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  • Leading Ukraine politician says billionaire inciting unrest

    A leading politician in Ukraine published documents Friday that he says show the country's richest man is plotting to incite unrest to ensure the government steers clear of reforms that would hurt his business. Parliament deputy Mustafa Nayyem, a...
  • Third pro-Russia activist found dead in Ukraine capital this week

    A journalist supportive of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was gunned down in Kiev on Thursday, the third death this week of a prominent critic of Ukraine's Western-backed government. Russian media and other loyalists of Yanukovich, who was...
  • Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine's capital

    A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down Thursday in broad daylight in Kiev, local police said, a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead. Oles Buzyna, 45, was killed early Thursday afternoon by two masked men...
  • For the record

    Ukrainian soccer: In the Oct. 12 Sports section, an article about the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on soccer incorrectly stated that businessman Rinat Akhmetov has been "linked to organized crime." Akhmetov has never been charged with any crime, and...
  • Ongoing conflict in Ukraine wreaks havoc on country's Premier League

    Ongoing conflict in Ukraine wreaks havoc on country's Premier League
    The casualties of war are many. Lives lost or destroyed. Cities leveled. Societies ripped apart. The disruption of a soccer league is a minor inconvenience by comparison. But it is also a reminder how important the rituals, rhythms and distractions...
  • Ukrainian air force strikes pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian air force strikes pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport
    Ukraine’s presumed president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, vowed Monday to bring an end to the armed confrontation with pro-Russia separatists in the east and Russia’s top diplomat responded with assurances that the Kremlin is “ready for...
  • Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on

    Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on
    The prospect is alluring: long-term influence over a Russian-speaking corridor linking eastern Ukraine and Crimea, ensuring supplies of electricity, food, jet engines and other military hardware as well as unfettered access to offshore oil and gas fields....
  • 2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction

    2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction
    You don't amass a billion-dollar fortune in a country infamous for corruption and inefficient industries by ignoring the political winds. No one has more to lose from the campaign by Ukraine's pro-Russia separatists than a handful of men who have...
  • Eastern Ukrainians reject pro-Russia separatists, magnate claims

    A steel and mining magnate who employs 300,000 workers in eastern Ukraine claimed Wednesday to have mobilized a million-strong protest against pro-Russia separatists as Kremlin support for the agitators appeared to weaken. Just four days before...
  • Ukrainians go to the polls [Editorial]

    On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
  • Citing battle danger, six players to go AWOL from Ukraine soccer team

    Citing battle danger, six players to go AWOL from Ukraine soccer team
    Six players with reigning Ukrainian Premier League champion Shakhtar Donetsk have refused to return to Donetsk because of the fighting surrounding the city, club management confirmed. The six -- five Brazilians and an Argentine -- were with the team...