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February 28, 2014 2 Comments

What Are Russia’s Intentions Toward Ukraine?

That question has grown more urgent this week. Ukraine’s new interior minister is accusing Russia of “military invasion and occupation.”

February 28, 2014 Comment

The Crisis In Ukraine

The BBC’s David Stern joins us from Kiev with the latest.

February 27, 2014 2 Comments

Tensions Rise Between Ukraine And Russia In Crimea

As Ukraine’s parliament takes steps to form a new government, pro-Russian protesters occupied government buildings in Crimea.

February 27, 2014 Comment

Ukraine Ranks Among World’s Most Corrupt Nations

The corruption watchdog group Transparency International ranks Ukraine 144 out of 177 countries in its corruption index.

February 27, 2014 Comment

Ukraine Warns Russia Against ‘Aggression’

The new prime minister says his country doesn’t want a fight with Russia, but he won’t accept the secession of the southern Crimea region.

February 25, 2014 Comment

A Ukrainian’s Hopes For Ukraine

Vitaliy Moroz says he has hopes for the future of Ukraine, but it’s not time to celebrate on the streets, where protesters died.

February 25, 2014 Comment

People Power Takes Shape In Kiev

Ukrainians continue taking power into their own hands. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg reports from Kiev.

February 24, 2014 Comment

Next Few Weeks Will Be ‘Critical’ For Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as president after Georgia’s Rose Revolution, says the success of Ukraine’s revolution is yet to be decided.

February 21, 2014 4 Comments

What Ukraine’s History Tells Us About Its Future

Ukraine is no stranger to massive protests, but not violent ones. What can Ukrainian history teach us about what will happen?

February 21, 2014 Comment

Breakthrough Deal Signed In Ukraine

There’s been a breakthrough in the conflict in Ukraine, but some observers wonder if it will hold.

February 21, 2014 3 Comments

Deal Signed Between Protesters And Ukraine’s President

The deal calls for early elections and a new government, in hopes of ending a deadly political crisis.

February 20, 2014 6 Comments

Death Toll Mounts In Ukraine

At least 70 protesters have been killed today in clashes with police, according to the top medic for the protesters occupying central Kiev.

February 20, 2014 Comment

E.U. Ministers Meet With Ukraine Leaders

Deadly violence between police and anti-government protesters continues in the capital city Kiev.

February 19, 2014 Comment

Bloody Protests Escalate In Ukraine As Europe Ponders Sanctions

The death toll has risen to at least 25, with hundreds more injured, and renewed fears of an all-out civil war.

February 19, 2014 2 Comments

Street Protests Turn Deadly Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela

Edward Lucas of The Economist thinks there’s “one common thread” that unites protesters in these very different countries.

February 7, 2014 5 Comments

Fallout Continues Over U.S. Diplomat’s Comments

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has apologized for insulting the E.U. during what she thought was a private phone call.

February 4, 2014 2 Comments

Ukrainian Protests Captured On Film

Igor Savychenko is part of a group of Ukrainian filmmakers called Babylon 13 that is documenting the deadly anti-government protests in Ukraine.

February 3, 2014 Comment

Protests Continue As Ukraine’s President Returns To Work

Leaders of the anti-government protests say they will seek constitutional changes that will weaken the president’s power. Meanwhile, the U.S. and E.U. are considering financial aid.

January 31, 2014 Comment

Ukraine’s President Makes Major Concessions To Protesters

As embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich bends to the demands of protesters, a Ukrainian activist who had been missing for two weeks was found today with serious, bloody injuries.

January 27, 2014 Comment

Ukrainian Leaders Threaten State Of Emergency

Opposition leaders in Ukraine are calling tomorrow “Judgement Day.” That’s when a special meeting of parliament will convene to address concerns from protesters.

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