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Ukraine: Country in Eastern Europe
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it both the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Putin sacks prominent Kremlin ideologue, Ukraine hardliner

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday dismissed a veteran, once close adviser who until recently managed Moscow's relations with war-torn Ukraine.
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Ex-taekwondo champ freed in Ukraine-Russia swap says she is captive again

Daria Mastikasheva was one of scores of prisoners exchanged between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in December, but she says she is now being kept against her will in a hospital in eastern..
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Videos for Ukraine


Zelensky Wants People To Stop Thinking Ukraine Is A Corrupt Country [Video]Zelensky Wants People To Stop Thinking Ukraine Is A Corrupt Country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Ukraine is corrupt. Zelensky said he’s ready for another phone call with Trump and open to visiting the White..

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'Confident' Zelensky wants no involvement in U.S. politics -Senator Murphy [Video]'Confident' Zelensky wants no involvement in U.S. politics -Senator Murphy

A group of three U.S. Senators visited Kiev on Friday (February 14) to convey a message of continued bipartisan support for Ukraine after it got entangled last year in President Donald Trump's..

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Trump Suggests Military Might Take Disciplinary Action Against Vindman [Video]Trump Suggests Military Might Take Disciplinary Action Against Vindman

President Donald Trump suggests the U.S. military may take disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. According to Business Insider, Vindman was a witness in the impeachment trial. He said..

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Watch: Euronews reports from Ukraine's cutting-edge art scene [Video]Watch: Euronews reports from Ukraine's cutting-edge art scene

Watch: Euronews reports from Ukraine's cutting-edge art scene

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Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case [Video]Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case

President Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington. Attorney General William Barr emerged Tuesday as a key ally in the president’s quest for vengeance...

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Facebook suspends networks of fake accounts from Russia, Iran [Video]Facebook suspends networks of fake accounts from Russia, Iran

Facebook, which has struggled to stop governments and political groups from using its platform to spread false or misleading information, announced it has shut down fake accounts from countries..

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Trump Goes After Mitt Romney [Video]Trump Goes After Mitt Romney

President Donald Trump is trying to connect Sen. Mitt Romney to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. According to Politico, this is the same company in which Hunter Biden was a former board member...

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Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record [Video]Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record

Swede Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis sets new pole vault world record of 6.17m at Copernicus Cup In poland

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Zelenskiy asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war [Video]Zelenskiy asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met Pope Francis on Saturday and asked the pontiff for help to win release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.

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Donald Trump fires a second senior official who testified against him [Video]Donald Trump fires a second senior official who testified against him

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, was ousted hours after Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman who'd worked as a Ukraine expert at the White House.View on euronews

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Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer [Video]Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer

The Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his position as the White House's top Ukraine expert after he provided damaging testimony about President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Romney Turns Back On GOP, Votes To Convict Trump [Video]Romney Turns Back On GOP, Votes To Convict Trump

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney made a stunning break with his own party on Wednesday. CNN reports Romoney harshly criticized President Donald Trump over his actions toward Ukraine. In an emotional speech..

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'I will vote to acquit' -Sen. Susan Collins [Video]'I will vote to acquit' -Sen. Susan Collins

Senator Susan Collins, one of a handful of moderate Republicans, said she would vote for President Donald Trump's acquittal in his impeachment trial.

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Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces [Video]Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

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Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed [Video]Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

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Democrats make last-ditch plea to convict Trump in Senate trial [Video]Democrats make last-ditch plea to convict Trump in Senate trial

Even with acquittal seemingly assured, the Democrats prosecuting U.S. President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial unleashed a blistering attack on him on Monday with a forceful appeal for..

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'This was a purely partisan impeachment' -Philbin [Video]'This was a purely partisan impeachment' -Philbin

Deputy Counsel to the President, Patrick Philbin argued during closing arguments of the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump that the impeachment process was 'purely partisan.'

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Chernobyl ghost town, 50 years on [Video]Chernobyl ghost town, 50 years on

Pripyat in Ukraine would have been celebrating its 50th birthday on February 4. Today, new eyes are looking at it through the HBO series "Chernobyl". View on euronews

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House did not rely on whistleblower complaint -impeachment manager [Video]House did not rely on whistleblower complaint -impeachment manager

Democratic House managers delivered closing arguments on Monday in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, which is expected to conclude on Wednesday with his acquittal.

