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See What Ukrainians Have Done To Their Ousted President's Opulent Palace

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

As crowds of Ukrainian protesters seized control of the public spaces and government buildings in Kiev this past February, embattled former President ...

Does the Sudden Ukraine Deal Clear the Decks for Obama's Asia-Pacific Tour?

William Bradley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The key to getting Russia to back away from any potential invasion of Ukraine is what it has always been, to ensure that Ukraine, just a few hundred miles from Moscow, does not become a leading outpost of the West and NATO.

The Future of Ukraine -- Civil war?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The West has not given defensive arms to Ukraine. Instead, it imposed meaningless sanctions and despite its rhetoric it appears to be leaving Ukraine to its own devices to deal with the pro-Russian secession movement.

Attack On Ukrainian Base Leaves 3 Dead

AP | By YURAS KARMANAU and PETER LEONARD | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceive...

Ukraine Tightens Grip On Eastern Town, Prompting Warnings From Putin

Reuters | Gabriela Baczynska | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska and Thomas Grove KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 16 (Reuters) - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armor...

Deposed President Wants Each Ukrainian Region To Vote On Its Status

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Ukraine's deposed president Viktor Yanukovich called on Friday for each of the country's regions to hold a referendum on its status within...

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Putin's Gambit and Obama's Recurring Russia Problem

William Bradley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama and Russia, again. It's an ongoing storyline, President Barack Obama's chronic problem in properly reading Russia and in particular, President Vladimir Putin. We're shocked that Putin would intervene militarily in Crimea. Why?

YanukovychLeaks: How Ukraine Journalists Are Making History

Drew Sullivan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Drew Sullivan

The reporters then did something remarkable. They made a decision to cooperate among all the news organizations and to save first and report later.

UK Warns Russia: Don't Intervene In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Britain warned Russia on Sunday against intervening in Ukraine's "complex" crisis, saying ...

Top Yulia Tymoshenko Ally Takes Presidential Powers

AP | By JIM HEINTZ and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With an ally claiming presidential powers Sunday and the whereabouts and legitimacy of the nominal president unclear, newly fre...

LOOK: Thousands Storm Yanukovych's Palace, Find His Private Zoo

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

As opposition leaders took control of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's sprawling presidential palace Saturday, thousands of citizens were given...

Ukraine Parliament Votes To Oust President, Sets May Election

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

By Pavel Polityuk and Matt Robinson KIEV, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich after th...

Ukraine President Calls Crisis A 'Coup'

AP | MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Regional lawmakers in Ukraine's pro-Russian east are questioning the authority of the national parliament, amid concerns tha...

Pressure Rises On Ukraine's Yanukovich

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich, battling mass unrest against his rule, faced deman...

Obama Readies Ukraine Sanctions

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest le...

3 Killed In Kiev Clashes

Reuters | Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

* Opposition says Yanukovich does not meet their demands * Ready to brave police bullets with more protests, they say * ...

Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

Allan Topol | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Allan Topol

The Hungarian freedom fighters' only hope in 1956 was help and support from Washington. Like the Ukrainians, they expected that help. However, President Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles had no intention of confronting Russia.

Ukraine's Embattled Prez Meets With Putin Amid Mass Protests

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian president has arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart as protests against him continue at home. Viktor...

Ukraine's Downward Spiral

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Colin Wolfgang

President Yanukovich's decision to remain tethered to Russia has, and will continue to have severe consequences, the least of which are the displeasure of the Ukrainian people.

Why Won't Cuban News Tell Us What's Happening in Ukraine?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I imagine that many viewers, like me, watching that incoherent sequence, are asking themselves, "What? What's happening in the Ukraine?" But the official press can't answer us, because they can't even fulfill their role of telling us what's happening in Cuba.

Ukrainian Opposition Gears Up For Massive Protest

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's opposition, preparing for what it hopes will be a gigantic protest rally on Sunday, says it will negotiate with Presi...

A Small Step in Germany

Scott Malcomson | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Scott Malcomson

Germany is left as the major power of Europe itself, and to the degree that Europe projects power it will do so under significant German influence. But how, and toward what end?

Might Have Ukraine's President Played the Wrong Card?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Michael Bociurkiw

The situation in which Ukraine finds itself is the president's own doing, and was sealed when Yanukovych secretly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month.

No-Confidence Vote Fails To Oust Ukraine Government

AP | MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 02.02.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With Ukraine's president out of the country and his opponents still boiling with anger, the country's political tensions Tuesda...