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Ukraine leader praises 'effective' dialogue with Trump

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he has had two "very effective" conversations with US counterpart Donald Trump and was confident of building strong relations with Washington.

Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east

Moscow - Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged US President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on "irresponsible actions" by Kiev and the West.

Russia, Ukraine clash over tribute to UN ambassador

New York - Russia and Ukraine clashed on Tuesday over a UN Security Council tribute to long-serving Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin whose death has triggered an outpouring of grief at the world body.

Trump's envoy at UN warns Russia US stands firm on NATO, EU

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States is ready to improve ties with Russia but will not compromise on its support for NATO and the European Union.

Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling

Vienna - Austria arrested one of Ukraine's richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports

Berlin - Germany on Monday criticised as "unacceptable" Russia's decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine's eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

Ukraine accuses rebels of breaking truce as Western concern rises

Donetsk - Ukraine's military on Monday accused pro-Moscow rebels of breaking a new ceasefire deal barely hours after it came into effect, as Western powers warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet state.

Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT

New York - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, a business associate and a Ukrainian lawmaker have drawn up a peace plan for the Russia-Ukraine conflict, presenting the proposal to the administration's former national security advisor, the New York Times rep...

New Ukraine truce due to come into force Monday

Moscow - A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force Monday, Moscow and Kiev said, though some separatists were already labelling it unfeasible.

Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forces

Lugansk - Ukraine's Russian-backed insurgents on Friday accused a top official in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of aiding Kiev's forces in the 34-month war.

Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said Thursday.

Ukraine warring sides agree heavy arms pullback: OSCE

Moscow - An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine's warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile frontline by February 20 in line with a tattered peace plan.

Ukraine declares state of energy emergency

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers.

Ukraine's economy grows nearly 5%

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday its economy expanded at a surprisingly fast pace of nearly five percent in the fourth quarter as it continued its steady climb out of a two-year recession.

Two years since peace deal, war simmers in Ukraine

Kiev - Two years have passed since the signing of a deal aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but the bloody conflict has rumbled on -- at the cost of another 5,000 lives.

The Ukraine conflict: Five things to know

Kiev - The war between Kiev and Moscow-backed rebels has killed more than 10,000 people, rattled eastern Europe and plunged relations between the West and Russia to post-Cold War lows.

Trump signals support for Ukraine's territorial integrity

Vilnius - US President Donald Trump signalled support for Ukraine's territorial integrity in a letter released on Friday, as Kiev grapples with an upsurge in fighting with Russia-backed separatists.

Ukraine's rebel region bids farewell to slain warlord

Donetsk - Thousands of Ukrainians stood in line with flowers on Friday in the separatist fiefdom of Donetsk to bid farewell to a field commander who was slain in a rocket attack on his office.

NATO backs Ukraine as clashes surge: deputy chief

Brussels - All 28 NATO allies fully support Ukraine as it faces the worst upsurge in fighting against pro-Russian rebels in two years, alliance deputy head Rose Gottemoeller said Thursday.

Key Ukraine rebel commander killed in 'act of terror'

Donetsk - A military chief of a self-proclaimed Russian-backed republic in eastern Ukraine was killed in an "act of terror" Wednesday, the latest victim of a string of similar attacks, local authorities said.

Op-Ed: Both sides blame each other for clashes in eastern Ukraine

Both the pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian authorities accuse each other of carrying out frontline artillery attacks in eastern Ukraine resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.

Trump under fire for saying he respects 'killer' Putin

Palm Beach - President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Trump tells Poroshenko he will try to bring peace to Ukraine

Avdiyivka - US President Donald Trump told Ukraine's leader on Saturday that he would work with Kiev and Moscow to try to end the bloodshed in the European Union's backyard.

Trump to speak to Poroshenko as Ukraine unrest surges

Avdiyivka - US President Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine's leader on Saturday as a surge in fighting killed dozens refocusing world attention on the conflict in Europe's backyard.

Music drowns out shelling in Ukraine flashpoint town

Avdiyivka - As artillery fire echoes throughout the flashpoint Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, the sound of guitar and violin music fills the apartment where the Savkevich family are hunkered down.

