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Ukraine prepares gas facilities for possible transit supply cut

14 Aug 2019

KIEV, Aug 14 Ukraine's gas transport company Ukrtransgaz has upgraded several gas pumping stations so it can provide gas to eastern and southern regions of the country if there is a disruption in supply from Russia, the company said on Wednesday.

Resume peace talks, Ukraine's Zelenskiy urges Putin after four soldiers killed

07 Aug 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker, frees crew after Moscow threat

25 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker for its alleged involvement in the capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels by Russia, prompting Moscow to warn of consequences if any Russian citizens were "taken hostage".

Ukraine president on course for unprecedented majority after election win

22 Jul 2019

KIEV President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looked set on Monday to become Ukraine's first leader since the fall of communism to command a single party majority in parliament, in what would be an unprecedented mandate to deliver promised reforms.

Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious

15 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine and Russia could swap prisoners within a matter of days, including filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom Moscow jailed on terrorism charges, if Kiev shows the necessary political will, a close Kremlin ally in Ukraine said.

Ukraine president kicks official out of meeting over criminal record

11 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a regional official expelled from a meeting broadcast live on television on Wednesday because of a past criminal record. | Video

Top EU officials visit Kiev, pledge more aid for war-torn east Ukraine

08 Jul 2019

KIEV European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker pledged support and financial assistance to conflict-riven Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday while urging Russia to do more to bring peace to the Donbass region.

UPDATE 1-Ukraine holds key rate at 17.5% to contain inflation risk

06 Jun 2019

KIEV, June 6 Ukraine's central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged at 17.5% on Thursday, citing the need to contain inflation risks that had increased since the last rate decision in April.

Ukrainian police officers arrested for murder in death of five-year-old boy

04 Jun 2019

KIEV Two Ukrainian police officers were arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, accused of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy while drunkenly firing weapons at cans and bottles in the courtyard of an apartment building, officials said.

Factbox: New Ukraine president picks top reformist, men with oligarch ties

31 May 2019

KIEV Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has appointed a mix of people to his core team, which includes a reformist former finance minister, men with ties to a controversial oligarch and people from his TV production company.

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