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Hundreds battle deadly Ukraine forest fire

Kiev - Hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers rushed to deal with a forest fire that has killed six people in eastern Ukraine, the interior minister said on Tuesday.

Ukraine battles post-lockdown virus surge

Lviv - Wearing full protective gear including a white suit and plastic visor, Ukrainian doctor Marta Saiko checked on an elderly patient hooked up to a ventilator.

As surrogacy booms, fears Ukraine becoming 'online baby store'

Kiev - Tears of joy stream down Andrea Viez's face as she lifts her baby boy, born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine."He's a star," the Argentinian in her late 40s says, her voice trembling.

Ukraine flooding leaves three dead, hundreds homeless

Kiev - Three people have died and hundreds have fled their homes in western Ukraine following the worst flooding in a decade, authorities said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Trump vs US military — German pullout proves incomprehension

Washington - The US military is quite rightly seething over Trump’s decision to withdraw nearly a third of its forces out of Germany. So are America’s allies. Trump’s earlier denigration of NATO shows total lack of understanding.

Ukraine workers skirt lockdowns to rescue European farms

Kiev - In an almost empty terminal at Boryspil airport in Kiev, Yuriy was waiting in a busy line of 200 seasonal workers to check in for a lone flight to Finland.

'Impossible to bear': Ukraine zoo struggles to survive in lockdown

Kiev - Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Ukraine, animals in Mykhailo Pinchuk's cash-strapped zoo have had to make do with leaner diets. High-quality beef has been partially replaced by other meats, and broccoli swapped for cheaper cabbage.

Ex Georgian leader appointed reform aide in Ukraine

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Thursday was appointed to a Ukrainian advisory body on reforms, in a move that marks his comeback to the ex-Soviet country's politics.

Ukraine scientists navigate lockdown to reach Antarctica

Kiev - Yuriy Otruba was preparing for his sixth scientific expedition to Antarctica when the coronavirus pandemic hit, shutting borders, grounding flights and locking down countries he needed to travel through.

Ukraine TV series raises hopes of struggling teens

Kiev - Katya was shunned by her mother and bullied by classmates in her industrial Ukrainian hometown after she told them, aged 13, that she was a lesbian.

Flamboyant ex Georgia leader eyes Ukraine political comeback

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday he wants to help steer Ukraine through an economic crisis as new deputy prime minister but his plans sparked controversy both in Kiev and his native Georgia.

For one Ukrainian startup, coronavirus means business is booming

Kiev - The headquarters of Dmytro Voloshyn's startup in the historic centre of Kiev is eerily quiet. But online, his business is busier than ever.

Ukrainian priests make visors for anti-virus fight

Kiev - A bearded Orthodox priest carefully assembles a plastic visor as he works with a group of volunteers to provide Ukrainian medics with much-needed personal protective equipment.

Ukraine swaps prisoners with rebels ahead of Orthodox Easter

Kiev - Ukraine's government on Thursday swapped prisoners with Russia-backed separatists in the war-torn east of the country, ahead of Orthodox Easter celebrations.

Kiev says 'no open fire' in forests of Chernobyl nuclear zone

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday only small isolated fires remain at the scene of a blaze that erupted 10 days ago in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

Kiev says huge forest fire 'no threat' to Chernobyl nuclear zone

Kiev - Hundreds of firefighters on Monday battled a forest blaze in Ukraine's Chernobyl exclusion zone while officials insisted there was no risk to the ruined reactor and nearby storage facilities for nuclear waste.

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.
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