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Ukraine soldiers hold unofficial march after Kiev cancels event

Kiev - Some 20,000 people, most of them soldiers in uniform, turned out in Kiev Saturday for an unofficial march to mark Ukrainian Independence Day after the president cancelled a traditional military parade.

Anti-vaccine parents protest amid Ukraine measles outbreak

Kiev - Around 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in central Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which has been hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

Macron says 'real opportunity' for peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday there was a "real opportunity" for peace in Ukraine following the election of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Macron presses Putin for Ukraine progress ahead of G7

Bormes-les-mimosas - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday hosts Vladimir Putin for a rare bilateral visit by the Russian strongman to a major EU power, seeking to press the Kremlin to help end the conflict in Ukraine.

Netanyahu visits Ukraine ahead of September poll

Jerusalem - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked Sunday on an official visit to Ukraine -- from which many Israelis hail -- a month ahead of the Jewish state's elections.

Ukraine peace the prize as Macron hosts Putin

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will attempt to convince Russia to accept Ukraine's overtures of dialogue when he meets Vladimir Putin for talks on Monday ahead of a G7 summit.

As troops pull out, Ukraine frontline village fears for future

Pogorelov - While Ukrainian troops were stationed in her village, Anna felt safe despite living on the frontline of a war that has claimed thousands of lives over the last five years.

Paris urges Putin to reply to Ukraine 'offers' ahead of Macron talks

Paris - France hopes President Vladimir Putin will respond positively to moves by his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to end the five-year-old conflict in the country's east, a French presidency official said Tuesday.

Four soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine grenade attack

Kiev - Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a grenade attack in the war-torn east of the country on Tuesday, Kiev said, the highest daily casualty toll over the past two weeks.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker over naval clash: prosecutor

Kiev - A Ukrainian court has ordered the seizure of a Russian tanker stopped last week over its alleged involvement in a Ukrainian-Russian naval clash last year, the country's chief military prosecutor said Tuesday.

Russia warns of 'consequences' after Ukraine seizes tanker

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker it said was used in a naval confrontation last November amid sensitive prisoner swap talks between the two countries who have been at loggerheads since 2014.

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament, ushering in a generational shift in the ex-Soviet country's political arena.

Vakarchuk: the rock star shaking up Ukrainian politics

Kiev - As if a comedian-turned-president wasn't enough, Ukraine now has a rock star as a potential political kingmaker.

Zelensky: two months as Ukraine's most unusual president

Kiev - During his first two months as Ukraine's leader, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has not yet done anything that would affect ordinary lives, but has completely changed the style of the country's presidency.

Ukraine's Zelensky aims to consolidate power in parliament polls

Kiev - Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to bring in political newcomers and consolidate power.

Five things to know about Ukraine

Kiev - Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday, with President Volodymyr Zelensky's party "Servant of the People" set to win the biggest share of votes in the ex-Soviet country's early parliamentary election.

Two soldiers, civilian killed in east Ukraine ahead of polls

Kiev - Two Ukrainian soldiers and one civilian were killed in incidents involving Kremlin-backed separatists, Kiev said Saturday, a day before the country votes in a parliamentary election.

Kiev offers to swap jailed Russia journalist for filmmaker Sentsov

Kiev - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday offered to hand Moscow a detained Russian state media journalist in exchange for Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov who is behind bars in a Russian Arctic penal colony.

New wave of young Ukrainians shakes up parliamentary polls

Kiev - At 33, Kira Rudyk already heads a company with a thousand employees and is among a host of ambitious young political novices standing in Ukraine's parliamentary polls on Sunday.

Putin says will work to restore Ukraine ties

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia was ready to work with any political party to restore ties with Kiev as he met with a pro-Kremlin politician ahead of Ukraine's parliamentary polls.

Ukraine's Zelensky eyes parliament renewal in early polls

Kiev - Three months after winning a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is hoping to consolidate his success in parliamentary polls on Sunday.

Russia extends Ukraine sailors' detention amid prisoner swap talks

Moscow - A Russian court on Wednesday prolonged the detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors captured last year near Crimea, in the midst of sensitive prisoner-swap talks between the two ex-Soviet neighbours.

