Produced by RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service
12 August 2021
'So Much Grief': Opening Ukraine's Soviet-Era KGB Archives
Since Ukraine opened its Soviet-era KGB archives in 2015, the public has been able to dig into the files and uncover many dark secrets of the past. But for some, the harsh revelations have been too much to handle as they learn that their relatives were secret police informants or agents.
02 July 2021
Ukraine's Garbage Becomes Hungary's Problem As It Flows Down The Tisza River
The Tisza River, a major tributary of the Danube, flows from Ukraine into Hungary -- and brings with it thousands of tons of garbage each year. Hungary has urged Ukraine to deal with its trash before it becomes an international issue, but there's no easy solution in sight.
29 July 2020
Nobody's Child: Inside Ukraine's Controversial Surrogate Adoption Industry
Ukraine is one of the few countries in the world that allows commercial surrogacy. But when something goes wrong, human lives hang in the balance, and critics say the business should be stopped or at least regulated.
06 April 2020
No Money, No Food: COVID-19 Hits Post-Soviet Poor
Across former Soviet countries, lockdowns due to the coronavirus are hitting the poor hardest. The many workers in the gray areas of the economies have been left destitute and even homeless, while some charities that might provide help are closing down.
16 January 2020
Ukraine's Other Nuclear Ghost Town
Pictures of Pripyat, the abandoned town near Chernobyl, are world famous -- but Ukraine has another nuclear ghost town. Orbita was built for workers at the Chigirinsky nuclear plant. The workers moved in, but the plant was never finished, and Orbita is now a crumbling ruin with just 100 inhabitants.
15 January 2020
Released By Separatists, RFE/RL Journalists Describe Imprisonment In Eastern Ukraine
Stanislav Aseyev and Oleh Halazyuk, two contributors to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, were among the civilians released by Russia-backed separatists in a prisoner swap on December 29, 2019. Both had been held for more than two years. Shortly after their release, the two journalists told RFE/RL about the conditions of their imprisonment and the charges leveled against them.