Ukraine

The Ukrainian word for corruption, prodazhnist’

Ukrainian Corruption Is Trump’s Native Language

The U.S. president has imported prodazhnist’, Ukraine’s distinctive culture of crookedness, where everyone has a price and politics has no value.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine arrives on Capitol Hill to give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the impeachment investigation

Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale

As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.

Demonstrators hold smoke grenades as they gather in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Zelensky Flounders in Bid to End Ukraine’s War

Pushing a controversial peace agreement, the new president faces blowback in Kyiv that he may not be able to overcome.

Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee speak after a hearing.

Senate Democrats Urge More Probes Into Unfolding Impeachment Saga

Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee urge Republican leadership to investigate the Ukraine affair that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.

A worker walks in front of pipes stacked at the Nord Stream 2 facility in Sassnitz, Germany, on Oct. 19, 2017.

With Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2, Putin Is Getting Ready to Put the Screws on Europe

The new pipeline won’t deliver energy security. It will make the EU more dependent on a capricious Russia.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House.

Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy

His administration’s decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.

World Map

The West Is Open for Dirty Business

The European Union and United States need a joint front against poisonous kleptocracy.

Ukrainians mark the first anniversary of the Maidan Revolution

The Geopolitics of Ukraine’s ‘The’

Why three letters—and a Beatles song—trigger grammatical controversy, historical trauma, and existential crisis in Kyiv.

Kurt Volker departs House Intelligence Committee meeting

What We Know About the Trump-Ukraine Investigation

Much remains unclear, but the latest revelations from U.S. diplomats tend to corroborate the whistleblower’s account of how the Trump team sought to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.

Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks in Washington.

Giuliani’s Claims Spread to Another Ukraine Corruption Case

A Ukrainian oligarch has seized upon the Trump administration’s attacks on Biden to fight extradition.

Ukrainian serviceman rides atop an armored personnel carrier in Kyiv

Far From the Front Lines, Javelin Missiles Go Unused in Ukraine

Military support to the Eastern European country is at the center of a scandal that threatens to engulf the Trump administration.

U.S. President Donald Trump waits to congratulate graduates during the 2019 graduation ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 30.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Impeachment

More senior officials, more countries, more Giuliani. Trump’s storm clouds just got a whole lot darker.

U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade as he is introduced to speak to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House on Jan. 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The Realist Case for Impeachment

The U.S. president needs the public’s trust to conduct foreign policy. Donald Trump has forfeited it.

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, as seen on Jan. 22, 2018.

How a D.C. News Site Amplified Dubious Ukraine Claims

Inside the story of how the Hill became part of the Trump whistleblower scandal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during the awarding ceremony of the Order of Parental Glory at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on May 30.

Ukraine Reacts: Trump’s Call Is Putin’s Victory

For disappointed Ukrainian democracy activists, Trump’s demands of Zelensky have made Washington the moral equivalent of the Kremlin.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25.

Trump’s Call With Zelensky Was Not Out of the Ordinary—for Trump

In this most transactional of presidencies, he’s always asking for a quid pro quo.

President Donald Trump

Understanding the Trump Ukraine Call

An annotation of one of the most controversial and complicated moments of the Trump presidency.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on Sept. 25.

Welcome, Ukrainians, to the American Swamp

Zelensky can walk away from the Trump scandal stronger. Here’s how.

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