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Ukrainians Prepare Go To the Polls In The Latest General Election

Ukrainians Prepare Go To the Polls In The Latest General Election

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 24: People buy vegetables at a green market on city's outkirts on October 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.


October 24, 2014 - 13:06 GMT
Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls

Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls

 

KIEV, Ukraine - One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.


October 24, 2014 - 12:53 GMT
Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history.


October 24, 2014 - 12:33 GMT
Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament

Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that.


October 23, 2014 - 13:25 GMT

Ukraine says Russia has agreed to supply gas

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian president says his country has reached an agreement with Russia on supplies of natural gas for the winter.


October 19, 2014 - 10:22 GMT
Ukraine politics turns trashy as mood sours

Ukraine politics turns trashy as mood sours

 

KIEV, Ukraine - In Ukraine, trashing a politician isn't a metaphor. It's literal: Find a suspected shady official, grab him and throw him into a dumpster.


October 15, 2014 - 11:34 GMT

Ukraine appoints new defense minister

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament has approved a new defense minister as the country remains bogged down in daily clashes with pro-Russian separatist forces in its industrial eastern regions.


October 14, 2014 - 08:29 GMT
Ukraine sees fewer Russian troops in conflict zone

Ukraine sees fewer Russian troops in conflict zone

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian military officials say they have observed a reduction in the presence of Russian troops in areas at the heart of fighting between government troops and separatist rebels.


October 13, 2014 - 11:10 GMT
Ukraine adopts law to purge government officials

Ukraine adopts law to purge government officials

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has approved legislation to purge government bodies of officials linked to the rule of the country's previous leader, Viktor Yanukovych.


October 09, 2014 - 13:44 GMT
UN says hundreds killed during Ukraine cease-fire

UN says hundreds killed during Ukraine cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The United Nations says at least 331 deaths have been reported in eastern Ukraine since last month's cease-fire deal between Russian-backed separatists and government troops.


October 08, 2014 - 10:18 GMT

Bubka wins 3rd term as Ukraine's Olympic chief

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Pole vault great Sergei Bubka has been re-elected president of Ukraine's national Olympic committee.


October 07, 2014 - 14:36 GMT
East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Defense officials in Ukraine say there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to capture the airport in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk.


October 07, 2014 - 14:08 GMT
Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

 

KIEV, Ukraine - For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.


September 30, 2014 - 12:31 GMT

3 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Authorities say the eastern Ukraine rebel stronghold of Donetsk has been hit by the worst shelling in more than a week, killing three people and wounding five overnight.


September 29, 2014 - 09:04 GMT

Ukraine: 2 killed in clashes despite cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian security official says one serviceman and one civilian have been killed in the past day as rebels in the east continue attacks despite a cease-fire declared three weeks ago.


September 27, 2014 - 11:33 GMT
Ukraine's Poroshenko sure that peace is on the way

Ukraine's Poroshenko sure that peace is on the way

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he believes the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the east is on the wane and that peace efforts will work.


September 25, 2014 - 13:22 GMT
Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery

Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine say that they are pulling back heavy artillery from front-line positions in response to similar moves by the Ukrainian army, a first step toward satisfying a truce agreement signed last week.


September 23, 2014 - 09:25 GMT

Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials say government troops have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, as have pro-Russian rebels in the region.


September 22, 2014 - 10:55 GMT

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept.


September 22, 2014 - 10:37 GMT

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept.


September 19, 2014 - 20:04 GMT

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept.


September 18, 2014 - 11:30 GMT
Rule

Rule

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - SEPTEMBER 17: A man takes a nap in a park on September 17, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.


September 17, 2014 - 18:12 GMT

Former Ukraine midfielder Gusin dies at 41

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41.


September 17, 2014 - 14:40 GMT
Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.


September 17, 2014 - 00:24 GMT

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept.


September 16, 2014 - 20:14 GMT

Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union .


September 16, 2014 - 10:32 GMT

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept.


September 15, 2014 - 10:19 GMT

OSCE team in east Ukraine comes near shelling

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters 650 feet away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire agreement.


September 15, 2014 - 08:47 GMT
Shells rock east Ukraine city despite cease-fire

Shells rock east Ukraine city despite cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week.


September 14, 2014 - 10:54 GMT
Ukraine PM says country still in state of war

Ukraine PM says country still in state of war

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's prime minister says his country is still in a state of war with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between the government forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east.


September 13, 2014 - 07:58 GMT

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country's pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.


