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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pays his respects at a location near where three National Guardsmen died after clashes in front of the parliament in Kyiv on August 31.

EU To Extend Russian Sanctions

The European Union is set to maintain until March 15 sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian firms and individuals, as well as Ukrainian separatists, to maintain pressure on Moscow to carry out the Minsk cease-fire agreement, diplomats said. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko is one of the imprisoned women being highlighted by the U.S. State Department's new campaign.

U.S. Highlights Women Political Prisoners

The United States has launched a campaign to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the world. More

Ukraine's Radical Party Quits Gov't

The leader of Ukraine's Radical Party, Oleh Lyashko, has announced his party is quitting the coalition government. More

Russia Expels Ukrainian Diplomat

Russia's Foreign Ministry says Moscow has expelled a Ukrainian diplomat in retaliation for Kyiv's expulsion of a Russian diplomat. More

WATCH: Ukrainians Mourn Soldiers Killed In Grenade Attack

Video Death Toll At 3 In Kyiv Grenade Attack

Three members of Ukraine's National Guard have died from injuries sustained after a hand grenade exploded outside parliament amid protests over a bill that could give more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists. More

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Putin Pumps Iron, Internet Delivers Punch Lines

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spent their Sunday on a thoroughly photographed man-date. Whatever the official goal might have been, the photo shoot sparked a wave of Internet memes. More

Video The Daily Vertical: Ukraine Names Names

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. More
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Explainer: What's Behind This Week's Deadly Violence In Kyiv?

RFE/RL explains the controversial legislation at the heart of the dispute and what to expect next.

Kyiv Violence Steps Up Pressure To Reject Ultranationalists

A grenade attack against police and National Guardsmen outside Ukraine's parliament has renewed allegations that the government of President Petro Poroshenko has been too indulgent toward ultranationalists who are not afraid to use violence to promote their radical agendas.

At Ukrainian Camp, Orphans Learn Painful Past Doesn't Mean Grim Future

For 20 years, orphans from across Ukraine have been setting up camp in the Carpathian Mountains to learn lessons of life and better living.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Report With Tally Of 'Russian War Casualties' Causes Stir

A Russian-language website has caused a stir with a report asserting that more than 2,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Just Say 'Nyet:' Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia

Last week, California wines and French meat were attacked. Today, it's Wikipedia and washing detergents -- all part of the Kremlin's dizzying parade of bans and blacklists on foreign products since the West imposed sanctions on Russia last year.

Eight Russians Who Have Taken A Stand

On August 25, 1968, eight Soviet citizens were arrested on Red Square for protesting the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia and most suffered years of exile or imprisonment for their quixotic gesture. Here are eight Russians who have suffered for protesting today.

As In 1968, A Few Brave Russians Swim Against The Tide

In 1968, eight Soviet citizens protested in Red Square against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Now many Russians are facing the same test of courage as they take public stands against the policies of President Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian 'Cyborg': 'They Tried To Break Me, But It Didn't Work'

Ukrainian paratrooper Oleksandr Mashonkin was captured after the hellish fighting at the Donetsk airport in January -- and thrust into another nightmare. The "cyborg," who was released in a prisoner exchange after 197 days in captivity in Donetsk, says he and fellow prisoners were beaten with “pipes, stools, table legs” and even a cross wielded by a priest.

Cultivating Ties: Ukraine Feeds China's Growing Appetite For Crops

Ukraine’s economy is reeling as the conflict with Russia-backed rebels in the east drags on, but all is not doom and gloom. Agriculture is on the rebound, and one of Moscow's geopolitical allies – China – has emerged as one of Ukraine’s biggest crop purchasers.
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