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Ukraine sticks to positions on Russia but leaves room for 'compromises'

12 Feb 2020

KIEV The Ukrainian president's new chief of staff on Wednesday stuck to Kiev's existing positions on ending the war against Russian-backed forces in the eastern Donbass region but said there could be compromises during negotiations with Moscow.

Pompeo pledges support for Ukraine as impeachment trial rumbles

31 Jan 2020

KIEV U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasised Washington's support for Ukraine on a visit to Kiev on Friday, as both countries sought to smooth over relations buffeted by the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Reported Pompeo comments put Ukraine in awkward spot before visit

27 Jan 2020

KIEV Reported comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appearing to play down Ukraine's importance to Americans have put Kiev in an awkward spot days before Pompeo is due to visit.

Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

20 Jan 2020

KIEV Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board.

Ukraine president gives PM second chance after tape leak

17 Jan 2020

KIEV Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday allowed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk to keep his job after the leak of an embarrassing audio recording prompted Honcharuk to submit his resignation. | Video

'Grieving nations' to discuss legal action against Iran over downed airliner - Ukraine

13 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE/KIEV Five countries whose citizens were killed when an airliner was shot down by Iran last week will meet in London on Thursday to discuss possible legal action, Ukraine's foreign minister told Reuters.

Ukraine holds big prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists

29 Dec 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east completed a large-scale prisoner swap on Sunday after bussing scores of detainees in the five-year conflict to an exchange point in the breakaway Donbass region. | Video

Russia, Ukraine reach deal over gas transit to Europe

20 Dec 2019

MOSCOW/KIEV Moscow and Kiev have signed agreements covering the supply of Russian gas via Ukraine to Europe, a spokesman for Kremlin-controlled Gazprom said on Friday, marking a major step towards clinching a final deal.

Ukraine detains five, including paediatric surgeon, for killing journalist in 2016

12 Dec 2019

KIEV Ukrainian police have detained five people, including a paediatric surgeon and a rock musician, over the killing of an investigative journalist in a car bomb in July 2016, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.

Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani to discuss misuse of US taxpayer money in Ukraine

05 Dec 2019

KIEV An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer in Kiev to discuss the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukrainian state bodies. | Video

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