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15 dead in Ukraine nursing home fire

Kharkiv - At least 15 people were killed Thursday after a blaze tore through a nursing home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

15 dead in Ukraine nursing home fire

Kharkiv - At least 15 people were killed Thursday after a blaze tore through a residential home for the elderly in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

Ukraine vows action as mourners mark Iran plane downing

Kiev - Ukraine's government vowed Friday to bring to justice those who downed a Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran, as hundreds gathered in Kiev to mourn the victims on the first anniversary of their deaths.

Iran dithering on crash probe, says Ukraine airline

Kiev - Iranian investigators probing the downing of a passenger plane a year ago are deliberately dragging their feet, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) said on Wednesday.

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

Chernobyl - A soft snow fell as a clutch of visitors equipped with a Geiger counter wandered through the ghostly Ukrainian town of Pripyat, frozen in time since the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

Meet Oleksii Novikov: The 2020 SBD 'World's Strongest Man' winner Special

Bradenton - Oleksii Novikov of Ukraine was crowned champion at the 2020 SBD "World's Strongest Man Championship" in Bradenton, Florida. He chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his impressive win.

Battle over borscht: new front in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Kiev - Ukrainian chef Ievgen Klopotenko never expected to find himself at the centre of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine opens new checkpoints in war-torn east

Ukraine - Ukraine opened two new crossings into separatist-held territory in the east on Tuesday, but passage for civilians was blocked by authorities in the breakaway regions, officials said.

Ukraine gives soldier a hero's welcome after Italy acquittal

Kiev - A Ukrainian soldier acquitted of killing an Italian photographer and his Russian assistant during a war in the country's east returned home to a hero's welcome on Wednesday.

Ukraine president calls for court reshuffle in graft crisis

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on parliament to dissolve the constitutional court, as hundreds of people gathered on Friday to protest a ruling to block a number of anti-corruption laws.

Observers criticise Ukraine's Zelensky over election side poll

Kiev - International observers said Monday that local elections in Ukraine were "well-organised and transparent", but criticised a survey organised near polling stations at the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukraine activist in nude protest against Polish abortion ban

Kiev - A member of radical feminist group Femen staged a naked protest outside the Polish embassy in Kiev on Monday against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.The English words "My body is my choice" were scrawled on her torso.

Ukraine's Zelensky suffers setback in local elections

Kiev - Early exit polls showed that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has suffered a setback in Sunday's local elections, while his pro-Russian and pro-European rivals are leading in most of the country's major cities.

Local elections in Ukraine test Zelensky's popularity

Kiev - Ukrainians were voting on Sunday in local elections seen as a test for President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose popularity has suffered in the year and a half since he came unexpectedly to power.

Iran vows to reveal 'detailed' data on plane probe: Kiev

Kiev - Ukraine said on Wednesday that Iran promised to reveal "detailed" information on the probe into a Kiev-bound passenger plane mistakenly shot down in January, after a fresh round of talks in Tehran.

Ukraine leader praises crash survivor as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday praised the only survivor of a military plane crash as the death toll climbed to 26, after another cadet died and three more bodies were found.

Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found.

Cadets among 22 dead in 'shock' Ukraine military plane crash

Kharkov - At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said.

Determined Hasidic pilgrims collide with coronavirus restrictions

Uman - For most of the year, Uman in central Ukraine is almost indistinguishable from any other sleepy provincial city in the post-Soviet country.

Jewish pilgrims quit Ukraine border campout over virus entry ban

Kiev - More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims who massed for several days along Ukraine's border gave up hope of entering the country on Friday after being turned back due to coronavirus restrictions.
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