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Ukraine Files Defense In $3 Billion Russia Eurobond Case

Ukraine has filed its defense with a British court over a $3 billion debt to Russia, arguing that the original loan agreement with its neighbor was invalid. More

Nadia Savchenko gives her first news in Kyiv conference since being released from Russian captivity.

Video Savchenko Open To Presidential Bid, 'If You Want Me'

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian airwoman who spent nearly two years in Russian captivity before her return in a prisoner swap this week, says she's ready to run for president if that's what Ukrainians want. More

G7 leaders take part in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds at Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise on May 26. (Left to right: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

G7 Pledges Focus On Economic Growth, Tackling Extremism 

After two days of talks in Japan, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) leading economic powers have set global growth as an "urgent priority." More

Gorbachev Banned From Entering Ukraine For Five Years Over Crimea Remarks

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has imposed a ban against former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that forbids him from entering Ukraine for five years. More

Ukraine Cuts Key Interest Rate For Second Month Amid Disinflation

Ukraine's central bank has trimmed its benchmark interest rate, citing a "steady disinflation trend," or a slowdown in inflation. More

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Audio Podcast: Now That She's Free

For 708 days, Nadia Savchenko was a symbol of Ukrainian resolve and resistance. How will she fare as a politician? Listen to this week's Power Vertical Podcast. More
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Features & Commentary

Savchenko Released, But Fate Of Other Ukrainians Imprisoned In Russia Unclear

With Russia's release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, who returned to a hero's welcome in Kyiv, attention now shifts to the fate of other Ukrainians jailed in Russia on charges their supporters say are dubious.

'I Will Never Return To Donetsk' -- Conflict Reduces One Woman's Life To Rubble

Nadia Zaslavska lost everything she had in eastern Ukraine, including the "dream house" she built and decorated herself. She looks back at the war that devastated her life.

Video Politics Creep Into Eurovision Despite Efforts To Keep It Camp

You can dress in drag, dance with wolves, and warble about nearly anything in the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent's annual kitsch-fest. Just keep politics out of it. At least that's what organizers claim.

NATO's New Commander: 'Ready To Fight If Deterrence Fails'

NATO's new supreme commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti, says Russia's aggressive behavior must be met by force should deterrence fail.

Flower Politics: In Moscow, No Wreath For 'Hero City' Kyiv Ahead of Victory Day

In the run-up to celebrations marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, a memorial in Moscow to Kyiv's heroism is conspicuously without flowers.

'Too Many Troops Willing To Fire'

With so many opposing troops massed in close proximity along the line of separation, you can expect more civilians to be caught in the line of fire in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL spoke to International Crisis Group adviser Paul Quinn-Judge about the scale of the problem.

Video Chernobyl's Ring Of Fire: Signs Point To Rising Risk

Decades of extensive studies have led a leading Chernobyl researcher to warn that a bolt from the blue, or the strike of a match, could lead to forest fires that send clouds of toxic, radioactive fallout spewing into the skies above Europe.

Disaster Workers Return On Anniversary

A visit to the Chernobyl exclusion zone might seem like an adventure to the tourists who flock there for a glimpse at disaster. Not so for the hundreds of thousands who were sent in to clean up the world's worst nuclear accident.

Volodymyr Hroysman: Ukraine's Would-Be Prime Minister Is Loyal Poroshenko Ally

The man identified by Ukraine's outgoing prime minister as his successor is a 38-year-old loyalist of President Petro Poroshenko who was thrust onto the national scene after the Euromaidan unrest that toppled a government.

Video What Now For Ukraine's EU Association Agreement?

Dutch voters have upset the European apple cart by voting against an EU Association Agreement with Ukraine in a closely watched test of anti-Brussels sentiment.
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