With no experience and a limited policy platform, comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelenskiy might not change much in Ukraine, but his landslide victory still says something about voters' frustrations.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that's exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.
In the Ukraine, politicians admit that the courts only protect the people in power. Lose an election and you could go to jail. That's just one of the more surprising revelations in a new documentary that examines life in Ukraine through the lens of its successful and popular soccer team, Chelsea, which plays in Donetsk.
Kharkov's Zoo in eastern Ukraine has been in the news over a shortage of funding and food. But when Kharkov-born writer Alina Simone saw the news, it hit even closer to home. Her dad worked as a night watchman at the zoo.
After Russia's annexation of Crimea, the stand-off between the two countries is spreading to Ukraine's eastern regions. A reporter with our partner Frontline saw Russian and Ukrainian troops massing at the border, and tense streets in the city of Kharkiv.
Between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova lies the breakaway region known as Transnistria. The region is made up of a majority of ethnic Russians, and many want to be part of Russia. So why not, after Crimea?
It seems likes deja vu in Ukraine, as pro-Russian protesters occupy government buildings in Ukrainian cities. In a move that resembles early events in Crimea, protesters in three eastern cities are calling for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia.
The interim government of Ukraine has retaken control of buildings occupied by pro-Russia protesters in Kharkiv. But protesters still hold buildings in other cities in eastern Ukraine. US officials say it is clear Russia is behind the chaos.
Russians, like Europeans and Americans, are closely watching the ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine. New York Times reporter David Herszenhorn says ever since Russia’s unilateral annexation of Crimea, an alarming xenophobic chill has descended on Moscow.