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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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...

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    1. Ukraine 2012

      Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 ...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2015

      Day of remembrance

      A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-metre Motherland Monument in Kiev,...

    31. May 7, 2015

      Investment opportunities in Ukraine emerge amid political crisis

      Things have not been going according to plan for Mohammad Zahoor, one of Ukraine’s most prominent foreign...

    32. May 5, 2015

      Russia rattles sabres to keep Ukraine from the west

      Violations of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine have reached their highest level since the Minsk II agreement was signed...

    33. April 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes first step to avoid default

      Ukraine has cleared the first hurdle in a $15bn bid to avoid financial collapse. Investors in Ukreximbank, the...

    34. 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...

    35. The World

      April 22, 2015

      Ukraine conflict attracts foreign fighters - on both sides

      Just like the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the violence in eastern Ukraine is attracting foreign fighters – some with...

    36. April 19, 2015

      Klitschko throws weight behind new Kiev fund

      Among those watching Ukraine’s world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko defend his title in New York’s...

    37. 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...

    38. The World

      April 17, 2015

      Ukraine's hybrid peace

      Predictions that the war in Ukraine might be past its worst point can only be advanced with caution and caveats. Over...

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