Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Latest Ukraine News

No Progress In Ukraine Peace Talks

Peace talks between the warring sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine broke up after six hours August 3 amid reports they failed to secure progress on a planned buffer zone. More

Mykhaylo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate from the Party of Regions and former Kharkiv region governor, casts his vote at a polling station in Kyiv during the early presidential election in May 2014.

Opposition Office In Kharkiv Attacked

At least 50 young men, many in balaclavas, have attacked the former office of the Party of Regions in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv. More

Ukraine's former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov adjusts his glasses as he attends a news conference in Moscow on August 3.

Ex-Ukraine PM Forms 'Salvation Committee'

Ousted Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has announced the formation of a "Ukraine Salvation Committee," calling for "total regime change" through early elections and vowing to "restore order in our home." More

Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed

The Ukrainian military says four of its soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past day. More

Mustafa Dzhemilev, a veteran leader of the Crimean Tatars, told the conference earlier on August 2 that some 10,000 members of the community have left Crimea since the Russian annexation in March 2014.

Crimean Tatars Urge 'Immediate' End To Annexation

A world congress of Crimean Tatars has called for "all necessary measures" to be taken to return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia's takeover and annexation of the peninsula last year. More

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Latest Blog Posts

R.I.P. Helsinki Accords

At 40, are the Helsinki Accords on life support? Or are they just experiencing a midlife crisis? More

Ukraine As A Bargaining Chip?

Speculation is rampant that the West cut a deal with Moscow at Ukraine's expense. Does it hold up to scrutiny? More
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Features & Commentary

Crimea: 'Cheap, Beautiful, And Ours'

Russian tourists are being enticed to vacation in Crimea by ads that portray the annexed peninsula as the ultimate holiday destination. The truth is a little more unsettling.

Former Ukrainian Official On The Lam In Alligator Shoes?

A new luxury shoe store has opened up in Kyiv, and the owners' tracks appear to come from one of Ukraine's most wanted men.

Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West

Throughout its history, my country -- the Soviet Union -- conducted cruel and arbitrary mass purges; participated in international political terrorism; fostered new totalitarian regimes; committed aggression; and violated fundamental principles of law. Russia has returned to that behavior.

Russian Veto Of MH17 Tribunal Leaves Few Good Alternatives

After Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to establish an international tribunal for MH17, proponents of the court are left with only weak second choices.

Crimea Visit Spotlights Kremlin Sympathies Beyond French Fringes

France's National Front aren't the only ones to love the Kremlin.

Lack Of Funds Threatens Efforts To Recover Ukraine's Dead Soldiers

A single crew of volunteers has been in charge of recovering the bodies of soldiers missing in action in eastern Ukraine. But now the group may have to end its activities due to a lack of resources.

Volunteer Rebel Sheds Light On Russian Military Involvement In Eastern Ukraine

Russian troops regularly enter separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine and serve there on a rotational basis, according to a volunteer who has been fighting with the insurgents since October. Rustam, a Russian citizen from Tatarstan's Saba district who gave only his first name, made the claims in a telephone interview with RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service on July 20.

Avoiding Lustration in Ukraine: Senior Prosecutor Evades Sweep Of Yanukovych-Era Officials

Ukrainian prosecutor Oleh Valendyuk should have been out of a job last fall, the victim of a lustration law meant to clear away members of former President Viktor Yanukovych's team after his ouster at the hands of pro-European protesters. Instead, Valendyuk holds a higher position than ever: he is the top prosecutor in the capital, Kyiv.

Russia's RT Spins And Spins Over New MH17 Footage

Russia's Kremlin-controlled RT has heavily spun previously unreleased footage of the MH17 crash site that is consistent with indications that the Malaysian airliner was mistakenly shot down by Russian-backed rebels who thought they had destroyed a Ukrainian military jet.

Video Dutch City Struck By MH17 Tragedy Takes Solace In Sunflowers

Residents of the Dutch city of Hilversum remember those lost in the downing of MH17 by celebrating new life in the form of Ukrainian sunflowers.
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