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.
Ukrainian ships that were seized last month carried more ammunition than usual, had guns in combat ready-mode and planned to 'stealthily' pass the Kerch Strait in violation of rules, Russian border and security officials said.
Petro Poroshenko has met the country's elite troops – paratroopers – ahead of their redeployment to bolster the “partial” martial law state. One of the soldiers openly sported an insignia of a Waffen SS division.
Poroshenko's drive for an independent Ukrainian Orthodox church breaches the secular nature of the country, experts say, while some believe it might be part of a foreign-inspired strategy, not just a pre-election stunt.
Ukrainian parliament has passed a law, which gives Nazi-collaborating nationalist fighters, who fought against the Soviet Union after the end of World War II, the same status as the people who fought against Nazis during the war.
For all Kiev's hopes of a "fully independent" Orthodox church in Ukraine, it turns out that Constantinople has its own plans. A statute shows the new church to be in a subordinate position and not led by a patriarch.