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The Avdiyivka plant in an August 2014 photo

One Killed As Ukraine Coke Plant Shelled

Heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine has halted production at a coke plant operated by Ukraine's largest steel company. More

Aleksei Mozgovoi in the Luhansk region in October 2014.

Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Killed

Reports say Aleksei Mozgovoi, a leading pro-Russian separatist commander in eastern Ukraine, has been killed along with at least six other rebels in an attack by an unknown group. More

One Ukrainian Serviceman Killed

A Ukrainian military spokesman says one Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and five wounded in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists over the past 24 hours. More

Russia To Adopt 'Tough' Position If Kyiv Defaults

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia would adopt he calls a tough position if Ukraine decides not to repay debts owed by its previous government. More

Russia: EU Missed Chance To Narrow Split

Russia says the two-day EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has lost "another opportunity to make a step toward bridging a widening gap on the continent." More

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Audio Briefing: Endgame Diplomacy

The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. More

After Novorossia

If and how the separatist-held territories of Donbas will be reintegrated into Ukraine will be the main battleground in the conflict's endgame. And for scenarios of how this may go, look at postwar Bosnia and Croatia. More
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Features & Commentary

The Mysterious Assassination Of A Rebel Commander In Ukraine

The assassination of Aleksei Mozgovoi, a separatist commander in eastern Ukraine and proponent of the idea of an independent Novorossia, has led to a lot of finger pointing.

News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.

Video Anti-Maidan Activist Booed By Moscow Students

Students at a prestigious Moscow university angrily disrupted a lecture by Nikolai Starikov, the leader of a pro-Kremlin group that has backed separatist militants in eastern Ukraine.

Out With A Whimper: Novorossia, 2014-2015

Separatist authorities in Ukraine's self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics have announced they are abandoning plans to create a pro-Kremlin breakaway state. We look at the brief history of the so-called Novorossia project.

Soccer Club Gives Ukraine Something To Cheer About

For a country weary of war, soccer club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk has given Ukrainians reason to smile.

Russian POW Video Raises War Crime Questions For Ukraine

Did Kyiv violate the Geneva Conventions by releasing an interrogation video of an alleged Russian soldier captured fighting alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine?

Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars

Members of the Muslim Crimean Tatar minority say the enterprises that bring them their livelihood have become targets in a persistent clampdown since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014.

Sanctions Loosen As Assets Of Yanukovych Allies Elude Ukraine's Grasp

Freed from European Union sanctions, ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's deputy chief of staff is suing the EU and warning the current leaders in Kyiv that they will someday face prosecution over financial activities. After more than a year in power, Ukraine's pro-Western government has had little success in prosecuting allies of Yanukovych and bringing allegedly embezzled assets back into the country's war-drained coffers.

Postcommunist Kids Are No Know-It-Alls, After All

The survey's results appear to dash the widely held assumption about the former communist countries of Europe that while they performed poorly in many areas, at least students there were well educated in math and science.

Polish Citizens, Lawmakers Get Defensive

From lawmakers to university students, Poles are answering the call to defend their country.
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