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Kiev vows tough stance from President Zelensky at Putin talks

Kiev - Kiev's top diplomat on Saturday insisted President Volodymyr Zelensky will not make concessions to Moscow at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders later this month, despite fears to the contrary in Ukraine.

Trump administration unfreezes military aid to the Ukraine

Washington - On Thursday the US Senate Appropriations Committee announced that the Trump administration has agreed to release $250 million of previously frozen military aid to the Ukraine.

Ukraine leader says Russia sanctions must remain in place

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday warned the West against lifting sanctions on Russia as France pushes for rapprochement with Moscow.

Freed in prisoner swap, Ukraine's Sentsov warns: Don't trust Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov on Tuesday warned against trusting Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Moscow freed him from jail in a historic prisoner swap with Kiev this weekend.

Prisoner swap a big win for Ukraine's Zelensky, but at a price

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky scored a big win by exchanging prisoners with Russia, experts say, but Moscow made him pay a heavy price and will be looking for more concessions.

Ukraine's Sentsov calls for release of other prisoners

Kiev - Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov called for the release of other Ukrainians held by Moscow as he was set free Saturday in a historic prisoner swap with Russia.

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in landmark 'first step' to ease tensions

Kiev - Russia and Ukraine made a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners on Saturday, a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of tensions and conflict.

Ukraine releases MH17 'suspect' ahead of expected prisoner swap

Kiev - A court in Ukraine on Thursday released from detention a man suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17, prompting concern from the Netherlands that he may avoid questioning.

Kiev mayor ex-boxer Klitschko accuses Zelensky of move to curb powers

Kiev - Former boxing champion and mayor of Ukraine's capital Kiev, Vitali Klitschko on Wednesday lashed out at President Volodymyr Zelensky, accusing his government of an illegal attempt to curb his powers.

Ukraine denies reports of prisoner swap with Russia

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday denied reports that a prisoner swap with Russia was underway, as announced earlier by some Russian media and a Ukrainian official."The process for the mutual release of prisoners is continuing.

Ukraine's new PM: upbeat young lawyer in president's shadow

Kiev - Only 35 years old with just three months of experience in government, Oleksiy Goncharuk has become Ukraine's youngest ever prime minister amid a stalling economy and war in the east.

Ukraine president picks young lawyer as prime minister

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday picked untested 35-year-old lawyer Oleksiy Goncharuk as his prime minister, as a new parliament met for the first time.

Trump advisor Bolton stresses Ukraine's 'territorial integrity'

Kiev - White House national security advisor John Bolton on Wednesday stressed US commitment to Ukraine's "territorial integrity" during talks with the country's new president, part of a regional tour in Russia's traditional field of influence.

Ukraine releases Russia journalist pending treason trial

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday released a Russian state media journalist pending his trial for "high treason", as the two countries discuss potential prisoner swaps.

Top Trump advisor visits Ukraine to meet Zelensky

Kiev - White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Kiev on Tuesday for talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky, a day after the announcement of a new peace summit on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine soldiers hold unofficial march after Kiev cancels event

Kiev - Some 20,000 people, most of them soldiers in uniform, turned out in Kiev Saturday for an unofficial march to mark Ukrainian Independence Day after the president cancelled a traditional military parade.

Anti-vaccine parents protest amid Ukraine measles outbreak

Kiev - Around 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in central Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which has been hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

As troops pull out, Ukraine frontline village fears for future

Pogorelov - While Ukrainian troops were stationed in her village, Anna felt safe despite living on the frontline of a war that has claimed thousands of lives over the last five years.

Four soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine grenade attack

Kiev - Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a grenade attack in the war-torn east of the country on Tuesday, Kiev said, the highest daily casualty toll over the past two weeks.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker over naval clash: prosecutor

Kiev - A Ukrainian court has ordered the seizure of a Russian tanker stopped last week over its alleged involvement in a Ukrainian-Russian naval clash last year, the country's chief military prosecutor said Tuesday.
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