Russia prolongs detention of Ukraine sailors amid prisoner swap talks

Moscow - A Russian court on Wednesday prolonged the detention of Ukrainian sailors captured last year near Crimea, in the midst of sensitive prisoner-swap talks between the two ex-Soviet neighbours.

'Justice for the dead' sought five years after MH17 crash

Den Haag - Families of the victims of flight MH17 on Wednesday marked five years since the crash, with calls for justice for those killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

Russia and West spar at UN over minority rights in Ukraine

New York - Russia on Tuesday slammed new legislation declaring Ukrainian to be the national language of Ukraine, during a meeting of the UN Security Council which western powers used as a forum to denounce Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Ukraine mixed-race wrestler tackles prejudice in run for parliament

Boyarka - Zhan Beleniuk, an Olympic wrestler with Rwandan roots, is seeking to enter Ukraine's parliament as the first mixed-race MP in a bid to overcome racist attitudes and support the country's young new leader.

Italy seizes missile from far-right sympathisers

Rome - Italian police seized an air-to-air missile, machine guns and rocket launchers during raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups on Monday, a huge haul of weapons that authorities said was almost without precedent.

Ukraine's Zelensky eyes parliament makeover in early polls

Kiev - Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian with no political experience, shocked Ukraine three months ago, becoming the country's youngest ever post-Soviet leader.Now he wants to replicate his unorthodox success at this month's parliamentary election.

Ukraine inaugurates giant dome over destroyed Chernobyl reactor

Chernobyl - Ukraine and its European partners on Wednesday formally inaugurated a new metal dome encasing the destroyed reactor at the infamous Chernobyl plant, wrapping up a two-decade effort.

Russian comedy duo pranks North Macedonia PM

Skopje - Two Russian pranksters famous for hoax phone calls have tricked North Macedonia's prime minister into seemingly agreeing to pay a bribe and accusing Russia of having "many spies" in the Balkans.
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A memorial in Chernobyl, Ukraine.
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A man made up in the colors of Ukraine takes part  with thousands of others dressed in the national ...
A man made up in the colors of Ukraine takes part, with thousands of others dressed in the national colors, in a mass prayer for peace in downtown Kiev on June 19, 2014
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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.
The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Uk...
The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Ukraine was one of the topical at the G-20 summit in Sydney. Ukrainian issue stirred up all international politicians. Such a potential grantors of Ukraine as the EU, the USA and the IMF expressed willingness to help Ukraine. The EU proposes to organize a conference of grantors for financial aid to Ukraine and to coordinate measures in order to lend economic aid to Ukraine from the USA, Japan, China
The global community is ready to grant a financial aid to Ukraine
An anti-government protester prepares to throw a petrol bomb during clashes with riot police at Inde...
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 pro-Russian militant stands guard outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk  on May 15  2014
A pro-Russian militant stands guard outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on May 15, 2014
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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 journalists wait in front of closed door to the Kiev office of Russia's state-run RIA...
Ukrainian journalists wait in front of closed door to the Kiev office of Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency
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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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Ukraine is often referred to as the 'break basket of Europe" ©dobrych
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Car rally in solidarity with protests in Ukraine.
Car rally in solidarity with protests in 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.
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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Two of Nikolas Tolmachev s prize-winning pieces  on display at the 2013 UART finale in Paris  France...
Two of Nikolas Tolmachev's prize-winning pieces, on display at the 2013 UART finale in Paris, France.
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.
European Ukrainian. The country bargains for a dialogue with EU

These days the world changes prompt...
European Ukrainian. The country bargains for a dialogue with EU These days the world changes promptly and new economic tendencies force to look for new trade areas, labour, as well as perspective directions of strengthening of the European Community. This circumstance explains why Europeans turn more to EU eastern frontiers, and one can hear more persistent discussions on necessity of expansion. However traditionally conservative Europe isn't intended to pass hasty decisions and to extend at th
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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.
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Mustang Wanted - a daredevil from 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.

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