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Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency in landslide

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:43 AM

(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

Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at his campaign headquarters prior to the announcement of the first exit poll results in the second round of Ukraine's presidential election, Kiev, April 21, 2019.  Genya SAVILOV / AFP

Anti-Kremlin journalist back from the dead as Ukraine admits set-up

May 30, 2018 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) The reporter Arkady Babchenko apologizes to his wife and defiantly promises on Twitter to 'die at 96 after dancing on Putin's grave'

ALIVE. Russian anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko (right) and head of Ukraine's security service Vasyl Grytsak react during a press conference at Ukrainian Security Service in Kiev on May 30, 2018. Photo by  Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks Russian opposition

May 30, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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

Flowers lay under a picture of the 41-year-old anti-Kremlin reporter Arkady Babchenko on the memorial wall of Moscow's journalists house in Moscow on May 30, 2018. The prominent Russian war correspondent and former soldier was shot dead on May 29 evening in an apparent contract-style killing in the stairwell of his building in Kiev. He had moved to the Ukrainian capital last year following a campaign of harassment in Moscow. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Salah 'confident' for World Cup despite shoulder injury

May 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM

New reports claim that the Liverpool star only suffered ligament damage and may be back in action in 3 weeks

FALLING STAR. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (right) falls with Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos leading to the Egyptian forward's shoulder injury. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Brilliant Bale breaks Liverpool hearts as Real Madrid rules Champions League

May 27, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The Spanish giants capture their 3rd straight – and 13th overall – European Cup against a distraught Liverpool that lost star striker Mohamed Salah to injury

GLORIOUS. Real Madrid becomes the first team to win the Champions League for 3 straight years since Bayern Munich in 1976. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Ronaldo shrugs off injury fears, lives for Champions League final

May 26, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The Real Madrid star seeks to join an elite group of just 10 other players to win 5 European Cups

ALL SET. Cristiano Ronaldo looks to lead Real Madrid to a 3rd straight Champions League title against Liverpool. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Liverpool out to end Real Madrid streak in Champions League Final 2018

May 25, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Real Madrid bids to become the first team since 1976 to lift the European Cup for 3 straight years

SHOWDOWN. Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah figure in a key battle when Real Madrid clashes with Liverpool in the Champions League final. Photos by Gabriel Bouys and Paul Ellis/AFP

A recap of TNC Pro Team's exit from Kiev Major

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:04 PM

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

EARLY EXIT. After a fiery run in the earlier stages – one that saw one member set a kill count record – the Philippines' top Dota 2 team flames out in the first round of the main event


Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Ukraine has barred Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow annexed Crimea for a 2015 performance

BANNED. Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova has been barred from entering Ukraine. Photo from Wikipedia

Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:58 AM

A senior US official says Vice President Joe Biden would take extra care to stress that the overtures toward Russian President Vladimir Putin in no way affected the West s support for Kiev

US SUPPORT. In this file photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) and US Vice President Joe Biden (L) shake hands during their briefing in Kiev, Ukraine, 21 November 2014. File photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

MH17 investigators say 'possible' BUK missile parts found

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Investigators probing the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 say they had identified pieces that possibly come from a Russian made BUK missile from eastern Ukraine where the plane crashed

INVESTIGATION. Debris of the MH17 plane crash brought back from the crash site in eastern Ukraine is on display for friends and family of the flight's victims at airbase Gilze-Rijen in Rijen, The Netherlands, 03 March 2015. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / EPA

Nearly half of MH17's wreckage still in Ukraine

Jun 25, 2015 - 12:24 AM

The rebels and Moscow accuse the Ukrainian military of shooting the jet out of the sky

Kiev gay rights march ends in injuries, arrests

Jun 06, 2015 - 7:07 PM

The scuffles broke out when the police tried to keep a few dozen young men who had jumped out of a bus bearing Right Sektor insignia from attacking the peaceful marchers

PRIDE. A masked gay activist takes part in the first Gay Pride March in Kiev, under the eye of the riot police since fighting with pro-Moscow rebels broke out. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Ukraine truce talks make no breakthrough in Minsk

May 23, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The latest round of talks in Minsk are relatively low level discussions involving members of a special task force devoted to political settlement issues

'LOW-LEVEL TALKS.' Denis Pushilin (L), self-declared chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), and Vladislav Deinego (R), who represents the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) in the negotiations, talk to media at the 'President-Hotel', where Ukraine peace negotiations takes place in Minsk, Belarus, 22 May 2015. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Dutch to renew MH17 crash site search

Apr 16, 2015 - 12:06 AM

The search will focus on finding body parts and debris

Thousands in Georgia march call for government to step down

Mar 22, 2015 - 1:08 AM

Protesters pack Tbilisi s central Freedom Square after being called onto the streets by exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili s United National Movement UNM before marching towards the State Chancellery building the seat of government

