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Ukraine vows justice despite Russia's veto of MH17 tribunal

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Wednesday to push for justice despite Russia's veto of a UN resolution that would have set up a tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down passenger flight MH17 over the former Soviet state.

Ukraine claims capture of another Russian soldier

Kiev - Ukraine's security service on Wednesday announced the capture of a Russian army major who was allegedly delivering explosives to pro-Kremlin rebels in the former Soviet state's separatist east.

Poroshenko honours Ukraine Church leader derided by Russia

L'viv - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday unveiled a monument to a Catholic Church leader derided by Moscow for initially welcoming Nazi soldiers during World War II.

Foreign monitors come under 'targeted' fire in Ukraine

Kiev - Western monitors of Ukraine's tattered truce on Tuesday reported coming under "targeted" fire that has forced them to rethink their future operations in the war-torn former Soviet state.

Ukraine soldier killed in clashes following peace talks

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday reported a soldier had died in clashes with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, despite another international bid to find a solution to the 15-month conflict.

Ukraine propaganda war draws in popular video game

Kiev - It was supposed to be the evidence that proved beyond doubt Moscow's assertion that Washington is supplying Ukraine with weapons in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Kiev plans Soviet 'occupation of Ukraine' museum

Kiev - Kiev risked drawing further Moscow fury on Thursday by approving the construction of an open-air museum devoted to seven decades of Soviet "occupation" of Ukraine.

Interpol takes deposed Ukraine leader off wanted list

Kiev - Ukraine vowed on Wednesday to fight to ensure the return and trial of its exiled Russian-backed president after his name was unexpectedly removed from Interpol's international most wanted list.

Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine

Yavoriv - Ukrainian and US troops launched fresh drills Monday near the war-torn country's Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly defiant Kremlin.

Controversial Russian politician named deputy in Ukraine

Kiev - The nomination of a Russian politician to a top post in Odessa has caused a flurry of controversy in the tense political atmosphere of the violent Ukraine conflict.

Ukrainian rebels agree to remove more weapons from the front

Donetsk - Rebels in the separatist eastern regions in Donetsk and Luhansk have agreed to move back smaller-caliber weapons from much of the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

Three killed, hospital shelled in east Ukraine

Donetsk - Two civilians and a soldier have been killed in the latest fighting in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels and the government said Sunday, with Kiev warning of a "deteriorating" situation in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Four dead as fighting flares in east Ukraine

Kiev - Three civilians and one Ukrainian soldier have been killed over the past day in renewed fighting in the east of the country, where pro-Russian rebels are waging an insurgency, Kiev said on Saturday.

France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine urge 'respect' of Ukraine truce

Kiev - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine called Friday for a "strict respect of engagements" pledged in a peace deal to end the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said of the first four-way talks in more than two months.

Ukraine outrages Moscow by deporting top Russian envoy

Kiev - Ukraine outraged Russia on Friday by expelling Moscow's top envoy to a vital Black Sea region now governed by the pro-Western former president of Georgia.

Ukraine takes first step toward giving rebels self-rule

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament took the first step Thursday toward granting temporary self-rule to pro-Russian rebels under a change to the constitution the West hopes can end one of Europe's deadliest wars in recent years.

Eleven killed in heaviest Ukraine clashes in weeks

Kiev - Ukraine lost eight soldiers Wednesday in a dramatic spike in fighting with pro-Russian gunmen that further imperilled a truce Washington's top European envoy is desperately trying to salvage in Kiev.

Poroshenko faces new security crisis in western Ukraine

Kiev - President Petro Poroshenko confronted a fresh crisis Monday as a deadly standoff between interior ministry units and armed Ukrainian ultranationalists entered a third day in a western enclave near Hungary.

Four killed in eastern Ukraine clashes

Kiev - Two soldiers, a pro-Russian rebel and a civilian were killed in 24 hours of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military and rebels said separately on Sunday.

Ukraine nationalists in standoff with security forces after two killed

- Heavily armed ultra-nationalists in western Ukraine on Sunday set up roadblocks to stop security forces from disarming them the day after a shootout with police left at least two dead in the town of Mukacheve.
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