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Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine, Kiev and rebels blame each other

A Ukrainian solder was killed and four others injured on Tuesday when heavy fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the country's military said, as it and Russian-backed separatists blamed each other for..
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One killed as Ukraine accuses Russian forces of heavy shelling in east

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and four injured on Tuesday as Kiev accused Russian forces of using heavy shelling to try to breach Ukrainian lines in the eastern Donbass region.
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Ukraine president to convene security council meeting on Donbass fighting

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will convene a Ukrainian security council meeting on Tuesday after one soldier was killed and four wounded in what Kiev said was heavy shelling by Russian forces..
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Who needs an Oscar? I'm popular in U.S. now, jokes Ukrainian leader

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comic actor, joked on Saturday that after dreaming of Oscars and popularity in the United States, he had achieved at least the fame part through..
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Let's move on from impeachment, visiting U.S. Senators tell Ukraine's leader

A group of three U.S. Senators visited Kiev on Friday to convey a message of continued bipartisan support for Ukraine after it got entangled last year in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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Leaders of Ukraine, Russia discuss release of prisoners

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone about the release of Ukrainian citizens detained in Russia, eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Zelenskiy's office..
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In wake of impeachment, U.S. senators to visit Ukraine

Three U.S. senators will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kiev on Friday, seeking to reinforce the importance of his country as a strategic U.S. ally after he found himself at the..
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Facebook says it dismantles Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

Facebook on Wednesday said it had suspended a network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence to seed false narratives online targeting Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe.
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Ukraine sticks to positions on Russia but leaves room for "compromises"

The Ukrainian president's new chief of staff on Wednesday stuck to Kiev's existing positions on ending the war against Russian-backed forces in the eastern Donbass region but said there could be..
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New Ukraine chief of staff: compromises possible in Russia talks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new chief of staff Andriy Yermak said there could be compromises in Kiev's negotiations with Moscow over the future of the Donbass region but also stressed..
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Senior appointments in Moscow and Kiev point to tentative thaw

New senior appointments in Moscow and Kiev on Tuesday pointed toward a tentative thaw in ties, after the Ukrainian president's new chief of staff offered guarded praise for the man put in charge of the..
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Ukraine's political course won't change after chief of staff's exit: presidential statement

The office of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday the country's political course will not change after the dismissal of his chief of staff, Andriy Bogdan.
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Putin picks new Ukraine negotiator after ties thaw a little

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a senior Ukrainian-born Russian official was now in charge of managing Moscow's relations with Ukraine, a move likely to be seen by some politicians in Kiev as further..
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Ukraine's president fires chief of staff after reports of turf war

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday dismissed his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan, a lawyer whose links with a prominent tycoon had made him one of Zelenskiy's most controversial..
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Iran says Canada's complaint over Ukrainian plane crash lacks legal basis

Canada's complaint about a Ukrainian passenger plane that was mistakenly shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in January has no legal basis, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on..
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Ukraine president's chief of staff dismissed: presidential decree

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan and replaced him with a senior aide, Andriy Yermak, according to three decrees published on the presidential..
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Ukraine minister sees no preparations for new Russia talks, has low expectations

Ukraine's foreign minister said on Monday he saw no preparations taking place for a promised summit over the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, adding that he had little hope it would make any progress..
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Ukraine preparing to evacuate citizens from Wuhan in China on Tuesday: embassy

Ukraine is preparing to evacuate its citizens from the city of Wuhan in China's Hubei province on Tuesday by special charter plane to Kiev, a statement from the country's embassy in China said on..
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Ukraine's president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Pope Francis on Saturday for help to win the release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.
Reuters - Published

Trump ousts White House staffer who testified against him in impeachment: lawyer

The Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his position as the White House's top Ukraine expert after he provided damaging testimony about President..
Reuters - Published

Canadian lawyers file lawsuit against Iran over victims of downed Ukrainian plane

Canadian lawyers, who previously successfully sued Iran, are seeking class action status in a lawsuit on behalf of victims aboard a Ukrainian plane shot down over Tehran last month, looking for at..
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Ukraine security services search TV channel office over PM wiretap

Ukraine's security service said on Wednesday it had searched an office of the "1+1" TV channel over what it said it was an illegal wiretap that nearly led to the resignation of the prime minister.
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Airline conflict alert system given new impetus after plane downed by Iran: IATA

The shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran has given new urgency to efforts to develop a shared conflict alert system for airlines, the head of the world's biggest airline body said on..
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Iran says it will still work with other countries on Ukrainian airliner crash investigation

