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The election can be traced to 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and supported the outbreak of an insurgency in eastern Ukraine in what Kiev sees as punishment for its pivot to the West
The European Parliament gives the Sakharov human rights prize to Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov and called for Russia to free the filmmaker
Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, is killed in a bombing at a cafe in Donetsk, becoming the 4-year conflict's most prominent victim from the Moscow-backed side
What should have been his dream job ended up being his undoing
Conflict between Ukraine and Russia has exacerbated tensions between the two churches, with Ukranian Patriarch Filaret once saying Putin was 'possessed by Satan'
'We know the worth of these 'fateful declarations',' Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says in a sarcastic comment on Facebook late Wednesday, July 25
A US State Department spokesperson tweets, 'To be clear: The Administration is not considering supporting a referendum in [eastern] Ukraine'
Ukrainian authorities confirm journalist and blogger Yusuf Inan had been handed to the Turkish authorities after Kiev received a request to extradite him last October
'We agree to disagree and the sanctions against Russia remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to the Ukraine,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tells reporters
(UPDATED) The incident follows a series of attacks on Roma communities in Ukraine's capital Kiev and in the cities of Lviv and Ternopil that have been condemned by rights groups
(UPDATED) Crimea's pro-Kremlin leader Sergei Aksyonov says the blackout is the result of an incident at a power station in Russia's southern Krasnodar region
Both Moscow and Kiev says that rights ombudsmen would visit the two countries' prisoners 'in the near future'
After initial expressions of relief that Arkady Babchenko is alive, many fellow journalists have sharply criticized the staging of his death for undermining the credibility of the profession
(UPDATED) The reporter Arkady Babchenko apologizes to his wife and defiantly promises on Twitter to 'die at 96 after dancing on Putin's grave'
Ukrainian authorities blame Russia's 'totalitarian machine' for his murder, while Moscow denies the charges and the Kremlin warns that Kiev had become 'a very dangerous place' for journalists
New reports claim that the Liverpool star only suffered ligament damage and may be back in action in 3 weeks
The Spanish giants capture their 3rd straight – and 13th overall – European Cup against a distraught Liverpool that lost star striker Mohamed Salah to injury
The Real Madrid star seeks to join an elite group of just 10 other players to win 5 European Cups
Real Madrid bids to become the first team since 1976 to lift the European Cup for 3 straight years
All the inhabitants of Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 built just two kilometers from the plant to house its employees, were evacuated the day after the world's worst nuclear disaster
Poisonings, doping, cyberattacks and conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine make for a tense World Cup in 2018
A cyber police spokeswoman confirms the arrested man was Gennadiy Kapkanov, a Ukrainian citizen who was using a passport with a different identity
Vodafone says it appealed to the warring sides and monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to get its repair crews safe access to the damaged line. 'It has been futile so far,' spokeswoman Viktoria Ruban writes.
The swap of captives on a dusty road close to the town of Gorlivka is an attempt to revive a tattered peace deal between the Kiev army and rebels from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics
EU President Donald Tusk calls the agreement, inaugurated by EU leaders flanked by soldiers in combat uniforms, 'bad news for our enemies'
The 29-year-old Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Organization junior lightweight belt against the unbeaten Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) when they meet at Madison Square Garden Theater
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The national police says more than 30,000 people are evacuated from areas immediately surrounding the military site
The temporary power outage causes havoc around the region as traffic lights cut out and electric trolley buses stop running
Kiev says the two servicemen were killed by shelling from Russian backed rebels some 40 kilometers north of the insurgent capital Donetsk the deadliest daily toll in two weeks
Ukraine s pro Western authorities immediately ridicule the idea as a Kremlin project they would never allow to get off the ground
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White House spokesman Sean Spicer repeats allegations that a Democratic operative had met with Ukrainian embassy officials during the campaign
My clients have waited 3 years Mr Putin There is still no accountability says Jerome Skinner an American lawyer representing victims from Australia Malaysia New Zealand and the Netherlands
3rd UPDATE The year s biggest diplomatic event outside the UN will also provide a stage for other world leaders muscling for power and regional influence
UPDATED The director of Europol Rob Wainwright says there are clear similarities with the WannaCry incident but warns there are also indications of a more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities
UPDATED Several companies and organizations are targeted in what appears to be another major spread of ransomware
The visa free regime for Ukraine has started Glory to Europe Glory to Ukraine tweets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
UPDATED France s President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin seek to improve their countries strained ties
The president s website has sustained an organized attack says President Petro Poroshenko s deputy administration chief Dmytro Shymkiv in a statement
The loss is a bit of a shock as many Dota fans expected TNC to be a strong contender in the tournament having beaten some heavyweights in the past
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls the explosion and its dire aftermath an unhealing wound with which we as a people live with
The OSCE s announcement about the US monitor s death sees Kiev and the insurgents quickly trading blame over who was at fault
The phone call comes as the two leaders discussed the death on Sunday of an American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe who hit a landmine while on patrol in eastern Ukraine
The pontiff also speaks out against the hostilities and famine in South Sudan Sudan Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ukraine has barred Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow annexed Crimea for a 2015 performance