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    1. The World

      June 2, 2015

      Odessa appointment raises questions over Poroshenko’s judgement

      Unlike Russia’s leaders, who loathe him, and unlike some of his western friends, who once treated him as if he were...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Ukraine’s Arseniy Yatseniuk urges EU leaders not to fear Russia

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has urged European leaders not to be “scared” of Russia or of enlarging the EU to...

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    1. Ukraine 2012

      Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
    2. The Future of the European Union

      With elections to the European Parliament in the offing, the mainstream parties are un...
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    1. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Moratorium on Moscow?

      On May 28, Ukraine will pay $88m in interest on its $2.25bn bond due 2022. On June 20, it will also pay a $75m coupon on...

    3. April 26, 2015

      Kiev government looks to loosen oligarchs’ grip in Ukraine

      Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signalled a clampdown on the country’s oligarchs, warning that ­businessmen who...

    4. April 17, 2015

      Kiev tightens security after shootings of pro-Russians

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk called on law enforcement bodies on Friday to strengthen security measures after...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Ukraine: An oligarch brought to heel

      As Moscow annexed Crimea a year ago and pro-Russian separatists started seizing control of town halls across eastern...

    6. March 23, 2015

      Poroshenko warns rival over ‘pocket army’

      Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned on Monday that no regional governor would be allowed a “pocket army”, after...

    7. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Guest post: diplomatic obfuscation aside, 10 reasons why the ceasefire in Ukraine is a myth

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta One of the most challenging tasks faced by journalists writing on international...

    8. February 26, 2015

      Ukraine’s sick economy presents stern test

      A year ago, Artem, a 19-year-old student, joined the mass protests in Kiev that toppled Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s...

    9. February 20, 2015

      No justice one year on for those killed in Kiev’s Maidan Square

      Ukraine remembers Just after 9am on February 20 last year, riot police squaring up against anti-government demonstrators on...

    10. February 6, 2015

      Q&A: Neil Buckley answers your questions on Ukraine

      How would you assess claims of corruption in Petro Poroshenko’s government and how would it affect the German/western...

    11. January 12, 2015

      Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of talks

      Violence has flared up again in eastern Ukraine, bringing an end to a month-long lull and casting further into doubt a...

    12. January 6, 2015

      Ukraine bonds sink as debts spiral

      Ukrainian bonds have sunk to a record low on concerns that the strife-torn country will default this year, as a tool...

    13. November 23, 2014

      Shadow currency trade points to new Ukraine financial crisis

      A stone’s throw from this weekend’s candlelight vigils in Kiev marking a year since the start of the demonstrations that...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 21, 2014

      Remembering Kiev's fallen

      Gleb Garanich/Reuters A woman reacts as she walks inbetween photos of anti-Yanukovich protesters killed during clashes in...

    15. The World

      November 7, 2014

      Autocrats and their palaces

      Viktor Yanukovich's despotic decor This is shaping up as the year of the controversial presidential mansion. In February,...

    16. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Guest post: how will Ukraine use its pro-EU landslide?

      By Taras Kuzio, University of Alberta Ukraine’s political map was recast on Sunday as the country elected its first...

    17. October 26, 2014

      Polls signal Ukraine’s westward shift

      Ukraine’s parliamentary elections have cemented the country’s westward shift away from Moscow’s influence, producing a...

    18. August 26, 2014

      Finding the right stomach for sanctions

      Danila Medvedev, a longtime Moscow opposition activist, is no fan of President Vladimir Putin. A fluent English speaker who...

    19. August 25, 2014

      Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls snap elections

      Ukraine’s pro-western president has called snap parliamentary elections amid an escalating stand-off with Moscow over Kiev’s...

    20. beyondbrics

      August 11, 2014

      How to stabilise Ukraine’s economy? Fight corruption

      In the past few decades, Ukraine has become one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. Many who protested against the...

    21. beyondbrics

      August 4, 2014

      Ukraine misery as hot water limited in Kiev

      Cold bathroom showers are compounding the misery felt by millions of Ukrainians oppressed by the combined effects of...

    22. August 1, 2014

      Ukrainian volunteer fighters with a luxurious seaside residence

      The Azov Battalion has an unusual home: the former seaside residence of Ukraine’s ousted president Viktor Yanukovich, in the...

    23. July 24, 2014

      Ukraine’s prime minister quits

      Arseniy Yatseniuk, Ukraine’s prime minister, resigned on Thursday after two parties quit the ruling coalition government in...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2014

      Deputies fight in Kiev Parliament

      STR/AFP/Getty Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor...

    25. beyondbrics

      July 21, 2014

      Guest post: Putin's no-win situation in Ukraine

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has tough decisions to make this week that...

    26. July 18, 2014

      Putin’s credibility lies amid the wreckage of flight MH17

      When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the clear sky over Ukraine by a surface-to-air-missile it was, without...

    27. July 2, 2014

      Kiev feels pressure on truce decision

      Clean-up crews this week finally cleared half of Kiev’s main street, Khreshchatyk, of barricades and tents erected more than...

    28. June 9, 2014

      Russian red lines on Ukraine restrict Poroshenko

      Ukraine has at last, in Petro Poroshenko, a popularly elected president, who has already begun talks with Russia. But that...

    29. June 7, 2014

      Poroshenko vows to unite Ukraine

      Petro Poroshenko was formally sworn in on Saturday as Ukraine’s president, pledging to unite a deeply divided nation while...

    30. June 6, 2014

      Yanukovich’s palace and the essence of ‘tyrannical taste’

      Slideshow: Yanukovich’s palace The best way to appreciate Mezhigorya is to approach it in the way its former occupant and...

    31. June 5, 2014

      Kremlin alleged to wage cyber warfare on Kiev

      Russia’s physical invasion of Crimea may have begun in late February, in the days after the removal of Ukraine’s president...

    32. June 5, 2014

      Russian public opinion turns sharply against US and Europe

      Russians have turned more hostile towards the west than at any time since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, the country’s...

    33. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2014

      Guest post: the G7 must act on transparency and corruption

      By Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation As G7 leaders meet in Brussels, it’s worth reflecting for a moment on the changes...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 28, 2014

      Guest post: Ukraine is moving overwhelmingly for Europe

      By Taras Kuzio in Dnipropetrovsk Reported moves by Ukraine this week to leave the Moscow-led Commonwealth of Independent...

    35. May 25, 2014

      Why is this presidential election so important?

      Why is this presidential election so important? The poll is the first opportunity since former president Viktor Yanukovich...

    36. May 25, 2014

      Poroshenko claims victory in crucial Ukraine election

      Billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko won a first-round victory on Sunday night in crucial presidential elections in Ukraine...

    37. May 23, 2014

      Yulia Tymoshenko is back, but Ukraine seems to have moved on

      The trademark peasant braids have made a comeback. So, too, has the vitality that was at first missing when Yulia Tymoshenko...

    38. May 21, 2014

      Ukraine poll leader Poroshenko offers hope of end to crisis

      In Uman, a rundown city in central Ukraine’s agricultural heartland, a couple of thousand inhabitants crane their necks to...

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