Ukraine

Moshe Reuven Azman, the chief rabbi of Ukraine and Kiev, walks inside a synagogue in central Kiev on Apr. 22.

Russian Disinformation Distorted Reality in Ukraine. Americans Should Take Note.

Putin’s propaganda portrayed Ukraine as a fascist state filled with anti-Semites. Despite Ukrainians’ election of a Jewish president, the image has stuck.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on during a press conference after a meeting with president of the European Council at the European Council in Brussels on June 5.

Welcome to Ukraine’s Post-Post-Maidan Era

Ukraine’s president now has an unprecedented level of parliamentary support. What will he do with it?

Ukraine's then-president, Petro Poroshenko, listens to then-presidential candidate and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky during an election debate in Kiev on April 19.

Once Again, Ukraine Steps Into the Unknown

A comedian-turned-president, a rockstar-turned-party leader, and a sea of new faces in the parliament: Meet the new political reality in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and government ministers react prior to the voting of the government resignation at the parliament in Kiev on Feb. 16, 2016.

The Death of Ukraine’s Liberals

Western-oriented reformers are about to get completely wiped out in parliamentary elections—and they have nobody to blame but themselves.

A family picture shows Andriy Oprysko, right, a 47-year-old seaman—one of 24 Ukrainian sailors who have been held captive by Moscow since the incident on the Kerch Strait—posing with his son, also named Andriy Oprysko.

Trump Meets Putin at G-20 While Ukrainian Sailors Remain Jailed

The U.S. president drew a red line when 24 Ukrainians were seized last year. Now his sit-down with the Russian president is back on.

A child stands on the T-34 Soviet tank set as a monument in the center of Tiraspol, capital of self-proclaimed  Moldovan Republic of Transnistria on April 3, 2017.

Transnistria Isn’t the Smuggler’s Paradise It Used to Be

The separatist territory sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine has long thrived on porous frontiers and Russian backing, but Kiev has changed its tune and might be dragging it back toward the West.

A Ukrainian flag flies in front of the Ukrainian Central Election Commission in Kiev on March 12.

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Recalled in ‘Political Hit Job,’ Lawmakers Say

Marie Yovanovitch stepping down as ambassador follows attacks from both right-wing media figures in the United States and a senior Ukrainian official.

A wolf skin is laid out on a pool table in the clubhouse of the Donbass Night Wolves motorcycle club in Luhansk on March 17, 2015. Members of the club have been fighting alongside rebels of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic.

Going Toe-to-Toe With Ukraine’s Separatist Hackers

The proliferation of cyberespionage tools empower even small breakaway regions to run digital intelligence operations.

Instructions are posted in window of the headquarters of the Norwegian aluminum group Norsk Hydro, following a cyberattack, in Oslo on March 19.

Can Courts Clear the Fog of War?

As online attacks blur the lines, the future may be perpetual conflict.

A police officer guards the area near Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid ahead of Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 26.

The World This Weekend

Sri Lanka deals with the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks.

A radiation and European bison hazard sign on the road to the deserted village of Ostroglady, Belarus, on April 11. In the exclusion zone, wild nature is flourishing, which means not only radiation but also wild animals—such as wolves and bison—pose a threat to trespassers.

Zombie Movies, Disaster Tourism, and Broken Lives

Thirty-three years after the Chernobyl meltdown, parts of the contaminated zone have become attractions. In others, a harsher reality persists.

Volodymyr Zelensky celebrates after the announcement of the first exit poll results in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election at his campaign headquarters in Kiev on April 21.

How a Jew Won Over the Land of the Cossacks

Under threat from Russia, national identity in Ukraine has overpowered religious and ethnic differences.

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