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Ukraine's released pilot assumes parliament seat

Kiev - Ukraine's defiant pilot Nadiya Savchenko sang the national anthem Tuesday in a strident first appearance in parliament since her release in a prisoner swap with Russia last week.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in upsurge in east

Kiev - Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a fresh "escalation" of fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, Kiev said Monday.

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded in separatist east

Kiev - Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and four wounded in fresh clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the country's east, the military said Sunday, the army's second deadliest toll this year.

Ukraine blaze kills 17 in elderly care home

- Seventeen people died when an unlicenced home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, a fresh tragedy to shake the conflict-riven country.

Op-Ed: Why Canelo-GGG fight won't happen this year

This year's most anticipated boxing fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin may not happen as planned within the year as promoters representing both fighters seem to be losing interest in the fight.

Ukraine pilot Savchenko 'ready to negotiate with pro-Moscow separatists'

Kiev - Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed from a Russian jail this week, said on Friday she is ready to negotiate with pro-Russian separatists on releasing prisoners.

Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation

Kiev - Ukraine's security service said Thursday it had banned the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for backing Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Poroshenko vows to take back Crimea following pilot's release

Kiev - President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Wednesday that Ukraine would take back the annexed peninsula of Crimea and rebel-held territory in the east of the country following pilot Nadiya Savchenko's return from Russia.

Op-Ed: Why Viktor Postol could halt Terence Crawford's winning streak

Unbeaten Ukrainian boxer Viktor Postol has what it takes to end Terence Crawford's 28-fight winning streak when they collide July 23 in a pay-per-view fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in a WBC light-welterweight title fight.

Savchenko: Ukraine's 'symbol of defiance' to Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed by Russia in a prisoner exchange on Wednesday, has been condemned by Moscow as a murderer but was rapturously received as a national hero back home.

Ukraine's Savchenko gets hero's welcome after prisoner swap with Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko returned home to a hero's welcome Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail following a prisoner swap with Moscow that drew a line under a major diplomatic spat.

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

Kiev - Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in the country's war-torn east over the past 24 hours, the biggest casualty toll in a single day this year, Kiev said on Tuesday.

Orbita, a ghost of Chernobyl in the heart of Ukraine

Ukraine - Missing from maps, a ghost town hides in the pine forests of central Ukraine, abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster but now filling with families fleeing the pro-Russian eastern separatist war.

Jubilant Ukraine hails 'unbelievable' Eurovision victory

Kiev - Jubilant Ukrainians erupted in celebration Sunday after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful tribute to her Tatar people's deportation from Russian-annexed Crimea in 1944."Yes!!!" Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted.

Ukraine interior minister slams journalists accredited with rebels

Kiev - Ukraine's interior minister on Saturday lambasted reporters who were accredited by pro-Russian rebels to cover fighting in the country's east, after their details were leaked by hackers.

Ukraine picks president's ally as prosecutor after bending law

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament confirmed an ally of President Petro Poroshenko as chief prosecutor Thursday after ignoring EU warnings and changing the law to let candidates without legal training serve in the crucial post.

Hackers reveal details of reporters accredited with Ukraine rebels

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday launched a criminal probe into pro-Kiev hackers who revealed details of thousands of reporters accredited with the self-declared authorities of the separatist east in order to cover the war.

IMF team arrives in Ukraine to check on new government

Kiev - An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Kiev on Tuesday after the formation of a new Ukrainian government resolved a prolonged political crisis that had stalled the release of vital aid.

Op-Ed: Legacy of corrupt governance haunts European ambitions of Belarus

Minsk - As Belarusian state policy is to forge ties with Europe, Europe should respond by pressuring the government to strengthen good governance; highlighting human rights issues, systemic corruption, and rampant smuggling across EU borders.

Op-Ed: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty can't cope with Putin propaganda

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum and British journalist Edward Lucas assert in a Washington Post op-ed that U.S. funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) "cannot provide a complete response" to the danger of Russian disinformation.
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