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Explainer: What's behind ongoing protests in Georgia?

Explainer: What's behind ongoing protests in Georgia?

by Nate Ostiller

For the past few weeks, thousands of protesters have gathered every night in front of the Georgian parliament in opposition to the controversial foreign agents law that the ruling Georgian Dream party is attempting to pass. The final vote is set to take place on May 14. The law would

How Zelensky became Ukraine's president in 2019

How Zelensky became Ukraine's president in 2019

by Daria Shulzhenko

It's been five years since Volodymyr Zelensky, then the country's best-known comedian, became Ukraine's president. Outside Ukraine, few remember the wild campaign that landed Zelensky a seat in the president's office. Watch the Kyiv Independent's recap of Zelensky's funny, groundbreaking campaign that resulted in a landslide victory for the now

Who is General Syrskyi, Ukraine's new chief commander?

Who is General Syrskyi, Ukraine's new chief commander?

by Dinara Khalilova

Following months of reports about a rift in Ukraine's political and military leadership, President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi, who had led Ukraine's military since before the full-scale invasion. Zelensky replaced Zaluzhnyi with General Oleksandr Syrskyi, who had previously served as the commander of Ukraine's Ground Forces and the

How old is Ukraine?

How old is Ukraine?

by Olena Makarenko, Anna Yakutenko

On Aug. 24, 2023, Ukraine marked its 32nd Independence Day. But is Ukraine really just 32 years old? The Kyiv Independent addressed this question to historians. Everything you didn’t know about Ukraine’s flagAt a small exhibit at the National History Museum in Kyiv on Ukraine’s flag, one

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Putin wants to involve Belarus in nuclear drills.

During his visit to Belarus, Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to discuss the participation of the Belarusian military in Russia's non-strategic nuclear drills, the Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti reported on May 24.
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Russia attacks 8 communities in Sumy Oblast.

Russian forces attacked Sumy Oblast 108 times in 25 separate attacks throughout the day, firing at 8 communities along the border, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on May 23.
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