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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...

Step-by-Step Rapprochement: Germany Considers Easing of Russia Sanctions

Step-by-Step Rapprochement: Germany Considers Easing of Russia Sanctions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2016

Standing tough on Russia remains official policy, but Germany has begun working on the careful easing of sanctions imposed following Moscow's aggression in Ukraine. The US is opposed, but many in the EU could support the new approach. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Changing the System: An Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine

Changing the System: An Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2016

Ukraine's most popular politician lives far away from the country's capital. The mayor of Lviv is admired for his pragmatic approach to politics and for his refusal to do the president's bidding. Many believe he could soon bring his leadership style to Kiev. By Christian Neef in Lviv more... Comment ]

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 ]