LIBERATE GEORGIA. Exiled former Georgia president Mikheil Saakashvili addresses thousands of protesters by video link from Brussels as the cheering crowd chanted his name. File photo by Leigh Vogel/AFP

More than 9 months of bloodshed in Ukraine

Jan 25, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Here are key dates in the conflict since pro Moscow separatists launched an uprising that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE estimates has killed more than 5 000 people since April 2014

VANTAGE POINT. A Ukrainian soldier stands on an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) close to a military camp, near the eastern Ukrainian town of Rassypnoe, 25 August 2014. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Putin accuses Kiev of launching 'large-scale operation' in east Ukraine

Jan 23, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Kiev authorities have given an official order to begin large scale combat operations along almost the entire frontline with pro Russian separatists says Russian president Vladimr Putin

Ukraine cheers US vote for military aid, Russia outraged

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Kiev lawmakers hail the US move as a historic decision since they have long been pressing the West to provide military support to their beleaguered army

'HISTORIC DECISION.' Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) attend a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, June 4, 2014. The US administration promised to step up the US military presence in Europe in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. File photo by Jacek Turczyk/EPA

Ukraine declares NATO ambition on protests anniversary

Nov 22, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Ukraine s leaders announce a new coalition following October elections which affirmed that joining the NATO military alliance would be a priority

ONE YEAR. Ukrainians mark the first anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution on the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, November 21, 2014. Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Russia stresses it respects - not recognizes - Ukraine rebel vote

Nov 07, 2014 - 11:40 PM

The word respect has been chosen on purpose Russia s policy adviser Yury Ushakov says

VOTES. Members of an electoral commission empty a ballot box to count the ballots at the end of elections at polling station in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Russia to recognize Ukraine rebel votes: Lavrov

Oct 28, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Lavrov claims the elections opposed by Kiev would be important from the point of view of legitimizing the authority of the regions rebel leadership

Amnesty accuses Ukraine rivals of atrocities

Oct 20, 2014 - 9:26 PM

The rights group found evidence of deliberate killings attributable to both sides but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities

UNREST. Anti-government protesters throw rocks during clashes with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliment in Kiev on February 18, 2014. File photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Poroshenko: Ukraine ceasefire plan by Friday

Sep 04, 2014 - 11:41 PM

The push for peace follows a dramatic surge in tensions after NATO reported that Russia had secretly sent in troops and heavy weapons to support insurgents

CEASEFIRE PLAN. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the peace blueprint would be signed on Friday, September 5, at a meeting in Minsk brokered by the pan-European security body the OSCE. File photo by Mykola Lazarenko/EPA

Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit

Sep 03, 2014 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The Russian president s surprise announcement could take the wind out of the sails of a high stakes NATO summit in Wales where Western leaders led by US President Barack Obama plan to step up their defense of eastern Europe in the face of Russian aggression

Ukrainian tanks drive on a road on the outskirts in the eastern Ukrainian city Slavyansk, Ukraine, 03 September 2014. Roman Pilipey/EPA

Obama told Putin he must de-escalate Ukraine tensions – US official

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:27 AM

US President Barack Obama indicates there could be openings to reduce tensions once Russia recognizes and works with the new government in Kiev

‘GOOD SWIMMER.’ US President Barack Obama says he’s a ‘pretty good swimmer’ and will absolutely save a drowning Putin. File photo by Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Depeche Mode cancels concert in Kiev

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Depeche Mode s concert at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev is cancelled due to the country s unstable security

KIEV SHOW – CANCELLED. In this file photo, Singer David Gahan (R) of British band Depeche Mode performs during a concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on December 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BERGEN

KEY FACTS: Ukraine

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Here are key facts about the former Soviet republic of Ukraine

UNREST. A general view of Independence Square during protests in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 18 February 2014. Photo Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Deadly violence shatters Ukraine truce; EU envoys hold crisis talks

Feb 20, 2014 - 8:18 PM

2nd UPDATE Armed protesters stormed police barricades in Kiev on Thursday February 20 in renewed violence that killed at least 26 people

VIOLENCE. Protesters burn as they stand behind burning barricades during clashes with police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Ukraine talks fail to end deadlock, uneasy truce holds

Jan 24, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Ukranian leaders hold talks to end the deadlock but fail to find a solution

DEADLOCK HOLDS. Crunch talks between opposition leaders and President Viktor Yanukovych failed to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Ukraine bankrupt without 'historic' Moscow deal – PM

Dec 19, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Ukraine said its prime minister couldn t have signed the shelved pact with EU as it would mean unfeasibly stringent IMF conditions for economic reform