A sign perhaps that Russia is above the pettiness of (Eurovision) politics.
The average price for condoms has greatly increased in Ukraine in the past year, leading some to worry that the higher cost has led to lesser use and the spreading of venereal diseases, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.
Ukraine's parliament has backed the appointment of Valentyn Nalivaichenko as head of the SBU security service, days after its officers raided gas industry offices.
The coffers of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv are apparently empty, the passage of the city budget keeps being postponed, but the city fathers have come up with a plan.
Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz has said it has fully paid Russian giant Gazprom for gas imported in February, before a March 7 deadline.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow would halt gas deliveries to Ukraine if payment were not received by March 7, and this could also affect supplies to Europe.
Concerns about the flow of Russian natural gas to Europe have been raised once again after agents from Ukraine's state security service raided the offices of state gas company Naftogaz as part of an alleged corruption investigation.
It might be on the verge of economic collapse, but Olga Romanova says if you're tempted to compare Ukraine's situation with Zimbabwe's, there's at least one major difference.
Forces from Ukraine's SBU security service are conducting an investigation at the offices of the authority overseeing Ukraine's gas pipelines, a spokeswoman said, the second such incident in as many days.
Armed men have burst into the headquarters of Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz, in what the SBU security service said was part of a criminal inquiry.
Ukraine's parliament has dismissed Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko over his handling of policy, including a territorial dispute with Romania.
A police investigation on bank security in western Ukraine has found that half of 500 banks were not enforcing even basic security measures.