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Latest Ukraine News

Top U.S. Democrat Calls For Lethal Aid For Ukraine

A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate has called for giving the Ukrainian military "defensive" lethal aid, a move that President Barack Obama has thus far refused. More

Yury Kovalchuk is the chairman and largest shareholder of Bank Rossiya, "which is considered the personal bank of senior officials of the Russian Federation."

EU Releases New Sanctions List

The European Union has released the list of the individuals and entities targeted in the EU's latest round of sanctions against Russia for Moscow's actions in destabilizing Ukraine. More

A sign showing VTB24 bank's logo is seen above the bank's headquarters in Moscow, Russia.

Russia Defiant In Face Of Sanctions

Russia says unprecedented Western sanctions imposed on its financial, arms, and energy sectors over the Ukraine crisis would hurt the United States and the European Union. More

Russia Restricts Imports Of Fruit, Vegetables From Poland

Russia's food safety watchdog says it has imposed "restrictions" on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland beginning August 1. More

Most Russians Think Kyiv Downed MH17

A public-opinion poll in Russia has found that the majority of residents in Russia's big cities believe that the Malaysian passenger plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine killing 298 people on July 17 had been shot down by the Ukrainian army. More

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Latest Blog Posts

The Kremlin Floats An Exit Strategy

Andrei Kolesnikov's recent column, in which he says the Kremlin would wash its hands of the separatists in eastern Ukraine if they were indeed proven to be responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, is either a trial balloon or a signal of a policy shift. More

Separatist Commander 'Strelkov' Bans Cursing

Pro-Russian separatists appear to have their backs against the wall, but their enigmatic leader may have found a solution: Stop cursing. More
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Features & Commentary

Ten Weeks In The Hands Of Ukrainian Separatists

Ukrainian theater director Pavel Yurov and Denis Grishchuk, a Kyiv-based artist, were freed earlier this month after being held for 70 days by pro-Russian separatists. They shared their story with RFE/RL.

Few Want To Take Responsibility As Civilian Casualties Add Up In Ukraine War

As Kyiv closes in on separatist positions in eastern Ukraine, questions linger over civilian casualties.

Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.

Absent International Investigators, Western Journalists Build Case That Separatists Shot Down MH17

With Moscow criticizing U.S. intelligence assessments and international investigators largely unable to reach the disaster site, Western journalists have so far provided the closest thing to an investigation of the Malaysia Airlines disaster.

In Ukraine Crisis, War Of Words Hits Wikipedia

A new Twitter trend shows how Russian, U.S., and Ukrainian government computers are being used to edit Wikipedia entries in an online tussle over the facts in the Ukraine standoff.

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Rewriting The Ukraine Crisis

Getting the story straight on Ukraine is already hard. But the task is made even more difficult by information posted on the Internet that is subsequently "disappeared."

As Attention Focuses On Dead, Ukraine Crash Site Remains Gray Zone

As the world's attention focuses on the sad task of burying the dead, the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine remains unsecured and barely open to investigators. That could make it increasingly difficult to ever prove decisively what brought the plane down.

War Crime Question Hovers Over Malaysian Airliner Tragedy

Countries seeking to prosecute those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine last week face a complex legal question: Is the tragedy a war crime?

Nervous And Thirsty, Donetsk Braces For A Showdown

As separatist fighters dig in against a possible Ukrainian government offensive on the city of Donetsk, residents now face the possibility of being without water. Fighting around the city has damaged the city's water-supply system, and Donetsk could be dry in a matter of days.

What The Russian Papers Are Saying About Flight MH17

Scrambling to explain the downing of the MH17 Boeing 777, Russia's print media is giving credence to Kremlin-friendly theories that to many outside the country would seem far-fetched.
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