Kiev rejected closer ties to the EU last month. But many say the intensity of pro-EU demonstrations show that Brussels should not give up on Ukraine.
Days after Ukraine announced it was freezing its association agreement with the EU under pressure from Russia, tens of thousands took to the streets.
Parliament has failed to pass a law that would clear the way for a major EU deal by releasing the opposition leader from prison.
Russia warned today that Ukraine’s failure to pay its bills for Russian gas is becoming critical – just weeks before Ukraine plans to sign a deal with the EU that Russia opposes.
Following Russia’s example, a wave of homophobia is rising in other former Soviet republics.
Russia is holding up imports at the border to show Ukraine the potential cost of a trade deal with the EU.
Bloodhound Gang performed recently in Ukraine, where a band member put the Russian flag in his pants. Bloodhound Gang was later assaulted at a Russian airport by a group of self-described ‘Cossacks.’
A brutal crime in Ukraine is drawing attention to a widespread culture of impunity for police accused of killing, raping and drug deals.
As a new structure around the destroyed nuclear reactor goes up, life for locals remains blighted.
Government critics say electronic surveillance marks a new stage in the authorities’ crackdown.
Analysts worry that Leonid Razvozzhayev’s alleged kidnapping from a Kiev street and subsequent imprisoning is start of a full-scale, no-holds-barred crackdown by Putin’s Kremlin.
Europe is threatening to boycott Ukraine’s Euro 2012 tournament over treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko.