• Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko greets International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde after a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, September 6, 2015
    Last update: 00:56 GMT 09.07.2016
    00:56 GMT 09.07.2016

    Poroshenko, IMF Managing Director Discuss Next Tranche to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde discussed provisions of a next tranche of the loan to Ukraine, the Ukrainian president’s press service said in a statement on Saturday.

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko before an expanded meeting to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine, held by the Russian, German, French and Ukrainian leaders
    Last update: 02:34 GMT 07.07.2016
    02:34 GMT 07.07.2016

    EU to Reject Any Changes in Association Agreement With Ukraine - EU Envoy

    The European countries do not support any changes in the EU-Ukraine Association deal, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski said Wednesday.

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  • Lugansk
    Last update: 23:53 GMT 09.06.2016
    23:53 GMT 09.06.2016

    Self-Proclaimed Lugansk Republic in Ukraine Launches Unique Summer Camp

    A unique summer camp is opening in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) in Ukraine’s southeast, LPR Minister of Information, Press and Mass Communications Vyacheslav Stolyarenko told RIA Novosti.

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  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko waves at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, (File)
    Last update: 20:01 GMT 09.06.2016
    20:01 GMT 09.06.2016

    Ukraine's President Counts on Increased Investment From Germany

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he expected Germany to increase investment in the Ukrainian economy, according to a statement issued by his press service.

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  • Flowers on a broken window in memory of the people killed by fire in the Trade Unions House on Odessa's Kulikovo Field Square. File photo
    Last update: 20:09 GMT 06.06.2016
    20:09 GMT 06.06.2016

    Ukraine Fails to Probe 2014 Deaths in Riots That Ousted Kiev Government - Russia UN Envoy

    The Ukrainian government has failed to investigate bloodshed connected to the February 2014 riots that drove an elected government from office, Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin told the Security Council on Monday.

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  • Former Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda Savchenko looks out from a glass-walled cage as she attends a court hearing in the southern border town of Donetsk in Rostov region, Russia, in this file picture taken March 9, 2016
    Last update: 19:59 GMT 29.05.2016
    19:59 GMT 29.05.2016

    Poroshenko Confirms Savchenko Release Tackled Before Normandy Talks

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday confirmed that the repatriation of Ukrainian national Nadezhda Savchenko, who was in custody in Russia, was agreed before a Monday conversation between the leaders of the Normandy Four, comprising Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine.

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  • NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (R) greets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) during the 2014 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on September 4, 2014
    Last update: 00:37 GMT 28.05.2016
    00:37 GMT 28.05.2016

    Poroshenko Pick of Ex-NATO Chief as Adviser Likely to Inflame Ukraine Conflict

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to appoint NATO’s former secretary-general as his personal adviser will probably backfire and lead to an escalation of the civil war in his country, US analysts told Sputnik.

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  • A boy sits on a swing near a building, which was damaged during fighting between Kiev and Donbass forces, as an armoured personnel carrier (APC) of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen nearby in Avdeyevka near Donetsk. June 7, 2015.
    Last update: 23:36 GMT 23.05.2016
    23:36 GMT 23.05.2016

    Putin Calls for End to Attacks on East Ukraine Settlements by Kiev Forces

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the immediate end to attacks on settlements in southeastern Ukraine by the Ukrainian armed forces, the Kremlin’s press service said Tuesday.

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  • Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Groysman addresses deputies at the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, April 14, 2016
    Last update: 20:22 GMT 13.05.2016
    20:22 GMT 13.05.2016

    New Ukraine PM Pledges to Focus on Anti-Corruption, IMF Reform Commitments

    New Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman vowed in a conversation with US Vice President Joe Biden on Friday to focus on anti-corruption measures and on meeting the IMF reform obligations, the White House announced in a release.

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  • Military women journalists
    Last update: 20:57 GMT 11.05.2016
    20:57 GMT 11.05.2016

    Committee to Protect Journalists Condemns Leak of Data on Reporters in Ukraine

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) disapproves of the release by hackers of personal information of reporters working in eastern Ukraine, CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said in a press release on Wednesday.

