Kyiv City State Administration and Culture Ministry of Ukraine expect to open a memorial complex to the heroes of Heavenly Hundred in Feb. 2015, on the occasion of the anniversary of the tragic events on the Independence Square, Chief Architect of Kyiv Serhiy Tselovalnyk said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Kyiv Court of Appeals has changed the measure of restraint for the commander of the former Berkut special task force, who is suspected of organizing the killing of protesters in central Kyiv in Feb. 2014, to detention in custody instead of house arrest.
Washington – The U.S. authorities have allocated $5 billion since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 to support democracy in Ukraine, U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has said.
Dimitry Firtash isn’t just a natural gas tycoon. He has also made a name for himself through a series of high-profile, and now controversial, charitable donations.
The Prosecutor General's Office is holding an inquiry into a criminal case opened against former officials under the Article 258 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on terrorist acts which caused casualties, acting PGO spokesman Vasyl Zoria has said.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received a request from the Ukrainian government to investigate the events that occurred on Independence Square, widely known as the Maidan, in the center of Kyiv from Nov. 21, 2013 to Feb. 22, 2014.
It has been over four months since Ukraine’s EuroMaidan Revolution became a leading story in international media. As separatist conflicts in the country’s east escalate, Ukraine's story is now moving onto bookshelves worldwide. Recently, international publishing houses have published several books about Ukraine. Authors from the U.S., Europe, and Canada have explored recent developments in Ukraine and shared their opinions on the situation.
In Kyiv’s Independence Square where the protests to oust President Yanukovych triggered the unrest in the east, reaction to the Geneva deal has been mixed.
Some viewed it optimistically others were unsure.
My name is Mustafa Nayem. I am a journalist. I was born in Afghanistan, but I have lived in Ukraine for the past 24 years. I am sometimes credited with sparking the protests that brought down President Viktor Yanukovych and triggered the crisis now roiling my adopted homeland. But no one person can claim credit for starting this uprising. It is a true people’s movement, fueled by Ukranian citizens’ desire for a better government.
One more participant of rallies on Independence Square has died, the press service of the Health Ministry of Ukraine reported.
On April 8, Yulia Marushevska, a Ukrainian activist featured in a viral video titled “I Am a Ukrainian” that has garnered over seven million views since it was uploaded in February, spoke with students at Encina Hall about the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.
Editor’s Note: The following is an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which is based in Washington, D.C., a Kyiv Post partner. Kyiv Post staff writer Vlad Lavrov coordinated this project. The author Anna Babinets is a Kyiv-based Ukrainian journalist working for the investigative bureau Slidstvo.info.
Apart from the $1 billion in losses to the state treasury caused by Serhiy Kurchenko’s allegedly illegal schemes, the nation is in danger of losing some of his property that could have been retrieved as compensation for some of the losses.
Ukraine's State Management of Affairs, a government body in charge of real estate and vehicles provided to incumbent public officials, is planning to sell a number of luxurious villas near Kyiv.
Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko, the 62-year-old who commands a 33-seat minority in parliament, didn't get to finish his speech in parliament on April 8. What he said to fellow members of parliament in the Verkhovna Rada so outraged two Svoboda Party members that, barely a minute into Symonenko's remarks, they charged the podium and pushed him aside. This sparked another fist fight in the legislative body internationally known for rough play. Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov, who also doubles as parliament speaker, called a 10-minute break for tempers to cool down.
A person who took part in the winter protests in Kyiv's Independence Square (Maidan) was hospitalized and died in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Health Ministry press service reported on Wednesday.
Pro-Russian activists' massive protests in southern and eastern Ukraine are being financed by Viktor Yanukovych now residing in Russia, Serhiy Pashynsky, Ukraine's interim presidential chief of staff, has said.
Dozens of journalists of the local Nadrossia newspaper in Cherkasy Oblast gathered on the morning of April 8 to mourn their colleague Vasyl Serhiyenko, whose mutilated body was found in a forest some 150 kilometers outside Kyiv on April 5.
Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s friend and his only agriculture minister, faces up to 12 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $67 million from the state, the prosecutor’s office announced on April 7.
The Health Ministry, medical service of the National Resistance Headquarters (Maidan) and Health Department of the Kyiv City State Administration will send leftovers medicines and operating supplies that are currently in the possession of the medical service of the Maidan, to the public utility company "Farmacia" to be kept in safe custody until a decision on their future use is made.
Strasbourg - The Venice Commission should study the events in Ukraine on February 22 and not limit itself to the topic of Crimea's accession to Russia, head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Alexei Pushkov said.