There is a great degree of suspiciousness about how announced legislative elections for October 26 will be carried out.
But it is spurring worries of another misguided U.S. military undertaking, escalating war and chaos, with the people of the region bearing the brunt.
Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.
When politicians vacation and little action is expected, the words German journalists use for this is "Saure-Gurken-Zeit" or "sour pickle time."
USAID hired young people from Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela to pose as tourists in Cuba to befriend young Cubans and try to convert them into anti-government activists.
The crisis in Eastern Ukraine is coming to a head, with intensified fighting and mounting casualties, including many civilians.
A U.S. military officer practically delivered the two young Americans, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, to the military dictatorship of Pinochet, who had both of them executed.
People with their own agendas push their versions of who is to blame, there is a shooting war between military forces and local militias, and half a million refugees have crossed into Russia.
Strong words came amid contrasting images of emergency workers and off-duty coal miners across sunflower fields searching for charred pieces of wreckage from the Boeing 777.
The leader of the Ukrainian Communist Party, Petro Symonenko, was the target of a murder attempt by far-right militiamen on 16th May in Kiev.