clear so far in the strange story of the Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline from Romania to the western border region of Moldova.
MOSCOW - Anti-Russian protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, pulled down a massive statue of Vladimir Lenin late Sept. 28, a sign of hardening anger toward the Kremlin in an eastern Ukrainian area where sympathies are split between Kyiv and Moscow.
Distracted US and European policymakers may feel grateful that this month's truce has slowed the Russia-Ukraine war. The Obama administration is seized with the Syria-Iraq crisis and Congress has gone home to campaign for the Nov. 4 election. Europe faces an internal battle this week as its newly Euro-skeptic parliament grills nominees for the next European Commission.