Ukraine

27 February 2015
Ukraine Expels Russian Journalists, EU Urges Balkan Clampdown on Asylum Seekers
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s leader blasts Belarus for sheltering ‘villainous’ Bakiev brothers, and the Caspian Sea states pledge to save the endangered sturgeon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
27 February 2015
What Remains After Maidan?

Five writers from Ukraine discuss the legacy of the movement that was supposed to change their country. First in a series.

By Yevgenia Belorusets
 

25 February 2015
Corruption Probe Hits Top Ukrainian Official, Kazakhstani Dissident in Suspected Prison Suicide

Plus, Lithuania weighs reviving military draft, and Czech scientists claim a breakthrough find about human emotional response.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
23 February 2015
Violence Marks Ukraine’s Maidan Anniversary, Orban Suffers Setback in Regional Vote

Plus, Azerbaijan moves to shore up its currency and the maker of Russia’s AK-47 plans to diversify.

By Timothy Spence
 
19 February 2015
Poland to Pay Out in Rendition Case, Ukraine Seeks UN Peacekeepers

Plus, Montenegro approves a broad surveillance law and Romania’s universities start to empty out.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 February 2015
Russia-Backed Rebels Seize Debaltseve, Putin Visits an EU Ally
Plus, Croatia’s ex-president is implicated in a Finnish bribery trial, and falling water in Lake Baikal sets off alarms.
By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 February 2015
Seeking a Golden Ticket out of Eastern Ukraine

In addition to shelling, those fleeing besieged towns now have to contend with paperwork.

By Tatiana Kozak
 
18 February 2015
The President, Lies, and a Video

In defending Russia, the Czech head of state adopts the Kremlin’s approach to the facts. 

By Katerina Safarikova
 
17 February 2015
The Origins of Separatism in Donetsk
The virus plaguing eastern Ukraine has its roots in the coal mines of Donbas. From The Ukrainian Week
By Denys Kazanskyi
 
17 February 2015
Heavy Fighting Erupts in Ukraine, Moldova Lurches Toward New Government

Plus, an Armenian opposition leader lashes out at heavy-handed government tactics, and Kazakhstan’s loyal politicos urge snap presidential elections.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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