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    1. October 2, 2015

      Ukraine talks in Paris end on positive note

      The leaders of France and Germany underlined progress made with Russia and Ukraine over the Minsk ceasefire accord...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2015

      Ukrainian sniper

      A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the...

    Special Reports

    1. Ukraine 2012

      Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
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    1. September 17, 2015

      London is world’s fifth most expensive city

      London is the fifth most expensive city in the world in which to live and work, but its workers are not among the top...

    2. September 16, 2015

      Kiev fears default as MPs prepare to vote on debt restructuring

      War-torn Ukraine faces a threat of imminent default and a deep financial and political crisis if its parliament fails...

    3. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2015

      Without stronger international support, Ukraine faces a winter of discontent

      The annual Yalta European Strategy conference, now relocated to Kiev until further notice, is a good place to take the...

    4. September 15, 2015

      US open to more money for Ukraine

      The US has opened the door to increasing its financial assistance for Ukraine, on the eve of a vote in the Kiev...

    5. September 14, 2015

      Why debt deal is important for Ukraine and the west

      I have spent the last two days in Kiev attending the Yalta European Strategy meeting, where I have had the chance to...

    6. September 2, 2015

      Ukraine: Costs of conflict

      As Russian troops surrounded military bases on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula last year, Michael Hasenstab made a tough...

    7. September 2, 2015

      Ukraine gas hopes pinned on lower royalty rates

      One big casualty of Ukraine’s tensions with Russia has been its ambitions for independence in natural gas — and its...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2015

      Prepared for war

      Servicemen of the Kiev-1,Ukrainian volunteers battalion, take part in training exercises in Kiev on Friday ...

    9. August 18, 2015

      Europe’s leaders must not lose focus on Ukraine

      The body count is rising again in eastern Ukraine. Heavy weapons are being used; civilians are being shelled. Over the...

    10. August 18, 2015

      Russia prepares to force the pace in Ukraine

      Concerns are mounting that the simmering conflict in Ukraine may again be about to boil over after an upsurge in...

    11. August 17, 2015

      Kiev’s revamped police force takes to streets to rebuild trust

      The heat on the Kiev street is 30C, but the uniforms worn by police officers Yulia Timchenko and Oleksandr Krotov are...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2015

      Azov training

      A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      August 11, 2015

      With faces darkened for battle

      Ukrainian servicemen, their faces darkened with camouflage paint, take part in military exercises on the army’s...

    14. August 11, 2015

      Upsurge in Ukraine fighting threatens peace accord

      Ukraine on Tuesday warned that it reserved the “right” to fend off fresh assaults by Russian-backed separatists amid an...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      August 10, 2015

      View from the top

      A Ukrainian mother and child stand atop the Friendship of Nations monument in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday ...

    16. August 2, 2015

      Fears grow as Ukraine rightwing militia puts Kiev in its sights

      At a thickly forested former youth camp west of Donetsk in war-torn eastern Ukraine, a military instructor is busy...

    17. July 31, 2015

      Demoralised Ukraine troops start to lose faith in Kiev

      On the road into Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine, Vasyl, a Ukrainian army soldier, gestures at fresh roadside craters — the...

    18. July 24, 2015

      Ukraine avoids default with $120m interest payment

      Ukraine has staved off a default on its $70bn debt pile, rekindling hopes that Kiev can cut a deal with creditors to...

    19. July 23, 2015

      Ukraine showdown with creditors comes to head

      A months-long, multibillion-dollar test of will between Ukraine and its creditors is due to come to a head as Kiev...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2015

      Training for the frontline

      Ukrainian soldiers demonstrate their skills, prior to being sent the country’s east to fight against pro-Russian...

    21. July 16, 2015

      Ukraine takes step towards giving regions self-rule

      Ukraine’s parliament has approved constitutional changes in a preliminary vote aimed at shifting power from Kiev to...

    22. Nick Butler

      July 12, 2015

      Ukraine - the dangers of neglecting Europe's other debt crisis

      Politicians and policy makers can only focus on one problem at a time. With all attention concentrated on Greece for...

    23. July 8, 2015

      Former Georgia president shakes up Odessa

      The treacherous six-hour drive from Odessa to Bolgrad, the rural town where Petro Poroshenko was born, helps explain...

    24. beyondbrics

      July 7, 2015

      Ukraine's citizens have defeated Putin's "New Russia" - now Poroshenko must defeat Ukraine's oligarchs

      The good news is that Russian and Donbas separatist leaders have called an end to the “New Russia” project, which had...

    25. July 6, 2015

      Ukraine set to become top corn exporter to China in first half

      Call it corn diplomacy. Ukraine is set to become China’s top supplier of corn in the first half of 2015 as both...

    26. The Exchange

      July 3, 2015

      How will Russia benefit from a Grexit?

      Vladimir Putin’s shadow seems to be chasing Europe. Suspicious commentators find it virtually everywhere, and the Greek...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2015

      Ukraine must reform to free itself from dependence on Russian gas

      Germany – and its chancellor Angela Merkel – deserve credit for the continuation of the EU’s sanctions regime against...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 24, 2015

      By calling its Russian eurobond official debt, the IMF is reducing Kiev's dependence on Moscow

      The Financial Times and Bloomberg have reported that the IMF is intending to categorise a $3bn 2-year eurobond sold by...

    29. June 19, 2015

      Kiev offers growth-linked bonds to end impasse with creditors

      Ukraine has offered to issue securities linked to future growth in return for private creditors accepting a writedown...

    30. June 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s creditors must share the country’s pain

      Ukraine is fighting for its survival as an independent state. The most immediate of its numerous challenges is to...

    31. June 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s creditors raise concern as debt deadline looms

      Ukraine’s largest creditors say they are deeply concerned by the country’s declaration that it may stop making debt...

    32. June 10, 2015

      Ukraine warns of debt moratorium

      Ukraine could stop paying its sovereign creditors within weeks if they do not agree to a debt restructuring, the...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Fuel depot fire

      A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine....

    34. May 29, 2015

      Kiev rejects debt restructuring deal

      Ukraine has rejected a debt restructuring deal put forward by international creditors as the two sides struggle to...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default

      Ukraine’s decision last week to grant its government the power to stop foreign debt payments marks a distinct shift in...

    36. 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,...

    37. May 12, 2015

      Nemtsov’s final report says 220 Russian troops have died in Ukraine

      At least 220 active Russian soldiers have died fighting in Eastern Ukraine, a new report by Russian opposition leaders...

    38. May 8, 2015

      Ukraine move to ban Soviet symbols sparks controversy

      Ukraine slideshow Just as Russia holds a vast military parade on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory...

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