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Latest Ukraine News

Russia Vows Retaliation For Expanded U.S. Sanctions

Russia's Foreign Ministry has vowed retaliation against the United States for expanded sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. More

Ukraine's 'Strong' Reforms Win Loan

The International Monetary Fund approved a second installment of loans for Ukraine despite uncertainties raised by the country's heavy debts and conflict with Russian-backed separatist forces. More

Hollande Says No Mistral Deal Yet

President Francois Hollande has denied claims by Moscow that France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships. More

Ukraine Approves Decentralization Bill

Ukraine's Constitutional Court has ruled that draft constitutional amendments that would decentralize power do not violate the country's constitution. More

U.S. Extends Sanctions On Russia

The United States imposed further Russia and Ukraine-related sanctions on July 30, including on Crimean port operators, former Ukrainian officials, and a former Russian gas trader. More

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Latest Blog Posts

R.I.P. Helsinki Accords

At 40, are the Helsinki Accords on life support? Or are they just experiencing a midlife crisis? More

Ukraine As A Bargaining Chip?

Speculation is rampant that the West cut a deal with Moscow at Ukraine's expense. Does it hold up to scrutiny? More
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Features & Commentary

Former Ukrainian Official On The Lam In Alligator Shoes?

A new luxury shoe store has opened up in Kyiv, and the owners' tracks appear to come from one of Ukraine's most wanted men.

Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West

Throughout its history, my country -- the Soviet Union -- conducted cruel and arbitrary mass purges; participated in international political terrorism; fostered new totalitarian regimes; committed aggression; and violated fundamental principles of law. Russia has returned to that behavior.

Russian Veto Of MH17 Tribunal Leaves Few Good Alternatives

After Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to establish an international tribunal for MH17, proponents of the court are left with only weak second choices.

Crimea Visit Spotlights Kremlin Sympathies Beyond French Fringes

France's National Front aren't the only ones to love the Kremlin.

Lack Of Funds Threatens Efforts To Recover Ukraine's Dead Soldiers

A single crew of volunteers has been in charge of recovering the bodies of soldiers missing in action in eastern Ukraine. But now the group may have to end its activities due to a lack of resources.

Volunteer Rebel Sheds Light On Russian Military Involvement In Eastern Ukraine

Russian troops regularly enter separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine and serve there on a rotational basis, according to a volunteer who has been fighting with the insurgents since October. Rustam, a Russian citizen from Tatarstan's Saba district who gave only his first name, made the claims in a telephone interview with RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service on July 20.

Avoiding Lustration in Ukraine: Senior Prosecutor Evades Sweep Of Yanukovych-Era Officials

Ukrainian prosecutor Oleh Valendyuk should have been out of a job last fall, the victim of a lustration law meant to clear away members of former President Viktor Yanukovych's team after his ouster at the hands of pro-European protesters. Instead, Valendyuk holds a higher position than ever: he is the top prosecutor in the capital, Kyiv.

Russia's RT Spins And Spins Over New MH17 Footage

Russia's Kremlin-controlled RT has heavily spun previously unreleased footage of the MH17 crash site that is consistent with indications that the Malaysian airliner was mistakenly shot down by Russian-backed rebels who thought they had destroyed a Ukrainian military jet.

Video Dutch City Struck By MH17 Tragedy Takes Solace In Sunflowers

Residents of the Dutch city of Hilversum remember those lost in the downing of MH17 by celebrating new life in the form of Ukrainian sunflowers.

Photogallery MH17 Downing: One Tragedy, One Truth, But Many Stories

Leaked findings on the downing over eastern Ukraine of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet point the finger at pro-Russian rebels using a Russian-supplied weapon -- and could scarcely be more at odds with assertions and suppositions flowing out of Russia in the year since the disaster.
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