By Niles Niemuth, 23 December 2017
The decision to allow Kiev to purchase “lethal defensive weapons” portends an escalation in the nearly four-year-old war against pro-Russian separatists entrenched in the country’s eastern provinces.
By Jason Melanovski, 23 October 2017
Recent rallies in Ukraine’s capital point to a growing crisis of the Poroshenko regime.
By Alex Lantier, 21 September 2017
The ruling elite internationally is in a state of perplexity, terror and denial in the face of the danger that Washington will launch nuclear war.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 August 2017
Under a provocative plan drawn up by officials at the Pentagon and State Department, the Trump administration would deliver Javelin antitank missiles and antiaircraft weaponry.
By Roger Jordan, 4 March 2017
The use of Canadian troops to police so-called safe zones in Syria would see Ottawa integrated even more fully into the US-led war for regime change in Damascus.
By Jason Melanovski, 28 February 2017
Lacking coal, millions of Ukrainians could be left without heat and electricity within weeks, including in the major cities of Kiev and Kharkiv.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2017
The renewed fighting in Donetsk has all the earmarks of a Ukrainian provocation aimed at assuring the continuation of US sanctions against Moscow.
By Jason Melanovski, 15 November 2016
The recent period has seen a spike in hostilities in the breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
By Jason Melanovski, 5 September 2016
Relations between Poland and Ukraine have soured in recent months, as their respective right-wing governments promote ethnic nationalism, anti-communism, and militarism.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2016
Ukrainian President Poroshenko threatened to impose martial law and conscription in response to what he claimed was the threat of a Russian invasion.
By Bernd Reinhardt, 17 August 2016
In April of last year, the Ukrainian violinist and composer Mark Chaet, accompanied by a small film crew, travelled from Berlin to his home in Eastern Ukraine.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 August 2016
The terrorist attack in Crimea and ratcheting up of the war threat in Eastern Europe have exposed the real purpose of the anti-Putin hysteria in both the US election campaign and the Rio Olympics.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 August 2016
The mobilization of troops on both sides of the Russian-Ukrainian border has unfolded amid the mounting campaign against Moscow spearheaded by the Democratic Party.
Part 2: The imperialist exploitation of ethnic tensions on the Crimea—then and now
By Clara Weiss, 19 July 2016
Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, leading media outlets of the imperialist powers, in particular the New York Times, have been waging a campaign ostensibly directed at defending the Crimean Tatars from oppression by Russia.
By Andrea Peters, 8 July 2016
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Ukraine’s capital to march against further increases in the cost of basic services, which have already tripled since late 2013.
By Johannes Stern, 8 April 2016
Wednesday’s referendum result has deepened the political crisis in Europe and provoked nervous reactions from politicians and the media.
By Andrea Peters, 8 March 2016
This, the second part of a two-part article on two years since the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, reviews the role of various pseudo-left organizations. The first part was posted on March 7.
By Andrea Peters, 7 March 2016
Two years after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office in a US-backed, right-wing coup, the working masses of the Eastern European country face a worsening economic and social disaster.
By Jason Melanovski, 8 February 2016
The decline in popularity for Poroshenko explodes the myth that the right-wing Maidan “revolution” was a democratic transformation.
By David Levine, 1 February 2016
A proposed ban on US funding of Ukrainian neo-Nazis that had attracted substantial media attention last June when it was introduced never actually became law.
By David Levine, 19 January 2016
The Council of Europe report serves to cover up the role of far-right militias in the massacre of oppositionists.
By Marianne Arens, 7 January 2016
A report from news magazine Der Spiegel has revealed how a PR firm in Berlin sought to bolster the image of the right-wing Ukrainian nationalist politician four years ago.
By Jason Melanovski, 4 January 2016
Several recent incidents in Ukraine have further exposed the far-right nature of the forces unleashed by the 2014 Maidan “revolution.”
