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Polls Close In Ukraine’s Delayed Local Elections

Polls have closed in local elections in Ukraine’s eastern city of Mariupol and the nearby town of Krasnoarmiisk. More

Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in an October 2013 fight in Moscow.

Boxing: Klitschko's Reign Ends

Britain's Tyson Fury has defeated Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine to become world heavyweight boxing champion. More

PHOTO GALLERY: Alexander Wienerberger was recruited into the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I. In 1915, he was taken prisoner in Russia and ended up staying in the U.S.S.R. until 1934. Later, he worked as a chemical engineer specializing in explosives, and he established chemical factories in the Soviet Union. In 1933, he was assigned as technical director of a synthetic factory in Kharkiv and became witness to the man-made famine orchestrated by the Soviet government, the Holodomor. His photographs -- made with a Leica camera -- are some of about 100 images verified to be authentic portrayals of those harrowing events. The captions are based on the photographer's own notes.

Photogallery Ukraine Remembers Soviet Famine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to take part in ceremonies to commemorate the millions who died of famine under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. More

Kyiv: Russia Cuts Coal Deliveries

Ukraine's energy minister has told the parliament in Kyiv that Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kyiv for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea. More

Nord Stream Extension 'Not In EU Interests'

Ten European governments -- the easternmost members of the European Union -- have complained in a letter that Russia's plans to extend its natural-gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilizing Ukraine. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: The Limits Of Detente

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Features & Commentary

Video Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout

Crimea has been dealing with massive power shortages since unidentified saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland last weekend. Residents of the region taken over by Russia last year are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting.

Video Explainer: Why Ukraine Supplies Electricity To Crimea, And Why It Stopped

Who stands behind the destruction of electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that left almost 2 million residents of Crimea in the dark? And why isn't Russia supplying power to its annexed territory in the first place?

Video Crimean Tatars' High-Risk Strategy

Activists in southern Ukraine, led by representatives of the Crimean Tatar minority, are pushing hard to force Kyiv to adopt a more aggressive policy aimed at recovering Crimea.

Explainer: What Can Moldova's Crisis Teach The EU?

Moldova was once a star pupil in a program to bring neighboring countries closer to the European Union. Now a political crisis could put Moldova back in Moscow's orbit.

Kharkiv Fights Tooth And Nail Against Decommunization

As a key phase in Ukraine's push to get rid of communist place names and public art comes to an end, local authorities in the country's second-largest city are doing all they can to stymie the effort.

Possible Russia-West Rapprochement Over Syria Stokes Fears In Europe's East

A sudden push by France and Russia for cooperation in the fight against Islamist extremists in Syria has raised concerns across Eastern Europe that Moscow is trying to use the recent terrorist attacks in Paris to get concessions from the West on Ukraine.

Klitschko Wins Again, But It's No Knockout

Former boxing champ Vitali Klitschko easily defeated his rival in the mayor's race in Ukraine's capital, but it took two rounds and left his party allies reeling.

Flurry Of Claims Spells Trouble For What's Left Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Regime

Far from international front pages, the situation in eastern Ukraine is once again on the verge of open warfare.

Video In Eastern Ukraine, A Young Life Shattered

A hidden enemy that respects neither treaties nor the rules of warfare in Ukraine's battle against Russian-backed separatists, stray land mines and unexploded munitions shatter lives in eastern Ukraine.

Video Female Ukrainian Deputy 'Hit With A Bottle'

A group of women lawmakers in Ukraine are calling for a male deputy to give up his seat in parliament amid accusations that he struck a female colleague with a bottle during an argument.
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