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Latest Ukraine News

Russia's President Vladimir Putin admits helping former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country after being ousted.

Putin Admits Helping Yanukovych Flee

Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted publicly for the first time that Russia helped Viktor Yanukovych flee Ukraine after he was ousted as president of that country in February. More

Mukhtar Ablyazov

Fugitive Kazakh Banker To Be Extradited

An appellate court in the French city of Lyon has authorized the extradition of fugitive Kazakh banker Mukhtar Ablyazov. More

Ukrainian refugees from the Donetsk region receive food as humanitarian aid on the outskirts of the southern coastal town of Mariupol in September.

Ukraine Conflict Displaces More Than 800,000

The United Nations says the conflict in Ukraine has forced more than 800,000 people from their homes. More

Yanukovych-Era Health Minister Wanted For Embezzlement

Ukraine's prosecutor-general has added former deputy prime minister and health minister Raisa Bohatyrova to a wanted list for alleged embezzlement. More

Tusk Denies Ukraine Partition Claim

Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine. More

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Roundtable: This Weekend's Ukrainian Elections

RFE/RL invited close observers of Ukraine to join us for a live discussion of how this weekend's national vote might affect the many security, economic, and political challenges facing Ukraine. More

Lavrov Slams U.S. For 'Double Standards' Over IS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed what he calls Washington’s “double standards in order to implement geopolitical designs,” including over the fight against terrorism and the Islamic State (IS) militant group. More
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Features & Commentary

Ukraine’s Euromaidan Drives Up Price Of...Illegal Vote Buying

Some Ukrainians are still prepared to sell their votes -- even in the wake of the Euromaidan uprising against corruption and sleaze. But the price tag has spiked significantly amid a state crackdown on the practice.
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Ukraine's Heating Crisis Triggers Fire Sale Of Rare Plants At Kyiv Botanical Garden

The central botanical garden in Ukraine's capital is selling off scores of exotic plants on the cheap after it closed various greenhouses amid looming central-heating woes and the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis.
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End Of The Orange-Blue Divide: Ukraine Vote May Produce New Political Landscape

As Ukrainians go to the polls on October 26, a new, pro-European consensus seems to be forming, as even ethnic-Russian Ukrainians look skeptically at Vladimir Putin's Russia.
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Video 'He Was Just A Boy' -- Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine

Eighteen-year-old Yevgeny Pushkaryov was buried last week near St. Petersburg after being killed in eastern Ukraine. His mother says Russian television reports prompted the teenager to secretly join the separatist movement.
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Elections In Ukraine: A Challenging, But Important, Vote

Imagine trying to hold the election amid threats from within and without, a teetering economy, an atmosphere of tense uncertainty, and under the watchful eye of the world.
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From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics

For eight months the activists of Ukraine's Euromaidan have been frustrated with the slow pace of reform. Now they're taking matters into their own hands.
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The Slow, Dangerous Work Of Recovering Ukraine's War Dead

A single volunteer organization has taken on the challenge of retrieving the bodies of slain fighters from the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. We look at the grim work of the Black Tulip organization.
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Kremlin 'Cheerleaders' To Sing At London's Royal Albert Hall, Raising Hackles

Two Kremlin-friendly Russian singers will perform this week at London's top concert hall, despite calls on Britain to bar them from entering the country. Iosif Kobzon and Valeria have actively backed Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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After Detention And Torture, Donetsk Artist's Work Turns Grim

The Donetsk street artist best known for his satirical depiction of a suicidal separatist commander is now working on a more serious comic book based on his time as a captive of pro-Russian separatists.
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Insult Evolves Into Homage As Donetsk Airport Defenders Dubbed 'Cyborgs'

It started as something of an insult but turned into a badge of pride. Meet Ukraine's "cyborgs."
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