KIEV Unknown assailants threw petrol bombs at a historic 18th century Orthodox church in the Ukrainian capital and attacked a priest early on Thursday morning, a church spokesman said, blaming Moscow for the incident.
KIEV Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a choice: join Ukraine's new independent church and be labelled a renegade by supporters of his own church, or stay away, and risk being branded a Russian agent. | Video
KIEV/ISTANBUL Ukraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs, but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes as the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years. | Video
YUZHNE, Ukraine Allseeds, which operates one of Ukraine's largest multi seed oil extraction plants, plans to list its business overseas in the next four years, its chief executive told Reuters.
CHERNOBYL, Ukraine Ukraine unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl on Friday, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world's worst nuclear disaster three decades ago.
TENDRIVSKA KOSA, Ukraine Ukraine will build a military base on the Azov Sea and has sent more forces to the area to counter a worsening Russian threat, Ukraine's armed forces head told Reuters, referring to an arm of the Black Sea that is a flashpoint of tensions with Moscow.
KIEV Patriarch Filaret was defrocked and excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox church, and accused by his opponents of being a KGB agent, having a secret family and embezzling money.
KIEV A Ukrainian filmmaker on the verge of starving himself to death in Russian jail will not end his hunger strike because it is "his only way to fight", a cousin who was one of the last people to visit him told Reuters.
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KIEV U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia would remain in place until Moscow changed its behaviour.