US condemns Russia's 'aggressive actions' in Ukraine

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday condemned Russia's "aggressive actions" in Ukraine and pledged strong US support to Kiev even as the new US administration seeks to improve ties with Russia.

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Avdiyivka - Ukraine's president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a frontline town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives.

Ukraine leader plans referendum on NATO

Berlin - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he wants to hold a referendum on his conflict-torn country joining NATO, in comments to a German newspaper published Thursday.

NATO head urges Russia to act on 'serious spike' in Ukraine violence

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged Russia to use its influence with pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to halt what he called the worst upsurge in fighting in a long time.

NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as death toll hits 19

Avdiyivka - The head of NATO warned on Wednesday that Ukraine faced its worst violence "in a long time" as global alarm rang out over a spike in bloodshed that has killed 19 people in the European Union's backyard.
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More than 9 000 people have been killed since a Moscow-backed insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine ...
More than 9,000 people have been killed since a Moscow-backed insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine in April 2014
Anatolii Stepanov, AFP/File
A stray dog in Ukraine (screenshot from RT news report)
A stray dog in Ukraine (screenshot from RT news report)
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Anti-government protesters rest near an open fire  as temperatures reach minus 20 degrees Celsius (m...
Anti-government protesters rest near an open fire, as temperatures reach minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) at a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, January 30, 2014
Reuters / Gleb Garanich
Sanctions are sanctions  but 18th St.-Petersburg international economic forum will take place in all...
Sanctions are sanctions, but 18th St.-Petersburg international economic forum will take place in all political weather. Moreover, president Putin will arrive at the Forum, for whom the action will become the Rubicon for presentation of Russia on international scene. Despite the threats of USA and Europe to apply once again a new package of rigid economic sanctions, which in their opinion should strike Russian economy and both large and medium business, Russia and Putin pay little attention...
Russian Davos. Putin's attempt to stop economic collapse
(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012  Kiev  Ukraine.
(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
A NATO Hungarian Army T-72 tank similar to the 100 reported to be on the way to Sudan.
A NATO Hungarian Army T-72 tank similar to the 100 reported to be on the way to Sudan.
Péter Lippai
Ukrainian ad for police uniforms stars famous celebs.
Ukrainian ad for police uniforms stars famous celebs.
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The European Parliament
The European Parliament
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TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Wa...
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.
A veteran Cossack poses following an oath-taking ceremony for new army recruits of the self-proclaim...
A veteran Cossack poses following an oath-taking ceremony for new army recruits of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" on Lenin Square in Donetsk, June 21, 2014
John Macdougall, AFP
A man videos a shell crater in Donetsk  on July 29  2014
A man videos a shell crater in Donetsk, on July 29, 2014
Bulent Kilic, AFP
A worker paints a Donetsk People's Republic flag on a vehicle at a repair shop in the eastern U...
A worker paints a Donetsk People's Republic flag on a vehicle at a repair shop in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, February 25, 2015
Andrey Borodulin, AFP
Lorries with a Russian humanitarian convoy approach a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km ...
Lorries with a Russian humanitarian convoy approach a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 17, 2014
Dmitry Serebryakov, AFP
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukrain...
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi outside Kiev February 22, 2014
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Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation s seizure of Crimea protest in the streets...
Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation's seizure of Crimea protest in the streets of Kiev in March.
ВО Свобода/Wikimedia Commons
PUTIN’S FAWNERS AMONG EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 


Political situation development in the early XXI ...
PUTIN’S FAWNERS AMONG EUROPEAN POLITICIANS Political situation development in the early XXI century in Eurasia witnesses to naked aspiration of Russia to restore its geopolitical positions and former power creating new empire with former Soviet Union countries led by Moscow. Now the central aim is to involve Ukraine under influence of the Kremlin. As former US National Security Advisor of US president Zbigniew Brzezinski has noted, for new empire creation and former power restoring it’
The new 10 000 meter bear sanctuary will house Nastia  her mother Masha  and other rescued Ukrainian...
The new 10,000 meter bear sanctuary will house Nastia, her mother Masha, and other rescued Ukrainian bears.
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