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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Ukraine begins defence of Russian bond default

      Ukraine is due to file its defence against repaying a $3bn loan to Russia today, in a case that threatens to undo some...

    2. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Ukraine appoints prosecutor, looks to unlock funding

      Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday appointed Yuri Lutsenko, a presidential loyalist and former Interior Minister, as the...

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    1. April 22, 2016

      Trump’s new image-maker honed his ‘dark’ arts in Ukraine

      The Donald Trump who greeted supporters in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday night bore little resemblance to the...

    2. April 14, 2016

      Ukraine must stick to the path of domestic reform

      In Ukraine, history is in danger of repeating itself. After the pro-democracy Orange revolution of 2004, efforts to...

    3. April 10, 2016

      Petro Poroshenko becomes focus of Ukraine’s disillusion

      Two years after the revolution that toppled Ukraine’s pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovich, dozens of demonstrators...

    4. April 1, 2016

      Postcard from . . . Ukraine

      The conflict may be grinding on in eastern Ukraine but on the slopes of Bukovel, skiers’ main concern is the state of...

    5. March 13, 2016

      Ukraine’s pro-western reform project hangs in the balance

      Two years on from the protests that ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s revolution is confronting...

    6. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Ukraine's legal case: $3bn Russian bond was 'bribe'

      One day after Russia took Ukraine to a London court over the $3bn bond that Kiev failed to repay in December, its...

    7. January 1, 2016

      Russia initiates legal proceedings against Ukraine over $3bn debt

      Russia has formally initiated legal proceedings against Ukraine over the non-payment of a $3bn debt, setting the stage...

    8. December 20, 2015

      Ukraine: Still hoping for change

      A crowd gathered recently in cold rain on Kiev’s Maidan square to mark two years since street protests began that would...

    9. December 17, 2015

      We must keep faith in Ukraine and demand an end to corruption

      Two years ago Ukraine was in the throes of revolution against the government of President Viktor Yanukovich, following...

    10. December 9, 2015

      Russia threatens to sue Ukraine after IMF vote on rescue cash

      Russia lashed out against the International Monetary Fund and the Ukrainian government on Wednesday as it prepares for...

    11. The World

      October 29, 2015

      Why delinquent Moldova matters

      After President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, some feverish western politicians and commentators...

    12. October 14, 2015

      Europe must stay tough on the dictator of Belarus

      That Alexander Lukashenko, a man who seems almost to relish his reputation as Europe’s last dictator, would win a fifth...

    13. July 19, 2015

      Ukraine extends creditor talks as threat of default looms

      Ukraine has extended hastily assembled talks with creditors amid predictions that the country could default as early as...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. October 27, 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...

    33. 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...

    34. August 26, 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. July 24, 2014

      Ukraine’s prime minister quits

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

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