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Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

Utrecht - Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade.

Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military: investigators

Utrecht - Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which shot down the plane over eastern Ukraine travelled from a Russian military brigade.

Ukraine tests anti-tank missiles bought from US

Kiev - Ukraine on Tuesday carried out tests of the top of the range Javelin anti-tank missile it recently bought from the United States to boost its arsenal against Russian-backed rebels.

Four dead as fighting spikes in Ukraine's rebel east

Kiev - At least four people were killed and nine others wounded in Ukraine's separatist east in the latest surge in violence between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian army, authorities from both sides said Monday.

Ukraine court jails Frenchman over Euro 2016 attack plot

Kiev - A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman to six years in jail after finding him guilty of planning a terror attack in France during the Euro 2016 football championship.

Four dead in eastern Ukraine in fighting uptick

Kiev - At least four people, including a child, were killed in Ukraine's separatist east, pro-Russian rebel authorities said Friday as fighting intensified in the region.

NATO 'condemns' Russia bridge to Moscow-annexed Crimea

Apo - NATO on Wednesday denounced a new bridge linking mainland Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea as "another violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Merkel, Putin revive dialogue after Trump scraps Iran deal

Berlin - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss the explosive global issues of Iran, Syria and Ukraine amid a deepening US-European crisis of confidence.

Russia demands Kiev free arrested RIA Novosti journalist

Moscow - Moscow called Wednesday for the release of a Russian journalist detained in Ukraine for treason, condemning Kiev authorities for what it said was a repressive policy against the media.

Ukraine raids Kiev offices of Russian state media

Kiev - Ukraine's security service raided the Kiev offices of Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency and TV channel RT on Tuesday, detaining one journalist who they accused of treason.

Ukraine raids Kiev offices of Russian state media

Kiev - Ukraine's state security service searched the Kiev offices of Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency and TV channel RT on Tuesday, after detaining one journalist near his home, officials said.

Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

Kerch - President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula.

Merkel blasts breaches of Ukraine truce

Assisi - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she was deeply concerned by repeated breaches of a ceasefire between government forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Liverpool and Real fans in for Kiev hotel price shock

Kiev - Fancy shelling out 3,500 euros ($4,200) for a night in a budget hotel?Liverpool and Real Madrid fans who do not may end up sleeping rough for the night when they come to Kiev for the Champions League final.

Ukraine rebels parade banned tanks on Victory Day

Donezk - Thousands gathered Wednesday in Ukraine's rebel capital to watch a parade of banned tanks and artillery to celebrate the Soviet Union's World War II victory over Nazi Germany.

Barred by Kiev, Russian singer gets another shot at Eurovision

Lisbon - Blocked from taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine last year due to a row between Moscow and Kiev, Russian singer Yuliya Samoilova says participating in Lisbon this week will be a "dream come true".

Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

Radin - Natalia Shevchuk gazes at the peeling walls inside her old flat and tears run down her cheeks: 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster she is finally revisiting her childhood home in the ghost town of Pripyat."Come inside: this is Apartment No.

Chernobyl disaster zone lures tourists as visitor numbers boom

Chernobyl - Camera? Check. Sunglasses? Check. And a Geiger counter? Check. For a growing number of thrill-seekers visiting Chernobyl's radiation-contaminated lands the device is used to help navigate the site of what remains the world's worst nuclear accident.

Ukraine probes former PM's 'campaign funding' by Kadhafi

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Thursday told AFP they were looking into whether former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko took cash from Moamer Kadhafi's regime in Libya for a presidential campaign.

Finland approves Russian gas pipeline plans

Apo - Finland on Thursday granted its final approval for a pipeline dubbed Nord Stream 2, which will be used to pump Russian natural gas to Germany, to go through its waters in the Baltic Sea.

Ukraine rejects Russian gas transit offer

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday rejected a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom as an unacceptable and unprofitable proposition for Kiev.

Russia's Gazprom says could maintain transit via Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's Gazprom said Tuesday it was possible that it could retain some transit via Ukraine after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this was essential for a planned Russian-German pipeline to go ahead.

No Russia-German pipeline plan without Ukraine role: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that plans for a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russia could not go forward without Ukrainian involvement in overland transit.

Indonesia seizes alleged 'slave ship' wanted by Interpol

Jakarta - Indonesia seized an alleged "slave ship" following a dramatic high seas chase sparked by an Interpol alert after the vessel escaped capture in China and Mozambique, authorities said Tuesday.

Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

Lugansk - Speaking Russian with a strong Italian accent, Andrea Palmeri attracts attention in Lugansk, the separatist-held province in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine urges cancellation of Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Frankfurt Am Main - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday urged Germany to abandon plans to build a controversial second pipeline to bring gas from Russia, saying it would enable a "blockade" against his country.

Long-range drones return to monitor Ukraine conflict

Ukraine - Drones with night vision that can fly at more than 200 kilometres (120 miles) per hour are the latest tools being used to monitor the most volatile areas in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

French FM calls Russia 'aggressor' in Ukraine conflict

Kiev - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on a visit to Kiev Friday accused Russia of being directly responsible for the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine as the "aggressor country.

Ukraine war hero faces life in prison over parliament attack plot

Kiev - A Ukrainian lawmaker once hailed as a hero and a symbol of resistance against Russia could face up to life in prison for plotting a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said Friday.

Polish attorney general's office calls Holocaust law unconstitutional

Warsaw - The Polish attorney general's office has described as partly unconstitutional the Holocaust law that was meant to defend Poland's image abroad but instead drew criticism from Israel, Ukraine and the United States.
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(TV screen shot) Spanish fans after scoring first goal in the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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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.
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.
2013 UART prize-winner Nikolas Tolmachev poses with his work at the finale in Paris  France.
2013 UART prize-winner Nikolas Tolmachev poses with his work at the finale in Paris, France.
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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Evgeny and Svetlana live in Ukraine. They have 11 children, nine are adopted and seven of these adopted children are HIV-positive.
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Mustang Wanted - a daredevil skywalker from Kiev, 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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Viktor Yanukovych, the current President of Ukraine
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NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, at night in 2011.
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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.
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The city of Pripyat, a "Ghost Town" now, with a view of Chernobyl in the background. Jan. 20, 2007.
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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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