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Canada authorizes export of automatic weapons to Ukraine

Ottawa - Canada on Wednesday authorized the export of automatic weapons to Ukraine, citing its "steadfast" support for the security and sovereignty of a country engaged in a conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

Ukraine, Poland in effort to defuse historical dispute

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda on Wednesday said they would work to defuse recent tensions over the wartime killing of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists.

Ukrainian court rules to free Saakashvili

Kiev - A Ukrainian court on Monday released arrested former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who vowed to "pressure the authorities" to end corruption.

Thousands rally demanding Saakashvili's release in Ukraine

Kiev - Thousands of people rallied Sunday in central Kiev to demand the release of detained former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili and the impeachment of his rival, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili on hunger strike after Ukraine arrest

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, his lawyer and supporters said Saturday.

Ukraine police rearrest ex-Georgian president Saakashvili

Kiev - Ukrainian police on Friday rearrested former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili after a similar attempt to detain the foe of President Petro Poroshenko had failed.

European rights watchdog raps Ukraine's language law

Kiev - A European rights watchdog ruled on Friday that Ukraine's new law requiring state schools teach older children almost entirely in Ukrainian might be discriminatory.

Ukraine leader open to international Saakashvili probe

Vilnius - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday international experts may help justice officials probe charges that Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president now active in Ukrainian politics, received illegal Russian funding.

Ukraine under pressure from West over corruption

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing mounting pressure from the West for his failure to fight high-level corruption that helped drive pro-EU protests and topple a Russian-backed government in 2014.

US and Russia clash over Ukraine as OSCE meets

Vienna - The United States and Russia clashed over the crisis in Ukraine as OSCE foreign ministers met in Vienna on Thursday, casting doubt on efforts to negotiate terms for a UN peacekeeping force.

Rift over Ukraine peacekeepers as OSCE meets

Vienna - Foreign ministers from the 57-member OSCE met in Vienna on Thursday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russia's Sergei Lavrov set to discuss a possible UN peacekeeping force for Ukraine.

16 hurt as Ukraine police hunt Georgian ex-leader Saakashvili

Kiev - Sixteen people were injured in clashes in central Kiev on Wednesday as police sought to arrest ex-Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, a staunch foe of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine peacekeepers are top US priority: Tillerson

Brussels - Washington's first priority in dealing with the war in Ukraine is to reach agreement on a UN peacekeeping force, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.

Unrest in Kiev after Ukraine detains Saakashvili

Kiev - Scuffles broke out in Kiev on Tuesday after Ukrainian authorities accused former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of plotting a coup sponsored by Russia and attempted to arrest him.

Supporters free Saakashvili from Ukraine police van: AFP

Kiev - Hundreds of supporters of former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday freed the detained politician from a police van amid a showdown with officers in central Kiev, AFP correspondents reported.

Georgian ex-leader Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukrainian security services on Tuesday arrested former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili after he climbed onto the roof of his apartment building and addressed supporters during a police raid.

Under Trump's shadow, Tillerson heads for Europe

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks this week on a diplomatic mission to shore up alliances in Europe and their defenses against Russian aggression and subversion.

Kiev's Orthodox church calls on Russian Patriarch to end 'confrontation'

Kiev - The head of the Kiev-based Ukrainian Orthodox Church has called on Russian Patriarch Kirill to end "confrontation" between the two institutions for the sake of the faithful amid a rumbling conflict between Kiev and rebels.

Kiev's disputes with Western neighbours threaten EU support

Kiev - Three years after the outbreak of an unprecedented crisis with Moscow and a war with pro-Kremlin rebels, Ukraine is experiencing a deep diplomatic chill with its Western neighbours that risks dampening EU support for Kiev.

US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression

Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson re-committed the United States to opposing Moscow's "aggression" against its neighbors Tuesday and vowed to help Europe wean itself off Russian oil and gas.

Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns as infighting flares

Donetsk - The leader of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine has resigned, the region's news agency said Friday, following a week of tensions between rival factions.

5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up

Kiev - Ukraine said Friday five of its soldiers had died during fighting in the east, as it accused Russia of ramping up its military presence in the region amid squabbles among warring rebel factions.

Tensions down after 'coup' in Ukraine's separatist region

Lugansk - Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of a coup attempt.

Ukraine rebel leader accuses ex-minister of coup attempt

Lugansk - The self-proclaimed leader of the Moscow-backed rebel stronghold of Lugansk on Wednesday accused an ex-minister of masterminding a coup attempt as infighting spiralled in eastern Ukraine.

Rebel infighting sparks fears in east Ukraine

Lugansk - Hundreds of armed men in military fatigues on Tuesday blocked access to government buildings in eastern Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk as infighting spiked between rebel factions.

Poland tensions with Ukraine and EU 'Kremlin plan': Tusk

Brussels - European Council President Donald Tusk on Sunday questioned whether tensions between Poland's rightwing government with Ukraine and the EU is a "Kremlin plan"."Alarm!

Ukraine seeks distance from Moscow with new Christmas holiday

Kiev - Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday voted for a new public holiday on 25 December in a move which they said would allow the country to distance itself from Russia, which celebrates Orthodox Christmas in January.

In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine's separatist leaders

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the eastern Ukraine's rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the pro-Russian separatist republics.

Putin to intervene in Ukraine prisoner swap

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would hold talks with the leaders of eastern Ukraine's self-proclaimed pro-Russian republics, in a rare public move to get involved in a prisoner exchange deal with Kiev.

Tensions rise between Serbia, Ukraine over 'mercenaries'

Belgrade - Serbia has summoned its ambassador to Kiev for consultations after Ukraine raised concerns over Serbian "mercenaries" fighting on the side of pro-Russian rebels in its conflict-torn east.
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