“It has become a tradition,” Petro Poroshenko said. “I come to work, take the doll, and think what I must do today to protect the country.”
UEFA, soccer’s European governing body, ordered three Crimean teams who defected from the Ukrainian league this year to be kicked out of the Russian league.
These are some of the most thought-provoking images you will see from this year in news.
Figures linked to massive Russian fraud cases or connected to Russian state institutions on Western sanctions lists will speak at a Russian business forum at University College London this weekend.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will discuss potential lethal aid to the Ukrainian government in Kiev on Friday. Russia has already sounded ominous warnings.
A year ago this Friday, a small group of Ukrainian journalists and opposition politicians organized uneventful protests to tear their country away from Russia. Now they’re running it.
Armed pro-Russian rebels were on hand to supervise the start of the clean up operation, four months after the jet was brought down. A new video of the immediate aftermath of the crash has also emerged.
“I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Russian leader.
“How could we check it?” a Russian “expert” said when confronted with glaring mistakes in the image. “It came to us from the internet.” UPDATE — The original source for the image told BuzzFeed News that he found it online and never expected to see it on Russian TV. “Those guys are either desperate or totally unprofessional.”
“There’s more chance of confirming that Bin Laden was fighting there.”
Kiev said the tanks were joined by military trucks, troops, and artillery.
The Russian ruble is worth 41% less, in dollar terms, than it was on January 1. U.S. and E.U. sanctions, plus a big drop in oil prices, are to blame.
Les vestiges fascinants d’un passé encore récent.
“Many Western countries would be jealous of elections like these.” Max Seddon reports from Donetsk, Ukraine, for BuzzFeed News.
Kiev’s oldest movie theater was set on fire last week while an LGBT film was playing. Men in camouflage tried to stop a second screening days later.
President Petro Poroshenko gets an overwhelming mandate for his reform plan and bid to end the war with pro-Russian separatists — but faces significant obstacles in implementing them.
Fashion prevails in spite of war.
Russian soldiers are still in Luhansk, Buzzfeed News reports, but aren’t doing much to make the rebel state a reality.
While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, I contracted a rare, severe strain of drug-resistant TB. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught me the vital role social media may play in dragging this disease out of the shadows and finally getting rid of it for good.
Despite a shaky cease-fire that was meant to put an end to months of war in its east, Ukraine remains riven by violence and upheaval. Photographer Joel Van Houdt spent weeks photographing the country’s Jewish population and the latest chapter in its difficult history in the country.
“Apparently we got the Kremlin really pissed,” an aide to the fired governor told BuzzFeed News.
According to one count, 168 Lenin statues have been toppled since the start of Ukraine’s protests. BuzzFeed News’ Max Seddon reports from Kiev.
Deported once under Stalin, Crimea’s Tatars face a similar fate under Vladimir Putin. Leonid Ragozin reports from Crimea, and BuzzFeed News’ Max Seddon reports from Kiev.
Combating the Russian lobbying machine in DC.
“If you don’t have to invest in Russia, why would you?” said one private equity executive.
The march drew tens of thousands in Moscow and is the first major protest since the conflict began in Ukraine five months ago.
Scots living outside the country aren’t eligible to vote in the historic independence referendum. Neither are cats. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have opinions.
“The war that these young men are fighting today is not only Ukraine’s war,” Petro Poroshenko told Congress. “It is Europe’s, and it is America’s war too.”
Thugs in the city of Astrakhan beat up a BBC cameraman and smashed his camera before fleeing. After they reported the incident to police, the crew found the footage had been destroyed.
Following the Ukrainian Parliament’s decision to grant pro-Russian rebels self rule and amnesty a group of Ukrainians appear to have revolted.