- April 15, 2013
Ukrainian activist group Femen has made international headlines by going topless to demonstrate for women's rights. Fresh off their stunt during Putin's visit to Hanover, they plan to bring their topless brand of protest to Germany. By Merlind Theile more... [ Forum ]
- February 21, 2013
Yulia Tymoshenko is already serving a seven-year prison sentence for abuse of office during her term as Ukraine's prime minister. Now public prosecutors in Kiev are gearing up for a second trial that could extend Tymoshenko's sentence to life. This time, the charge is murder. By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow more... [ Forum ]
- November 15, 2012
In a new documentary film, director Florin Iepan confronts Romania's leaders over their ongoing silence about the country's role in the Holocaust. But in a place where war criminals are still lauded as national heroes, his aim of getting them to acknowledge the past remains a daunting task. By Keno Verseck more... [ Forum ]
- October 30, 2012
Viktor Yanukovych will remain in power after last weekend's election in Kiev, but international observers claim the poll has yet again been tainted by manipulation and inconsistencies. Editorialists in Germany look to Ukraine on Tuesday and ask what the outcome will mean for future cooperation between the eastern country and the European Union. more... [ Forum ]
- October 29, 2012
As votes are tallied after Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine, President Victor Yanukovych's party seems to be the likely winner. But international observers on Monday highlighted flaws in the election process, with the OSCE saying the country had taken a "step backwards" on the road to democracy. more...
- October 25, 2012
In Kiev, some sports nuts prefer to use salvaged tank chains and tires instead of barbells to beef up. At a unique open-air fitness park in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, body builders are still getting pumped up Soviet-style. A new photography book documents their efforts. more...
- October 23, 2012
From inside the hospital where she is being held, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is forging compromises to help unite Ukraine's fractured opposition parties. With a parliamentary election coming up this Sunday, she hopes to force out the current regime and secure her release. By Christian Neef more...
- September 19, 2012
Feminists from the Ukraine-based activist group Femen have opened their first training center abroad in Paris to teach like-minded protesters how to evade security forces. For the opening, the women ran half-naked through a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in the French capital. By Lorenz Eichhorn more...
- June 29, 2012
As Ukraine draws attention from around the world as host of the European football championships, boxing world champion Vitali Klitschko is touring the country's provinces as he seeks to establish a political career. He faces a tough fight ahead as he battles for a seat in parliament in Kiev. By Benjamin Bidder and Maik Grossekathöfer more... [ Forum ]
- June 27, 2012
Outfitted with high heels, pearl necklaces and automatic weapons, female Ukrainian police officers are being trained for an elite unit of personal bodyguards. As the European Football Championship continues, their latest clients include UEFA officials and star players. By André Eichhofer more...