A day of clashes between police and protesters has reportedly left at least five dead and 300 wounded. Despite President Viktor Yanukovych having met with opposition leaders, there is no sign of compromise in the deepening crisis.
The head of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk Republic" in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing.
The unofficial start of Ukraine's presidential race begins on August 24. After years of unrest, Ukrainians are clamoring for new politicians and appear ready to throw support behind their most famous rock star.
A new slogan adopted by the Ukrainian army has drawn criticism for its links to World War II-era nationalist groups. The decision has sparked a debate about how the country should address its history.
The far-left Kremlin critic, serving a one-month sentence for illegal protesting, has been taken to a Moscow hospital. Sergei Udaltsov spent many years in jail for his opposition towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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