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Russians Feel a Tempest Brewing

Ivan Sukhov | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Ivan Sukhov

In the life of any country a situation can arise that requires a clear choice between positive change or stagnation and decline. At such times, only the collective will of the people can generate sufficient will to begin the process of change. And yes, sometimes the awakening of national consciousness begins with struggling over a mountain of dirty and snowy slush on the side of the road.

Ukraine Army, Rebels Observe 'Day of Silence'

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day ...

Death Toll Rises In East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shells struck a district of separatist-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine ...

Europe's Challenge: A 'Twilight Zone' in Russia's Shadow, or a 'World of Rules?'

Radek Sikorski | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Radek Sikorski

The impetus for NATO enlargement did not come from a triumphalist Washington. On the contrary, the U.S. initially resisted even the breakup of the Soviet Union. Since 1990, 12 European states have asked to join NATO. They all chose for themselves to belong to this cooperative military alliance. NATO membership was a key part of "locking in" their turbulent democratic reforms.

One Year Later, Where Does Ukraine's Revolution Stand?

AP | By DMYTRO VLASOV and PETER LEONARD | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasin...

A Year After Ukraine's Revolution Began, Slain Protesters' Families Demand Justice

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

By Alessandra Prentice KIEV, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 pro...

Charlotte Alfred

Meet The Young Revolutionary Taking Ukrainian Politics By Storm

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

In just under a year, Hanna Hopko has gone from being a ringleader in anti-government protests to taking a seat in Ukraine's new parliament. Her tr...

UN: Killings, Displacement Increase In Ukraine

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights s...

NATO Warns Of 'Serious Military Buildup' In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

BRUSSELS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced on Tuesday what he called a serious Russian military buildup both ins...

Ukraine Suspends State Services In Rebel-Held East

AP | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has approved measures to suspend the provision of government services to eastern territories controlled by ...

Ukraine Rebels Seen Moving Large Military Convoys

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — Associated Press reporters saw more than 80 unmarked military vehicles on the move Saturday in rebel-controlled areas of eas...

Ukraine To Freeze Funds To Rebel-Held East

Reuters | By PETER LEONARD | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Thomas Grove KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Kiev said on Wednesday it would halt payment of state funds in areas...

Separatists Hold Elections In War-Torn East Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels voted in an election to set up a separatist lea...

Brutal Winter Set To Hit War-Torn East Ukraine

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening th...

Pro-Europe Parties Lead Vote In Ukraine

AP | PETER LEONARD and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukraine's most ardently pro-European parties pocketed a resounding collective election triumph Monday, thoughts turned to a ...

Ukrainians Dump Politicians In Trash Cans Amid Mounting Anger

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In Ukraine, trashing a politician isn't a metaphor. It's literal: Find a suspected shady official, grab him and throw him into ...

Violent Clashes Between Protesters And Police In Kiev

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | World

KIEV, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A few thousand protesters clashed with police on Tuesday outside the Ukrainian parliament, throwing stones and smoke bombs ...

Ukraine's Truce Is In Trouble

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Despite a cease-fire declared a month ago between the Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the biggest city in eastern U...

Fighting Rages Around Airport In East Ukraine

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels pressed Friday to seize a key airport in eastern Ukraine despite fierce resistance by government forces. ...

Swiss Red Cross Worker Killed By Shell In Ukraine's Donetsk

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Swiss Red Cross worker was killed by a shell that landed near the internation...

Ukraine To Screen One Million Civil Servants For Loyalty

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister said on Wednesday that one million civil servants, including from government ranks, will be scree...

Ukraine Ratifies Landmark EU Pact

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.16.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country'...

Top Ukrainian And Russian Business Leaders Propose 10-Point Peace Initiative

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

Meeting in Geneva over the weekend, Ukrainian and Russian business leaders proposed a 10-point plan that seeks to end the conflict in the region and s...

Ukraine Sees The Worst Fighting Since Ceasefire Began

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst...

Another Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine Amid Renewed Fighting

AP | PETER LEONARD and LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city o...