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Ukraine Pardons Russian In Prisoner Swap

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russia-backed separatists. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference on November 30 in Paris on the sidelines of the climate change summit.

Putin: Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet To Protect Islamic State Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of shooting down a Russian warplane in order to protect the Islamic State’s lucrative oil trade, the latest in a series of inflammatory statements made by Moscow against Ankara. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change.

Obama, Putin Discuss Syria, Ukraine At Climate Summit

Barack Obama has urged Vladimir Putin to ratchet down tensions with Turkey as the U.S. and Russian presidents met on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit. More

Monitors Say Elections In Two Eastern Ukraine Cities Held Properly

A nongovernmental group of international election monitors says delayed local elections on November 29 were conducted in accordance with laws and regulations in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Krasnoarmiisk. More

WATCH: One Week On, Crimean Blackout Continues

Video Kyiv: Protesters Needed To Restore Crimea's Power

Ukraine’s Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn say some electricity deliveries to Crimea can be resumed but that the timing must be agreed with Crimean Tatar activists who are conducting protests along the transmission lines in Ukraine's Kherson region, just north of the Crimean Peninsula. More

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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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