Fears of Russian expansion are driving military spending among former Soviet-bloc states.
In an attempt to cement power, Volodymyr Zelensky has called for snap elections, sparking a severe backlash from the opposition.
Zelenskiy won the Ukrainian presidential election with a strong majority, reigniting hopes and aspirations.
Volodymyr Zelensky was cast in the role of a history teacher who accidentally became president in a TV show in Ukraine. He's now taking the lead in the country's presidential race and it's no joke.
From a medical doctor to a self-declared sexist and a career spy, many aspire for the country's presidential post, but three candidates stand out.
Moscow and Kiev have traded angry accusations since Russian navy vessels fired on, boarded and captured the three Ukrainian ships off the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
While the world is focused on an array of conflicts, Ukraine simmers ominously in the background.
A new report from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says Moscow is committing grave abuses in Crimea, including enforced disappearances, the imposition of Russian citizenship and the deportation of prisoners.
The OSCE has been monitoring the region since Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels agreed to a ceasefire in Minsk in February 2015.
Weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian troops have left over 20 people dead. The clashes disrupted food, water and power supplies, raising the risk of a humanitarian crisis.
Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko arrives home after 709 days in Russian captivity.
Chief Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya orders suspension of Crimean Tatar Assembly amid crackdown on ethnic minority
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