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  1. April 18, 2014

    Ukraine: The ‘war without war’ that rumbles on

    In the decrepit mining village of Standartny in eastern Ukraine, Boris points towards the collapsed shell of a house next to...

  2. The World

    April 18, 2014

    Geneva deal won't counter Russian resolve

    By Neil Buckley With pro-Russian separatists refusing to leave captured buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, it is...

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  1. Special Report: Ukraine 2012

    Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
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  1. April 15, 2014

    Ukraine’s oligarchs accused of double dealing over separatism

    As pro-Russian separatists seized state buildings in eastern Ukraine this weekend, pro-European activists in Kiev sought out...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: why is Akhmetov not combating separatism?

    By Taras Kuzio After the fall of president Viktor Yanukovich, the Euromaidan leadership turned to Ukraine’s eastern...

  3. April 10, 2014

    Kiev in dilemma over Donetsk People’s Republic

    Days after Viktor Yanukovich was ousted as Ukraine’s president in late February, Kiev’s new leaders reckoned they could...

  4. April 8, 2014

    Putin bares his teeth at Ukraine

    Since Russia intervened in Crimea the west has been left wondering what Vladimir Putin’s next move might be. Would the...

  5. April 6, 2014

    Ukraine: A rude awakening to a new world order

    Ukraine’s last full-time president, Viktor Yanukovich, fled his country to Russia in February. He feared the wrath of 46m...

  6. March 31, 2014

    Tymoshenko seeks western military help for Ukraine

    Ukraine’s best-known politician Yulia Tymoshenko has urged the west to bolster the country’s military defences and impose...

  7. March 30, 2014

    Ukraine’s ‘Kamikaze’ minister battles to fix economy

    By the desk of Pavlo Sheremeta, Ukraine’s new economy minister, hangs a frame from which 100 faces stare out. They are the...

  8. March 29, 2014

    Ukraine’s Klitschko pulls out of election, backs ‘Chocolate King’

    KIEV, March 29 – Ukraine’s presidential election effectively became a two-horse race on Saturday after...

  9. The World

    March 28, 2014

    Crimean 'Lili Marleen' becomes viral star of Russian takeover

    Every armed conflict has its femme fatale, the woman who tantalises men on the home front, or taunts them from behind enemy...

  10. March 28, 2014

    The surprising power of peace

    On the video, an old woman in a woolly hat in the Crimea is berating Russian soldiers. “Fear is the psychology of the...

  11. March 28, 2014

    US and Russia to discuss potential solution over Ukraine

    The US and Russia have agreed to discuss a potential resolution to the Ukraine stand-off, after Vladimir Putin called Barack...

  12. March 27, 2014

    Tymoshenko to run for Ukraine presidency

    Yulia Tymoshenko, the charismatic but divisive former Ukrainian prime minister, on Thursday announced she would stand for...

  13. March 27, 2014

    The hard road ahead for Ukraine

    Between 1995 and 2010 Ukraine negotiated six standby loans and one longer-term credit line with the International Monetary...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    Guest post: the fast-track fight against Ukraine's corruption [updated]

    By Oleg Batyuk The barricades are still being dismantled in the Maidan but we are already witnessing a significant...

  15. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2014

    Guest post: soft war, or when finance is the continuation of politics by other means

    By Roland Nash of Verno Investment Research As the conflict between Russia and the west for influence in Ukraine unfolds,...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    Guest post: Viktor Yanukovich - Mr 50 Per Cent

    By Taras Kuzio Viktor Yanukovich has been a state official all his working life, first in transport, then as a regional...

  17. March 21, 2014

    Another outbreak of Blair Disease

    At a reception recently I met the former president of a small post-communist country. I know that’s what he was because he...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff parses what Janet Yellen actually said about the ditching of thresholds in...

  19. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    Wanted: Serhiy Kurchenko, 29-yr-old Ukrainian ‘billionaire’

    Even with the threat of Russian invasion and economic punishment hanging over them, Ukraine’s authorities are busy hunting...

  20. March 18, 2014

    Prise Ukraine from Putin’s claws

    “A far-off country of which we know little” was Neville Chamberlain’s argument for doing nothing about Hitler’s 1938...

  21. March 18, 2014

    Ukraine key to EU’s long-term security, warns Viktor Yushchenko

    Europe’s long-term security depends on Ukraine’s full integration into the EU and Nato, otherwise Russia would continue to...

  22. March 17, 2014

    Preparing for Putin’s next move

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has demonstrated beyond doubt his determination to be ruthless in pursuit of his...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Ukraine oligarch claims he pleaded with Yanukovich to resign

    Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest oligarch, claimed to the Financial Times on Monday that he pleaded with Viktor Yanukovich...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    Guest post: Ukraine rushing full pelt towards catastrophe

    By Ben Aris of bne Crimea is due to hold a referendum this weekend that will probably result in the Russophile region...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    Guest post: the west's double standards towards Ukraine

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta During the course of the four-month long Euromaidan, I have been interviewed...

  26. March 9, 2014

    Ukraine’s nationalists may be in office but not really in power

    Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Ukrainian nationalist activist in its latest move to cast leaders of...

  27. March 7, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Pretext and plotting behind Crimea’s occupation

    The silent occupation of Crimea Under cover of darkness, they made their move. Just before 5am on February 27 – a Thursday –...

  28. March 7, 2014

    Cyber Snake plagues Ukraine networks

    An aggressive cyber weapon called Snake has infected dozens of Ukrainian computer networks including government systems in...

  29. March 7, 2014

    Belligerence cannot hide Russia’s frailty

    Over the past week, Russia and the west have engaged in a dangerous diplomatic and military tussle over Ukraine. This is the...

  30. March 6, 2014

    Oligarch tries to stamp Kiev authority on restive east

    Serhiy Taruta, one of the oligarchs appointed as governor to bring restive eastern Ukraine more firmly under the control of...

  31. March 6, 2014

    US accused of ‘trying to destroy Russia’

    An ally of Vladimir Putin has accused the US and a “global financial oligarchy” of organising the violent overthrow of power...

  32. The World

    March 6, 2014

    Crimea vote is no slam dunk for Putin

    By John Thornhill Look at Ukraine’s polling data and it is hard to avoid the conclusion that even if Russian President...

  33. March 6, 2014

    EU imposes assets freeze on Yanukovich and ‘family’

    Relatives, prominent businessmen and former senior officials considered close to Viktor Yanukovich, the ousted Ukrainian...

  34. March 5, 2014

    EU set to freeze assets of Viktor Yanukovich and his allies

    EU foreign ministers are on Wednesday expected to freeze the assets of Viktor Yanukovich and 17 of the ousted Ukrainian...

  35. The World

    March 4, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Tuesday March 4

    The stand-off continues. The ultimatum, reportedly given by Russia to Ukrainian military forces in Crimea to surrender by...

  36. March 4, 2014

    Venezuela: the ‘malandro’ nation

    Hugo Chávez died a year ago and today Venezuela is suffering his unfortunate legacy. Although the country sits on the...

  37. The World

    March 4, 2014

    Warning from history on Russian 'help' for its neighbours

    My brother has a small Chinese vase standing on his mantle – an antique that tells us something about Russia‘s...

  38. March 4, 2014

    Classic performance as Russia’s Vladimir Putin breaks his silence

    Vladimir Putin came out on Tuesday with a classic performance: clever, tough, sardonic and deeply cynical. In an hour-long...

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