Ukrainians exhausted by five years of war and decades of official corruption look set to send a comedian with no political experience into a second round run-off against the incumbent when they vote in Sunday's presidential election.
Ukraine is backing away from its plan to join the EU and that has spurred mass demonstrations. Russia is against Ukraine having free trade relations with Europe, and Ukraine's president says his economically-struggling country needs to maintain its important trade ties with Russia.
Ukraine is in turmoil as political opposition is silenced. One artist chose to illustrate that turmoil, or waiting, with a unique art exhibition that involves women serving in the role of Sleeping Beauties, waiting for the right man to kiss them. If they open their eyes, they agree to marry the man who kissed them.
In the Ukraine, politicians admit that the courts only protect the people in power. Lose an election and you could go to jail. That's just one of the more surprising revelations in a new documentary that examines life in Ukraine through the lens of its successful and popular soccer team, Chelsea, which plays in Donetsk.
A new documentary "The Other Chelsea" tells the tale of a town in eastern Ukraine where the local soccer club won the Europa League tournament a few years back.
Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko is a polarizing figure. The former prime minister is in prison on corruption charges and on hunger strike to protest her treatment. Tymoshenko says she has been beaten in prison, which the authorities deny.
Election officials in Ukraine say they've now counted 93 percent of the votes cast in Sunday's presidential election and that the opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych is still in the lead. However, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refuses to admit defeat.