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Ukraine marks 25th independence day with show of force

Kiev - Tanks rumbled across Kiev on Tuesday as Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a show of force against an increasingly assertive Russia and a war simmering in the pro-Kremlin separatist east.

Ukraine sheds Soviet past on 25th year of independence

Kiev - Ukraine marks the 25th anniversary of its freedom from Kremlin rule Wednesday with moves to sweep away its totalitarian past and embrace a European future while grappling with its tense relations with Russia.

'Putin-mask' protester seeks asylum in Ukraine

Kiev - A Russian man who was repeatedly arrested for donning masks of President Vladimir Putin in anti-Kremlin pickets has crossed into Ukraine and is seeking political asylum.

Ukraine details alleged payments to ex-Trump aide by pro-Russians

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities have released details of payments worth million of dollars that US presidential campaign hopeful Donald Trump's former campaign chief allegedly received from Kiev's deposed Russian-backed leaders.

Ukraine reports heaviest rebel shelling attack for a year

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday reported the heaviest rebel shelling attack in the separatist east for a year in what the president said could be a prelude to a full-scale Russian invasion.

Ukrainian protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

Kiev - Ukrainian activists on Wednesday held a protest in central Kiev accusing the country's powerful prosecutors of obstructing a newly formed national agency that has exposed massive official corruption.

Violence flares in Ukraine flashpoint after Crimea claims

- Ukrainian paratrooper Boroda says pro-Russian rebels have recently ramped up their shelling of one key village -- a move he links to Moscow's claim of a Kiev plot against annexed Crimea.

Chernobyl nuclear site could become a giant solar farm

The Chernobyl nuclear power site was one of the most deadly in history. The abandoned area could not be turned into a giant solar power farm.

Ukraine accuses Russia of plotting as tensions rise

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of plotting further unrest as the international community sought to ease tensions after the two sides ramped up security around the disputed Crimean peninsula.

Ukraine accuses Russia of plotting unrest amid Crimea tensions

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of planning to stoke further unrest as the international community sought to ease tensions after the two sides ramped up security around the disputed Crimean peninsula.

Timeline of Ukraine-Russia ties since Crimea takeover

Kiev - Following are key dates in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia since Moscow annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea:2014- February 27-28: Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces start taking over Crimea after ouster of Ukraine's Kremlin-backed presid...

Ukraine blocks jihadist routes to Syria: security service

Kiev - Ukraine's security service said on Thursday it had blocked channels being used by jihadists travelling to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq and detained an 'IS recruiter' from one of the former Soviet republics.

Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

Kiev - Ukraine put its forces around Crimea on high alert Thursday, as tensions soared after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to mount armed incursions into the disputed peninsula.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in fresh clashes

Kiev - Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and four others injured in fresh clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in Ukraine's war-scarred east, the military said Sunday.

Ukraine rebel leader Plotnitsky 'injured in car blast'

Kiev - The leader of a self-proclaimed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine was injured in a suspected car bombing Saturday, local media reported.

Ukraine squad told to avoid Russian media

Kiev - Ukraine's sports minister on Friday banned his Olympic team from talking to the Russian media while in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games.

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

Kiev - Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit that would help reduce its reliance on Russia.

Ersatz McDonald's becomes hit in rebel east Ukraine

Lugansk - The yellow M-shaped logo, long noisy queues, children with balloons in their hands: at first glance it seems McDonald's has reopened its doors in separatist hub Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.

Freed Ukrainian pilot Savchenko launches new hunger strike

Kiev - A Ukrainian pilot released from a Russian jail in May launched a fresh hunger strike Tuesday in protest over Kiev's failure to secure the return of other prisoners of war in the separatist east.

Ukraine plans to build world's largest solar farm at Chernobyl

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, an exclusion zone 1,600 square miles (1,000 sq. km) surrounding the plant still keeps people out because it remains uninhabitable. But Ukraine wants to put the land to work as a solar farm.
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