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Ukraine alleges $5 million bribe over Burisma, no Biden link

13 Jun 2020

KIEV Ukrainian officials on Saturday said they were offered $5 million (4 million pounds) in bribes to end a probe into energy company Burisma's founder, but said there was no connection to former board member Hunter Biden whose father is running for the U.S. presidency.

Ukraine found no evidence against Hunter Biden in case audit: former top prosecutor

04 Jun 2020

KIEV An audit of thousands of old case files by Ukrainian prosecutors found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Hunter Biden, the former prosecutor general, who had launched the audit, told Reuters.

After long battle, Ukraine plans to privatise power producer Centrenergo next year

29 May 2020

KIEV Ukraine will privatise the thermal power producer Centrenergo in the second quarter of 2021 after finally succeeding in changing the company's management amid bomb threats and a legal battle, the head of the State Property Fund told Reuters on Friday.

After long battle, Ukraine plans to privatise power producer Centrenergo next year

29 May 2020

KIEV, May 29 Ukraine will privatise the thermal power producer Centrenergo in the second quarter of 2021 after finally succeeding in changing the company's management amid bomb threats and a legal battle, the head of the State Property Fund told Reuters on Friday.

Ukrainian surrogate babies bound for U.S., Europe stranded by virus lockdown

15 May 2020

KIEV Lying in rows of cots in a small hotel on the outskirts of Kiev, 51 babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in Ukraine as the coronavirus lockdown is preventing parents from the United States, Europe and elsewhere from collecting them. | Video

Ukraine must drain corruption swamp, Saakashvili says in latest comeback

08 May 2020

KIEV Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, vowed on Friday to help his new boss, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, clean out a political "swamp" of oligarchs' interests that he said were preventing Ukraine prospering.

Georgian ex-President Saakashvili toasts appointment to Ukraine reform role

07 May 2020

KIEV Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, was appointed on Thursday to a senior role at an advisory body on reforms chaired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Georgian ex-president Saakashvili to get Ukraine reform role - sources

06 May 2020

KIEV Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, is set to join a Ukrainian advisory body on reforms, two sources in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office told Reuters.

Invoking Cossack resistance, Ukrainian mayor defies lockdown measures

05 May 2020

KIEV The mayor of a town in central Ukraine has unilaterally decided to ease lockdown restrictions, causing a row with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's government as it seeks to avoid a second wave of novel coronavirus infections.

Invoking Cossack resistance, Ukrainian mayor defies lockdown measures

05 May 2020

KIEV, May 5 The mayor of a town in central Ukraine has unilaterally decided to ease lockdown restrictions, causing a row with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's government as it seeks to avoid a second wave of novel coronavirus infections.

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