Thursday, April 24, 2014

Latest Ukraine News

OSCE Slams Putin For 'Hypocrisy'

The OSCE has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for having "double standards." More

Court Orders Resumption of Probe Into 1999 Death Of Ukrainian Politician

The Kyiv Regional Court of Appeals has ordered prosecutors to resume an investigation into the death of a Ukrainian politician 15 years ago. More

Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov

Video Ukraine Demands Russia Remove Border Troops

Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has demanded that Russia stop meddling in Ukraine's affairs and halt its "blackmail." More

Ukrainian special forces take up positions in the eastern city of Slovyansk on April 24, with an "anti-terrorist" operation continuing to clear pro-Russian separatists.

With Ukraine's 'Antiterror' Operation In Full Swing, Putin Warns Of 'Consequences'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the deployment of the army in eastern Ukraine by the Kyiv authorities constitutes a "serious crime against their own people" and will have "consequences." More

Prague Hosting Eastern Partnership Gathering

The Czech capital, Prague, is hosting a two-day gathering of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program to boost ties, despite the crisis in program member Ukraine. More

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Latest Blog Posts

The Online Debate Over A Mysterious Russian 'Medal'

That the Russian Defense Ministry would present a medal to compatriots for "the return of Crimea" to Russia would not normally turn heads. More

Uzbek Broadcasters Set To Self-Destruct

Uzbekistan's cabinet of ministers met on April 14 and sent out the word -- all the country's television and radio stations have to rig their facilities to be blown up. More
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Features & Commentary

The Abducted And The Missing In Eastern Ukraine

In eastern Ukraine, journalists, local politicians, and ordinary citizens have been going missing at an alarming rate.

Simon Ostrovsky: Journalist Used As Human Shield

Those keeping up with developments in Ukraine have long relied on Simon Ostrovsky's harrowing reports from the front lines. Now, pro-Russia militias in the country's east have effectively silenced him -- at least for now.

Easter Mass Highlights Ukrainian Divisions

Many Ukrainians are united by a yearning for peace in the name of God and country. But divisions were also evident at Easter services in Kyiv.

Interview: 'The Maidan Represents Love'

Russian photographer Viktoria Ivleva was curious about how ordinary Ukrainians feel concerning the ongoing crisis, and found a way to see for herself. Using funds provided by her Facebook friends, she traveled to Ukraine and met with Ukrainians across the country -- from Euromaidan supporters in Ukraine's west to pro-Russian protesters in the east. RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke with Ivleva about her experiences upon her return to Moscow.

Geneva Accords Not A Hit On The Maidan

Activists occupying Kyiv's Independence Square are not thrilled with the agreement reached in Geneva this week to defuse Ukraine's ongoing crisis.

Video Jews Get Dragged Into Ukraine's Political Battle

A debate about an anti-Semitic flyer allegedly distributed in Donetsk is just the latest example of Jews being used as unwilling proxies in the battle for the moral high ground in Ukraine.

The Geneva Agreement -- On Paper And On The Ground

Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and the European Union have reached an agreement in Geneva on a series of steps to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine. We take a look at the key points in the agreement and the steps taken -- or not taken -- thus far to implement them.

Kramatorsk Dispatch: Humiliating Capitulation Dampens Troops' Morale

The Ukrainian army is licking its wounds after a much-touted "anti-terrorist" operation to regain control of the country's east ended with pro-Russian separatists in Kramatorsk seizing six armored personnel carriers.

Interview: 'We May Already Be Past The Point Of No Return'

Ivan Lozowy, a Kyiv-based political analyst, traveled to the eastern Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Luhansk this week. He talks to RFE/RL about Kyiv's failure to confront the separatist crisis and the role of the Donbas oligarchs in stirring up the unrest.

Nervous Kyiv Authorities Post Civil Defense Notices -- And Then Take Them Down

Alarming notices appeared across Kyiv this week advising residents on what to do in case war breaks out -- including responding to sirens and using bomb shelters. But almost as soon as they’d appeared, the bulletins were taken down.
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