Petro Poroshenko

A man stands next to a mannequin with a burning hat.

As US focuses on impeachment, Ukraine worries about being left to Russia

Trump impeachment

Olena Sotnyk was a member of Ukraine’s parliament until July. She says the impeachment inquiry makes her worried Ukraine has lost the support of the United States.

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Ukraine voters reject status quo in vote for ‘absolutely unprepared’ president

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Industrial workers standing near burning coke fuel.

A struggling mining town in Ukraine looks to one of their own as leading presidential candidate

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A man with a microphone in front of bright lights gives a peace sign.

This Ukrainian presidential candidate is challenging language divisions with a message of unity

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Actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy is shown in a blue suit walking out from parting red curtains.

Comedian set to win first round of Ukraine presidential vote

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Vitaliy Kudla is shown wearing a two-tone jacket and hat while sitting in a small room with a bed behind him.

In shadow of war, Ukrainians seek to vote for peace

Conflict & Justice

Destruction and damage are widespread in eastern Ukraine. After five years of conflict many voters just one thing from this month’s presidential election: peace.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is shown sitting at the end of a table chairing a meeting with heads of military and security forces in Kiev, Ukraine, Nov. 30, 2018.

Ukraine bars entry to Russian men of combat age citing invasion fears

Ukraine on Friday banned Russian men of combat age from entering the country, a move introduced under martial law after Russia fired on and captured three Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea last weekend.

Ukrainian politician Oleh Lyashko is shown with several people behind standing at a podium pointing his finger during a parliament session.

Ukraine introduces martial law citing threat of Russian invasion

Global Politics

Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko warned of the “extremely serious” threat of a land invasion.

Egg salad for Passover in Drohobych, Ukraine. Loli Kantor remembers this method of cutting an egg in the palm of your hand from her youth. It's part of the Jewish life that she documented in Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine has led to a Golden Age for Jews — though some are still leaving


It’s a disturbing time for Jews in Europe right now. But the conflict in Ukraine seems to be making that country a little more welcoming to its Jewish citizens, even as they continue leaving the country in large numbers.

Waiting for news about her husband's fate, Svitlana Moroz stands in a Kiev NGO in front of a photograph showing her with her husband Aleksei in peaceful time.

A Ukrainian soldier leaves captivity, but says his fight isn’t over


Ukraine has been fighting Russia and pro-Russian rebels in its eastern provinces for months, leaving hundreds of captives on both sides. But just before the new year, the two sides exchanged prisoners in the largest swap deal of the war, including one Ukrainian soldier who already wants to get back to war.