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  • Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (File)
    Last update: 03:47 GMT 11.05.2016
    03:47 GMT 11.05.2016

    Poroshenko Cancels UK Visit to Continue Parl't Consultations on Domestic Issues

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has canceled a two-day working visit to the United Kingdom.

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  • Rally held to commemorate those killed in Odessa on May 2, 2014
    Last update: 06:20 GMT 02.05.2016
    06:20 GMT 02.05.2016

    A Grim Anniversary Between Two Holidays: Remembering the Odessa Massacre

    May 2 marks the second anniversary of the politically incited massacre in the Ukranian port city of Odessa, which left at least 48 people dead.

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  • Ukrainian customs and border service officers at the Hoptivka car border crossing on the Ukrainian-Russian border. (File)
    Last update: 21:52 GMT 25.04.2016
    21:52 GMT 25.04.2016

    US Set to Allocate $4Mln to Assist in Ukrainian Customs Service Reform

    The United States will give $4 million to attract international advisers to carry out reform of the Ukrainian Customs Service, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said Monday.

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  • Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
    Last update: 22:44 GMT 15.04.2016
    22:44 GMT 15.04.2016

    UK Foreign Secretary: Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Efforts 'Vitally Important'

    UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday that it was "vitally important" for the new Ukrainian government to continue anti-corruption steps.

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  • Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko smiles as he gives a press conference on the sidelines of of the EU Council in Brussels (File)
    Last update: 03:26 GMT 15.04.2016
    03:26 GMT 15.04.2016

    Biden Calls For Reforms, Anti-Corruption Measures in Ukraine

    US Vice President Joe Biden has stressed that Ukraine must implement reforms and anti-corruption measures in order to secure more international support.

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  • Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks at a meeting of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada in Kiev.
    Last update: 20:48 GMT 14.04.2016
    20:48 GMT 14.04.2016

    Biden Urges New Ukraine PM to Move Forward on Reforms, IMF Commitments

    US Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukraine’s newly-elected Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman urging him to ‘quickly’ move forward on Kiev’s reform program and fulfill its IMF and Minsk accords commitments in order to maintain international support, the White House announced in a statement on Thursday.

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  • Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on Tuesday passed a bill abolishing the country's non-aligned status.
    Last update: 22:17 GMT 12.04.2016
    22:17 GMT 12.04.2016

    Ukraine Parl't Agrees on Candidacy for Prime Minister, New Gov't - Lawmaker

    The candidate for the post of Ukraine's prime minister and the makeup of the new Ukrainian government have been agreed upon by the country's Verkhovna Rada, the leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" party, Yuriy Lutsenko, said on Wednesday.

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  • Ministers in the Government lodge during Ukraine's new parliament first session in Kiev. Right, foreground: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
    Last update: 21:41 GMT 12.04.2016
    21:41 GMT 12.04.2016

    Ukraine Faces Economic, Corruption Challenges After Yatsenyuk Resignation - US Senator

    Ukraine will face significant challenges rebuilding its economy and battling corruption following the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US Senate Ukraine Caucus ranking member Dick Durbin told Sputnik.

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  • Ukraine's National Guard soldiers during combat training developed by NATO at a training ground in the Zolochevsky District, Lviv Region.
    Last update: 21:35 GMT 12.04.2016
    21:35 GMT 12.04.2016

    US Must Continue Defense Support to Ukraine Amid Parl't Turmoil - Senator

    The United States must continue providing defense support to Ukraine following the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US Senate Ukraine Caucus ranking member Dick Durbin told Sputnik.

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  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk talks with reporters during an interview with the Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, March 27, 2015
    Last update: 20:07 GMT 11.04.2016
    20:07 GMT 11.04.2016

    Yatsenyuk Resignation to Have No Effect as Ukrainian Gov't 'Ultra-Corrupted'- Austrian Lawmaker

    The resignation of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will have no effect on the crisis in the country, as the core of the government is "ultra-corrupted and a sort of mafia," a member of the Austrian parliament from the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), told Sputnik.

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