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Observers criticise Ukraine's Zelensky over election side poll

Kiev - International observers said Monday that local elections in Ukraine were "well-organised and transparent", but criticised a survey organised near polling stations at the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukraine activist in nude protest against Polish abortion ban

Kiev - A member of radical feminist group Femen staged a naked protest outside the Polish embassy in Kiev on Monday against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.The English words "My body is my choice" were scrawled on her torso.

Ukraine's Zelensky suffers setback in local elections

Kiev - Early exit polls showed that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has suffered a setback in Sunday's local elections, while his pro-Russian and pro-European rivals are leading in most of the country's major cities.

Local elections in Ukraine test Zelensky's popularity

Kiev - Ukrainians were voting on Sunday in local elections seen as a test for President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose popularity has suffered in the year and a half since he came unexpectedly to power.

Ukraine's Zelensky struggles to impress in war-battered east

President Volodymyr Zelensky rose to power last year on a pledge to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine which has left Russia-backed separatists controlling two areas of the country and thousands dead.

Iran vows to reveal 'detailed' data on plane probe: Kiev

Kiev - Ukraine said on Wednesday that Iran promised to reveal "detailed" information on the probe into a Kiev-bound passenger plane mistakenly shot down in January, after a fresh round of talks in Tehran.

Australia, Netherlands slam Russia withdrawal from MH17 talks

Sydney - Australia on Friday joined the Netherlands in slamming Russia's decision to withdraw from consultations over its involvement in the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, which killed 298 people, mostly Dutch and Australian citizens.

Moscow withdraws from MH17 talks with Netherlands, Australia

Moscow - Russia said Thursday it would withdraw from consultations with the Netherlands and Australia over the MH17 flight shot down over Ukraine in 2014, complaining of "vicious" attempts to pin blame on Moscow.

Trump blasts Facebook, Twitter for censoring article critical of Biden

Washington - US President Donald Trump rebuked Facebook and Twitter Wednesday for blocking links to a New York Post article purporting to expose corrupt dealings by election rival Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

UK, Ukraine to sign post-Brexit 'partnership agreement'

London - Britain and Ukraine will on Thursday sign a "strategic partnership agreement" to support Kiev's sovereignty "in the face of Russia's destabilising behaviour", Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said.

Ukraine leader praises crash survivor as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday praised the only survivor of a military plane crash as the death toll climbed to 26, after another cadet died and three more bodies were found.

Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found.

Cadets among 22 dead in 'shock' Ukraine military plane crash

Kharkov - At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said.

Stranded babies, sobbing parents: Pandemic splits surrogates from families

Bejing - Cherry Lin wistfully strokes a babygrow, fretting it may be too small for a son she is yet to meet -- one of hundreds of Chinese mothers estranged from babies born to commercial surrogates overseas after the coronavirus forced border closures.

Determined Hasidic pilgrims collide with coronavirus restrictions

Uman - For most of the year, Uman in central Ukraine is almost indistinguishable from any other sleepy provincial city in the post-Soviet country.

Jewish pilgrims quit Ukraine border campout over virus entry ban

Kiev - More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims who massed for several days along Ukraine's border gave up hope of entering the country on Friday after being turned back due to coronavirus restrictions.

Hasidic pilgrims at Ukraine border refuse to return despite Israel plea

Kiev - Around 1,000 Hasidic Jews were massed on Ukraine's border Thursday, with some vowing to stay, even though Kiev refused their entry citing coronavirus restrictions and Israel urged them to return.

'Just let us in!: Jewish pilgrims mass at closed Ukraine border

Kiev - A crowd of more than 2,000 frustrated Jewish pilgrims built up on the closed Ukraine-Belarus border on Wednesday, leading to a standoff and diplomatic tensions between the neighbours.

Hundreds of Hasidic Jews blocked at Ukraine border plead for help

Kiev - Hundreds of Hasidic Jews including children, who have sought to travel to a pilgrimage site in Ukraine, are being held up at the country's border with Belarus due to coronavirus restrictions.

Austria sees 'no link' between Navalny and Nord Stream

Vienna - Austria said Tuesday it saw no need to rethink the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, despite doubts elsewhere in Europe after the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

US sanctions 'Russian agent' for trying to damage Biden

Washington - The US Treasury slapped sanctions Thursday on Ukrainian politician Andrii Derkach, an alleged Russian intelligence operative who has stoked conspiracy theories advanced by the White House that purport to implicate Democrat Joe Biden in corruption.

Ukraine veterans march to mark Independence Day

Kiev - Tens of thousands of people, many of them veterans in uniform, joined an unofficial march in Kiev to mark Ukraine's Independence Day on Monday, after the president refused to organise a traditional military parade.

Canada demands answers from Iran after Ukraine jet downing report

Ottawa - Canada said it was demanding answers from Iran over the mistaken downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet after Tehran's "limited" initial report failed to explain why it fired missiles at the plane.

Putin's unexpected dilemma: What to do in Belarus?

Paris - The eruption of anti-government protests in Belarus has presented an unexpected dilemma for President Vladimir Putin, with the Kremlin strongman cautiously weighing his options at a sensitive moment for Russia.

'Preliminary analysis' of Ukraine jetliner's black boxes complete

Montr - An international investigation team has completed a preliminary analysis of data from the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iran in January, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday.

Ukraine anti-corruption activist's house torched

Kiev - A prominent Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner said Thursday his house had been set on fire and condemned authorities for failing to protect activists.

Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday defended his decision to agree to a hostage-taker's bizarre demand that he post a movie recommendation to end a 12-hour stand-off.

Gunman arrested, hostages freed after Ukraine president's call

Lutsk - Ukrainian police freed 13 hostages and arrested an armed man who held them on a bus for more than 12 hours on Tuesday, after the country's president agreed to his demand to post a movie recommendation on social media.

Armed man takes 'around 20' hostages on bus in Ukraine

Kiev - An armed man carrying explosives has taken around 20 passengers hostage on a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk, police said Tuesday.

Ukrainians demand fair probe into slain journalist four years on

Kiev - Friends and colleagues of murdered journalist Pavel Sheremet demanded a proper investigation into his murder during the unveiling of a memorial in Kiev on Monday.
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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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Svoboda in western Ukrainian city of Lviv wearing uniforms of the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army
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Pro-Russia demonstrators protest in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last month.
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(Screen TV shot) Iker Casillas in the game against France, EURO 2012, Poland - Ukraine.
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A Ukrainian armoured convoy heads towards the eastern city of Lysychansk, in the region of Lugansk, on July 25, 2014
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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.
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(TV screen shot) Balotelli (Italy) getting ready for a free kick against Spain, 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.
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
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 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...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
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Workers must wear plastic suits and respirators for protection inside Reactor #4, where radiation levels remain so high shifts are limited to only 15 minutes per day.
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(TV screen shot) Italian fans not giving up after scoring first goal in the final game of EURO 2012 ...
(TV screen shot) Italian fans not giving up after scoring first goal in the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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Children born in the region are said to have a higher rate of birth defects and retardation because of Chernobyl, a belief supported by many, but not all in the scientific community.
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Car rally in solidarity with protests in Ukraine.
Car rally in solidarity with protests in 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.
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Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency in April.
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(TV screen shot) Second Spanish goal by Jordi Alba, final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.

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