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French ski resort a slippery slope to virus for Ukraine MPs: report

Kiev - Several Ukrainian political figures who holidayed at a French ski resort have caught the coronavirus, and passed it on to others, a magazine reported Friday.

Ukraine parliament adopts 'historic' land reform bill

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday lifted a long-standing ban on the sale of farmland, a crucial and controversial piece of legislation needed to unlock support from the International Monetary Fund.

Ukraine struggles to debunk fake virus news

Kiev - The water service in Odessa, a port city in southern Ukraine, was suddenly overrun this week with calls from worried residents with a peculiar concern.

Ukraine gets masks, virus tests from China

Kiev - A Ukrainian military plane carrying masks, tests and ventilators to fight the spread of the coronavirus has arrived in Kiev from China, the presidency announced Monday.

Therapy dogs bring respite to Ukraine war veterans

Kiev - Ricky, a larger than life golden retriever, wags his tail as he nestles his head on Vasyl's lap. But still the war veteran looks tense.

Ukraine MPs approve new premier after tape scandal

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament approved Denys Shmygal as the new prime minister on Wednesday after his predecessor resigned following a leak of a recording where he criticised President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Canada urges Iran to give access to downed airliner's black boxes

Kiev - Iran must give access to the black boxes from a Ukrainian airliner shot down by an Iranian missile in early January, Canada's foreign minister said on Wednesday."We do expect and we demand...

Ukraine destroys 37,000 bottles of adulterated vodka

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities began the task of destroying 37,000 bottles of illicit adulterated vodka on Wednesday, a national "record" in a country where consumption of illegal alcohol regularly poisons and even kills.

Ukraine protesters clash with police over China virus evacuees

Kharkiv - Dozens of people clashed with police Thursday outside a hospital in central Ukraine over government plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China in the facility.

Brawl erupts in Ukraine parliament over controversial land reform

Kiev - A brawl broke out in Ukraine's parliament and hundreds of people protested outside the legislature on Thursday as passions heated up over a controversial land reform bill.

OSCE warns Ukraine over disinformation bill

Kiev - A new bill aimed at curbing the spread of disinformation in Ukraine could pose a risk to freedom of expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe warned on Wednesday.

Ukraine says Iran 'knew from start' missile downed plane

Kiev - Kiev on Monday accused Tehran of knowing from the start that an Iranian missile had downed a Ukrainian airliner last month, after leaked recordings emerged from Iranian air traffic control.

Pompeo vows unwavering US support during delicate Ukraine visit

Kiev - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington's support for Ukraine was unwavering during a delicate visit Friday to the country at the heart of the US impeachment process.

Pompeo visits Ukraine as Trump impeachment trial advances

Kiev - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to meet with Ukraine's leader on Friday on his first trip to the country that is at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Ukraine's Zelensky weathers crises from Trump to downed jet

Kiev - In his first nine months as Ukrainian president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has found himself at the centre of major international crises, including the US impeachment investigation and Iran's downing of a passenger jet.

Ukraine presses Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Kiev - Ukraine's president on Monday urged Tehran to hand over the black box flight recorders of a passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces during a spike in tensions with Washington.

Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane repatriated from Iran

Kiev - Around a thousand people including President Volodymyr Zelensky bid farewell to Ukrainians who died in a plane mistakenly shot down by Iran during a spike in tensions with Washington.

Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane repatriated from Iran

Kiev - The flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainians who died in a plane mistakenly shot down by Iran during a spike in tensions with Washington arrived in Kiev on Sunday.

Ukraine says Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Kiev - Ukraine said Friday Iran was ready to hand over the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian passenger plane downed by an Iranian missile.

Ukraine president rejects PM's resignation over leaked recording

Kiev - Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday he wanted to give his prime minister a "second chance" and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state's grasp of economics.
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