In Ukraine, the Maidan spirit lives on in a pro-European society and cultural scene. But it’s not that easy. Corruption is widespread and the old oligarchs are still pulling the strings. How can big changes be brought about?
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When words are too weak and war is too costly, sanctions are increasingly the tool countries use to punish bad behavior around the world. What they achieve, however, often seems to fall short of their stated aims.
Ukrainians who fought in the Maidan uprising have expressed solidarity with protesters in Belarus. The government fell after months of demonstrations in Kyiv. What can Belarusians learn from their cross-border comrades?
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his country has foiled a Ukraine-style revolutionary plot hatched by foreign conspirators. Germany has condemned the arrest, one day earlier, of his main political rival.
The European Court of Human Rights has found that Russia committed abuses in areas seized from Georgia in 2008. It also ruled that the Ukrainian state was responsible for the death of a protester during 2014 protests.
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