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 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.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have escalated sharply following a military crisis off the Crimean Peninsula. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned his country was at threat of a full-scale war with Russia. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Kyiv reporter David Stern and asks him if this is the most dangerous situation we've seen in this conflict since Russia annexed Crimea back in 2014.
Kyiv officials have accused pro-Russian rebels of killing several soldiers ahead of a vote in the separatist-controlled Donbass region. President Petro Poroshenko has said "nobody will recognize" the outcome of the vote.