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Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev's Maidan in virtual reality

Sep 17 2018

KIEV A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev's Maidan square helped bring down a president.

Ukrainian minister under investigation over cash pile, BMW

Sep 13 2018

KIEV, Sept 13 Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.

UPDATE 2-Ukraine cheers investments from IKEA, Saudi Arabia's SALIC

Sep 12 2018

Sept 12 Ukrainian investment announcements by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) are votes of confidence in the country's business climate, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday.

Ex-shareholders in Ukraine's PrivatBank say disproving some fraud allegations is complicated

Aug 01 2018

LONDON/KIEV Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank denied on Wednesday all allegations of fraud made by the bank but said proving that $248 million (£189.2 million) was not misappropriated would be complicated.

Ukraine's PrivatBank was involved in fraud, London court hears

Aug 01 2018

LONDON/KIEV, Aug 1 Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank told a hearing in London they did not dispute that the bank had made some fraudulent loans but contested their amount.

Ukraine marks church anniversary, aims to tackle Kremlin influence

Jul 28 2018

KIEV President Petro Poroshenko joined thousands on the streets of Kiev on Saturday on an anniversary marking the start of the conversion of Ukrainians to Christianity, amid a push to remove what he says is a lever of Kremlin influence in Ukrainian affairs.

Ukraine's PrivatBank open to settlement with former owners

Jul 10 2018

KIEV Ukraine's biggest bank does not rule out settling a legal dispute with its former main shareholders out of court, the head of PrivatBank's supervisory board said on Tuesday.

Wary Ukraine wins U.S. assurances ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Jul 09 2018

KIEV Ukraine has secured U.S. assurances that President Donald Trump will not betray its interests when he holds his first bilateral summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Ukraine accuses soccer team of 'supporting separatism'

Jun 12 2018

KIEV Ukraine said on Monday it would investigate possible separatist activities in a team of ethnic Hungarian soccer players from Ukraine who won a tournament billed as an alternative to the World Cup in Russia. | Video

Ukraine's sacked finance minister says no will in cabinet for gas price hike

Jun 08 2018

KIEV Oleksandr Danylyuk, sacked this week as Ukraine's finance minister after a spat with the prime minister, said on Friday the cabinet lacked the will to raise gas prices even to secure more sorely-needed foreign aid.

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