UkraineRSS

Related articles, background features and opinions about this topic.

Daughters of the Opposition: A Trio of Women Challenging Putin and the Kremlin

Daughters of the Opposition: A Trio of Women Challenging Putin and the Kremlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 08, 2016

Their fathers all helped establish nascent democracy following the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in Putin's Russia, these three women see no future for their country. Two, including the daughter of assassinated opposition leader Boris Nemtsova, are battling the Kremlin from exile. By Matthias Schepp in Moscow more... Comment ]

Opinion: Standing Up To Putin's Aggression

Opinion: Standing Up To Putin's Aggression

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 22, 2016

Russia is only as strong as the West is weak. Europe and the United States have no answer to Putin's aggressive approach in Syria and elsewhere because they themselves lack a clear strategy. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Left Behind: Life in Purgatory on the Ukrainian Front Lines

Left Behind: Life in Purgatory on the Ukrainian Front Lines

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2015

Trade has slowly resumed between Kiev and Donetsk despite the ongoing trade embargo, but life for those who live on the frontlines in Ukraine remains difficult. And war could return to the region at any moment. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Trans-Atlantic Ties: It's Time To Rebuild Trust

Trans-Atlantic Ties: It's Time To Rebuild Trust

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2015

Germany and the United States have close relations politically, but ties between our people are drifting as a result of NSA spying, the report on CIA torture and the planned TTIP trade agreement. A broader dialogue is necessary to deepen the partnership. A Commentary By Karen Donfried and Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2015

The research group Bellingcat has accused Russia of manipulating satellite images from the MH17 disaster. But German image forensics expert Jens Kriese has criticized the analysis. He says it is impossible to say with any certainty whether Moscow is lying. Interview Conducted By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]

Angels and Demons: Ukraine, One Year After Poroshenko

Angels and Demons: Ukraine, One Year After Poroshenko

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2015

Since his election, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has struggled to free his country from the influence of the oligarchs. But a new generation of reformers is determined to make it happen. By Benjamin Bidder and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Paid as a Pro-Kremlin Troll: 'The Hatred Spills over into the Real World'

Paid as a Pro-Kremlin Troll: 'The Hatred Spills over into the Real World'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2015

Lyudmila Savchuk recently went public about her experiences working for a Russian Internet propaganda factory in St. Petersburg. In an interview, she describes how clandestine workers are promoting the Kremlin's message. By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]

Minus-Wachstum: Ukrainische Wirtschaft bricht um knapp 18 Prozent ein

Minus-Wachstum: Ukrainische Wirtschaft bricht um knapp 18 Prozent ein

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 15, 2015

Die ökonomische Lage in der Ukraine spitzt sich zu. Die Wirtschaftsleistung schrumpft im Jahresvergleich um 17,6 Prozent, die Inflationsrate liegt bei mehr als 60 Prozent. mehr... Forum ]

Donetsk Separatist Leader: 'We Are Not Citizens of Ukraine'

Donetsk Separatist Leader: 'We Are Not Citizens of Ukraine'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 29, 2015

Alexander Zakharchenko is the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, which is not recognized by the international community. In a rare interview, he says his greatest hope is that Moscow will annex his territory just as it did Crimea. Interview Conducted By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Punishing Putin: EU Leaders Snub Moscow World War II Commemorations

Punishing Putin: EU Leaders Snub Moscow World War II Commemorations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2015

On May 9, Russia is holding an enormous military parade to commemorate the end of World War II 70 years ago. With tensions between Russia and the West high, most European Union leaders are staying away from the event. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]