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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'state terrorism' after former MP shot

Mar 23 2017

KIEV Ukraine accused Russia of "state terrorism" after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. | Video

Ukraine bans all trade with rebel-held territory, as separatists seize assets

Mar 15 2017

KIEV Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday halted all cargo traffic with rebel-held territory in the east of the country, formalizing an existing rail blockade by Ukrainian activists that has fueled the worst political crisis in nearly a year.

Ukrainian tycoon's sacred cow seized by state

Dec 19 2016

KIEV Ukraine's takeover of its biggest bank follows a clash of kings between two of the country's richest men, Ihor Kolomoisky, who owned PrivatBank, and President Petro Poroshenko.

Ukrainian tycoon's sacred cow seized by state

Dec 19 2016

KIEV Ukraine's takeover of its biggest bank follows a clash of kings between two of the country's richest men, Ihor Kolomoisky, who owned PrivatBank, and President Petro Poroshenko.

Ukrainian tycoon's sacred cow seized by state

Dec 19 2016

KIEV, Dec 19 Ukraine's takeover of its biggest bank follows a clash of kings between two of the country's richest men, Ihor Kolomoisky, who owned PrivatBank, and President Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine police chief quits, as exodus of reformers continues

Nov 14 2016

KIEV Ukraine's police chief and a prominent customs officer resigned on Monday, continuing an exodus of reformist officials that has raised serious doubts about the Western-backed government's commitment to tackle corruption.

Quitting as regional governor, Saakashvili hits out at Ukraine's Poroshenko

Nov 07 2016

KIEV Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili tendered his resignation as governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region on Monday, accusing President Petro Poroshenko of cynically obstructing his attempts at reform and supporting corrupt clans.

Passing energy bills, Ukrainian MPs clear path for new EU loan

Sep 22 2016

KIEV, Sept 22 The Ukrainian parliament passed two bills on Thursday aimed at prising open the domestic energy distribution market to more competition, a reform demanded by the European Union in exchange for a 600-million-euro ($674.10 million) loan.

I am my own man, says Ukraine's new prime minister

Jun 03 2016

KIEV Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Friday he would not let his decision-making be shackled by powerful vested interests, allowing him to push through reforms and usher in a period of economic stability.

Ukraine's corrupt judges targeted in constitutional reforms

Jun 02 2016

KIEV Ukraine's parliament approved on Thursday judicial reforms that Western backers say are needed to fight corruption, in the first constitutional vote the ruling coalition has pushed through since an overhaul of the government in April.

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