Iran's civil aviation authority said on Tuesday it would keep working with other countries investigating the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane last month and it called on all parties to avoid..
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Ukraine's last planned plane from China to arrive in Kiev

The last planned Ukrainian flight from China before a ban over coronavirus is enforced was due to arrive in Kiev shortly with around 200 passengers on board, Ukraine International Airlines said on..
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Ukraine plans to evacuate its citizens from China by end of the week: Interfax-Ukraine

Ukraine plans to evacuate its citizens from Сhina by the end of the week over coronavirus fears, Interax-Ukraine cited a Ukrainian Health Ministry official as saying on Monday.
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Recording shows Iran knew immediately it had shot down plane -Zelenskiy

A leaked audio recording of an Iranian pilot talking to the control tower in Tehran shows that Iran knew immediately it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month, Ukraine's president Volodymyr..
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Iran not sharing evidence from airline crash with Ukraine after audio leak: Iran official

Iran is no longer sharing evidence from the investigation into the Ukraine airliner crash with Ukraine after audio from the investigation was leaked by Ukrainian media, the director in charge of..
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Ukraine wants larger compensation for its citizens killed in plane shootdown in Iran

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Kiev was not satisfied with a size of compensation Iran had offered to families of Ukrainians killed in the downing of a plane near Tehran..
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Pompeo says Zelenskiy White House visit not conditional on Biden probes

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that a prospective visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to the White House was not conditional on Ukraine opening an investigation into..
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Pompeo pledges support for Ukraine as impeachment trial rumbles

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored Washington's support for Ukraine on a visit to Kiev on Friday, as both countries sought to smooth over relations buffeted by the impeachment trial of..
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Pompeo assures Ukraine of support against Russia: Ukraine statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Ukraine of Washington's full support in stopping Russian aggression, the Ukrainian government said in a statement on Friday after Pompeo met Foreign Minister..
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U.S. issues fresh sanctions over Ukraine's Crimea: Treasury

The United States on Wednesday issued a fresh round of sanctions related to Russia's annexation of Crimea, targeting eight individuals and a Moscow-based railway company, the U.S. Treasury Department..
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EU's Barnier eyes loose association deal as basis for new British ties

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 EU states staying on together that a loose so-called association agreement like the one the bloc has with Ukraine should serve as the basis for a new..
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Reported Pompeo comments put Ukraine in awkward spot before visit

Reported comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appearing to play down Ukraine's importance to Americans have put Kiev in an awkward spot days before Pompeo is due to visit.
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Ukraine authorities warn against non-essential travel to China's Hubei province

Ukrainian authorities on Monday warned citizens against non-essential travel to the Hubei Province of China where the coronavirus outbreak began.
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Ukraine awaits decision on sending black boxes from plane downed by Iran to Kiev

Ukraine's security council said on Thursday it was awaiting a decision on whether Tehran will hand over black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner it downed after an Iranian team presents its report to..
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Ukraine in talks with Russia about release of detained Ukrainians

Ukraine started talks with Russia on a new swap of Ukrainians detained in Russia and in eastern Ukraine, which is under separatist control, Ukraine's presidential office said on Thursday.
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Ukraine PM in Davos: government and prime minister do not plan to resign

Ukraine's government and Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk do not plan to resign and have good relations with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Honcharuk said on Thursday.
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Pompeo says will travel to Ukraine 'before too long' amid impeachment trial

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would travel to Ukraine sometime soon, but gave no date for his planned visit to the country central to President Donald Trump's Senate..
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GE granted license to help investigate Ukrainian plane downed by Iran

General Electric Co has received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to help in the investigation of a Ukrainian passenger plane accidentally shot down by Iranian forces, a GE spokesman told..
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Iran seeks help reading downed plane's black boxes in new standoff

Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders..
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Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board.
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Kiev wants to speak to Germany, France about shooting in east Ukraine

Ukraine wants to speak to Germany and France about an increase in shooting in the east of the country, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Monday.
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Ukraine to press for plane crash black boxes as Iran minister visits

Ukraine will press Iran to hand over the black boxes from the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane at a meeting with a visiting Iranian delegation on Monday, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told..
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Iran considers dual nationals on downed Ukrainian plane to be Iranians: TV

Iran considers dual nationals aboard a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally this month to be Iranian citizens, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes, no plan yet to send them abroad

Iran is trying to analyze the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month, the state IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, denying a report that a decision had been taken..
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