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Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

Lviv - The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Row over Ukraine region's ban on Russian-language culture

Lviv - A Ukrainian region's decision to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted growing controversy Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine leader backs controversial 'Russian foreign agents' bill

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday backed a controversial bill that would require pro-Russian groups to register as "foreign agents", borrowing from the playbook of his arch-enemy Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia: envoy

Kiev - An envoy of Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, told Ukraine's leader Monday that his country's church would soon be declared independent of Russia, a move set to infuriate Moscow.

US condemns Ukraine prosecutor's access to journalist's phone data

Kiev - The US embassy in Ukraine on Wednesday condemned a court decision to grant the country's prosecutor general access to the phone data of one of the country's top investigative journalists.

Austria condemns 'Russian agression' in Ukraine

Kiev - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday condemned "Russian aggression" in Ukraine's east, an unusually strong wording coming on the heels of President Vladimir Putin's controversial visit to Austria.

Tens of thousands mourn murdered Ukraine rebel 'hero'

Donezk - Tens of thousands of mourners thronged the streets in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday to pay their final respects to an assassinated separatist leader, who was praised as a "brother" and a "hero" by an aide of Vladimir Putin.

Tens of thousands mourn east Ukraine 'hero' rebel leader

Donezk - Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday to pay their final respects to separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko, while an aide to the Russian president praised him as a "brother" and a "hero".

Ukraine jails man for plotting to kill Russian reporter Babchenko

Kiev - Ukraine said Saturday it had jailed a man who plotted an assassination attempt against a Russian journalist who sparked a worldwide outcry earlier this year by faking his own murder.

East Ukraine mourns rebel leader after blast

Donezk - Rebel authorities in east Ukraine have detained several suspects and declared three days of mourning after the assassination of top separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko.

Alexander Zakharchenko, miner's son who led Donetsk rebels

Donezk - Alexander Zakharchenko, who was killed in an explosion in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's republic on Friday, had led Russian-backed insurgents in the rebel region for the last four years.

East Ukraine separatist leader killed in blast

Donezk - Alexander Zakharchenko, the main separatist leader in eastern Ukraine, was killed in a bomb blast in the centre of rebel hub Donetsk on Friday, his spokeswoman said.

Ukraine marks 2014 battlefield massacre it blames on Russia

Kiev - Hundreds of people gathered in Kiev on Wednesday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of one of the deadliest battles in Ukraine's war with Russia-backed rebels.

Top Trump aide says US open to Kosovo-Serbia border changes

Kiev - US President Donald Trump's national security advisor on Friday said Washington does not "exclude" the possibility of territorial adjustments in the dispute between Serbia and Kosovo, a notion Western powers have staunchly opposed in the past.

Top Trump aide condemns EU dependence on Russian gas

Kiev - US President Donald Trump's national security advisor on a visit to Kiev Friday condemned the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany which will bypassing Ukraine, stressing Europe was taking a strategic risk by relying on Russia...

Bolton says US to help Ukraine counter Russian vote 'meddling'

Kiev - The United States is ready to help Ukraine counter any "interference" by Russia in its 2019 presidential election, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday during his visit to Kiev.

Ukraine marks independence day with biggest ever military parade

Kiev - Ukraine marked 27 years of independence Friday with its biggest ever military parade in central Kiev, as war continues against Russian-backed separatists in the country's east.

Hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker 'losing hope': cousin

Kiev - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is "losing hope" and no longer believes that he will be freed after almost 100 days on hunger strike in a Russian prison, his cousin told AFP.

Ukraine demands 15 years in jail for ousted pro-Russian president

Kiev - Ukraine's Prosecutor General's office on Thursday said had it demanded a 15-year prison sentence for ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, accused by Kiev of "betraying his nation" to Russia.

Frontline pizza: Ukrainian veterans feed soldiers in hotspots

Ukraine - There's no knock on the door, just the tantalising smell of melted cheese, ham and tomato sauce reaching the noses of Ukrainian soldiers. The pizza delivery man has arrived.
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