Ukraine Winter

Ukraine

In War-Torn Donbass, Ukrainians Of Polish Origin Beg Warsaw For Help

WARSAW — More than 60 Ukrainians of Polish descent in the breakaway region of Donbass have asked Poland if they could be evacuated there, a request Warsaw has refused. Instead, it offered a modest ...

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...

Ukraine

In Kiev, European Doubts And Wishful Thinking

KIEV — In real life, Nadiya Savchenko's eyes are neither large nor blue. But on welcome posters splashed across Kiev Airport recently with the slogan #freesavchenko, the ...

Ukraine

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

Forced to abandon his Ukrainian companies because of corruption under the ousted pro-Russian pres...

Ukraine

Goodbye Lenin: In Eastern Ukraine, The Mysterious Demise Of A Russian Symbol

Under cover of darkness, right-wing militias felled a massive Lenin statue in Sloviansk. Now ther...

Russia

The Ebb And Flow Of Russia's Ultra-Nationalist Novorossiya Project

MOSCOW — Alexander Prokhanov loves to play the bad guy. But he's no character actor. He is editor-in-chief, since its founding in 1993, of Zavtra (Tomorrow), a Russian ...

Italy

How Italy Is Quietly Trying To Break Russia's Isolation

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has obtained Washington's blessing to pursue its own dialogue wit...

Russia

For Better And Worse, Crimea Depends On Moscow For Economic Survival

SIMFEROPOL — One year after Russia annexed Crimea, oyster farmer Sergey Koulik is exultant about both the future and the ...

Ukraine

The Mysterious Air Force Of Ukraine's Pro-Russian Separatists

A new ceasefire, which has not been fully observed, should be in effect in eastern Ukraine. But t...

Ukraine

Brothers Divided, Iconic Ukrainian Miners Torn By War

While Ukraine combat continues despite peace efforts, the Donbass region's famously rugged c...

France

After Minsk: Can The French-German Alliance Heal A Sick Europe?

The Ukraine ceasefire reached in Minsk represents a major diplomatic success for Francois Holland...

Ukraine

War Or Peace In Ukraine? It's All About Europe

The risk is real of armed conflict between the West and Moscow on European soil. Searching for a ...

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 d...

Russia

Putin Would Risk Everything In A War With Ukraine

-OpEd- BERLIN — As German military theorist Carl von Clausewitz once wrote, the aggressor is always peace-loving. He ...

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 ...

Russia

In Russia, Seeing Traitors At Every Turn

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

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 wond...

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 ...

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 ...

Ukraine

Economic Aid, Not Military Arms, Is What Ukraine Needs

-Analysis- PARIS — What can Europe do after Kiev's desperate call for help in dealing with the invasion of Russian troops ...

Ukraine

In Ukraine, When Professors Reach For Kalashnikovs

It isn't just the Ukrainian military defending the country against pro-Russian militias in e...

Russia

Russia's Tourism Industry Shattered Over Ukraine

Russian travel agencies are going bankrupt as the Ukraine crisis clips the wings of tourism and k...