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Latest Ukraine News

Kyiv: Russia Cuts Coal Deliveries

Ukraine's energy minister has told the parliament in Kyiv that Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kyiv for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea. More

Nord Stream Extension 'Not In EU Interests'

Ten European governments -- the easternmost members of the European Union -- have complained in a letter that Russia's plans to extend its natural-gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilizing Ukraine. More

OSCE Issues Discussion Paper On 'Propaganda'

The media-freedom representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has issued a discussion paper on propaganda and media freedom, repeating her assertion that propaganda is "an ugly scar on the face of modern journalism." More

Kyiv Bans Russian Aircraft Transit

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country has imposed a ban on transit flights over Ukraine for all Russian airlines. More

Russian Gas Supplies To Ukraine Halted

Russia's state-controlled natural-gas giant Gazprom has stopped deliveries of gas to Ukraine because of Kyiv's alleged failure to make the required prepayments. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: The Limits Of Detente

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Features & Commentary

Video Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout

Crimea has been dealing with massive power shortages since unidentified saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland last weekend. Residents of the region taken over by Russia last year are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting.

Video Explainer: Why Ukraine Supplies Electricity To Crimea, And Why It Stopped

Who stands behind the destruction of electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that left almost 2 million residents of Crimea in the dark? And why isn't Russia supplying power to its annexed territory in the first place?

Video Crimean Tatars' High-Risk Strategy

Activists in southern Ukraine, led by representatives of the Crimean Tatar minority, are pushing hard to force Kyiv to adopt a more aggressive policy aimed at recovering Crimea.

Explainer: What Can Moldova's Crisis Teach The EU?

Moldova was once a star pupil in a program to bring neighboring countries closer to the European Union. Now a political crisis could put Moldova back in Moscow's orbit.

Kharkiv Fights Tooth And Nail Against Decommunization

As a key phase in Ukraine's push to get rid of communist place names and public art comes to an end, local authorities in the country's second-largest city are doing all they can to stymie the effort.

Possible Russia-West Rapprochement Over Syria Stokes Fears In Europe's East

A sudden push by France and Russia for cooperation in the fight against Islamist extremists in Syria has raised concerns across Eastern Europe that Moscow is trying to use the recent terrorist attacks in Paris to get concessions from the West on Ukraine.

Klitschko Wins Again, But It's No Knockout

Former boxing champ Vitali Klitschko easily defeated his rival in the mayor's race in Ukraine's capital, but it took two rounds and left his party allies reeling.

Flurry Of Claims Spells Trouble For What's Left Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Regime

Far from international front pages, the situation in eastern Ukraine is once again on the verge of open warfare.

Video In Eastern Ukraine, A Young Life Shattered

A hidden enemy that respects neither treaties nor the rules of warfare in Ukraine's battle against Russian-backed separatists, stray land mines and unexploded munitions shatter lives in eastern Ukraine.

Video Female Ukrainian Deputy 'Hit With A Bottle'

A group of women lawmakers in Ukraine are calling for a male deputy to give up his seat in parliament amid accusations that he struck a female colleague with a bottle during an argument.
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