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Duma Speaker Says Russian Court Must Decide Ukrainian Pilot's Guilt

Russian Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin told reporters in Strasbourg that the decision whether to free detained Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko would be made by a Russian court More

A woman in Kyiv adds a candle to an impromptu memorial for the victims of rocket attacks on Mariupol, which killed dozens of people on January 24.

Ukraine Mourns Mariupol Victims

Ukraine is holding a day of national mourning, following a series of rocket attacks in the southeastern city of Mariupol that killed 30 people and injured more than 90 others. More

Russia Blocks UN Statement Condemning Mariupol Attack

Russia has blocked a UN Security Council statement that would have criticized a pro-Russian Ukrainian separatist leader and condemned a recent increase in violence in eastern Ukraine More

WATCH: Dozens killed as rockets hit Mariupol In southeast Ukraine (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Rebel Offensive Targets Mariupol

Ukraine's Interior Ministry says at least 30 civilians were killed and scores more were injured on January 24 when the government-held port city of Mariupol was targeted by heavy barrages of Grad rockets as part of a Russian-backed separatist offensive. More

Belarusian Activists Sentenced Over Euromaidan Commemorations

Five Belarusian activists detained while commemorating victims of a crackdown on antigovernment protests in neighboring Ukraine were sentenced to jail terms on January 23. More

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Audio The Second Front In Ukraine

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine isn't just a military struggle for territory. It's also a war of governance. More

The Unstoppable Rise Of Ramzan Kadyrov

Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, who celebrated his 38th birthday on October 5, may not yet be the second-most-powerful political figure in the Russian Federation. But that is not for want of self-promotion. More
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Features & Commentary

Mariupol: A Strategic And Symbolic Target For Pro-Russian Rebels

In launching an offensive against the Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol, pro-Russian separatists have selected a target of both strategic and symbolic importance in their bloody conflict with the government in Kyiv.

Analysis: Ukraine's $50 Billion Question

Can tens of billions of dollars in Western aid jumpstart Ukraine's embattled economy or does Kyiv need the current crisis as a stimulus to implement reforms that it has avoided for the past two decades?

Auschwitz Event Exposes Russia-Europe Tensions

A claim by the Ukrainian president's administration that it was mostly Ukrainians who liberated Auschwitz and Europe threatens to deepen a rift that reflects current animosity and deep historic tension between Moscow and its Soviet-era subjects.

Photogallery You Say Crimea, They Say Taurida

For some Russian officials, annexing Crimea wasn't enough. Now some want to change its name.

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.

Health Of Hunger-Striking Ukrainian Pilot Said To Be 'Deteriorating'

A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot held in Russia on charges of complicity in the murder of two journalists, say her health is declining. Savchenko has been on hunger strike for more than four weeks.

Ukrainian Pilot Vows To Die In Prison If Not Freed

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia, has been on hunger strike for four weeks. She has vowed to die in pretrial detention if Russia refuses to release her.

Russian Music Stars Under Fire Over Ukraine

Pro-Ukrainian activists plan to protest U.S. performances of world-renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev and opera singer Anna Netrebko in response to their positions on the Ukraine crisis.

News Analysis: Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine

A low-level, but frightening bombing campaign is being waged across Ukraine, with the cities of Odesa and Kharkiv particularly in the crosshairs. Dozens of explosions are testing the abilities and will of the state and the resilience of the Ukrainian people.

A Rocky Road For The EU: Three Things To Look For In 2015

Two elections in member states and a divisive battle over Russia sanctions could spell trouble for the European Union this year.
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