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.
“No nation has ever paid such a high price to be Europeans,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
The foreign ministry condemns a French court’s decision to release nine activists from the protest group Femen for a topless protest inside Notre Dame.
Ksenia Batanova, a producer with Dozhd, Russia’s only independent television news channel, is recovering after unknown assailants fractured her skull. The channel has devoted significant resources to covering Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict and struggled against government pressure.
Nearly every Kremlin-owned company and major Kremlin-linked company is now on the U.S. sanctions list.
Be prepared! Your country just might be liberated next.
A preliminary report by Dutch investigators said there was no evidence of technical faults in the plane, which crashed in eastern Ukraine in July. This story is developing.
Witnesses reported seeing explosions and rocket fire late Saturday.
Estonian police say the officer was abducted from Estonia; Russia’s security agency says he was operating on Russian territory.
Rapid-response force will see several thousand troops deployed in eastern Europe. The announcement came ahead of a cease-fire deal between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine.
First the Canadians trolled the Russians on Twitter. Then the Russians fought back. Now the Russian embassy in the UAE has joined in the so-called fun.
Ukraine said it had reached an understanding with Russia about what is needed to reach a truce in eastern Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin said he is hopeful an agreement will be reached by Friday. This story is developing.
The hack, first reported by Krebs on Security, may be a result of European and American sanctions against Russia, and could rank bigger than Target’s. Updated to include comment from consumer who was likely targeted.
“Do you regret the killings in Ukraine?” asked the BBC’s John Sweeney.
Reports of fighting between the Russian and Ukrainian armed forces come ahead of a key meeting about the crisis in east Ukraine.
Wreaking havoc in Ukraine is just the beginning.
Russian-backed separatists continue to fight Ukrainian forces for control of East Ukraine.