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Kyiv Bans Russian TV, Radio Firms

Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television or radio stations in the country. More

WATCH: Forest Fires Ravage Outskirts Of Kyiv (drone footage, natural sound)

Video Forest Fires Close Kyiv Schools

Authorities in Kyiv have closed schools after smoke reached the Ukrainian capital from nearby forest fires. More

Russia Urged To Free Kohver, Sentsov

Foreign ministers from Nordic and Baltic countries have called for the immediate release of an Estonian security officer recently sentenced in Russia to 15 years in jail. More

Ukraine Says It Foiled Bombing Of Kyiv Apartment Block

Ukraine says it has detained four members of a “pro-Russian nongovernmental organization" suspected of plotting to blow up a block of apartments in the capital, Kyiv. More

Ukrainian Pleads Not Guilty In $100 Million Insider-Trading Case

A Ukrainian man charged for his alleged role in a $100 million insider-trading scheme that employed a Ukraine-based hacking network has pleaded not guilty. More

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A Soft Annexation In Donbas

Russia appears to be laying the groundwork for a soft annexation in Donbas. And this is a sure sign that they've lost the conflict in eastern Ukraine. More

Ashley Madison Cheats On Ukraine

The world's most infamous cheaters site is dabbling in a contentious political affair. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Grenade Thrower Described As 'Brave' Soldier

Authorities in Ukraine have arrested a 24-year-old nationalist volunteer soldier as the suspected grenade thrower in a deadly attack on security forces in Kyiv on August 31. Ihor Humenyuk warned in a YouTube video that Ukrainian people would only wait so long for reforms before it "will burst."

Explainer: What's Behind This Week's Deadly Violence In Kyiv?

RFE/RL explains the controversial legislation at the heart of the dispute and what to expect next.

Kyiv Violence Steps Up Pressure To Reject Ultranationalists

A grenade attack against police and National Guardsmen outside Ukraine's parliament has renewed allegations that the government of President Petro Poroshenko has been too indulgent toward ultranationalists who are not afraid to use violence to promote their radical agendas.

At Ukrainian Camp, Orphans Learn Painful Past Doesn't Mean Grim Future

For 20 years, orphans from across Ukraine have been setting up camp in the Carpathian Mountains to learn lessons of life and better living.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Report With Tally Of 'Russian War Casualties' Causes Stir

A Russian-language website has caused a stir with a report asserting that more than 2,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Just Say 'Nyet:' Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia

Last week, California wines and French meat were attacked. Today, it's Wikipedia and washing detergents -- all part of the Kremlin's dizzying parade of bans and blacklists on foreign products since the West imposed sanctions on Russia last year.

Eight Russians Who Have Taken A Stand

On August 25, 1968, eight Soviet citizens were arrested on Red Square for protesting the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia and most suffered years of exile or imprisonment for their quixotic gesture. Here are eight Russians who have suffered for protesting today.

As In 1968, A Few Brave Russians Swim Against The Tide

In 1968, eight Soviet citizens protested in Red Square against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Now many Russians are facing the same test of courage as they take public stands against the policies of President Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian 'Cyborg': 'They Tried To Break Me, But It Didn't Work'

Ukrainian paratrooper Oleksandr Mashonkin was captured after the hellish fighting at the Donetsk airport in January -- and thrust into another nightmare. The "cyborg," who was released in a prisoner exchange after 197 days in captivity in Donetsk, says he and fellow prisoners were beaten with “pipes, stools, table legs” and even a cross wielded by a priest.
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