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Ukraine probes former PM's 'campaign funding' by Kadhafi

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Thursday told AFP they were looking into whether former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko took cash from Moamer Kadhafi's regime in Libya for a presidential campaign.

Ukraine rejects Russian gas transit offer

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday rejected a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom as an unacceptable and unprofitable proposition for Kiev.

Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

Lugansk - Speaking Russian with a strong Italian accent, Andrea Palmeri attracts attention in Lugansk, the separatist-held province in eastern Ukraine.

Long-range drones return to monitor Ukraine conflict

Ukraine - Drones with night vision that can fly at more than 200 kilometres (120 miles) per hour are the latest tools being used to monitor the most volatile areas in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

French FM calls Russia 'aggressor' in Ukraine conflict

Kiev - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on a visit to Kiev Friday accused Russia of being directly responsible for the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine as the "aggressor country.

Ukraine war hero faces life in prison over parliament attack plot

Kiev - A Ukrainian lawmaker once hailed as a hero and a symbol of resistance against Russia could face up to life in prison for plotting a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said Friday.

Ukraine detains MP over parliament attack plot: prosecutor

Kiev - Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, was detained on Thursday over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said.

Ukraine allows arrest of MP over parliament attack plot

Kiev - A Ukrainian MP who was once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia but now stands accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Kiev was stripped of her immunity by parliament on Thursday.

Russians in Ukraine to be blocked from voting in presidential poll

Kiev - Russians living in Ukraine will be unable to vote in Russia's presidential election because access to Moscow's diplomatic missions will be blocked, Kiev said Friday.

Crimea to vote Putin for first time amid crackdown on dissent

Sevastopol - In Crimea, which votes this weekend in Russian presidential elections for the first time since annexation from Ukraine in 2014, loudspeakers blast out the message: "Choose a president! Choose a future!".

Ukraine war hero accused of parliament attack plot

Kiev - A Ukrainian lawmaker once hailed as a hero and a symbol of resistance against Russia, has been accused of plotting a terrorist attack against the Kiev parliament, authorities said Thursday.

Putin keeps Crimean crowds waiting for historically short speech

Sevastopol - Olga Orlova says she never thought she would be able to vote for Vladimir Putin in her native Crimea. "It still seems so surreal, like a fantasy," she said after watching the Russian leader at a rally in the port city of Sevastopol.

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote

Sevastopol - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked residents of Crimea for voting to annex the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, calling the move "real democracy" in a speech days ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

EU's Mogherini presses Ukraine on anti-corruption court

Kiev - The European Union pressed Ukraine on Monday to create an independent anti-corruption court with the power to prosecute and convict officials guilty of state graft.

Ukraine negotiator charged over plot to kill President Poroshenko

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday charged a prisoner swap negotiator with plotting to assassinate President Petro Poroshenko and other top officials leading the campaign against Russian-backed eastern insurgents.

Ten injured, 50 held as police storm Kiev protest camp

Kiev - Ten people were injured and at least 50 arrested in Kiev on Saturday following clashes between police and anti-corruption protesters who have set up camp outside the Ukrainian parliament.

Ukraine shivers as Russia refuses to deliver gas

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday urged schools to close and factories to cut production after Russia refused to restart natural gas deliveries, while residents shivered as the country strained to save on gas supplies.

Ukraine arrests 'Avalanche' cybercrime organiser: police

Kiev - Ukrainian has detained one of the organisers of the massive Avalanche cybercrime network, police said on Monday, over a year after the global ring was busted in an international raid.

Ukraine bans Saakashvili for three years

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Wednesday was banned from entering Ukraine for three years after Kiev deported the opposition leader earlier this month.

Thousands of Ukrainian miners on strike over unpaid wages

Donezk - In the middle of the night dozens of miners stand guard in a small town in eastern Ukraine, blocking access to their mine where thousands of employees are on strike over unpaid wages.
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