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Ukraine bans Saakashvili for three years

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Wednesday was banned from entering Ukraine for three years after Kiev deported the opposition leader earlier this month.

Thousands of Ukrainian miners on strike over unpaid wages

Donezk - In the middle of the night dozens of miners stand guard in a small town in eastern Ukraine, blocking access to their mine where thousands of employees are on strike over unpaid wages.

Thousands of Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev

Kiev - Thousands of supporters of deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the streets of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian President.

Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Kiev - By deporting him to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko may have managed to get rid of his arch-enemy Mikheil Saakashvili for now.

Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Kiev - By deporting him to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko may have managed to get rid of his arch-enemy Mikheil Saakashvili for now.

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili deported from Ukraine to Poland

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who fell out with Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko, was deported to Poland on Monday, the country's border guard service said.

Ukraine drops nocturnal curfew for Saakashvili

Kiev - Ukraine's public prosecutor said Tuesday that a nighttime curfew for opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili, accused of plotting a coup, had expired and would not be renewed.

Luxury holidays of top politicians spark scandal in Ukraine

Kiev - Luxury holidays enjoyed or planned by Ukraine's President and Prosecutor General revealed by media have sparked uproar in a country battling large-scale corruption -- though the latter played down the claims Wednesday.

Russia doing 'absolutely nothing' to end Ukraine conflict: US envoy

Kiev - Russia has done "absolutely nothing" to end the conflict in Ukraine and Washington is deeply disappointed with Moscow's lack of progress towards a peace deal, the US special envoy to Ukraine said Monday.

Ukrainian court slaps curfew on Saakashvili

Kiev - A Ukrainian court on Friday slapped a curfew on former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who stands accused of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia.

Ukraine jails alleged Russian soldier fighting in east

Kiev - Ukraine sentenced an alleged Russian soldier to 10 years in prison over charges he fought against the Ukrainian army in the country's separatist east, his lawyer told AFP Friday.

Ukraine parents overcome jab fears amid deadly measles outbreak

Kiev - Schools have shuttered and some clinics exhausted their vaccine stocks as a deadly measles outbreak hits Ukraine, where anti-vaccine sentiment and interrupted supplies have led to a resurgence of the virus.

Mobile connection partially restored in war-torn east Ukraine

Donetsk - Mobile phone access was partially restored in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Friday after it was lost more than a week ago, the last major Ukrainian provider in the area said.

Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

Donetsk - Almost two million people lost mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut.

Ukraine to launch its first solar plant at Chernobyl

Chernobyl - At ground zero of Ukraine's Chernobyl tragedy, workers in orange vests are busy erecting hundreds of dark-coloured panels as the country gets ready to launch its first solar plant to revive the abandoned territory.

Ukrainian court arrests suspect over lawyer murder

Vyshgorod - A Ukrainian court on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of murdering an activist lawyer who helped convict a Kiev judge's nephew for killing her sister in September 2015.

Ukraine language reform fuels identity fears among ethnic Hungarians

Uzhgorod - The central street in a small town in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine is buzzing with life.

Germany seeks Ukraine peacekeepers mandate by March

Kiev - Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday he wanted to establish a mandate for an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine before Russia's March presidential election.

Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer's murder

Kiev - The murder of a Ukrainian lawyer who helped convict her sister's well-connected killer sparked public outrage and a warning Tuesday from the foreign minister that the slaying marked "a challenge to the state".

Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels in mass prisoner swap

Horlivka - Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels have swapped hundreds of prisoners in the war-torn east of the country, one of the largest such exchanges since the outbreak of an insurgency almost four years ago.
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