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Ukrainians near conflict zone try to guess Putin's next move

Nov 30 2021

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine Anatoliy Hrebeniuk was a child of the Soviet Union - he grew up after World War Two in a land where Russians and Ukrainians were united as neighbours within the bloc.

In vaccine-sceptic Ukraine, one spa town bucks trend

Nov 03 2021

MORSHYN, Ukraine Ukraine is battling record COVID-19 deaths and low vaccine uptake but the spa town of Morshyn is an exception.

Ukrainian airline ditches skirts and heels for loose suits and sneakers

Oct 07 2021

KYIV Alexandrina Denysenko, a senior flight attendant with seven years of experience, says she sometimes does not get a spare minute to sit down during a flight and dreams of resting her swollen legs after spending hours wearing heels. | Video

Artist Marina Abramovic's 'Crystal Wall of Crying' commemorates Jews killed in Babyn Yar massacre

Oct 07 2021

KYIV A group of people walks slowly in silence past a stand-alone thick wall made of coal with large quartz crystals sticking out of it. People pause to touch the crystals and stand close to the 40-meter-long structure, some with eyes closed. | Video

Gay war veteran speaks out for equal rights in Ukraine's military

Sep 17 2021

KYIV Viktor Pylypenko has become a role model for dozens of LGBT+ Ukrainian war veterans and their supporters since he organised their participation two years ago in Kyiv's largest ever gay pride march.

'Like a fairy-tale' - Ukrainian filmmaker's journey from Russian jail to Venice festival

Sep 10 2021

KYIV Two years after his release from a Russian jail, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov will premiere his movie "Rhino" at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, a journey he said was "like a fairy tale".

Augmented reality collection by Ukrainian companies hits runway

Sep 08 2021

(Corrects to make clear that prints were made by foreign and Ukrainian artists, specifies that collection was designed by two companies) | Video

Afghan film director recounts escape from Kabul

Aug 18 2021

KYIV Sahraa Karimi had been waiting in line for nearly three hours to withdraw money from a bank in Kabul on Sunday when the bank manager came over and urged her to leave, with the sound of gunfire echoing in the distance.

Treated like a 'toy': Another Belarusian athlete on life under Lukashenko

Aug 10 2021

KYIV After Konstantin Yakovlev's handball team won the Belarusian championship in 2007, they were about to go on holiday in the off season when they were told to stay put and wait for a special visitor: President Alexander Lukashenko. | Video

Head of Belarusian exile group found hanged in Ukraine; police open murder case

Aug 03 2021

KYIV (Reuters) -A Belarusian activist living in exile in Ukraine was found hanged in a park near his home in Kyiv early on Tuesday, and Ukrainian police launched a murder investigation. | Video

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