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French President Francois Hollande (left) with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting in Yerevan on April 24

Putin, Hollande Huddle On Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on the sidelines of ceremonies in Yerevan commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko stands inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow on April 17.

Russia Adds Charge Against Savchenko

Investigators have brought an additional charge against Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko in what the prosecution called it's "final" case against her, alleging that she illegally crossed the border from Ukraine into Russia. More

Moscow Wary Of EU Partnerships

Russia says it has a negative view of the EU's Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Latvia next month, calling it "anti-Russian." More

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in the letter that Germany strongly supported the swift implementation of the DFCTA, adding that "time is running short."

Berlin Nod To Russian Trade Concerns

A leaked letter from German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges the European Union to quickly ease "Russian concerns" regarding the implementation of a free-trade agreement with Ukraine. More

Svetlana Davydova after being released from prison in Moscow in February 3.

Russia Regrets Treason Charges

The Russian state has apologized to Svetlana Davydova, a woman who faced treason charges after telephoning the Ukrainian Embassy to report possible Russian troop movements near the two nations' border. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio Podcast: Goodbye, Lenin

For Ukraine, coming to terms with its past is turning out harder than toppling a monument. More

Russian Ultranationalist Takes Venom To Lone Star State

Kremlin-connected ideologue Aleksandr Dugin is teaming up with a U.S. white supremacist for an online lecture at a Texas university, outraging Ukrainian-Americans. More
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Features & Commentary

Russian Wildfire Relief Takes Backseat To Donbas Aid Convoys

As wildfires burn, leaving thousands homeless in Russia's Khakasia region in Siberia, activists say they are having difficulty getting donated aid to victims.
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Champagne Tastes On Beer Incomes: Tax Declarations In Ukraine Suggest Enduring Corruption

It's tax season in Ukraine. And as politicians' declarations come in, they suggest that corruption remains an enduring problem.
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Video Kyiv Alleges Journalist's Slaying Ordered

Officials in Kyiv have suggested the April 16 killing of Ukrainian pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna was not a random slaying but a carefully timed hit.
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The Future Of The Past: Ukraine Pushes De-Communization, Amid Russian Protests

Ukraine has adopted a raft of de-communization laws aimed at asserting control over the country's understanding of its 20th-century past. Moscow, however, sees the move as an impermissible assault on Russia's own self-image.
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Conflict Of Interest? A Tale Of Two Ukrainian Oligarchs And One Deputy Minister

The tangled relationship between Ukraine's deputy energy minister and two leading tycoons illustrates the challenge Kyiv faces as it tries to curb the influence of the country's oligarchs.
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Video Ukrainian Art Group Goes Viral With Music Videos Mocking Separatists

A string of satirical musical clips mocking Russia's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine has gone viral on YouTube.
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Dispute Rages Over Soviet General's Grave In Ukraine

A political scandal is mounting over the grave of a Soviet military commander in central Kyiv, amid claims Ukraine plans to demolish the monument and cremate his body.
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Russia's Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow's Troll Army?

A newspaper in the Russian region of Buryatia excised an article about a local soldier who was allegedly severely injured while fighting for the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Is it a case of heavy-handed censorship or was it an example of the successful functioning of the Kremlin's notorious "troll army"?
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Interview: Amnesty International Says Separatists 'Executed' Captive Ukrainian Soldiers

Amnesty International says "shocking new evidence" shows pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have killed soldiers in their captivity execution-style.
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Happiness On The Front Line

Shchastya lies a few kilometers from the rebel-held city of Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine. Shchastya means "happiness" in Ukrainian. But in this war-ravaged town, there's not much cause for rejoicing.
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