Also by Rostyslav Khotin
August 19, 2023
Storied Cossack Leader Mazepa Helps Ukraine Put Its Stamp On A Monastery Long Linked To Moscow
He fought against Russia more than three centuries ago. Now, as Ukraine tries to fight off a Russian invasion, Kyiv is invoking the name of Cossack leader Ivan Mazepa to consolidate control over a historic monastery long linked to the Russian Orthodox Church.
March 04, 2023
The Rumble Over Russian Composer Tchaikovsky At An Elite Ukrainian Conservatory
Students at a prestigious Ukrainian music conservatory have pushed to remove the name of renowned Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from their academy’s name, saying it “spits” on “the independence of Ukrainian culture.”
June 29, 2022
Polish, Lithuanian Leaders Call For More Military Help For Ukraine At NATO Summit
Polish and Lithuanian leaders have expressed support for Ukraine and stressed the need for additional military assistance to Kyiv in the face of the ongoing Russian invasion. Andrzej Duda and Gitanas Nauseda talked to RFE/RL on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid on June 29.
May 31, 2018
Shifting Loyalty: Moscow Accused Of Reshaping Annexed Crimea's Demographics
A Crimean Tatar leader raised eyebrows recently by asserting that Moscow had imported up to 1 million Russians into Crimea since it annexed the Ukrainian region in 2014. It's impossible to know what the exact figure is, other analysts say, but it is clear Moscow is intentionally reshaping the disputed region's demographics.
April 30, 2016
'Too Many Troops Willing To Fire'
With so many opposing troops massed in close proximity along the line of separation, you can expect more civilians to be caught in the line of fire in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL spoke to International Crisis Group adviser Paul Quinn-Judge about the scale of the problem.
May 27, 2015
Afghanistan To Ukraine: 'The Enemies Of Our Enemies Are Our Friends'
It took Afghan mujahedin nearly 10 years, and foreign weapons, to repel its Soviet invasion. A quarter-century later, Rostyslav Khotyn of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service traveled to Afghanistan to see what that war could tell him about the current conflict in his own country.