Opposition supporters hit the streets across the Eastern European nation Saturday. Their demands: Greater democracy and the release of a jailed opposition leader.
The two-time ex-prime minister, who spent three years in jail for corruption, says she will run against Petro Poroshenko. Although she enjoys undying support in some quarters, many voters see her as part of the problem.
In Brussels this week, officials from the European Union and Ukraine will discuss measures that the country has implemented on the bloc's advice. Officials fear that the desire for more measures is waning in Ukraine.
Following days of protests in the Moldovan capital Chisinau, a new alliance between opposition parties has formed. It is calling for recent election results to be honored and for an independent judiciary.
Supported by former Ukrainian leader Yulia Tymoshenko and others, Saakashvili has pushed his way from Poland into Ukraine in a bid to regain his citizenship. But he faces an extradition request from Georgia.
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