Ukraine's new leader to talk to Russia

2014-05-26 15:57

Ukraine's new president-elect has wasted no time immediately focusing on the top issues at hand - saying he was willing to begin talks with Moscow.

Biden offers Kiev US help, condemns corruption

2014-04-22 11:08

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian members of parliament that Washington was ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned them they must fight the "cancer" of endemic corruption.

Putin has 'lost Ukraine for good'

2014-03-22 07:38

Russian President Vladimir Putin has "lost Ukraine for good" with his move to annex Crimea, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko says.

Ukraine seeks leader over 'mass murder'

2014-02-25 07:01

Ukraine has issued an arrest warrant for its ousted president over "mass murder" and appealed for $35bn in Western aid as Moscow denounced Kiev's new reformist team as illegitimate.

West, Russia square off over Ukraine

2014-02-24 09:06

Western powers and Russia squared off over crisis-hit Ukraine as a top EU envoy prepared to fly to Kiev on Monday to buttress its new leaders' tilt away from Moscow.

Ukrainian opposition leader Tymoshenko freed

2014-02-22 18:41

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has been freed from the hospital where she had been held under prison guard for most of the time since she was convicted in 2011.

Ukraine's ailing Tymoshenko may go abroad

2013-10-17 20:55

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has announced for the first time he is ready to allow jailed rival Yulia Tymoshenko to go abroad for medical treatment.

Tymoshenko agrees to end hunger strike

2012-11-15 21:40

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has agreed to end her hunger strike, her doctor says.

Ukraine: Klitschko surges in polls

2012-10-08 17:40

The Western-style liberal party of heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko has surged in popularity to second place ahead of Ukraine parliamentary election, polls show.

Tymoshenko has female guards

2012-05-17 14:33

Jailed Ukrainian former premier Yulia Tymoshenko is being held in humane conditions with female guards specially detailed to watch her, says an official, refuting claims by her lawyer.

Germany says EU-Ukraine deal at risk

2012-05-02 12:28

Germany's foreign minister has underscored that concerns over Ukraine's jailed ex-prmier Yulia Tymoshenko could block ratification of a political and trade deal between the EU and Ukraine.

EU concerned by Tymoshenko situation

2012-04-26 14:11

The EU has voiced deep concern over the situation of Ukraine's jailed ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is on a hunger strike and has reportedly suffered physical violence.

Daughter says Tymoshenko being mistreated

2012-01-12 18:11

The daughter of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has complained about the medical treatment her mother is receiving in prison.

Ukraine heaps more charges on ex-PM

2011-11-11 22:54

Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office, has been charged with tax evasion, theft and concealing foreign currency revenues.

Tymoshenko facing new charges

2011-10-13 17:00

The Ukrainian Security Service has opened a new criminal case against jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko over suspected embezzlement when she headed an energy firm in the 1990s.

Tymoshenko jailed for for 7 years

2011-10-11 14:14

A Ukrainian court has sentenced former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abuse of office in relation to a 2009 gas deal with Russia which she brokered.

Appeals court turns Tymoshenko down

2011-08-12 19:01

Ukrainian appeals court refuses to consider Tymoshenko's release appeal

Ukraine's ex-PM Tymoshenko arrested

2011-08-05 20:43

Acting on a judge's orders, police have arrested former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during her abuse-of-office trial for violations of court procedures.

PM drops election challenge

2010-02-20 14:36

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has asked to withdraw her legal case challenging the election of President-elect Viktor Yanukovich.


Early results show Poroshenko winning Ukraine vote

2014-05-26 10:40

Early returns have suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko has been elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting.

Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

2014-03-27 15:49

Ukraine's highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko has announced plans to contest snap presidential polls set for 25 May following last month's fall of a pro-Kremlin regime.

Ukraine names pro-Western cabinet

2014-02-27 07:00

Ukraine's new leaders have named a strongly pro-Western cabinet as brawls erupted between rival factions on the volatile Crimean peninsula.

Ukraine calls for aid, needs $35bn over 2yrs

2014-02-24 13:05

Ukraine says it needs $35bn in foreign assistance over the next two years and appealed for urgent aid following the overthrow of its president.

Ukraine picks pro-Western leader

2014-02-24 07:17

Ukraine's new opposition-led parliament has appointed a pro-Western interim leader and sought vital EU aid after the ousted pro-Russian president fled Kiev and went into hiding.

Ukraine protesters take capital, president says coup

2014-02-22 17:06

Protesters have taken control of Ukraine's capital, seizing the president's office as parliament sought to oust him and form a new government.

Ukrainian PM booed in parliament after EU snub

2013-11-22 19:06

Ukraine's PM has been booed in parliament after he snubbed the EU, turning instead to Moscow.

Tymoshenko's daughter's plea

2013-01-21 18:55

The daughter of Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has accused the authorities of wanting to kill her mother, who faces a possible life sentence under new charges.

1000s protest fraud in Ukraine election

2012-11-05 17:39

Around 2 000 opposition supporters led by boxing champion Vitali Klitschko have taken part in a protest over alleged fraud in Ukraine's recent parliamentary elections.

Tymoshenko to face murder charges

2012-06-18 17:29

Ukraine has defied pressure to end the prosecution of imprisoned Yulia Tymoshenko, with a prosecutor saying she will be charged in connection with a murder from 16 years ago.

Tymoshenko has ended a hunger strike

2012-05-09 20:59

Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko has ended a hunger strike, which started on April 20 to protest her treatment in prison, and has started receiving treatment from her personal doctor.

27 injured in 4 blasts in Ukraine

2012-04-27 14:10

At least 27 people have been injured in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk in four successive blasts that President Viktor Yanukovych has called a challenge to the nation.

Daughter: Tymoshenko denied painkillers

2012-02-09 17:52

The daughter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has accused prison authorities of subjecting her mother to "horrendous" pain by denying her painkillers.

Tymoshenko ends Ukraine appeal

2011-12-22 18:06

Ukraine's jailed ex-prime minister says she will end efforts to overturn her conviction for abuse of office in her country.

Tymoshenko jailing: EU cans Ukraine meet

2011-10-18 16:35

The European Union has called off a key meeting with Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich over the jailing of his arch-rival, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko verdict not final

2011-10-11 19:02

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych says the verdict to jail opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko for seven years was not final and he understood the EU's anxiety over the case.

Jailed Tymoshenko's health 'deteriorating'

2011-08-19 22:02

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has complained of a mystery illness while being held in jail during a trial, is suffering worsening health, says her spokesperson.

Tensions rise in Ukraine

2011-08-07 14:16

Tensions rose in the Ukraine between the authorities and supporters of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko after a court said an indefinite protest demanding her release was illegal.

Tymoshenko ousted in Ukraine

2010-03-03 21:16

Parliament ousted Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a no-confidence motion that could end a political deadlock which has forced Ukraine to cope without a budget.

Ukraine: Yanukovych a 'usurper'

2010-02-18 17:02

The party of Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has accused her triumphant election rival Viktor Yanukovych of trying to usurp power.

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