Ukraine


Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

2017-03-23 19:04

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov has been shot and killed in Kiev in what the Ukrainian president described as an "act of state terrorism" by Russia.

Russia now recognises Ukrainian passports

2017-02-19 07:11

Russia has decided to recognise passports and other documents issued by separatist rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine's leader warns of power cuts

2017-02-16 21:24

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that nationalist protesters blocking a railway to the coal-rich Russian-backed separatist east could cause power outages across the country.

Deaths mount as renewed fighting hits Ukraine

2017-02-01 18:05

At least one Ukrainian soldier has been killed and more injured in eastern Ukraine as fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels continues.

Ukraine sees bright currency and gas future

2017-01-05 14:46

The currency would gain around 30% of its value should Ukraine become energy self-sufficient as the government plans by 2020, says Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

Bosnia arrests international human trafficking suspects

2016-11-04 20:10

Bosnian authorities say they detained several people in a coordinated police operation that took place simultaneously in four countries, aimed at cracking down on organised crime, human trafficking, money laundering and prostitution.

Dutch investigators release results of MH17 probe

2016-09-28 13:47

Family members of the MH17 victims were briefed privately before a news conference scheduled to announce the preliminary results of the investigation.

Trump aide's name surfaces in Ukraine corruption probe - report

2016-08-15 21:28

Corruption investigators in Ukraine say an illegal, off-the-books payment network earmarked $12.7m in cash payments for Donald Trump's presidential campaign chairperson Paul Manafort.

Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine

2016-07-22 09:55

A new report suggests the detention and torture of civilians has become common in Ukraine torn by a separatist war in the east.

Ukraine, Canada sign 'milestone' free trade deal

2016-07-11 19:11

Ukraine and Canada have signed a "milestone" free trade agreement designed to bolster support for the war-scarred former Soviet republic in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

 

At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

2017-03-02 15:32

The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead and several missing.

Ukrainian hacker gets prison for leading online theft ring

2017-02-17 11:46

A Ukrainian hacker who admitted using thousands of infected computers to steal user names and passwords for bank accounts and other online services has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Ukraine wants all its prosecutors drug tested

2017-02-16 10:44

Is your prosecutor on drugs? That is what Ukraine would like to know under a new and unlikely initiative.

MH17 relatives mull new search in Ukraine for remains

2017-01-15 06:58

Families of the MH17 plane disaster victims may push for a renewed search of the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

Nuclear cover up: Chernobyl's giant dome

2016-11-30 07:51

The new metal dome encasing Ukraine's infamous Chernobyl nuclear power plant contains enough metal to build three Eiffel Towers with a few thousand tons to spare.

Notorious warlord killed in bombing in eastern Ukraine

2016-10-17 20:28

Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say a notorious warlord has been killed in a bombing in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

Kiev demands plan to make Russia heed eastern Ukraine pact

2016-09-16 19:05

Ukraine's foreign minister has said he wants an internationally agreed road map for peace in the east of his country that would prevent what he says is Russia's backsliding on its commitments.

Ukrainian official says judge kept bribes in a glass jar

2016-08-10 20:40

A top Ukrainian prosecutor says the country's anti-corruption task force has caught a judge receiving a $150 000 bribe and that he kept his money in a glass jar.

Seven Ukraine troops die in worst clashes in two months

2016-07-19 19:44

Ukraine said seven of its soldiers have been killed and 14 wounded in "very heated" fighting that marked the bloodiest clashes with pro-Russian separatists in two months.

Ukraine will join EU within 10 years - PM

2016-07-01 15:37

Ukraine will join the EU within the next decade, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says, adding that his country still believed strongly in the bloc despite Britain's vote to leave.

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