Ukrainian refugees from the Donbass region are facing bureaucratic hurdles. They have had trouble voting in the presidential election.
In a lengthy article, Vladimir Putin insists on recognition of the Soviet Union as the prime defeater of Nazi Germany, censures Poland's actions before the war and defends the annexation of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Five years after the peace protocol was signed, fighting still rages in eastern Ukraine. Now, efforts are being made to salvage the Minsk-2 deal — but key issues remain unresolved.
Russia and Ukraine commemorate the end of the war in very different ways. While Moscow has continued to politicize the historic event, Kyiv has shifted toward an increasingly Western approach.
Rebels have said they will participate in a prisoner swap as part of the deal, but offered fewer Ukrainians than Kyiv asked for. Ukrainian President Zelenskiy said he was a "hostage" of a failed 2015 deal.
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