Ukraine Winter

Ukraine

Russia's Other War, On The Front Lines In Eastern Ukraine

Despite two peace agreements signed by Kiev and Moscow, fighting rages on along Ukraine's eastern border with Russia.

Ukraine

In Kiev, European Doubts And Wishful Thinking

Ukraine

Ukrainian Entrepreneur-Turned-Soldier: "My Holy War"

Forced to abandon his Ukrainian companies because of corruption under the ousted pro-Russian president, Olexander Martynenko has risked it all on the front line.

Ukraine

How A FARC Loyalist Became A Pro-Russian Rebel Fighting In Ukraine

The unlikely tale of how a young Colombian's communist convictions led him to leave his family in Spain to fight with Ukraine's Putin-backed separatist rebels.

Russia

The Russian Heartland, Where Quiet Poverty And Denial Reign

Far from the murders and intrigue swirling at the Kremlin, or the war rumbling in Ukraine, most of Russia lives in a strange post-Soviet state of denial like one finds in the city of Yelets.

Ukraine

Brothers Divided, Iconic Ukrainian Miners Torn By War

While Ukraine combat continues despite peace efforts, the Donbass region's famously rugged coal miners have divided their loyalties: some keep working on Kiev's behalf, others fleeing to the pro-Ru...

Russia

The Infectious Poison Of Russia's Anti-Ukraine Propaganda

-OpEd- MOSCOW — The dials of the propaganda machine were never properly calibrated. Instead of talking about fighting Ukrainian nationalists, wh...

Ukraine

Hard Landing In Kiev For Internal Refugees Of Ukraine

Fleeing war in eastern Ukraine's Donbas, and even Crimea, some Ukrainians are finding life difficult in the capital.

Ukraine

Identifying The Dead In Ukraine's Simmering War

DNIPROPETROVSK – Last week, in this central Ukrainian city, a public farewell was bid to 21 soldiers, even if their names were never determined. The coffins, draped w...

Russia

In Russia, Seeing Traitors At Every Turn

-OpEd- MOSCOW — Patriotic hysterics between Ukraine and Russia have given birth to a h...

Russia

Putin's Ace In The Hole: A Divided West

The Russian President is again one step ahead of the U.S. and Europe, and many have begun to wonder if sanctions are even worth it. And then there is the question: where to after Ukraine?

Russia

For Russian Fighters, Ukraine Is Very Different Than Chechen And Afghan Wars

Motivations and expectations of Russian volunteers in Eastern Ukraine are nothing like those who were sent to fight in Chechnya and Afghanistan. Maybe even more is at stake now.

Ukraine

With A Far-Right Band Of Frenchmen Fighting In Ukraine

Driven by the belief that Russia is the last bastion against liberal globalization, a small band of French fighters, some of them former military officers, have taken up arms against Ukraine.

Ukraine

The West's Collective Angst About Ukraine's Crisis-Zone Nuclear Reactors

BERLIN — For many in Ukraine the city of Enerhodar is known simply as "Atomic City." It was founded a couple of decades ago to accommodate a power station, and ...

Russia

Belarus: Even Allies Start To Fear Moscow's Ambitions

Though Belarus is part of a Customs Union with Russia and Kazakhstan, it is cooling toward Moscow. As Minsk hosts Russia-Ukraine talks, much is at stake in the old Soviet orbit.

Ukraine

In Ukraine, When Professors Reach For Kalashnikovs

It isn't just the Ukrainian military defending the country against pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine. Voluntary fighters, many of them intellectuals, have left their jobs to help the cause.

Ukraine

Ukraine's Pro-Russian Separatists Are Bad News For Russia

The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, located on the Moldovan border with Ukraine, has relied on Russia for the past two decades. A perfect example of potential new burdens for Moscow.

Russia

From Russia, Yawns And The Smell Of Blood

Reactions are coming in after the U.S. and Europe doubled down on economic sanctions against an ever more defiant Moscow.

Netherlands

Ain't Easy Being Russian In The Netherlands Right Now

MAASTRICHT — The worst thing about it, says Marina Smirnova, is that people won’t tell her directly to her face what they think of her. When the 27-year-old Rus......

Ukraine

In Ukraine, Sworn Enemies With So Much In Common

Parallel portraits in the making of a civil war: one man is fighting for Kiev, the other is a Russian separatist.

Ukraine

In Kiev, It May Be The Moment To Dismantle Maidan

KIEV — Representatives of the new Ukrainian government are convinced: It is time for

Russia

High Stakes As Ukrainian Orthodox Must Choose New Leader

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr died on Saturday. The showdown between Kiev and Moscow makes picking his successor more than a religious event.