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Ukraine: Sovereign state in Eastern Europe
Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 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 religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. 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 the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.

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With Zelenskiy in charge, Ukraine tycoon Kolomoisky sees amicable solution on PrivatBank

Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky said on Friday he saw room for an amicable solution in his long battle with the authorities over the country's largest lender, PrivatBank, now that President Volodymyr..
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Russia ready for Ukraine peace talks but sets preconditions

Russia is ready to take part in a four-way summit in Paris to try to breathe life into the stalled Ukrainian peace process but has strict preconditions for such a meeting, a senior Kremlin aide said on..
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Videos for Ukraine

Trump impeachment probe moves to next step [Video]Trump impeachment probe moves to next step

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler kicks off a panel hearing on a measure to authorize him to designate committee and subcommittee hearings as 'impeachment proceedings'. Ranking..

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Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners in move to improve ties [Video]Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners in move to improve ties

After lengthy negotiations, prisoners arrive in Kiev and Moscow in a step that could ease tensions between two sides.

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Serena Fights For Throne, Meghan Markle To Watch [Video]Serena Fights For Throne, Meghan Markle To Watch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As excitement boiled over for Serena Williams’ latest bid for U.S. Open glory, some off-court news buzzed about the plaza at Flushing Meadows: a duchess is coming to Queens. Sep..

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Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited prisoner swap [Video]Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited prisoner swap

The swap could set the stage for serious talks, even though major differences remain between the two countries

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Emotional scenes as Ukraine president welcomes home freed prisoners [Video]Emotional scenes as Ukraine president welcomes home freed prisoners

A prisoner swap that included Ukrainian sailors and high-profile prisoners is reportedly underway with Russia.

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Planes land in landmark Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap [Video]Planes land in landmark Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

After a lengthy negotiation, prisoners arrive in Kiev and Moscow in a step that could ease tensions.

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Ronaldo trains with Portugal for key Euro 2020 qualifiers [Video]Ronaldo trains with Portugal for key Euro 2020 qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo trains with Portugal's squad for two Euro 2020 qualifiers as the defending champions look to improve on their slow start in Group B.

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Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap could happen soon, media reports suggest [Video]Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap could happen soon, media reports suggest

A prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine could be imminent, according to media reports.

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Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials [Video]Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials

The White House is reviewing whether $250 million in military assistance should be sent to Ukraine in keeping with President Donald Trump's view that U.S. foreign aid must be justified, two senior..

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Spectacular judo as Daria Bilodid crowned 2019 World Champion in Tokyo [Video]Spectacular judo as Daria Bilodid crowned 2019 World Champion in Tokyo

Ukraine's Daria Bilodid retains her world title as Tokyo World Championships kick off, while Georgia's Lukhumi Chkhvimiani wins his first world title

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Yellow and blue abound as Ukraine celebrates its independence [Video]Yellow and blue abound as Ukraine celebrates its independence

Events have been taking place in Kyiv to mark Ukraine's Independence Day.

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Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected [Video]Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected

French president hosts Russian counterpart for wide-ranging talks, including about Syria and Ukraine.

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Ukraine hotel fire: Eight people killed in blaze at Tokyo Star in Odessa [Video]Ukraine hotel fire: Eight people killed in blaze at Tokyo Star in Odessa

Eight people were killed in a fire that broke out in a hotel in Ukraine, the state emergency services authority said.

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Ukraine's gorgeous goats compete for beauty crown [Video]Ukraine's gorgeous goats compete for beauty crown

A Ukrainian town is so in love with its goats it holds an annual beauty contest for them. It's a must-see sight, goats in bright dresses, embroidered shirts, skirts and floral crowns. One is even..

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Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer [Video]Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer

A trial for former Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig is now underway in a case linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Ukrainian girl shows off blindfolded boxing routine [Video]Ukrainian girl shows off blindfolded boxing routine

An 11-year-old girl goes viral after posting videos of her impressive boxing skills blindfolded

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Ukraine's rookie politicians go back to school [Video]Ukraine's rookie politicians go back to school

Ukraine elected a party of rookie politicians. Now the greenhorn lawmakers are being sent to political boot camp to get them ready for battle. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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Want a yacht? Head for Poland, not the Riviera [Video]Want a yacht? Head for Poland, not the Riviera

EU figures show that Poland now accounts for more than half of the bloc's exports of luxury yachts. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Zelensky's party set for unprecedented majority in Ukraine vote [Video]Zelensky's party set for unprecedented majority in Ukraine vote

Partial results show comic-turned-president's party is on course for absolute majority in Ukraine's parliament.

