Russia announced another ‘ceasefire’ for civilians to leave Ukraine

Europe 03/09/22, 12:02

The Kremlin announced that it would hold a ceasefire on Wednesday, March 9, over Ukraine's humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to leave the country, according to Reuters. Wednesday's announcement is similar to the one it made on Tuesday, but now 6 humanitarian corridors will be opened to allow evacuation through safe ...

Europeans offer support to Ukraine, urge further reforms

Europe 05/30/19, 07:56

Top European diplomats offered Thursday to support Ukraine's newly elected president, while calling for further reforms in the corruption-plagued country.Speaking before traveling to Kiev with his French counterpart, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country and France won't cease working to help Ukraine.Maas said Ukrainians placed great hopes in ...

Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

Sports 05/30/19, 04:23

His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year.Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic ...

Georgia’s ex-president back in Ukraine; citizenship restored

Europe 05/29/19, 10:56

Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Ukraine a day after its new leader reinstated his citizenship.Saakashvili arrived in Kiev on Wednesday following the decision by Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to restore his citizenship.He praised Zelenskiy for a "quick and brave" decision to give back his citizenship. Speaking to ...

TV comedian Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine’s president

Europe 05/20/19, 02:28

Television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine's next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month.The ceremony was held at Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Monday morning.Zelenskiy ditched the idea of a traditional motorcade and walked to the parliament through a park packed with ...

Giuliani urges Ukraine to investigate Democrats

Politics 05/10/19, 15:18

Rudy Giuliani said he would to travel to Kiev in the coming days to urge the Ukrainian government to conduct a pair of investigations: one on the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's recently concluded investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the other on the involvement of former ...

Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France

Entertainment 04/23/19, 14:14

Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum.Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in a killing.The painting, ...

Zelenskiy wins Ukraine’s presidential election with 73%

Europe 04/23/19, 10:37

Full preliminary results show TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine's presidential election with 73% of the vote.The Ukrainian Central Election Commission on Tuesday published the full and final count of votes in Sunday's election which also showed incumbent Petro Poroshenko with only 24%.Zelenskiy, 41, is a political novice who is ...

Update: France, Germany congratulate Ukraine winner

Europe 04/22/19, 04:20

The Latest on the results of Ukraine's presidential vote in which TV actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy won in a landslide (all times local):12:20 p.m.France and Germany, which have led diplomatic efforts to defuse the conflict in eastern Ukraine, are congratulating Volodymyr Zelenskiy on being elected as president.In this Sunday, April 21, ...

Thousands rally in Kiev in support of incumbent president

Europe 04/19/19, 07:42

Thousands have rallied in the Ukrainian capital to support President Petro Poroshenko who is trailing in opinion polls ahead of this Sunday's election.Poroshenko will be hoping he can help turn the tide in a televised debate Friday against his opponent, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who grew popular thanks to a television ...

Ukraine reverses nationalization of tycoon’s bank

Europe 04/18/19, 09:59

A Ukrainian court on Thursday ruled that the 2016 nationalization of a major bank owned by a tycoon was illegal, sending shockwaves through the country's financial community.Privatbank, Ukraine's biggest lender, was nationalized in 2016 after authorities discovered a capital shortfall of more than $5 billion. The bank was owned by ...

Ukraine president holds 1-man ‘debate’ before runoff vote

Europe 04/14/19, 07:22

With one week remaining until Ukraine's presidential election runoff, President Petro Poroshenko has come to the country's largest sports stadium for a proposed debate where his opponent didn't show up.There also weren't any spectators in Kiev's Olimpiskiy Stadium, though a large crowd stood outside to listen to a broadcast of ...

Ukraine’s presidential candidates take drug test

Europe 04/05/19, 02:29

Ukraine's presidential candidates have taken alcohol and drug tests before a runoff vote.Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a popular comedian who left President Petro Poroshenko far behind in Sunday's first round, had challenged the incumbent to take the test.Poroshenko took the test Friday at Kiev Olimpiyskiy Stadium, the country's biggest arena where the ...

Ukrainian comedian sure of victory in presidential runoff

Europe 04/01/19, 07:47

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no political experience, but that's no problem for the people of Ukraine who have already seen that working for him.In a striking example of fiction morphing into reality, the 41-year-old comedian and actor seems set to take the top office for real, following in the footsteps of ...

Update: Ukrainians abroad vote in presidential election

Europe 03/31/19, 07:32

The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local):3:15 p.m.Ukrainian citizens living in Poland are lining up to vote in their country's presidential election.Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, holds his ballot before voting at a polling station, during the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. (AP Photo/Emilio ...

Comedian leads presidential polling in Ukraine

Europe 03/30/19, 07:32

A comedian who's never held political office tops the public opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's presidential election, but even he appears to be falling far short of enough support to win in the first round.Ukrainians on Sunday will choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide ...

Separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine divides young voters

Europe 03/29/19, 03:17

Five years after a deadly separatist conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine, the front line between government forces and Russia-backed separatists has become a de-facto border, cutting off a generation of first-time voters from Sunday's presidential election.Only those who left their homes in the east to live in areas under ...

5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine

Europe 03/23/19, 13:36

About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case.The Saturday protest was the latest in several weeks of demonstrations by supporters of the far-right focusing on corruption.A journalistic investigation in February reported that figures close to ...

Interview: Ukraine minister claims Russia on its knees

Europe 03/22/19, 10:08

With President Petro Poroshenko slipping in the polls a week ahead of elections, Ukraine's government is trying to put a brave face on his achievements, insisting it is well on its way to delivering on the demands of the Maidan protest movement that drove the previous Russia-backed president from power ...

Chelsea makes complaint to UEFA about racist abuse

Sports 03/18/19, 10:30

Chelsea made a complaint to UEFA about racist abuse being aimed at one of its players by Dynamo Kiev fans during a Europa League match, the English club said Monday.The abuse — reportedly targeted at Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is black — took place near the end of its ...

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