Moscow has named Yuliya Samoylova as Kyiv song contest entry, ending speculation that it might boycott the competition. But now the Ukraine is threatening to ban the singer or even arrest her.
Ukraine needs a leader who would drive the country's "transformation," Ukraine's presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko told DW in Munich. The former PM also slammed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as unnecessary.
Ukraine's new Orthodox church, backed by President Petro Poroshenko, who is up for re-election, has enthroned its leading cleric. Moscow is fuming over Kyiv's break after three centuries of Russian Orthodox influence.
According to a draft bill, Russian observers will be excluded from all future elections in Ukraine. The OSCE has misgivings, experts are torn between appreciation and criticism – and have offered a solution.
A court in Kyiv has sentenced the former president of Ukraine to more than a decade for high treason. Yanukovych, thought to be living in exile in Russia, was tried in absentia in what his lawyers called a PR stunt.
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