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Ukraine president's party wins snap vote [Video]Ukraine president's party wins snap vote

Comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap election, exit polls showed.

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Early exit poll predicts Volodymyr Zelensky's party will triumph in Ukrainian parliamentary election [Video]Early exit poll predicts Volodymyr Zelensky's party will triumph in Ukrainian parliamentary election

Early exit poll suggests Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party will win 44.4% of the vote

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Zelenskiy's party in spotlight as polls open in Ukraine's election [Video]Zelenskiy's party in spotlight as polls open in Ukraine's election

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy cast a vote in the country's snap parliamentary election and said he hoped for a fair and honest election. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Polls open in Ukraine's snap parliamentary vote [Video]Polls open in Ukraine's snap parliamentary vote

The party of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy has extended its lead over other groups, according to polls published three days before the parliamentary elections.

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The changing face of Ukrainian politics [Video]The changing face of Ukrainian politics

Politics is changing in Ukraine. Old is giving way to young and social media is becoming the main source of information for new voters

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Exhibition highlights vote-buying in Ukraine as country goes to polls [Video]Exhibition highlights vote-buying in Ukraine as country goes to polls

As Ukraine goes to the polls for a parliamentary election on Sunday (July 21), a new exhibition in Kyiv is shining a light on the darker side of politics.

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Ukraine presidential official Danylyuk worried about raid on PrivatBank

The Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council Oleksandr Danylyuk on Friday told reporters he was worried about a raid by police on the offices of state-run PrivatBank and the..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine president expects Trump meeting, Donbass peace talks in September

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in September and also that peace talks between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to resolve the Donbass conflict..
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Trump administration reinstates military aid for Ukraine

President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed concern that the White House..
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Ukraine drawing up roadmap to implement peace deal for Donbass: Zelenskiy

Ukraine is preparing a roadmap with clear deadlines in order to implement a peace deal for eastern Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told reporters on Thursday, speaking alongside the visiting..
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Ukraine parliament passes bill to criminalize illegal enrichment at first reading

Ukraine's parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that criminalizes state officials illegally enriching themselves.
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U.S. senators expect Congress to reinstate aid for Ukraine even if Trump cuts it

Republican and Democratic senators said on Tuesday they expected the U.S. Congress would pass legislation restoring $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if President Donald Trump goes ahead with..
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Ukraine president meets tycoon Kolomoisky amid concerns over their business ties

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met business tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky on Tuesday, the president's office said, the first reported meeting since Zelenskiy's inauguration in May between the two men..
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Back in Ukraine, Sentsov plans to make more films and speak up for prisoners in Russia

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov plans to start making films again and to champion the rights of prisoners in Russian jails, he said on Tuesday, days after being freed in a landmark prisoner exchange..
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Ukraine ruling party gets impeachment law through parliament

Ukraine's ruling party on Tuesday passed legislation that allows a sitting president to be impeached if they break the law, acting on an election pledge by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the campaign..
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House committees launch probe of Trump, Giuliani and Ukraine

Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday they had begun "a wide-ranging investigation" into reports that President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and possibly others..
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France's Le Drian: too early to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine

France's foreign minister on Monday welcomed positive moves by Russia and Ukraine in past weeks to ease a crisis between the two countries, including a prisoner swap over the weekend, but said it was..
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EU will not recognize results of Russian elections in Crimea

The European Union will not recognize the results of Sunday's Russian local and regional elections in Crimea because the region belongs to Ukraine and not Russia, a spokeswoman for the EU foreign..
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Macron, Putin discussed Ukraine, Iran by phone

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday ahead of a meeting of the joint Franco-Russian Council on security issues scheduled for Monday in..
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Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap is opportunity to resolve crisis: French minister

France's foreign minister said on Sunday a prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia was an opportunity to find a solution to the crisis.
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Trump congratulates Russia and Ukraine on prisoner swap

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Russia and Ukraine on a long-awaited prisoner swap that could thaw a deep freeze in relations between the two countries since Moscow’s annexation..
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MH17 suspect among prisoners swapped by Ukraine with Russia: Dutch government

Ukraine has included a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people, in a prisoner swap with Russia, the Dutch..
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Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in first sign of thawing relations

Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited prisoner swap on Saturday in a step that could thaw a deep freeze in relations since Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.
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Ukraine's Zelenskiy: Prisoner swap first step in ending 'horrible war'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said an exchange of prisoners with Russia on Saturday was the first step in a process to end the conflict in Ukraine's Donbass region.
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Planes leave Moscow and Kiev in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