By Jason Melanovski, 11 December 2015
The US-backed right-wing government in Kiev is guilty of serious human rights violations, according to a recent report.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 November 2015
The threat to shoot down Russian planes was one of many indications that Kiev and its American backers are instigating a renewed confrontation with Moscow
By Thomas Gaist, 23 November 2015
Efforts to repair electrical infrastructure have faced violent opposition from far-right militias allied to the US-backed Ukrainian regime.
By Jason Melanovski, 13 November 2015
Over the past year officials have participated in regular meetings, in both Berlin and Washington, to discuss proposals for the privatization of state-owned industry.
By Markus Salzmann, 2 November 2015
Nearly 21 months after the coup that overthrew President Viktor Yanukovych the country is in social and economic free-fall.
By Niles Williamson, 27 October 2015
The Obama administration was quick to fix its stamp of approval on the conduct and outcome of Sunday's elections.
By Niles Williamson, 16 October 2015
Without any evidence to back up its claim, the Times has provocatively blamed Putin for shooting down the airplane last November.
By Alex Lantier, 2 September 2015
The riot underscores the reactionary character of Washington’s client state in Ukraine, substantial sections of which are pushing for total war with Russia.
By Jason Melanovski, 25 August 2015
The day’s events were used to press for the continuation of the war against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east, which has cost the lives of over 6,900 Ukrainian citizens.
By Niles Williamson, 10 August 2015
The censorship list is a cultural component of the offensive being waged by the US and its NATO allies to remove Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence.
By Niles Williamson, 1 August 2015
So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe.
By Mike Head, 30 July 2015
The UN Security Council resolution demanded an international criminal court despite no evidence being produced of Russian involvement in the plane’s downing.
By Niles Williamson, 24 July 2015
Military exercises in eastern and western Europe are part of a broader military buildup by the US and NATO aimed at Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 21 July 2015
The American political establishment’s marking of the anniversary of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine has been remarkably muted.
By Andrea Peters, 18 July 2015
After a standoff with government authorities in western Ukraine, the neo-fascist Right Sector militia is preparing “wide scale actions” in Kiev and elsewhere.
By Roger Jordan, 17 July 2015
The agreement is aimed at demonstrating Canada’s staunch support for the Kiev regime, which was brought to power last year in a pro-western coup spearheaded by fascist forces.
By Andrea Peters, 6 July 2015
The neo-fascist Right Sector demonstration in Kiev called for expanded war in the southeast, where paramilitary units operate as criminal armed gangs, according to a leaked report.
By Niles Williamson, 2 July 2015
The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price.
By Niles Williamson, 26 June 2015
NATO is deepening ties with Ukraine, a move that increases the danger of a war between the US and Russia: the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers.
By Niles Williamson, 25 June 2015
The decision to expand the size of the NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops can be understood only as part of preparations for war with Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 24 June 2015
The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.
By Jason Melanovski, 22 June 2015
The WSWS recently spoke with Ukrainian workers and students on the current state of social and economic conditions under the right-wing regime of Petro Poroshenko.
By Andrea Peters, 20 June 2015
Implementing a ruling handed down by the Hague, law enforcement officials are working to seize billions of dollars of Russian assets in Europe and around the world.
By Niles Williamson, 17 June 2015
The passage of the amendment to the House’s Pentagon budget bill restricting support for the Azov Battalion is a further confirmation of the leading role played by fascist forces in Ukraine.
By Evan Blake, 15 June 2015
The State. Department revealed a program in which American police instructors trained their Ukrainian counterparts to build a new, 2,000-member patrol unit in Kiev.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2015
The right-wing government of Ukraine, installed in a coup spearheaded by neo-fascists, is now being proclaimed the front line of the “free world.”
By Thomas Gaist, 10 June 2015
Thousands of protesters marched in Kiev this weekend to oppose the savage austerity policies of the US-backed puppet government.
