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  • From Euromaidan to the prisons of Donbas: the tale of a Ukrainian military chaplain
    by Ukrainian media sources on 20. oktober 2017 at 18:30

    “The absolute worst part of being a prisoner of war was not knowing when you would be killed- worse than the beatings, just the uncertainty of when that moment would arrive because you begin to fear it all the time…” Father Valentyn Serovetskyi, a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate), had spent 59 … The post From Euromaidan to the prisons of Donbas: the tale of a Ukrainian military chaplain appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • Russia recruited over 5,000 mercenaries to fight in its wars abroad, SBU says
    by Radio Liberty on 20. oktober 2017 at 14:46

    PMC “Wagner” has been in existence for several years. Hundreds of their mercenaries have fought in Ukraine. The head of the SBU maintains the SBU has detailed information about many of the mercenaries. 95% of them are Russian citizens. Mercenaries from the “Wagner” group shot down the IL-76, killing all 49 soldiers on board. They … The post Russia recruited over 5,000 mercenaries to fight in its wars abroad, SBU says appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • The Marshall Plan for Ukraine: a new opportunity or another disappointment?
    by ZN on 20. oktober 2017 at 14:39

      In Ukraine, the initiative of elaboration of such of a Plan has been supported by both – the President and the Prime Minister, in addition to the parliamentary group mentioned above. It has been mentioned, notably, at the Ukraine-EU summit in mid-July 2017. The matter also attends further discussions during the Eastern Partnership’s summit … The post The Marshall Plan for Ukraine: a new opportunity or another disappointment? appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • Wildlife murals appear on the streets of Odesa
    by Ukrainian media sources on 20. oktober 2017 at 12:56

    Beautiful and meaningful murals appear not only in Kyiv. Recently, residents of the seaside city of Odesa found themselves in the company of four impressive pieces of street art. They are a part of the project Odesarium. For that three world known artists were invited – Mata Ruda from New Your, Kraser from Milan and … The post Wildlife murals appear on the streets of Odesa appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • The struggle for Ukraine: a detailed analysis of reform and failure after Euromaidan
    by Think Tank on 20. oktober 2017 at 01:19

    Four years since the start of its ‘Euromaidan’ revolution, Ukraine is fighting for its survival as an independent and viable state. But this report is not only about Ukraine’s struggle to hold together and resist Russia’s interference and pressure – in the military, diplomatic, economic and media spheres. It is also about a related internal contest … The post The struggle for Ukraine: a detailed analysis of reform and failure after Euromaidan appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

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  • What should Putin do about the war in Ukraine? Learn from Lenin | Serhii Plokhy
    by Serhii Plokhy on 19. oktober 2017 at 16:19

    As the revolution’s centenary nears, Russia must accept that its neighbour is an independent nationAs the centenary of the Russian Revolution comes knocking on the portals of the Kremlin, the Russian government does not know what to do. The wave of post-Soviet popular revolts, from the Georgian Rose Revolution of 2003 to the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 in Ukraine, made Moscow worry about a possible revolution in Russia itself. As the young followers of Alexei Navalny, a populist critic of the regime and its corruption, take their protests into the streets of Moscow and other major cities, the Russian authorities are hardly in the mood to celebrate.While the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution, remains in place on Red Square, with plans to bury his body being long shelved, the country’s leadership has found a more appealing hero in Saint Vladimir, the medieval ruler of Kyiv, now the capital of Ukraine, where he is known as Volodymyr the Great. In November last year, on Russia’s National Unity Day, Vladimir Putin presided over the unveiling of an 18-metre monument to the Kyivan prince in the very heart of Moscow, across from the Borovitsky Gate of the Kremlin.Obscured by crises in other parts of the world, the undeclared war goes on, with more than 10,000 people dead Related: The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas Continue reading... […]

  • UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’
    by Ben Quinn on 14. oktober 2017 at 14:38

    Saatchi agency hired to run range of projects, from ‘rebranding’ Ukraine to influencing Russian-speaking minorities in Baltic statesBritain is seeking to counter a cold war-style “information war” by investing in a range of projects, from “rebranding” Ukraine to influencing Russian speakers in Baltic states.The UK’s efforts have included hiring M&C Saatchi – the advertising agency synonymous with Tory election campaigns – to run a project with the Foreign Office to rehabilitate Britain’s ally Ukraine, including using social media to target viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was hosted by Kyiv this summer. Related: Envoy welcomes Russian idea for UN troops in eastern Ukraine Continue reading... […]

  • Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family
    by Alisa Kovalenko, Stephane Siohon , Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton on 6. oktober 2017 at 11:00

    One crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kyiv, who is torn between playing football and looking after her family.Alina’s life has always been based around playing football and she was considered for the Ukrainian football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is failing to live up to her potential. Often Alina’s mind is on other things – her alcoholic mother has long been unable to look after her young brother and sister. After tragedy strikes the family, and with no alternatives, Alina becomes the main caregiver for her siblings, responsible for paying the bills and getting them ready for a crucial new school year.With football having to take a back seat, will Alina give up on her dreams forever? Continue reading... […]

  • The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas
    by Vygaudas Ušackas on 30. september 2017 at 23:05

    The outgoing EU ambassador to Russia identifies a deep and dangerous clash of values between Moscow and the west, epitomised by the Ukraine crisisWhen I arrived in Moscow as the EU’s ambassador to Russia four years ago, relations between the two blocs were strained but functional. Within months, though, Russia would annex Crimea and intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine, plunging ties to their lowest point since the cold war. They have been in deep and acute crisis ever since and, as I leave my post, I am pessimistic that we will be able to return to a normal partnership in the near future. The differences between us are vast and hinge on principles of European security.Today, the entire apparatus of the Kremlin has a singular focus: ensuring smooth and “credible” 2018 presidential elections that return President Vladimir Putin to power. Over the course of the six-year presidential term that will follow, it seems probable that the current clash of world views between Moscow and the west will continue. Continue reading... […]

  • West’s rift with Russia ‘will last until Vladimir Putin goes’
    by Emma Graham-Harrison on 30. september 2017 at 19:45

    Outgoing EU envoy to Moscow says Brussels should help Ukraine by offering it a path to membershipRelations between Russia and the EU are stuck in a “deep and acute” crisis and are unlikely to improve until President Vladimir Putin leaves office and the conflict in Ukraine is resolved – events that could be many years away, the outgoing EU ambassador to Moscow has said.Vygaudas Ušackas, who has been in the post since 2013, said the EU must offer Ukraine a path to membership of the bloc if it wants to resist Russian attempts to bring the former Soviet state more firmly back under Moscow’s control. Related: Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? Related: Democrats rebuke Twitter for 'frankly inadequate' response to Russian meddling Continue reading... […]

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  • MH17 air crash
    on 28. september 2016 at 15:52

    In July 2014, a Malaysian airliner crashed in Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. What do we know about what happened to flight MH17? […]

  • Kyiv parliament clashes - how small protest turned fatal
    on 31. august 2015 at 14:52

    The BBC's Svyatoslav Khomenko,witnesses a confrontation between police and protesters outside parliament in Kyiv turn bloody. […]

  • Life on border
    on 29. august 2015 at 00:00

    BBC Ukraine reporter Svyatoslav Khomenko visits the small town of Milove where the main street is also a border that separates Ukraine from Russia. […]

  • Putin - boss in Crimea
    on 19. august 2015 at 09:25

    The Russian President makes a controversial visit to Crimea, as citizens there adjust to life after annexation. […]

  • Ukraine: Mariupol school gives lessons in patriotism
    on 2. mars 2015 at 11:33

    The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism. […]