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Pro-Russia Protesters Seize Ukraine Buildings, Kiev Blames Putin

Reuters | Lina Kushch and Thomas Grove | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

DONETSK/KIEV, Ukraine, April 6 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian protesters seized state buildings in three east Ukrainian cities on Sunday, triggering accus...

A Call for Political Decentralization in Ukraine

Roger Myerson | Posted 05.05.2014 | World
Roger Myerson

Ukraine's constitution gives the president the power to appoint and dismiss all local governors -- a presidential power over local officials that is extremely unusual among parliamentary democracies. This centralized control of local government has exacerbated regional tensions and hindered the development of trusted democratic leadership in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Protesters Claim Control Over Capital

AP | MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters took control of Ukraine's capital Saturday, seizing the president's office as parliament voted to remove him and hol...

VIDEO: Ukrainian Police Appear To Force Naked man To Stand In Snow

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

KIEV, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Ukrainian riot police made a detained protester strip and then stand naked in the snow while they took pictures of him, a ...

Ukrainian Leader Offers Talks, But Protesters Say No

AP | JIM HEINTZ and MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Opposition leaders in Ukraine rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks Wednesday, saying they will not sit down wi...

Over 300,000 People March In Kiev Against Regime

AP | MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government's decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent...

Protests Continue In Ukraine After Shift Away From West

AP | MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of angry Ukrainians clashed with riot police outside the government building Monday as protests continued in Kiev over...