September 10, 2014 - 08:12 GMT

East Ukraine city hit by shells during cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The city council of Donetsk, a rebel-held stronghold in eastern Ukraine, says that regular shelling continued overnight despite a cease-fire in the region, injuring one woman.


September 09, 2014 - 08:44 GMT
Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appears to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves and imperiled the peace deal.


September 08, 2014 - 08:13 GMT
Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations.


September 06, 2014 - 16:37 GMT

Ukraine national guard: cease-fire holding

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The head of Ukraine's national guard says the cease-fire called in the country's rebellious east appears to be holding despite some violations early on.


September 06, 2014 - 09:09 GMT
Kiev And Russia Appear Closer To Peace Deal, Amid Confusion Surrounding Ceasefire

Kiev And Russia Appear Closer To Peace Deal, Amid Confusion Surrounding Ceasefire

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - SEPTEMBER 04: Members of the Azov Battalion, a far-right group of militant activists, stand in Independence Square, or Maidan Square, on September 4, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.


September 04, 2014 - 18:12 GMT

Ukraine beats Moldova 1-0 in friendly

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine put aside the country's troubles to beat Moldova 1-0 in a friendly Wednesday that served as a warm-up for European Championship qualifying.


September 03, 2014 - 19:29 GMT

The Ukraine president's office says an agreement with Russia on a cease-fire has been reached

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukraine president's office says an agreement with Russia on a cease-fire has been reached.


September 03, 2014 - 08:24 GMT
Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, including discussing statehood.


August 31, 2014 - 11:46 GMT

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.


August 30, 2014 - 07:29 GMT

Ukraine's president calls on country to resist panic in wake of Russian forces' entry

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president calls on country to resist panic in wake of Russian forces' entry.


August 28, 2014 - 15:27 GMT

Ukraine president dissolves parliament and announces early elections in October

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine president dissolves parliament and announces early elections in October.


August 25, 2014 - 19:21 GMT

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has vowed to boost military spending by 40 billion hryvnia $3 billion in the next three years as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.


August 24, 2014 - 09:01 GMT
5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists.


August 21, 2014 - 11:49 GMT
Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.


August 20, 2014 - 09:34 GMT

Ukraine's security council: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in a rebel attack on refugee convoy

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's security council: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in a rebel attack on refugee convoy.


August 18, 2014 - 14:59 GMT
Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine claimed Monday that pro-Russia rebels fired rockets and mortars on a convoy of civilians who were trying to flee from the intense fighting in eastern Ukraine.


August 18, 2014 - 14:24 GMT

Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region.


August 17, 2014 - 08:36 GMT

Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Sunday.


August 17, 2014 - 08:36 GMT
Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Denis Lavrienko is a 36-year-old TV director who devotes his free time to his wife and young daughter.


August 13, 2014 - 13:00 GMT
Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says it has agreed on a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid operation with Russia, the European Union and other international partners to alleviate suffering in the separatist-held city of Luhansk.


August 11, 2014 - 16:43 GMT
Barricades come down in Kiev

Barricades come down in Kiev

 

KIEV, Ukraine - City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year.


August 09, 2014 - 09:25 GMT
NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - NATO's chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country's east.


August 07, 2014 - 18:23 GMT

Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian authorities say at least 10 government troops have been killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatist rebels in an area near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.


August 01, 2014 - 07:52 GMT
Investigators say they reach Ukraine crash site

Investigators say they reach Ukraine crash site

 

KIEV, Ukraine - An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has for the first time reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17.


July 31, 2014 - 11:23 GMT
Ukrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.


July 31, 2014 - 10:22 GMT
Russian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site

Russian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A delegation from Russia's state aviation body hopes to visit the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in east Ukraine two weeks ago, an agency spokesman said Thursday.


July 31, 2014 - 10:13 GMT

Ukraine parliament to vote on PM

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign.


July 31, 2014 - 08:07 GMT
Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.


July 30, 2014 - 08:30 GMT

22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.


July 29, 2014 - 10:22 GMT
Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel.


July 28, 2014 - 10:13 GMT
Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.


July 28, 2014 - 07:47 GMT
Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian security spokesman says government forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town in an effort to go after pro-Russian separatists in one of their main strongholds.


July 26, 2014 - 14:19 GMT
US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.


July 25, 2014 - 20:19 GMT

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday following turmoil in government.


July 24, 2014 - 16:04 GMT
Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party

Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.


July 24, 2014 - 10:40 GMT

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.


July 23, 2014 - 11:59 GMT
298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 19: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans 3L leaves the Netherlands Embassy on July 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.


July 19, 2014 - 13:08 GMT
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