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 A man looks on November 27, 2014 at damage caused by alleged shells of the Ukrainian Army in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

Two Die In Donetsk Shelling

Violence continues in eastern Ukraine despite a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists. More

WATCH: Ukraine's parliament voted to keep Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the country's prime minister on November 27. Yatsenyuk leads a new, five-party pro-Western coalition government. The legislature met for the first time since elections in October and began business with a rousing rendition of the national anthem. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Ukraine Parliament Elects PM, Speaker

Ukraine's new parliament has elected Arseniy Yatsenyuk for a new term as prime minister. More

Pro-Russia Party Out Of Moldova Vote

Moldova's elections authorities have removed a pro-Russian party from parliamentary elections. More

Congolese Doctor Receives Sakharov Prize

A Congolese doctor has received the European Union's Sakharov human rights award for his work with thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More

WATCH: Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says the key to solving the Ukraine crisis is in Moscow, because tanks and troops are flowing across the border from Russia to Ukraine. Speaking with RFE/RL's Rostyslav Khotin on November 26, he said maintaining sanctions on Russia was the very least that could be done. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service/Current Time)

Video Putin: Russia 'Not Threat To Anyone'

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia poses “no threat to anyone” and does not intend “to get involved in any geopolitical games or intrigues.” More

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Eight Tweets That Show How The Maidan Is Being Remembered Differently

On Twitter, the one-year anniversary of the Maidan is being marked starkly different by supporters of Ukraine and Russia. More

Concerns Raised Over Crimean Tatars Fighting With IS

Ruslan Saitvaliyev, the leader of the recently revived Crimean Muftiate of Taurida, has said that as many as 500 militants from Crimea are fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group. More
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Features & Commentary

Crimean Tatars Cry Foul Following Latest Arrest

Crimean Tatars are denouncing a sweeping crackdown on their community following the detention of a fourth man over clashes with police earlier this year. Crimean Tatar leaders have opposed the annexation of their peninsula by Russia.

East Or West? Divided Moldova's Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire

On November 30, voters will weigh in on the European-integration path Moldova has followed actively since 2009. But the country is deeply divided, and forces supporting closer relations with Moscow and the Russia-led customs union are making themselves heard.

'They Want To Frighten People' -- Donetsk Native Recalls Captivity In Rebel-Held City

Donetsk native Svitlana Matushko spent seven days in the basement of the former Ukrainian secret services building in the eastern Ukrainian city. She tells how the separatist authorities there are using terror to push out all those who oppose their agenda.

Video Faces Of The Maidan: Where Are They Now?

One year after the beginning of the Maidan protest movement that changed the course of Ukraine's history, RFE/RL went back to talk to some of the memorable people who were heavily involved in those tumultuous events.

Video Russian Oysters? Foie Gras? Not A Problem, Say Farmers In Sanctions-Hit Russia

Initiatives are cropping up across Russia to replace Western food products banned by Moscow. But consumers are already feeling the sting of sanctions.

In Ukraine, Grief, Pride, And Anger As Families Remember Euromaidan Dead

As Ukraine prepares to mark one year since the Euromaidan revolt broke out in Kyiv, the anniversary is stirring up painful memories for families of those killed during the protests.

Video Interview: Ukrainian 'Cyborg' Describes Nine Days Defending Donetsk Airport

RFE/RL's Ukraine Service caught up with Serhiy Halyan, one of the Ukrainian troops -- admiringly dubbed "cyborgs" for their staunch defense of the international airport on the war-torn outskirts of Donetsk -- who survived a surreal nine days at the airport and whose father is a Russian army colonel.

Under Fire In Ukraine, OSCE Questions Its Worth

Since March, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has maintained a special monitoring mission in Ukraine. In July, it added a second mission along the Russian side of the border. But with Ukrainian anger rising over the OSCE's role, the Vienna-based agency appears to be doing some soul-searching.

How The 'Rosetta' Comet Discovery Narrowly Avoided The Soviet Dustbin

The speeding comet that a European spacecraft has landed on was discovered by a Soviet astronomer who nearly tossed a key photograph of the celestial body in the waste basket.

Video Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, the EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner, Johannes Hahn, speaks about his view on the latest developments in Ukraine, the future of the Eastern Partnership and his approach to Belarus and Azerbaijan. In his first extended appearance for international media he also set out his strategy for Western Balkan countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, and Macedonia.
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