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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.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

Vijfhuizen - Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed."Today is a very important day for all the next of kin.

Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover

Moscow - Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a "crime".

Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels

Donetsk - It was always an uncomfortable paradox for Ukraine's warring sides: while Kiev and Russian-backed rebels battled each other for nearly three years, trade kept flowing across the frontline.

Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan

Almaty - The trial in absentia of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive banker and Kazakh opposition figure wanted on embezzlement charges by Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine began Friday, a court in the Central Asian country said."The process began on March 17 at 10.

US demands 'immediate end' to Russian annexation of Crimea

Washington - The United States reiterated its condemnation of Russia's annexation of Crimea, vowing to maintain related sanctions until Moscow returns the strategic Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine."Crimea is a part of Ukraine.

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks

Kiev - Ukraine slapped sanctions on Russian state-owned banks operating in the country on Thursday, ratcheting up tensions with Moscow amid a bitter trade war with Kremlin-backed rebels in the east.

Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas 'blackmail'

Varsovia - Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political "blackmail".

Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin

Moscow - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin set to cover the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in fresh fighting

Kiev - Ukraine's army reported Saturday two soldiers killed in clashes with Russian-backed rebels, in a new uptick in violence across eastern Ukraine.

Feminists urge Ukraine to reclaim Women's Day

Kiev - Around a thousand people marched through Kiev on Wednesday, International Women's Day, calling for a return to the original feminist meaning of a holiday now largely associated with flowers and gifts.

Russia denies Kiev's 'terrorism' claims at UN court

Den Haag - Russia hit back Tuesday at claims it is "sponsoring terrorism" in war-torn eastern Ukraine, dismissing as "neither factual nor legal" Kiev's contention that it is breaking its treaties by supporting pro-Moscow rebels.

Russia denies Kiev's 'terrorism' claims at UN court

Den Haag - Russia hit back Tuesday at claims of "sponsoring terrorism" in war-torn eastern Ukraine, dismissing Kiev's accusations it is breaking treaties by supporting pro-Moscow rebels as "neither factual nor legal".

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'terrorism' in top UN court

Den Haag - Ukraine urged the UN's top court on Monday to help bring stability to its war-torn east, seeking to convince judges that Russia is "sponsoring terrorism" in Kiev's conflict with separatist pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine reaches preliminary agreement with IMF

Kiev - The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a preliminary agreement with Ukraine that could see the war-scarred and cashed-starved nation receive fresh aid in the first half of the year.

EU extends sanctions against ex-Ukraine president: source

Brussels - The European Union on Friday extended sanctions against former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych for embezzling state funds just before pro-EU protests ousted him in 2014, an EU source said Friday.

Sex workers march in Ukraine demanding legalisation

Kiev - Dozens of sex workers and human rights campaigners gathered in Kiev on Friday demanding the legalisation of prostitution in Ukraine.

Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine

Avdiyivka - Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka.

Dancing with demons: ballet star Polunin bares all

London - Sergei Polunin, the ballet star with a bad boy reputation, told AFP the rough and tumble of his career was part of growing up as he presented "Dancer", a searingly honest film about his life.

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Kiev - Eight miners died Thursday when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state.

Rebels shut down first Ukraine firm in trade war

Kiev - Russian-backed rebels on Wednesday halted the operations of the first Ukrainian company after an ultimatum expired to end a trade blockade between the two foes.

Trade blockade in east Ukraine riles rebels and Kiev

Medenychi - A locomotive with some 30 empty wagons stands halted before a makeshift barricade of wooden boards and barbed wire.

Ukraine rebels threaten to seize enterprises over blockade

Kiev - Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine on Monday threatened to seize control of enterprises across their territories unless Kiev halts a blockade by nationalist protesters.

US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire

Washington - The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors.

Ukraine says building bridges with Trump

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko insisted Wednesday he was building bridges with US counterpart Donald Trump amid growing dismay over the unravelling of the latest bid to still fighting in the country's east.
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NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev  Ukraine s capital  at night in 2011.
NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, at night in 2011.
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Lorries with a Russian humanitarian convoy approach a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km ...
Lorries with a Russian humanitarian convoy approach a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 17, 2014
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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.
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PUTIN’S FAWNERS AMONG EUROPEAN POLITICIANS Political situation development in the early XXI century in Eurasia witnesses to naked aspiration of Russia to restore its geopolitical positions and former power creating new empire with former Soviet Union countries led by Moscow. Now the central aim is to involve Ukraine under influence of the Kremlin. As former US National Security Advisor of US president Zbigniew Brzezinski has noted, for new empire creation and former power restoring it’
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Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation's seizure of Crimea protest in the streets of Kiev in March.
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A veteran Cossack poses following an oath-taking ceremony for new army recruits of the self-proclaim...
A veteran Cossack poses following an oath-taking ceremony for new army recruits of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" on Lenin Square in Donetsk, June 21, 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.
Yulia Tymoshenko
Yulia Tymoshenko
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Viktor Yanukovych  the current President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych, the current President of Ukraine
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Evgeny and Svetlana live in Ukraine.  They have 11 children  nine are adopted and seven of these ado...
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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Viktor Yanukovych  the current President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych, the current President of Ukraine
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A woman holds a poster of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko as anti-government protesters...
A woman holds a poster of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko as anti-government protesters wait for her arrival in Independence Square in Kiev February 22, 2014
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Sign of city of Debaltsevo.
Sign of city of Debaltsevo.
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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.
Svoboda in western Ukrainian city of Lviv wearing uniforms of the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army
Svoboda in western Ukrainian city of Lviv wearing uniforms of the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army
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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.
Lvov is an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this Eu...
Lvov is an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this European road-crossing. A photo exhibition "Uman Rash Hashanah" by local artist Max Dondyuk is interesting testimony to a traditional Jewish life resurgency in Uman (U-m-a-n'), a traditionally Jewish schtattle in the Eastern Ukraine famous for Jewish cultural sights survived communist epoch and Holocaust.
(TV screen shot) The big man  Spanish coach looks on in the beginning of the  final game of EURO 201...
(TV screen shot) The big man, Spanish coach looks on in the beginning of the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko registered a company in the British Virgin Islands  according to ...
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko registered a company in the British Virgin Islands, according to the "Panama Papers" leak. — Photo shows Petro Poroshenko at a press conference on June 27, 2014, in Brussels.
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