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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

December 5, 2017 11:39 pm
Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been detained by police at his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Saakashvili was forcefully taken into custody from his apartment in central Kiev by masked security forces on Tuesday. The forces then searched his house. Video footage appeared showing Saakashvili appearing […]

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Mikhail Saakashvili leads mass anti-government rally in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

October 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Mikhail Saakashvili leads mass anti-government rally in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

Protesters clash with police during a rally of Ukrainian opposition in front of the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, October 17, 2017. (AFP photo) Former Georgian president and Ukrainian governor Mikhail Saakashvili has led a mass anti-government rally in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Around three thousand people gathered outside main parliament […]

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Moscow accuses Kiev of ceasefire breach in eastern Ukraine

August 31, 2017 3:31 pm
Moscow accuses Kiev of ceasefire breach in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a grenade launcher during fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Russian Foreign Ministry says Ukrainian forces have violated a recent ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, where the Kiev government is fighting pro-Russia forces. The ministry […]

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Pro-Russia forces say will respect ‘indefinite’ truce with Kiev

December 24, 2016 2:52 pm
Pro-Russia forces say will respect ‘indefinite’ truce with Kiev

Ukrainian tanks move near Mariupol, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, October 21, 2015. (Photo by AP) Pro-Russia forces have reportedly agreed to abide by a ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Kiev, which is aimed at stopping violence in eastern Ukraine ahead of the Christmas and New York holidays. The “indefinite truce” […]

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Kiev says 3 troops killed in eastern Ukraine clashes

December 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Kiev says 3 troops killed in eastern Ukraine clashes

OSCE mission representatives watch the withdrawal of pro-Russia forces in the village of Petrovske, some 50 kilometers from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 3, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Kiev says fresh clashes between its soldiers and pro-Russia fighters have left three Ukrainian soldiers dead and two wounded in Ukraine’s east. “Over […]

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Far-right nationalists protest in Ukraine capital Kiev against President Petro Poroshenko

October 14, 2016 9:31 pm
Far-right nationalists protest in Ukraine capital Kiev against President Petro Poroshenko

Demonstrators take part in a march held by far-right nationalist groups in Kiev, Ukraine, October 14, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of demonstrators have held a march in Ukraine’s capital Kiev in protest against the administration of President Petro Poroshenko for its handling of the crisis in the east. Members […]

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Kiev losing Western support against Russia: Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko

September 6, 2016 6:30 pm
Kiev losing Western support against Russia: Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a session of the parliament in Kiev on September 6, 2016. ©AFP Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says it is now difficult for his government to gather Western support in its confrontation with Russia, which Kiev and its allies accuse of having a hand in […]

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US President Barack Obama urges Kiev to tread in the path of a ‘united Europe’ on 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union

August 24, 2016 8:30 pm
US President Barack Obama urges Kiev to tread in the path of a ‘united Europe’ on 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union

US President Barack Obama has released a statement to mark the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union. In the written statement released Wednesday, Obama touched upon the crisis that has gripped the Russian neighbor. People in Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula of Crimea voted in a referendum to join the […]

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Kiev protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

August 17, 2016 7:17 pm
Kiev protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

Activists with their hands tied and plastic bags over their heads sit next to other demonstrators during a protest in front of the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in Kiev on August 17, 2016. (AFP) About 100 protesters gathered outside the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine […]

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EU vows to back Kiev amid escalating tensions with Russia over Crimea

August 13, 2016 10:18 am
EU vows to back Kiev amid escalating tensions with Russia over Crimea

EU’s Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Chief Federica Mogherini (AFP photo) The European Union has vowed continued support for Ukraine amid growing tensions between Kiev and Moscow around the Crimean Peninsula. EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reiterated the bloc’s“unwavering” support for Ukraine’s sovereignty on Friday while calling on the country and neighboring […]

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