Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine’s separatist area

Europe 04/24/19, 08:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas, a move that could shatter hopes for peace in the region following the election of a new Ukrainian president.The ...

Separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine divides young voters

Europe 03/29/19, 03:17

Five years after a deadly separatist conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine, the front line between government forces and Russia-backed separatists has become a de-facto border, cutting off a generation of first-time voters from Sunday's presidential election.Only those who left ...

Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

Europe 02/21/19, 13:05

Building a snowman isn't always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it's a way to possibly earn some significant money.The YouTube channel SlivkiShow, popular among Russian-speakers with more than 12 ...

EU slaps sanctions on breakaway Ukraine officials

Europe 12/10/18, 07:39

The European Union is slapping sanctions on nine more people over "illegal" elections in eastern Ukraine last month, while it weighs how to help Kiev in its Black Sea standoff with Russia.EU foreign ministers on Monday imposed asset freezes and ...

Incumbents win vote in Ukraine rebel regions

Europe 11/12/18, 05:23

Preliminary results show the acting leaders of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine winning weekend local elections that have been denounced by Ukrainian authorities and the West.A woman exits a polling booth during rebel elections in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 11, ...

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

World 11/11/18, 14:15

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.The elections were to choose heads of government and legislature members in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ...

4 wounded in blast at Communist meeting in eastern Ukraine

Europe 09/29/18, 07:59

Four people were wounded Saturday in an explosion at a meeting of the local Communist Party in the largest city in Ukraine's separatist east.The blast occurred in Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk region, where Russia-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian ...

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