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Russia's largest banking house, Sberbank, is among those affected by the sanctions. (file photo)

EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions

The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia on July 31, in response to Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine. More

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (right) speaks to Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk after a parliamentary session in Kyiv on July 31.

Ukrainian Parliament Rejects PM's Resignation

Ukraine's parliament has overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's resignation, after approving legislation he said was essential to fund the military operation against pro-Russian separatists in the east. More

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in December

Saakashvili To Continue Activity Despite Charges

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said the criminal charges filed against him in Georgia are related to his activities in Ukraine. More

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tries out a tank on July 26.

Senator Urges Lethal Aid For Ukraine

A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate has called for giving the Ukrainian military "defensive" lethal aid, a move that President Barack Obama has thus far refused. More

Yury Kovalchuk is the chairman and largest shareholder of Bank Rossiya, "which is considered the personal bank of senior officials of the Russian Federation."

EU Releases New Sanctions List

The European Union has released the list of the individuals and entities targeted in the EU's latest round of sanctions against Russia for Moscow's actions in destabilizing Ukraine. More

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Social Media Posts Belie Russian Denials About Ukraine Involvement

Moscow has called the war in Ukraine's east a domestic fight. Photos posted by soldiers near the border or in Ukraine seem to contradict these claims. More

The Kremlin Floats An Exit Strategy

Andrei Kolesnikov's recent column, in which he says the Kremlin would wash its hands of the separatists in eastern Ukraine if they were indeed proven to be responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, is either a trial balloon or a signal of a policy shift. More
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Features & Commentary

Sham Twitter Feed Of U.S. 'Ambassador' To Russia Blocked

Somebody has set up a fake Twitter account for John Tefft, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia.
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Ten Weeks In The Hands Of Ukrainian Separatists

Ukrainian theater director Pavel Yurov and Denis Grishchuk, a Kyiv-based artist, were freed earlier this month after being held for 70 days by pro-Russian separatists. They shared their story with RFE/RL.
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Few Want To Take Responsibility As Civilian Casualties Add Up In Ukraine War

As Kyiv closes in on separatist positions in eastern Ukraine, questions linger over civilian casualties.
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Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
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Absent International Investigators, Western Journalists Build Case That Separatists Shot Down MH17

With Moscow criticizing U.S. intelligence assessments and international investigators largely unable to reach the disaster site, Western journalists have so far provided the closest thing to an investigation of the Malaysia Airlines disaster.
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In Ukraine Crisis, War Of Words Hits Wikipedia

A new Twitter trend shows how Russian, U.S., and Ukrainian government computers are being used to edit Wikipedia entries in an online tussle over the facts in the Ukraine standoff.
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Now You See It, Now You Don't: Rewriting The Ukraine Crisis

Getting the story straight on Ukraine is already hard. But the task is made even more difficult by information posted on the Internet that is subsequently "disappeared."
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As Attention Focuses On Dead, Ukraine Crash Site Remains Gray Zone

As the world's attention focuses on the sad task of burying the dead, the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine remains unsecured and barely open to investigators. That could make it increasingly difficult to ever prove decisively what brought the plane down.
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War Crime Question Hovers Over Malaysian Airliner Tragedy

Countries seeking to prosecute those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine last week face a complex legal question: Is the tragedy a war crime?
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Nervous And Thirsty, Donetsk Braces For A Showdown

As separatist fighters dig in against a possible Ukrainian government offensive on the city of Donetsk, residents now face the possibility of being without water. Fighting around the city has damaged the city's water-supply system, and Donetsk could be dry in a matter of days.
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