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Protests as Russia holds Crimea Tatar activist in psych ward

Simferopol - International rights groups and Ukrainian officials protested Friday against the incarceration in a psychiatric hospital of a prominent Crimean Tatar activist charged with calling for extremism in the Russian-annexed peninsula.

Ukraine marks 25th independence day with show of force

Kiev - Tanks rumbled across Kiev on Tuesday as Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a show of force against an increasingly assertive Russia and a war simmering in the pro-Kremlin separatist east.

Ukraine sheds Soviet past on 25th year of independence

Kiev - Ukraine marks the 25th anniversary of its freedom from Kremlin rule Wednesday with moves to sweep away its totalitarian past and embrace a European future while grappling with its tense relations with Russia.

Hollande voices 'concern' to Putin over Ukraine tension

Paris - French President Francois Hollande voiced his "concern" over a spike in tensions in Ukraine, in a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his office said Tuesday.

'Putin-mask' protester seeks asylum in Ukraine

Kiev - A Russian man who was repeatedly arrested for donning masks of President Vladimir Putin in anti-Kremlin pickets has crossed into Ukraine and is seeking political asylum.

US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

Washington - US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in a phonecall urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said.

Ukraine details alleged payments to ex-Trump aide by pro-Russians

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities have released details of payments worth million of dollars that US presidential campaign hopeful Donald Trump's former campaign chief allegedly received from Kiev's deposed Russian-backed leaders.

MH17 criminal probe out next month, say Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Initial results from a criminal probe into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine two years ago will be revealed next month, Dutch prosecutors said Friday.

Putin visits Crimea after Ukraine incursion claim

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin was on Friday visiting annexed Crimea to boost security measures there, just days after accusing Kiev of attempting an armed incursion into the peninsula.

Ukraine reports heaviest rebel shelling attack for a year

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday reported the heaviest rebel shelling attack in the separatist east for a year in what the president said could be a prelude to a full-scale Russian invasion.

EU's Tusk says Russia 'unreliable' on Ukraine

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko believed Russia's account of recent events in the strife-torn east of the country was "unreliable".

Ukrainian protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

Kiev - Ukrainian activists on Wednesday held a protest in central Kiev accusing the country's powerful prosecutors of obstructing a newly formed national agency that has exposed massive official corruption.

Hollande warns against 'escalation' of Ukraine conflict

Paris - French President Francois Hollande warned Tuesday against any "escalation" of the Ukraine conflict after telephone talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Violence flares in Ukraine flashpoint after Crimea claims

- Ukrainian paratrooper Boroda says pro-Russian rebels have recently ramped up their shelling of one key village -- a move he links to Moscow's claim of a Kiev plot against annexed Crimea.

Lavrov urges calm after Ukraine flare-up over Crimea

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday appealed for calm after a flare-up with Ukraine over the annexed Crimea peninsula but warned Moscow was ready to stamp out any attempts to destabilise the region.

Ukraine accuses Russia of plotting as tensions rise

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of plotting further unrest as the international community sought to ease tensions after the two sides ramped up security around the disputed Crimean peninsula.

Ukraine accuses Russia of plotting unrest amid Crimea tensions

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of planning to stoke further unrest as the international community sought to ease tensions after the two sides ramped up security around the disputed Crimean peninsula.

US calls for Ukraine-Russia restraint over Crimea

Washington - The United States on Thursday called on Ukraine and Russia to show restraint after Moscow accused Kiev of plotting attacks in disputed Crimea, and urged a resumption of talks.

Timeline of Ukraine-Russia ties since Crimea takeover

Kiev - Following are key dates in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia since Moscow annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea:2014- February 27-28: Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces start taking over Crimea after ouster of Ukraine's Kremlin-backed presid...

Ukraine at UN asks Russia to show proof of Crimea plot

New York - Ukraine on Thursday asked Russia to provide the UN Security Council with evidence to back up its accusations of a terror plot by Kiev in Crimea.

Ukraine blocks jihadist routes to Syria: security service

Kiev - Ukraine's security service said on Thursday it had blocked channels being used by jihadists travelling to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq and detained an 'IS recruiter' from one of the former Soviet republics.

Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

Kiev - Ukraine put its forces around Crimea on high alert Thursday, as tensions soared after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to mount armed incursions into the disputed peninsula.

Ukraine ready to turn to UN over Russian accusations of Crimea plot

New York - Ukraine will ask the UN Security Council to hold an urgent meeting if tensions continue to rise over Russia's accusations that Kiev orchestrated a plot to attack infrastructure in Crimea, the ambassador said Wednesday.

Putin accuses Ukraine of incursions into Crimea

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of waging "terror" over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied.

Russia claims foiled Crimea 'terrorist attacks' by Kiev

Moscow - Russia's security service on Wednesday said it had thwarted "terrorist attacks" in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back an armed assault, but Kiev denied the claims.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in fresh clashes

Kiev - Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and four others injured in fresh clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in Ukraine's war-scarred east, the military said Sunday.

Ukraine rebel leader Plotnitsky 'injured in car blast'

Kiev - The leader of a self-proclaimed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine was injured in a suspected car bombing Saturday, local media reported.

Ukraine squad told to avoid Russian media

Kiev - Ukraine's sports minister on Friday banned his Olympic team from talking to the Russian media while in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games.

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

Kiev - Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit that would help reduce its reliance on Russia.

Ersatz McDonald's becomes hit in rebel east Ukraine

Lugansk - The yellow M-shaped logo, long noisy queues, children with balloons in their hands: at first glance it seems McDonald's has reopened its doors in separatist hub Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.
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People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013
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