Ukraine is the largest Country in Europe. It has a population of around 45,000.
The Ukraine is split between pro-Russian sentiment in the east and those favoring closer ties to the EU in the west.
Nearly 2 years after she was captured, jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has returned home to a raputous welcome. Her release has drawn a line under a major row between the two countries. Moscow claimed she was involved in the deaths of two Russian journalists when she was captured amidst the fighting in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Charles Maynes reports from Moscow.
During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. Now she returned to the country still embroiled in a fight against Moscow-backed separatists.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, doesn’t have a Ukraine policy, his foreign policy adviser tells DW. He adds that Trump’s remarks on Germany and terrorism shouldn’t be taken at face value.
An Australian law firm has filed a claim against Russia and President Putin seeking millions for each passenger killed in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014. All 298 people on board died.
Human rights groups have received thousands of reports of ill treatment from both the pro-Russian and Ukrainian sides in the ongoing conflict. Representatives are due to meet in Minsk for the first time in weeks.