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Ukraine: Country in Eastern Europe
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine also borders Crimea to its south, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, though Ukraine still continues to claim the territory. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, and the 46th-largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the eighth-most populous country in Europe, and the 34th-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kyiv.

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Recycling machine provides food for stray animals [Video]

Recycling machine provides food for stray animals

A Ukrainian social entrepreneur has turned a waste recycling vending machine into an animal-friendly initiative where plastic bottles serve as currency to buy food for stray cats and dogs.

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Soup-erpower? How Borscht is causing a spat between Russia and Ukraine [Video]

Soup-erpower? How Borscht is causing a spat between Russia and Ukraine

A Ukrainian chef is fighting to get Borscht recognised as part of his country's cultural heritage.

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Topless protester wants Kyiv to ratify violence against women treaty [Video]

Topless protester wants Kyiv to ratify violence against women treaty

She called on Ukraine to ratify the Istanbul Convention - the treaty aimed at preventing violence against women.View on euronews

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Dynamo coach Lucescu says Barca will step up defence without Messi [Video]

Dynamo coach Lucescu says Barca will step up defence without Messi

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: DYNAMO SQUAD DURING TEAM TRAINING SESSION / SOUNDBITES FROM DYNAMO COACH MIRCEA LUCESCU SHOWS: KYIV REGION, UKRAINE (NOVEMBER 23, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS

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AG William Barr Has Pro-Trump Protesters Show Up On His Doorstep [Video]

AG William Barr Has Pro-Trump Protesters Show Up On His Doorstep

Over the course of his campaign for re-election, President Donald Trump has frequently accused opponent Joe Biden of corruption. Despite lacking any evidence, Trump and his allies have focused on..

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Putin Rejects Trump’s Claims of ‘Corrupt’ Deals Between Hunter Biden and Ukraine [Video]

Putin Rejects Trump’s Claims of ‘Corrupt’ Deals Between Hunter Biden and Ukraine

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out against Donald Trump.

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Ukraine votes: Local elections seen as a test for embattled president Volodymyr Zelenskyy [Video]

Ukraine votes: Local elections seen as a test for embattled president Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Widespread corruption and worsening living standards have seen support for the president's party fall to 17%, down from a high of 43% in last year's parliament elections.View on euronews

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DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree [Video]

DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree

[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter..

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The US Charged 6 Russian Hackers [Video]

The US Charged 6 Russian Hackers

Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images The United States accused six Russian government officials of orchestrating a string of high-profile cyberattacks that caused billions of dollars in damage in..

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Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account [Video]

Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign's Twitter account was briefly restricted on Thursday, causing an outcry from Republican lawmakers who accused social media companies of acting like..

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Spain to keep attacking pressure against Ukraine [Video]

Spain to keep attacking pressure against Ukraine

Spain prepare for their Nations League match against Ukraine in Kyiv.

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Boris Johnson welcomes Ukraine president to Downing Street [Video]

Boris Johnson welcomes Ukraine president to Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky inDowning Street for the signing of a free trade agreement. The Prime Ministerwill sign a partnership agreement that includes a..

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PM and Ukraine president exchange warm greetings [Video]

PM and Ukraine president exchange warm greetings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky in Downing Street for the signing of a free trade agreement. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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EU and Ukraine pledge to deepen relations, call on Russia to respect peace deal [Video]

EU and Ukraine pledge to deepen relations, call on Russia to respect peace deal

"The EU is — and will remain — Ukraine's biggest and most reliable partner," European Council president Charles Michel said after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Brussels.

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France train ahead of friendly against Ukraine [Video]

France train ahead of friendly against Ukraine

France host Ukraine in an international friendly on Wednesday before two UEFA Nations League matches against Portugal and Croatia.

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