By Roger Jordan, 8 June 2015
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Kiev Saturday to reaffirm his support for Ukraine’s pro-western regime and the US-led drive against Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 5 June 2015
Among the possibilities being considered by the Pentagon for escalating its war plans in Eastern Europe is a nuclear first strike against Russian missile forces.
By Derek Bell, 5 June 2015
The appoinment of Saakashvili, who launched a brief and unsuccessful US-backed war against Russia in 2008, is a political provocation.
By Clara Weiss and Wolfgang Weber, 5 June 2015
The Yale professor has developed a new narrative of European history that serves the needs of the nationalist regime in Kiev and war propaganda against Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 25 May 2015
Kiev is slashing subsidies to basic goods in order to funnel money to the regime’s Wall Street creditors and increase military spending on the war in east Ukraine.
By Barry Grey, 2 May 2015
Kramer’s article is part of a broader campaign of historical falsification, portraying the Russian Revolution and the struggle for socialism as the root causes of the catastrophes of the last century.
By Patrick Martin, 22 April 2015
The 290 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will train and equip some 900 Ukrainian National Guard troops, including some publicly linked to neo-Nazi groups.
By Alex Lantier, 18 April 2015
Responsibility for the murders lies with the imperialist powers that installed the Kiev regime and support its anti-Russian propaganda and rehabilitation of fascism.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 18 April 2015
The deployment marks a further escalation of the aggressive drive the US, Canada and its other imperialist allies are mounting against Russia—a drive that threatens to spark all-out war between nuclear-armed states.
By Alex Lantier and Stefan Steinberg, 16 April 2015
The official promotion of fascist forces who participated in the Nazi Holocaust exposes the ultra-right character of the putsch NATO backed last year in Kiev.
By Roger Jordan, 16 April 2015
Instead of denouncing the TSO’s barring of Valentina Lisitsa as a blatant act of political censorship, the media has widely portrayed it as nothing more than a public relations blunder.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2015
NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia.
By Roger Jordan, 9 April 2015
The cancellation of Valentina Lisitsa’s Toronto performances is a brazen act of political censorship.
By Johannes Stern, 7 April 2015
On the basis of the struggle against “communism,” the regime in Kiev installed and financed by the West is turning ever more directly into an ultra-right dictatorship.
By Patrick Martin, 1 April 2015
American commandos will begin training Ukrainian National Guard units, including the notorious Azov Battalion, on April 20.
By Stefan Steinberg, 27 March 2015
A long convoy of US armored Stryker vehicles is traveling from Estonia on a trip transversing Eastern Europe via Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and ending in Germany.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 March 2015
The confrontation between President Petro Poroshenko and oligarch Igor Kolomoisky has laid bare the real social base of the US-backed regime in Kiev.
By David Levine, 19 March 2015
Washington is helping Kiev create tactical assault units akin to American SWAT teams.
By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a joint press conference in Berlin to endorse Poroshenko, declaring she had “great respect” for “all of the efforts” of his government.
By Alex Lantier, 17 March 2015
Putin said that after Western-backed forces came to power in Kiev, the Kremlin feared a NATO attack on Russia and ordered its nuclear forces to prepare for all-out war.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 13 March 2015
Washington’s moves to provide military hardware to its right-wing puppet regime in Kiev, despite sharp opposition from Russia, threaten all-out war.
By Alex Lantier, 13 March 2015
The International Monetary Fund formally signed off yesterday on a $17.5 billion, four-year loan to the far-right regime in Kiev.
By Roger Jordan, 11 March 2015
The Canadian-Ukrainian network Ottawa has been used to promote pro-western “civil society” groups in Ukraine is now supplying arms to the Ukrainian Army.
By Alex Lantier, 11 March 2015
The NPA’s statement, fraudulently published under the name of the ICFI, calls for the deployment of “UN peacekeepers” to police Ukraine in the interests of the imperialist powers.
