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Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

Kiev - The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured Wednesday the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the "unhealing wound" of the world's worst civil nuclear accident spewed radiation across Europe.

Ukraine opens terror probe after OSCE medic killed

Kiev - Ukraine opened a terror investigation Monday into a mine blast that killed an American medic from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's monitoring team in the country's rebel-held east.

US: Russia's actions in Ukraine 'obstacle' to improved relations

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said.

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

Kiev - An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on...

UN court rejects Kiev bid for measures against pro-Russian rebels

Den Haag - The UN's top court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Kiev for emergency measures to halt Russia's alleged funnelling of money and arms into Ukraine's war-torn east, but warned Moscow to protect ethnic rights in Crimea.

UN's top court to rule in Ukraine vs Russia case

Den Haag - The UN's top court will Wednesday rule on a bid by Kiev to halt Russia's alleged funnelling of money, arms, and personnel into Ukraine's war-torn east, a key moment in the three-year crisis.

IMF chief tells Ukraine to tackle pricey pension system

Kiev - The IMF's chief to Ukraine told Kiev on Tuesday its pension system was unsustainable because it supported nearly a third of the population and must limit the number of retirees.

Second lease of life for abused circus bears in Ukraine

Zhytomyr - Dental treatment by the best vets, open-air accommodation and fresh fish instead of dubious leftovers and abuse -- life has changed markedly for brown bears rescued from Ukrainian circuses and restaurants.

Top UN court to rule on Ukraine's case against Russia

Den Haag - In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN's highest court will rule Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country's war-torn east.

Top UN court to rule on Ukraine's case against Russia

Den Haag - In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN's highest court will rule Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country's war-torn east.

Top UN court to rule on Ukraine's case against Russia

Den Haag - In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN's highest court will rule Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country's war-torn east.

Repairmen risk lives to bring light on Ukraine frontline

Avdiyivka - Oleksandr and Ruslan drove their dusty grey minibus across a field pock-marked with shell craters, venturing into the no-man's land of Ukraine's volatile frontline.

Kremlin blasts Eurovision for dropping Russia

Moscow - Moscow on Friday denounced the decision by Eurovision Song Contest organisers to drop Russia from this year's contest, following a row with hosts Ukraine.

Russian TV drops Eurovision over Ukraine singer ban

Moscow - Russia's main state television channel said Thursday it was dropping the Eurovision Song Contest from its schedules after Ukraine banned its performer from entering the country to take part.

Three years on, hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war

Donetsk - After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again.

Ukraine expects another $4.5 bn from IMF this year

Kiev - Ukraine expects another $4.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of the year, the National Bank said Tuesday, one day after the fund granted $1 billion for the cash-strapped country.

Canada, Ukraine formalize defense cooperation

Ottawa - Canada and Ukraine formalized a defense pact Monday that would see Canada continue to offer military training and share combat expertise.

On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook

Brussels - Before moving to the White House, Donald Trump expressed his admiration for Russian leader Vladimir Putin and predicted that "President Trump would be so much better for US-Russia relations".

Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

Kiev - Ukraine on Saturday complained of "unprecedented and unacceptable" calls from the Eurovision Song Contest's organisers for it to lift an entry ban on Russia's contestant.

Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

Berlin - The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russia's entrant to enter the country and take part in this year's show which Kiev is hosting.

New NATO-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit

Brussels - NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

New NATO-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit

Brussels - NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

New NATO-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit

Brussels - NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Russia's largest bank pulls out of Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

One dead after blasts at eastern Ukraine arms depot

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday said one person has died as a result of a fire that broke out at an arms depot in the country's east, sparking explosions and forcing a mass evacuation.

Ukraine struggles to contain arms depot fire, blames 'sabotage'

Ukraine - Ukraine said Thursday that a fire raging at a munitions depot in the country's east, which the military blamed on an "act of sabotage", could continue for up to a week.

Ukraine says 'state terrorism' by Moscow behind murder of Russian ex-MP

Kiev - A former Russian MP wanted by Moscow for fraud was shot dead in broad daylight in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday in what Kiev branded "state terrorism.

Kremlin hopes Kiev's Eurovision ban 'will be reconsidered'

Moscow - The Kremlin said Thursday that it hoped Kiev would reconsider its decision to ban a Russian singer from the Eurovision Song Contest over a past performance in Russia-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, military blames 'sabotage'

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday was probing a series of explosions that hit a munitions depot in the country's east overnight as the military blamed the incident on an "act of sabotage"."A fire broke out ...

Moscow fury as Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision

Kiev - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea.
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TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
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Police guard the Ukrainian parliament during a closed session in Kiev on July 31, 2014
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Pro-Russia demonstrators protest in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last month.
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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.
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
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