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Ukraine leader, wife defend disabled man kicked out of eatery

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna took the unusual step Thursday of defending a disabled man who was pushed out of a restaurant because of his "suspicious" behaviour.

IMF chief tells Ukraine to fix graft or lose vital aid

Washington - IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Ukraine on Wednesday that its stalled fight against corruption and inability to push through required restructuring measures were jeopardising the future of the Fund's rescue plan.

Three killed as passenger bus hits mine in east Ukraine

- Three people were killed on Wednesday when a passenger minibus hit a mine in separatist eastern Ukraine during a relative calm in fighting in the 21-month war.

Between mines and mortars: stranded lives in eastern Ukraine

- Imagine picking your way through a minefield to go to work every day. Or even to go shopping for basic supplies.

Ukraine authorities announce find of arms linked to 2014 protest

Kiev - Ukrainian investigators said Saturday they had found a cache of 24 guns implicated in a bloody crackdown on pro-EU demonstrators in February 2014 that led to the downfall of the country's pro-Russian leader.

Ukraine faces fresh crisis after economy minister quits

Kiev - Ukraine faced the prospect Thursday of a fresh political crisis sparked by its reformist economy minister's resignation in protest at alleged influence-peddling and state graft.

Hundreds of Soviet regime victims reburied in Ukraine

L'viv - The remains of more than five hundred apparent victims of the Soviet regime were reburied on Wednesday at a cemetery in Ukraine's western city of Lviv, local authorities said.

Merkel tells Putin to 'use influence' to rein in Ukraine rebels

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence to rein in pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, a day after she warned a year-old peace deal was not being fully implemented.

Russia still sending troops, weapons to east Ukraine: Poroshenko

Berlin - Ukraine's president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state's conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented."It's terrible that after the Minsk agreement ...

Ukraine reports first military casualties in 3 weeks

Kiev - Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country's war-torn east where government forces are seeking to put down a pro-Russian insurgency, the first reported casualties in nearly three weeks, Ukraine's military said Sunday, "Over the last day, as...

Statue of controversial Bolshevik leader toppled in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukrainian activists in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk on Friday night toppled a statue of controversial Bolshevik leader Grigory Petrovsky, implicated in a famine that killed millions in the 1930s, city hall said.

NATO debates first Russia talks since 2014

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Thursday the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze.

Lenin statue survives bomb plot in rebel Ukraine

Donetsk - A Lenin statue escaped largely unharmed Wednesday after unidentified plotters tried to blow up the massive monument of the Soviet Union's founder in the de facto capital of rebel Ukraine.

The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the 'new' Ukraine

Dnipropetrovs'k - Asher Cherkasskiy lived a modest life in peaceful southern Ukraine, observing Orthodox Jewish custom and putting his three children through religious school.But when war against pro-Russian insurgents broke out in 2014, everything changed.

Ukraine expands bitter trade war with Russia

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday ratcheted up its trade war with Russia in reprisal for Moscow's seeming efforts to slash its westward-leaning neighbour's economic ties with other former Soviet states.

Ukraine ramps up peace talks with French, German envoys

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held talks Tuesday with top German and French diplomats that sources said aimed to break the uneasy stalemate in the former Soviet nation's pro-Russian separatist revolt.

Foreign monitors under fire in east Ukraine: OSCE

Kiev - Western monitors of Ukraine's tattered truce reported Sunday that they had come under fire during an assessment of the situation in the war-torn east of the former Soviet state.

Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for closed Ukraine talks

Moscow - Top US and Russian officials met Friday in Russia's westernmost outpost to discuss the Ukraine crisis amid a fresh international drive to bolster a fragile truce in the east of the ex-Soviet country.

Dutch minister apologises to 'fired' MH17 expert

Den Haag - Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur on Thursday apologised to a pathologist who was fired for showing medical students photos of the victims from the MH17 air disaster, his spokesman said.

Ukraine's Poroshenko seeks EU, US help to get Crimea back

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday he wanted EU and US help in securing Crimea's return from Russia and vowed to win back the separatist east this year.

MH17 relatives demand release of radar images

Den Haag - Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster Wednesday urged Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to launch a global campaign to obtain radar images which may help pinpoint who fired a missile at the plane.

Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree new truce deal

Minsk - Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed a new truce deal Wednesday that goes into immediate effect and replaces one broken just hours after its signature at the end of last month.

Protests across Ukraine against Russian cigarettes

- Hundreds of activists in several Ukrainian cities blockaded on Tuesday the cigarette distribution centres owned by a Russian tycoon with alleged links to ousted pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.

Two Ukrainian troops, two rebels first killed in east in 2016

Donetsk - Two Ukrainian soldiers and two rebels have been killed in eastern Ukraine, marking the first deaths this year in the war-torn region, Kiev and breakway officials said Sunday in separate tolls.

Dutch 'no' to Kiev-EU accord could trip crisis: Juncker

Den Haag - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged Dutch voters Saturday not to oppose an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine, saying such a move "could open the doors to a continental crisis".

Dutch expert says vindicated by probe into MH17 photos

Den Haag - A Dutch forensics expert who worked on the MH17 air disaster demanded a ministerial apology Tuesday saying a police probe has cleared him of any wrong-doing in showing medical students photos of the dead.

IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack

Kiev - A power failure that plunged parts of western Ukraine into the dark last month was caused by a cyberattack, IT experts said Tuesday, and one source called it a world first.

Eastern Ukrainian villages change hands despite truce

Ukraine - Clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine have dwindled but villages in the buffer zone around the frontline have been surreptitiously changing hands, raising fears that the tenuous ceasefire could unravel.

Dutch investigators to study citizen journalism probe into MH17

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said they would "seriously study" claims by citizen journalists to have identified Russian soldiers implicated in the crash of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow

Kiev - Ukraine's free-trade deal with the EU comes into effect Friday, coinciding with the start of Moscow's food embargo against Kiev that will force the impoverished former Soviet republic to revisit its economic model.
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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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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.
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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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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.