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With applause and flowers, thousands attend funeral of Belarusian protester

20 Nov 2020

KYIV Thousands of people silently raised their arms in the air, held flowers aloft and broke into chants outside a church in Minsk on Friday at the funeral of a Belarusian protester. | Video

UPDATE 2-Ukrainian president plays down impact of court rulings after IMF loan delays

27 Oct 2020

KYIV, Oct 27 President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday promised to keep Ukraine's fight against corruption on track after two separate rulings by the constitutional court threatened to derail reforms needed under a $5 billion International Monetary Fund deal.

UPDATE 2-Deputy governors warn on IMF loans after Ukraine central bank reshuffle

26 Oct 2020

KYIV, Oct 26 A recent reshuffle of responsibilities at Ukraine's central bank threatened its independence and Kyiv's $5 billion International Monetary Fund deal, two deputy governors of the bank warned on Monday.

EU funds to Ukraine hinge on constructive work with IMF: Borrell

22 Sep 2020

KYIV Ukraine must work "constructively" with the International Monetary Fund to secure 1.2 billion euros from the European Union to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

Ukraine and Belarus argue over Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at border

16 Sep 2020

KYIV Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them to enter due to coronavirus restrictions.

Nobel laureate author emerges as powerful voice backing Belarus protests

28 Aug 2020

MINSK/KYIV Wielding a bunch of flowers and surrounded by clapping supporters, Belarus's most celebrated writer has lent a powerful voice to the opposition against President Alexander Lukashenko, even if she has so far balked at taking a leadership role.

Ukraine has frozen dialogue with Belarus - foreign minister

28 Aug 2020

KYIV Ukraine has frozen contact with Belarus and joined the European Union in condemning the recent elections in its northerly neighbour as not free or fair, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday.

Ukraine has frozen dialogue with Belarus -foreign minister

28 Aug 2020

KYIV Ukraine has frozen contact with Belarus and joined the European Union in condemning the recent elections in its northerly neighbour as not free or fair, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday.

Ukraine president demands swift probe after activist's house set ablaze

23 Jul 2020

KYIV Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday called on law enforcement to find and punish those responsible for an arson attack on the family home of a prominent anticorruption activist known for criticising top officials and businessmen.

Ukrainian anti-graft group says razing of activist's house was assassination bid

23 Jul 2020

KYIV The family home of a prominent Ukrainian anti-corruption activist burned down in what his organisation on Thursday called an assassination bid, demanding that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy investigate the incident personally.

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