A plane with Ukrainian markings has taken off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on its way to Kiev as part of a prisoner swap operation, a Reuters witness and Russian news agencies reported.
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Detained Ukrainian sailors waiting for flight from Moscow -lawyer

All 24 Ukrainian sailors detained in the Kerch Strait last year are waiting for a flight from Moscow's Vnukovo airport, their lawyer Nikolai Polozov told 112 TV on Saturday.
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Filmmaker Sentsov, 24 Ukrainian sailors in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap: lawyer

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, jailed in Russia, is among 35 Ukrainians who will be transferred from Moscow to Kiev as part of a prisoner exchanges on Saturday, his lawyer said.
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Ukrainian captives appear to reach Moscow airport in expected prisoner swap: Interfax

Buses believed to be carrying Ukrainian prisoners arrived at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Saturday, Interfax news agency reported, as a major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine appeared to get..
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Buses exit Moscow jail amid expectations of Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Two buses with tinted windows and a police escort left a Moscow jail on Saturday morning carrying an undisclosed number of people as a major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine appeared to..
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Ukraine central bank sounds alarm over threats to officials after car blaze

Ukraine's central bank said the torching of a vehicle owned by the family of its former governor, Valeria Gontareva, was evidence of "psychological and physical pressure" being exerted on her, days..
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Putin says major Russian prisoner swap with Ukraine is close

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine was close, after a court in Kiev freed on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a..
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Russia's Putin says talks with Ukraine on prisoner swap nearly complete

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that talks with Ukraine on an exchange of prisoners were being finalised and that the swap could involve a large number of people.
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Ukraine court releases MH17 suspect on bail

A Ukrainian court on Thursday released on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 that killed 298 people on board.
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Ukraine parliament votes to strip lawmakers of immunity from prosecution

Ukrainian lawmakers voted to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, moving to help push through a signature election promise by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to root out corruption..
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U.S. still strongly supports Ukraine's Crimea claim: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as U.S. President Donald Trump mulls cutting..
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Pence says U.S. will continue to support Ukraine

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday Washington will continue to support Ukraine, after meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Warsaw.
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U.S. likely to toughen sanctions on Russia: secretary Perry

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that Washington will most likely continue to toughen sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Ukraine's territory of Crimea in 2014.
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Poland wants sanctions against Russia over Crimea to continue

President Andrzej Duda said on Saturday that Poland saw a need to maintain Western sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine.
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Chinese envoy tells U.S. not to meddle in Ukraine's affairs

China's ambassador to Ukraine, Du Wei, told the United States on Friday not to interfere in Kiev's affairs.
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Ukraine president's office says no prisoner swap with Russia yet

The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said no prisoner swap had taken place with Russia yet and the process was ongoing, after an earlier Facebook post by Ukraine's general..
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Ukraine official says Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors

Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by..
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Trump may block $250 million in aid to Ukraine: officials

The White House is reviewing whether $250 million in military assistance should be sent to Ukraine in keeping with President Donald Trump's view that U.S. foreign aid must be justified, two senior..
Reuters - Published

Political novice Honcharuk appointed Ukraine PM, to focus on economy

Political novice and presidential protege Oleksiy Honcharuk was appointed as Ukraine's prime minister on Thursday, and said economic reforms aimed at accelerating growth would be the focus of his..
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Ukraine parliament appoints new defense minister

Ukraine's parliament on Thursday appointed Andriy Zahorodnyuk, a lawyer and activist, as new defense minister.
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Wakeboarder, wrestler, dentist: novices of Ukraine's new ruling party take over parliament

A wakeboarder, a wrestler and a dentist were among 254 lawmakers from President Volodymyr's party who took up their seats as the new majority in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday -- not one of whom..
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Trump considering blocking military aid to Ukraine: CNN

President Donald Trump is heavily considering blocking $250 million of dollars in military aid to Ukraine that is intended to help fight invading forces from Russia, CNN reported on Thursday, citing..
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Ukraine president proposes political novice Honcharuk as prime minister

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has proposed insider Oleksiy Honcharuk - a 35-year-old lawyer with little political experience - as prime minister, according to a parliamentary resolution..
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Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker brought to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks: Russian media

Russia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited..
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Death toll in Ukraine building collapse rises to eight: emergency services

The number of people killed in the collapse of an apartment building in western Ukraine rose sharply to eight, including one child, the Ukrainian state emergencies service said on Thursday.
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