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MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

Den Haag - International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses.

Ukraine says Russian soldier killed in clashes in east

Kiev - A Russian military officer fighting alongside Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine was killed and another Russian captured in recent skirmishes with Ukrainian forces, Kiev said Wednesday.

EU extends Russia economic sanctions

Brussels - The European Union on Wednesday formally rolled over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to live up to its Ukraine ceasefire commitments.

Relatives hold on to missing in war-torn east Ukraine

Mariupol - In August 2014, Anastasiya Chub could not wait to share wonderful news with her husband -- that she was pregnant with the couple's second child.

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman

Kiev - The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday.

Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks

Kiev - Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Ukraine serviceman killed in Kiev car blast

Kiev - A suspected car bombing in Kiev on Tuesday killed a Ukrainian soldier in an incident classified as a "terrorist act" by police, the interior ministry said.

Macron says France will not recognise Crimea 'annexation'

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron said Monday France refuses to recognise Russia's "annexation" of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.

Putin visits annexed Crimea, triggering Kiev protest

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Moscow annexed in 2014, a trip quickly denounced by Kiev as a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.

US slams Russian intimidation of OSCE in Ukraine

Washington - The United States on Thursday accused pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine of a campaign of "violence and harassment" against unarmed OSCE teams monitoring the conflict.

EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions

Brussels - EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine ceasefire commitments, EU president Donald Tusk said."Agreed.

New East Ukraine ceasefire set for Saturday: separatists

Kiev - A fresh ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists entrenched in eastern Ukraine and Ukrainian forces will come into force this weekend, Ukraine and the separatists said Wednesday.

Ukraine's Poroshenko scores Trump White House meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that came as Washington rolled out more sanctions against pro-Russian rebels, in a diplomatic coup for Kiev.

Ukraine's Poroshenko scores Trump White House meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that came as Washington rolled out more sanctions against pro-Russian rebels, in a diplomatic coup for Kiev.

Ukraine's Poroshenko scores Trump White House meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that came as Washington rolled out more sanctions against pro-Russian rebels, in a diplomatic coup for Kiev.

Ukraine's Poroshenko scores Trump White House meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the White House on Tuesday as Washington rolled out more sanctions against pro-Russian rebels, in a diplomatic coup for Kiev.

Ukraine's Poroshenko scores Trump White House meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the White House on Tuesday as Washington rolled out more sanctions against pro-Russian rebels, in a diplomatic coup for Kiev.

Ukraine's Poroshenko scores Trump White House meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the White House on Tuesday as Washington rolled out more sanctions against pro-Russian rebels, in a diplomatic coup for Kiev.

US beefs up Russia sanctions over Ukraine conflict

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed a fresh round of trade sanctions on Russia and Ukrainian separatists, toughening the stance just as President Donald Trump was hosting his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

US beefs up Russia sanctions over Ukraine conflict

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed a fresh round of trade sanctions on Russia and Ukrainian separatists, toughening the stance just as President Donald Trump was hosting his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

US beefs up Russia sanctions over Ukraine conflict

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed a fresh round of trade sanctions on Russia and Ukrainian separatists, toughening the stance just as President Donald Trump was hosting his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal.

Thousands attend Kiev gay pride march opposed by ultra-nationalists

Kiev - More than two thousand people took part in Kiev's gay pride event on Sunday amid a heavy police presence as nationalist protesters tried to halt the event and burned a rainbow flag.

Thousands attend Kiev gay pride amid tight security

Kiev - More than 2,000 people took part in Kiev's gay pride event on Sunday amid a heavy police presence, as nationalist protesters tried to stop the event and set fire to a rainbow flag.

Ukrainian reporter feared captured by rebels in separatist east

Kiev - A senior Human Rights Watch activist on Saturday said she fears pro-Moscow rebels have captured a Ukrainian reporter and blogger missing for two weeks in the country's eastern war zone.

East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children: UN

Kiev - At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the government and separatist rebels, a UN report said Friday.

Ukrainian civilian death toll on the rise in rebel east: UN

Kiev - Civilian casualties this spring from the conflict in eastern Ukraine have risen by nearly 50 percent over the winter months, a UN report published Tuesday said.

Ukraine says seven soldiers killed in clashes in rebel east

Kiev - Seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in just three days in renewed fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, the military said Monday.

Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Kiev - Ukrainians were on Sunday celebrating the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with thousands crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "exit" from Moscow's grip.

Ukraine MPs back NATO application push

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday voted to back attempts by the crisis-torn ex-Soviet nation to seek NATO membership, a move set to heighten tensions with Russia.
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A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family leaving for Russia on July 16, 2014 in Donetsk
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Ukrainian ad for police uniforms stars famous celebs.
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Viktor Yanukovych, the current President of Ukraine
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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.
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An anti-government protester prepares to throw a petrol bomb during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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A man with his dog looks at a damaged area after shelling in Donetsk on July 29, 2014
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Ukrainian expat Olga Fedorishcheva has a plan to deliver desperately needed psychological support to her war-torn homeland.
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A protester at Euromaidan
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
Ukrainian ad for police uniforms stars famous celebs.
Ukrainian ad for police uniforms stars famous celebs.
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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.
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UKRAINE CRISIS: European Union representative Catherine Ashton, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius discussed the turmoil in Ukraine at their March 5 meeting in Paris.
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Klezhokics of Poland on a festival stage in Lvov, an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this European road-crossing.