Kyiv - or Kiev - is the capital of Ukraine. The city of 2.8 million has a long history. Its English name was derived from Kyi, its legendary founder.
Kiev is the most commonly used English name for the city, but in 1995 the Ukrainian government adopted Kyiv as the mandatory romanization for use in legislative and official acts. Here you find an automatic compilation of DW content in connection with the Ukrainian capital.
A young woman's murder has highlighted citizens' lack of faith in Ukraine's justice system. Critics fear the government may cover up the true nature of the killing, drawing parallels with a violent crime four years ago.
The head executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange Pavel Lerner has reportedly been kidnapped on the streets of Kyiv. His company, which focuses on trading cryptocurrencies in east Europe, says it is still operating normally.
A war of words has erupted between Poland and Ukraine over historical differences. Some Kiev officials have been barred from entering Poland. Warsaw accused them of glorifying wartime Ukrainian resistance leaders guilty of massacring Polish civilians. Observers say this spat has weakened the two countries’ longstanding alliance in confronting Russian policies. From Warsaw Julian Berner reports.
Mikheil Saakashvili's supporters fought Ukrainian security forces in Kyiv after preventing police from arresting the former Georgian leader. He has called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to step down.