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Persona Non Grata: Would-Be Reformer Saakashvili Cast Out of Ukraine

Persona Non Grata: Would-Be Reformer Saakashvili Cast Out of Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2017

Two years ago, Petro Poroshenko hired former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili to promote reforms and tackle corruption. Now, though, the Ukrainian president has thrown Saakashvili out of the country. What went wrong? By Christian Esch more... Comment ]

'Little Russia': Pro-Russian Separatists Harden Split from Ukraine

'Little Russia': Pro-Russian Separatists Harden Split from Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 28, 2017

After nationalizing businesses, pro-Russian separatists have proclaimed their own state in eastern Ukraine, calling it "Little Russia." Tens of thousands of residents in the region are now jobless. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]


Yanukovych Resurfaces: 'Ukraine Has Become a Wild Country'

Yanukovych Resurfaces: 'Ukraine Has Become a Wild Country'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 22, 2017

Three years after the Maidan insurgency, Viktor Yanukovych has re-emerged to express his views on the Ukraine conflict in a letter addressed to Trump, Putin, Merkel and others. DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef met with the former president. By Christian Neef in Moscow more... Comment ]

Battling for Hearts and Minds: Kiev Fights for Loyalty in Eastern Ukraine

Battling for Hearts and Minds: Kiev Fights for Loyalty in Eastern Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2017

The Minsk agreement, designed to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, turned two this week. But it hasn't stopped the violence -- in part because Kiev has done little to promote reconciliation. If that doesn't change, unifying the country will prove impossible. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]


Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 19, 2017

The war in eastern Ukraine has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, forcing them to flee from the constant shelling. Many of them have since found shelter, but they are yearning to return to their old lives. By  Yuliana Romanyshyn and Anastasia Vlasova (Fotos) more...

A Crude Heroine: Nadiya Savchenko's Assault on Ukraine's Elite

A Crude Heroine: Nadiya Savchenko's Assault on Ukraine's Elite

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2016

After her release from a Russia prison, Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko was celebrated as a hero. Now, though, she is making powerful enemies with her coarse verbal attacks against the country's political elite. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]


Dangerous Propaganda: Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

Dangerous Propaganda: Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 28, 2016

Working with dubious sourcing, a group close to NATO's chief military commander Philip Breedlove sought to secure weapons deliveries for Ukraine, a trove of newly released emails revealed. The efforts served to intensify the conflict between the West and Russia. By Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2016

In these days of terrorism, a coup attempt and deep polarization in the world, it is time to take stock and find the right response. Intellectual and moral arrogance will get us nowhere. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


The Crimea Complex: A Crisis of Identity Where East Meets West

The Crimea Complex: A Crisis of Identity Where East Meets West

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2016

It's been two years since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Since then, President Vladimir Putin has been cheered for liberating the peninsula and scorned for usurping it -- depending on who you ask. But what do the Crimeans think? By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Taking On Corruption: Inside Ukraine's War on Graft

Taking On Corruption: Inside Ukraine's War on Graft

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2016

Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe, but the country has launched efforts to do something about it. SPIEGEL ONLINE travelled to Ukraine to investigate the challenges facing the UN sustainability goal of eliminating graft. By Annette Langer (Text) and Misha Friedman (Photos) more...