Ukraine's SBU security service on July 29 showed a video of another man claimed to be a Russian military officer captured by Ukrainian forces in the country's war-torn east.
The Ukrainian military’s decision to pull volunteer fighters from the obliterated village of Shyrokyne, located just 20 kilometers east of the strategic port city of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast, has raised a frenzy of fears that the move will gift the Russian-separatists more territory.
Last July 21 morning Yelena Filippova, secretary to the head of Ukraine's self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, was badly injured when her car exploded as she drove to work. That afternoon, a prominent DPR politician was shot and wounded on one of the main streets of the city. With evening came fragmentary reports that a military building in central Donetsk had been blockaded by troops.
A Russian army officer travelling in a truck, full of ammunition, has been arrested by Ukrainian Border Guardsjust outside of the militant-held city of Donetsk.
The public battle between Ukraine’s rich and powerful oligarchs and the government has shifted to the Black Sea port city of Odesa, and the current battleground – appropriately for a seaside city – is a beach.
DONETSK, Ukraine – After being seized more than a year ago, the building that formerly housed Ukraine’s SBU security service in Donetsk is now under heavy guard by gun-toting Russian-separatists.
Western leaders putting pressure on Ukraine to accede to Russian demands and offer the so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics' autonomy would be well-advised to notice all the other parts of Ukraine which, according to Russian media, are also demanding self-rule.
The artillery fire guidance system, ARTA, installed by volunteers in Donbas, has brought its first results, volunteer Olha Reshetylova writes in Facebook July 18, 2015.
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.
Editor's Note: This story was made as a part of Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography Fellowship at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
"Little Ukraine" is a story about exploring different kinds of patriotic feelings and connections to the homeland which Ukrainian immigrants built and experience.
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.
Nearly 200 members of the Right Sector movement and their supporters rally in front of the Presidential Administration in Kyiv on July 1 in support of their comrades.
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.
The good news is that Russian and Donbas separatist leaders have called an end to the "New Russia" project, which had targeted eight Russian-speaking Oblasts of eastern and southern Ukraine for separatist agitation and union with Russia. The bad news is that while it always was a mistake to assume Ukraine's Russian-speakers were fans of president Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's political vacuum and its selective "de-oligarchisation" are allowing diehards from the former ruling Party of Regions grouped in the Opposition Bloc and funded by Ukraine's powerful gas lobby to retain influence in eastern and southern Ukraine.
A mixture of Big Oil and big politics could ultimately stymie any attempts to bring to justice those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last year, the author of a new book on the tragedy believes.
DONETSK, Ukraine – There won’t be any more “bad” news coming
out of the occupied territories in Dontesk – at least if the pseudo-authorities
there manage to enforce their new rules on the work of reporters.
Whether he survives as Ukraine's minister of ecology and natural resources or not, Igor Shevchenko wants the world to know his opinion about who is blocking major reforms in Ukraine today: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
A Russian citizen with a “separatist past” has announced plans to defect to the Ukrainian side – but no one seems to know what’s in store for him once he enters Ukraine-held territory.