By Johannes Stern, 7 March 2015
At the invitation of notorious oligarch Dmytro Fertash, representatives of the European elites met in Vienna under the banner of “Ukraine tomorrow.”
By Robert Stevens, 5 March 2015
The deaths at the Zasyadko mine underscore yet again the bloody price that workers living in the former Soviet Union are paying for the restoration of capitalism.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2015
As US armored vehicles paraded within sight of the Russian border, a senior American commander stressed that Washington has nuclear weapons at the ready to prosecute its conflict with Moscow.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 February 2015
London is joining the US and Polish governments in arming the Kiev regime, risking outright war with Russia.
By Julie Hyland, 23 February 2015
Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute think tank, Sir Adrian Bradshaw stated that the alliance must prepare for a “Russian blitzkrieg” against the continent.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 21 February 2015
Refugees who manage to cross the border into EU countries have been immediately deported back to Ukrainian prisons where they are tortured and abused.
By Alex Lantier, 20 February 2015
After its defeat at Debaltseve, the Kiev regime has provocatively called for military intervention by European Union peacekeepers along the border with Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 19 February 2015
US and EU officials continued to threaten further economic sanctions and military escalation as pro-Russian separatists solidified control over a key transit hub in eastern Ukraine.
By Niles Williamson, 18 February 2015
Behind the continued conflicts is the determination of the US, which installed the right-wing regime in Kiev last February, to press ahead in its campaign against Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 16 February 2015
The intensity of fighting declined in eastern Ukraine as the cease-fire negotiated in Minsk last week came into effect.
By Niles Williamson, 14 February 2015
Talk of stepped-up Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine suggests that the Obama administration is seeking to justify a decision to directly arm the Kiev regime.
By David Levine, 14 February 2015
The Ukrainian military is showing signs of decomposition and demoralization, as antiwar sentiment erupts among Ukrainians in Kiev-controlled territories.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 February 2015
The Minsk agreement between Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine only came about because the regime in Kiev has its back to the wall and urgently needs a respite.
By Niles Williamson, 13 February 2015
The latest multi-billion dollar loan agreement is a prelude to further attacks on the living standards of the working class throughout Ukraine.
By Alex Lantier, 12 February 2015
The announcement of a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine came as Washington is pushing for an escalation of the conflict that threatens to make any deal a dead letter.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 February 2015
A co-editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung made clear he was prepared to consider the use of nuclear weapons against Russia in the Ukraine conflict.
By Ulrich Rippert, 12 February 2015
As tensions between Berlin and Washington have surfaced, the Left Party has abandoned all pretensions of distancing itself from German imperialism.
By Niles Williamson, 11 February 2015
Fighting flared in east Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces sought to make territorial gains ahead of today’s cease-fire talks in Belarus.
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 10 February 2015
The White House meeting focused on the intensifying crisis in Ukraine, as the US considers massive arms shipments.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 February 2015
Despite differences over whether to arm Ukraine, not a single major media outlet in Germany rejects the strategy of pursuing an aggressive confrontation with Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 7 February 2015
“Unfortunately, war with Russia is conceivable,” former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung at the Munich Security Conference.
By Alex Lantier, 6 February 2015
While Washington considers directly arming Ukraine, European leaders warned of an uncontrolled escalation that could set off a war between nuclear armed powers.
By Johannes Stern, 5 February 2015
Today’s meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels is aimed at consolidating the military alliance against Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 4 February 2015
The plans are being formulated behind the backs of the American people by a cabal of unelected, high-ranking military and diplomatic officials.
By Alex Lantier, 3 February 2015
US plans to spend billions of dollars to equip the far-right Kiev regime with offensive weapons threaten to unleash ethnic massacres in eastern Ukraine and full-scale war between NATO and Russia.
By Nick Beams, 2 February 2015
The rate cut is a sign of the deepening crisis of Russia’s economy resulting from the economic, diplomatic and military offensive led by Washington.