Euromaïdan

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Denies Owning Ostriches On 'Newsnight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

In an interview with BBC "Newsnight" on Monday, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich defended himself against claims that he used his position...

What future for the 'New Ukraine'?

Jo Simmons | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

So far, the EU and the US have failed to provide a quick response to address the new wave of attacks and the pro-Russian rebels seem as determined as ever to stay the course in spite of the sanctions.

Independence Square In Flames As Maidan Activists Clash With Ukrainian Forces

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

The remaining protesters occupying Kiev’s Independence Square were confronted by Ukrainian authorities on Thursday, with government forces intent on...

The Threat of Russian Expansionism Is Not Over

James Snell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, Russia has been its own nation, but one which sought to exert the same influence on nearby countries as it did in its previous incarnation. President Putin, a former official in the sinister KGB, well schooled in the police state methodology, seeks to replicate this today...

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

Young Filmmaker Shows Story Of Ukraine's Real Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Do the stories of ordinary people get left behind in the day-to-day reporting and the dour political analysis of international war and tragedy? Fil...

A Divided Ukraine: Europe's Most Dangerous Idea

Dr Rory Finnin | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Rory Finnin

With another Russian invasion of Ukraine's sovereign territory on the horizon, we cannot afford to retreat to stale, intellectually lazy and above all dangerous clichés about Ukraine's 'pro-EU' and 'pro-Russian' halves.

The Funeral Of Jewish Ukrainian Activist Had Some Surprising Attendees

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Standing sombre in a line, clad in black and their straight arms raised at the ominous angle clutching pistols, the members of Kiev's far right group ...

Ukraine: Europe's Border Region Between Hope and Violence

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

With the US reluctant to act and Russia only too keen to support Yanukovych, it falls to the EU to mediate and do all it can to promote a smooth transition and fair elections later in the year. Founded on the idea that fostering common interests helps to defuse conflicts, the EU has always favoured dialogue over the use of force.

Jessica Elgot

Photographers In Ukraine Tell The Story Behind The Pictures

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

The astonishing images coming out of the Euromaidan protests in the Ukraine are some of the most gut-wrenching and haunting portrayals of conflict of ...

Yulia Tymoshenko Likely To Be Released

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

The Ukrainian parliament has voted in favour of stripping a law that could allow for the release of country's former Prime Minister. Yulia Tymoshenko,...

Inside The Ukraine Hotel That Has Become A Makeshift Morgue

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

The once plush and luxurious Ukraine Hotel in Kiev has been turned into a makeshift hospital, morgue, and - chillingly - a target for snipers. As a...

Ukraine Crisis: 'Peace Deal' Announced By President Yanukovych

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: According to the BBC, the Ukrainian parliament has voted to amend the law that could lead to release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshe...

Ukraine Protests Force EU To Impose Sanctions On Officials In Kiev

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW The European Union has moved to impose sanctions on Ukraine following an escalation in the violence between riot...

Incredible Before And After Pictures Of Kiev's Devastated Independence Square

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale and Tahira Mirza | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Three months ago, Independence Square, know locally as Maidan Nezalezhnosti, was the peaceful centrepiece of the ancient capital of Kiev, with an arch...

Do We Really Want Ukrainians Repeating 'F*** the EU?'

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

The Ukrainian people are fighting for our values and for the rights we take for granted. They are many and they are very determined. This should command more than just our respect. They deserve a real, tangible European response, and they deserve it now.

Why Ukraine Protest Is a Test of Courage for Europe

Richard Howitt | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

Mass demonstrations in freezing temperatures, a repressive police response - the scenes from the 'Maidan' in Ukraine leaves little doubt about where our sympathies should lie. The fact that the protest is from those who want to leave the country's Soviet past far behind by locking it on a path towards European Union membership would seem to remove all doubt.

EuroMaidan - The Continuing Struggle For Democracy

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alexander Leivesley

EuroMaidan, the mass pro-Europe movement that began in Ukraine on 21 November last year, is now into its second month. Initially, it began as a reaction to the government's suspension of the European Union Association Agreement, and demanded closer integration with the EU. Since then, the scope of the movement has broadened considerably...

EuroMaidan: One Goal, One Future and One Dream

One Young World | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
One Young World

On 21 November a Ukrainian government decree suspended preparations for signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union. In the following days, the biggest protests since the Orange Revolution (or in Ukrainian "Pomarancheva revolyutsiya") were being held in Kyiv.