"Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" is a thorough and detailed examination of the 93-day occupation of Maidan square in the country's capital, Kyiv, a situation whose international, geopolitical repercussions are still being felt.
Streets are scattered with stones and shell casings.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the crisis in Ukraine is past its worst. Although the Minsk agreements are honored in the breach and artillery fire still echoes across the Donbas, there has been little real combat for months. The separatists have given up extending their territory, Russia has given up sending them heavy reinforcements, and Ukraine has given up trying to defeat them. A chance to resolve lingering disagreements will come on Oct. 2 when the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany meet in Paris.
Many people claim that following the 2013-14 protests against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Russia's annexation of Crimea and worsening violence in the Donbas, Ukrainian attitudes have significantly changed - mainly towards European integration, support for democracy and the fight against corruption.
The trailer for Netflix's next original documentary has some harrowing - but important - images. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom chronicles a 93-day period in 2013 and 2014 that saw a civil rights movement morph into a millions-strong revolution and civil unrest.
A second person accused of grave crimes against Euromaidan activists has gone missing after a controversial decision to free him pending trial. Tavakkul Ragimov was released from custody in July this year despite objections from the prosecutor and victims' lawyers.
TELLURIDE, Colo. - There is something spooky about "Sherpa" and timing. Jennifer Peedom was on Mount Everest in April 2014, making a film about the complicated lives of Nepalese climbers, when an avalanche killed 16 of them. She was in exactly the wrong place at the right time.
A former Kyiv security chief, Oleksandr Shcoholev, has been remanded in custody until October 20 as part of an inquiry into the killing of activists during Euromaidan protests, in accordance with the ruling of Kyiv's Pechersky District Court.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has uncovered a channel of an outflow of over UAH 10 million embezzled by son ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Oleksandr, to Russia.
The violent protests that took place in Kyiv that resulted in a democratically elected president fleeing from his country fearing for his life were a U.S. instigated coup, a regime change costing $5 billion.
forces were deployed along with police negotiators on Aug. 3 when a rally in
Kharkiv erupted into violent clashes, with pro-Ukrainian activists driving supporters
of the Opposition Bloc into a building in a scene frighteningly reminiscent of
the May 2 Odesa tragedy.
Heorhy Tuka, a well-known volunteer helping Ukraine's army, was on July 22 appointed governor of Luhansk Oblast, a key region at the forefront of Ukraine's war with Russia.
Ukraine vowed to fight on Wednesday to ensure the return and trial of its exiled Russian-backed president after his name was unexpectedly removed from Interpol's international most wanted list.
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been withdrawn from Interpol's "most wanted" list following complaints from his legal representatives that the criminal charges brought against him were politically motivated. The controversial former leader, who stood down from power in the aftermath of civil unrest in February 2014 and has been wanted since January 2015, had what's known as a Red Notice against his name for "misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation," the old charges claimed.
So what was on the plane from Russia, organized with unprecedented speed on Feb. 19, 2014, the day before unarmed protesters were gunned down on the Maidan and why was all information about the flights classified as secret in both Ukraine and Russia?
Russia's Gazeta.ru has reported a strange court case over unpaid aviation costs for secret flights between Russia and Ukraine on February 19, 2014, during the bloodiest days of the Euromaidan protests. The planeload to Ukraine was almost certainly 'anti-riot'equipment for use by the Berkut special forces believed to have been involved in gunning down unarmed protesters. Since information about the flights is classified, the newspaper can only quote unnamed sources who believe the original flight to Russia may have transported furniture and other items which the then President Viktor Yanukovych and his allies were evacuating to Russia.
Russian aviation structures won the court case against Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior (precisely, its department of internal military forces) regarding debts for services provided to the AN-26 military cargo aircraft that had gone on a secret flight to Russia amid the Revolution of Dignity.
A police lieutenant colonel, working in the police force until his arrest this month, has been remanded in custody on suspicion of involvement in the killing of 39 Euromaidan protesters in Kyiv on Feb 20, 2014. Oleh Yanishevsky was deputy commander of the Kyiv Berkut special force unit in Feb 2014 and lawyers representing Euromaidan victims or their families call this the most significant arrest thus far.