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Ukraine's President names leader of new church in split from Russia

15 Dec 2018

KIEV Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the country's security and independence.

Some see 'devil's work' as Ukrainian Church prepares to split with Russia

14 Dec 2018

KOROSTEN, Ukraine Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month, saying it suspected its Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred. | Video

Russia's sanctions-hit Sberbank, VEB winding down business in Ukraine: central bank

07 Dec 2018

KIEV The Ukrainian subsidiaries of the Russian banks Sberbank and VEB - under sanction, unable to take on new business and legally barred from transferring assets out of Ukraine -- appear to be winding down their operations, the head of Ukraine's central bank said.

Ukraine elections won't derail inflation targeting, forex reforms: central bank

05 Dec 2018

KIEV Ukraine will press on with inflation targeting and plans to lift currency restrictions despite entering a period of instability during elections next year, Central Bank Governor Yakiv Smoliy told Reuters on Wednesday.

RPT-Russian threat highest since 2014 - Ukraine military chief

05 Dec 2018

KIEV, Dec 4 Russia has been ramping up its forces near the border with Ukraine since August and now poses the greatest military threat since 2014, the year Moscow annexed Crimea, the commander of Ukraine's armed forces told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Russian threat highest since 2014: Ukraine military chief

04 Dec 2018

KIEV Russia has been ramping up its forces near the border with Ukraine since August and now poses the greatest military threat since 2014, the year Moscow annexed Crimea, the commander of Ukraine's armed forces told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Russian threat highest since 2014 - Ukraine military chief

04 Dec 2018

KIEV, Dec 4 Russia has been ramping up its forces near the border with Ukraine since August and now poses the greatest military threat since 2014, the year Moscow annexed Crimea, the commander of Ukraine's armed forces told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Ukraine's security service raids home of Russian-backed monastery head

30 Nov 2018

KIEV Ukraine's state security service said it raided the residence of a senior Russian-backed Orthodox priest on Friday, who heads one of the country's holiest sites, citing a clause in the criminal code relating to whipping up religious hatred.

President cheers as Ukraine on cusp of church independence

29 Nov 2018

KIEV/ISTANBUL President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday Ukraine was on the cusp of securing its own independent church, snapping centuries-old ties to a Russian clergy that Kiev accuses of meddling in its affairs.

Explainer - Troubled waters: what's behind the Russia, Ukraine naval standoff?

26 Nov 2018

KIEV Russia seized three Ukrainian ships after firing on them near the annexed Crimean peninsula on Sunday, threatening a dangerous escalation in the crisis between the two countries and prompting Kiev to put its forces on full combat alert.

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