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UN: Mariupol Attacks Targeted Civilians

A senior UN official says the deadly rocket attacks on the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol intentionally targeted civilians and were a 'violation of international humanitarian law' More

A rally in New York in support of Nadia Savchenko

Audio Slide Show PACE Grants Savchenko Immunity, Demands Her Release From Russian Jail

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has granted international immunity to jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko and called for her immediate release from a Russian prison. More

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

Under New Belarus Law, 'Little Green Men' Would Mean War

Belarus has adopted legislation under which the appearance of armed foreign forces on the country's soil will be considered an act of aggression regardless of whether they are regular troops. More

People look at burned-out cars as they walk along a street in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which was heavily shelled on January 24.

NATO Calls Putin Comments 'Nonsense'

Western governments stepped up pressure on Moscow to rein in Russian-backed separatists as the casualty toll mounted on January 26 after the rebels announced a new offensive in eastern Ukraine. 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

News Analysis: How Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

The electoral victory by Greece's far-left Syriza party is already shaking up Europe's financial markets, but the impact on EU foreign policy could be equally important.

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.
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