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Kazakh Citizen Sentenced For Joining Russia-Backed Separatists In Ukraine

A court in Kazakhstan’s western city of Atyrau has sentenced a local resident to three years in jail for fighting along pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. More

Jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko  (file photo)

Savchenko To Move To Civilian Hospital

A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko says that the Ukrainian military pilot will be moved from a Moscow jail to a civilian hospital in the Russian capital on April 28. More

European Council President Donald Tusk (left), Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (center) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Kyiv on April 27.

EU-Ukraine Summit Opens In Kyiv

EU leaders and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have opened a summit in Kyiv. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko (in white blouse) is escorted inside a Moscow court building for a hearing on April 17.

Savchenko Back On Hunger Strike; Russian Jailers May Send Her To Civilian Hospital

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko may be transferred to a civilian hospital after resuming a hunger strike to protest her incarceration in Russia. More

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council (left), Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission (center), and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on April  27.

Kyiv Seeks EU Help As Shelling Continues In East Ukraine

European Union leaders have resisted Ukraine's demands for peacekeepers, as monitors reported a surge in shelling near a strategic government-held city in the east. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: Is Berlin Wavering?

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. More

Audio Podcast: Goodbye, Lenin

For Ukraine, coming to terms with its past is turning out harder than toppling a monument. More
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Features & Commentary

'Men Return Completely Changed': Ukraine Conflict Fueling Surge In Domestic Violence

A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country.

'Cutthroats And Bandits': Volunteer's Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

A Russian businessman who spent six months alongside insurgents in eastern Ukraine returns with tales of looting, drinking, and murder.

Russian Wildfire Relief Takes Backseat To Donbas Aid Convoys

As wildfires burn, leaving thousands homeless in Russia's Khakasia region in Siberia, activists say they are having difficulty getting donated aid to victims.

Champagne Tastes On Beer Incomes: Tax Declarations In Ukraine Suggest Enduring Corruption

It's tax season in Ukraine. And as politicians' declarations come in, they suggest that corruption remains an enduring problem.

Video Kyiv Alleges Journalist's Slaying Ordered

Officials in Kyiv have suggested the April 16 killing of Ukrainian pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna was not a random slaying but a carefully timed hit.

The Future Of The Past: Ukraine Pushes De-Communization, Amid Russian Protests

Ukraine has adopted a raft of de-communization laws aimed at asserting control over the country's understanding of its 20th-century past. Moscow, however, sees the move as an impermissible assault on Russia's own self-image.

Conflict Of Interest? A Tale Of Two Ukrainian Oligarchs And One Deputy Minister

The tangled relationship between Ukraine's deputy energy minister and two leading tycoons illustrates the challenge Kyiv faces as it tries to curb the influence of the country's oligarchs.

Video Ukrainian Art Group Goes Viral With Music Videos Mocking Separatists

A string of satirical musical clips mocking Russia's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine has gone viral on YouTube.

Dispute Rages Over Soviet General's Grave In Ukraine

A political scandal is mounting over the grave of a Soviet military commander in central Kyiv, amid claims Ukraine plans to demolish the monument and cremate his body.

Russia's Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow's Troll Army?

A newspaper in the Russian region of Buryatia excised an article about a local soldier who was allegedly severely injured while fighting for the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Is it a case of heavy-handed censorship or was it an example of the successful functioning of the Kremlin's notorious "troll army"?
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