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(UPDATED) The move ramps up international pressure on Moscow over the downing of the plane
The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777
The fire erupts late on Monday evening, June 10, in the one-storey building, Ukraine's Emergency Service says in a statement. The cause of the fire is not immediately clear.
The Mi-8 helicopter crashes in the western Rivne region during a training flight late Wednesday, killing 3 crew members and the commander of the 16th Separate Army Aviation Brigade of Ground Forces, a statement says
Some of Zelensky's first staffing decisions raise eyebrows, sparking fear that he might be beholden to tycoon Igor Kolomoisky despite repeated denials.
Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelensky issues a decree choosing as his top aide Andriy Bogdan, until now a personal lawyer of tycoon Igor Kolomoisky
'This is the rhetoric that will not help Ukraine to sort out the problem of the southeast,' says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, referring to the separatist conflict in the ex-Soviet country's industrial east
(3rd UPDATE) The legal status of President Volodymyr Zelensky's move to dissolve parliament is uncertain but it is still likely to go ahead, political analysts say
'We will never recognize any citizenship that was issued by the aggressor state. This is like Nazi Germany issuing Ausweis (identity document) for certain people,' says Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
(UPDATED) The new Kremlin decree published May 1 says several categories of Ukrainian nationals will have the right to receive a Russian passport within 3 months of applying for one
The reaction comes hours after Ukraine's parliament approved a controversial law to enhance the status of the Ukrainian language at the expense of Russian
President Vladimir Putin signs the decree aimed at residents of the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics that broke away from Kiev in 2014 and are governed by Moscow-backed rebels
Following Sunday's landslide victory for Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says 'there is a chance for improving cooperation with our country'
(UPDATED) Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounces incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73.2%of the vote, according to nearly complete official results released on April 22
(UPDATED) Volodymyr Zelensky has tapped into widespread frustration over graft, poverty and a conflict with separatists that has claimed some 13,000 lives
The debate, set to take place in Kiev's 70,000-seater Olympic Stadium Friday evening, will be the first and only policy head-to-head of the campaign between Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko
After the first round of voting, the gloves have come off, with President Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky trading barbs and sparring bitterly on television
Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only political experience is playing the president in a TV show, is due to meet Macron at the Elysee palace
Volodymyr Zelenky's political experience is limited to playing the president in a TV show but he leapfrogs establishment candidates amid public frustration over corruption and a stalling economy
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has sought to position himself as the only candidate who can stand up to Moscow as he seeks to beat back support for poll-leader Volodymyr Zelensky
The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018
Five countries – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine – continue to investigate the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine
In Russia, March 18 has been proclaimed the 'Day of Crimea's Reunification with Russia' and celebrated with events across the country. In Crimea, it is a public holiday.
Fifty women aged 18 to 40 – including a make-up artist, a veterinarian, and a housewife – signed up for the courses to learn gun handling basics and hand-to-hand combat
Kiev, fighting a Moscow-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine, says it suspects Russia of planning to interfere in the election
Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych warns that Petro Poroshenko winning a second term in office would have 'unpredictable consequences' for Ukraine
Opinion polls put him behind ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who rose to international prominence in 2004 during the anti-corruption Orange Revolution demonstrations
'I never recorded any message supporting her current candidacy,' says the writer
(UPDATED) 'Maybe sometimes I'm wrong, but I'm wrong sincerely,' former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko tells an audience waving yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flags
'Dear Ukrainians, this is a historic event! This is a great day!' says Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko addresses the synod of bishops, saying Kiev's national security depends on 'spiritual independence' from Moscow
The synod seeks to recognize Ukraine's independence from the Russian Orthodox Church
Ukraine's foreign minister calls for a speedy international response to Russia's 'aggression' after it seized the 3 Ukrainian navy ships and 24 sailors
At a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Milan, Pavlo Klimkin says this is the fifth consecutive OSCE ministerial meeting to be dominated by Russia's 'destabilizing' behavior in Europe
Moscow and Kiev have traded angry accusations since Russian navy vessels fired on, boarded, and captured the 3 Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea
Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week, but that may not happen because of a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine
'I don't want anyone to think this is fun and games. Ukraine is under threat of full-scale war with Russia,' says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urges Russia and Ukraine 'to take steps without delay to contain this incident and reduce tensions through all available peaceful means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations'
After intense debate, 276 lawmakers vote in favor of President Petro Poroshenko's request for martial law in border areas for 30 days
A naval standoff between Ukraine and Russia off the coast of Crimea spikes tension in Europe
Ukraine's navy says the incident took place as two small warships and a tugboat were heading through the strait for the port of Mariupol
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