Ukraine is a state in eastern Europe. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukraine has been having some domestic disputes, as well as a conflict with Russia. The current political and economic situation in Ukraine is unstable.
Kiev has announced that Ukrainians will have to pay nearly 25 percent more for gas starting from November. The decision follows an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that demands increases as part of aid program.
Washington has voiced “strong support” for an autocephalous Orthodox community in Ukraine, while the Russian Orthodox Church has accused the Constantinople Patriarchate of betraying its faith to cater to US political interests.
Ukraine pursues the same policy against its own people that cost Georgia to lose territory after then-leader Mikhail Saakashvili’s war on Ossetia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, warning Kiev not to go down the same road.
Ukraine and Hungary are two independent countries with their own bilateral relations. While Russia may benefit from their present squabbles that doesn't automatically mean the Kremlin is responsible for the tensions.
Following the recent Su-27 crash in Western Ukraine, the country's military revealed in a Facebook post that one of the pilots was an American National Guardsman. That information was deleted minutes later.