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Ukraine rebel leader accuses ex-minister of coup attempt

Lugansk - The self-proclaimed leader of the Moscow-backed rebel stronghold of Lugansk on Wednesday accused an ex-minister of masterminding a coup attempt as infighting spiralled in eastern Ukraine.

Rebel infighting sparks fears in east Ukraine

Lugansk - Hundreds of armed men in military fatigues on Tuesday blocked access to government buildings in eastern Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk as infighting spiked between rebel factions.

Ukraine seeks distance from Moscow with new Christmas holiday

Kiev - Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday voted for a new public holiday on 25 December in a move which they said would allow the country to distance itself from Russia, which celebrates Orthodox Christmas in January.

Ukraine court frees interior minister's son in graft case

Kiev - A Kiev court on Wednesday released from detention the son of the powerful interior minister in an embezzlement case seen as a test of Ukraine's commitment to tackling corruption in the highest echelons of power.

Ukraine court frees interior minister's son in graft case

Kiev - A Kiev court on Wednesday released from detention the powerful interior minister's son in an embezzlement case seen as a test of Ukraine's commitment to tackling corruption in the highest echelons of power.

Ukraine's anti-graft agency targets interior minister's son

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Tuesday searched the home of the interior minister's son in an embezzlement case allegedly involving the close ally of President Petro Poroshenko.

Putin assassination plot suspect wounded, wife killed in Ukraine

Kiev - A Chechen volunteer soldier who was accused of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin was wounded and his wife killed Monday when their car was strafed by gunfire near Kiev.

Crimean Tatars freed by Russia arrive as heroes in Ukraine

Kiev - Two Crimean Tatar leaders sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in the annexed peninsula arrived Friday to a rapturous welcome in Ukraine after being released thanks to an apparent deal brokered by Turkey.

Ukraine opens 'terror' probe after bombing wounds MP, kills two

Kiev - Ukraine opened a "terror" probe Thursday after a lawmaker was wounded and two people killed in a bombing that his nationalist party called an assassination attempt linked to Russia.

Crimean Tatars freed by Russia after Putin-Erdogan talks

Simferopol - Two Crimean Tatar activists sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in the annexed peninsula have been freed after an apparent agreement between the presidents of Russia and Turkey.

Leading Crimean Tatar activists freed by Russia

Simferopol - Two leading Tatar activists sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in annexed Crimea have been freed and have flown to Turkey, their family and lawyers said on Wednesday.

New malware attack hits parts of Europe

Kiev - A cyber attack hit a Ukrainian international airport and three Russian media outlets Tuesday before also being detected by IT experts in Germany and at least two other European states.

Ukrainian anti-corruption detectives raid top mayor's home

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Monday raided the home and office of a powerful mayor at the centre of a politically charged embezzlement probe.

Ukraine leader vows to launch anti-corruption court

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Friday to launch an anti-corruption court demanded by Kiev's Western allies and protesters camped out in a tent city near parliament.

Ukraine takes step to meet 'anti-corruption' protest demands

Kiev - ​Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday took steps toward meeting one of the main demands of an anti-corruption protest that has resulted in the first tent city going up in Kiev since the 2014 pro-EU revolution.

Ukraine protesters set up tent camp outside parliament

Kiev - Hundreds of disgruntled Ukrainian activists gathered on Wednesday in a tent camp outside parliament to demand a more forceful fight against government graft.

Ukraine protesters set up tent camp outside parliament

Kiev - Hundreds of peaceful Ukrainian protesters gathered on Wednesday in a tent camp outside parliament during a mass protest demanding a more forceful fight against government graft.

Saakashvili assails Ukraine president at mass Kiev rally

Kiev - Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili told a mass rally in Kiev on Tuesday that President Petro Poroshenko needed to quit as activists set out demands for the government to tackle entrenched state graft.

Fashionistas get the military look in war-scarred Ukraine

Donetsk - In war-scarred eastern Ukraine, the military look is all the rage this season, with fatigues and Soviet regalia a must-have for those who dress to impress in the battered crucible of the Russian-backed insurgency.

Ukraine's nationalists mark 75th anniversary of insurgent army

Kiev - Thousands of far-right activists gathered in the heart of Ukraine’s capital on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), for them a model of nationalism and resistance.
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