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Olena Vasina

Ukraine's security service raids home of Russian-backed monastery head

Nov 30 2018

KIEV Ukraine's state security service said it raided the residence of a senior Russian-backed Orthodox priest on Friday, who heads one of the country's holiest sites, citing a clause in the criminal code relating to whipping up religious hatred.

Ukrainian minister faces graft probe, says case politically motivated

Sep 13 2018

KIEV Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who oversaw the entry of Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation on suspicion of illegal enrichment, anti-graft officials said on Thursday, but he denied any wrongdoing.

Cafe blast kills pro-Moscow rebel leader in east Ukraine

Sep 01 2018

MOSCOW/KIEV The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was killed in an explosion at a cafe on Friday, prompting Russia to accuse Ukraine of assassinating him while Kiev blamed separatist infighting. | Video

Nowhere to hide from Russia, says Ukrainian journalist named on hit-list

Jun 04 2018

KIEV Ukrainian journalist Matvei Ganapolsky sees no point in hiding abroad from Russians who might be trying to kill him, because if they want to find him, geography won't stop them.

Journalist who faked death: I didn't want to share Skripal's fate

Jun 01 2018

KIEV Dissident Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko said on Thursday he collaborated in a plot to fake his own death because he feared being targeted for assassination like former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. | Video

Journalist Babtschenko verteidigt vorgetäuschte Ermordung

May 31 2018

Kiew/Berlin Der russische Journalist Arkadi Babtschenko hat seine vorgetäuschte Ermordung gegen Kritik verteidigt.

Special Report: How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria's Assad

Apr 09 2018

MOSCOW/KIEV In a corner of the departures area at Rostov airport in southern Russia, a group of about 130 men, many of them carrying overstuffed military-style rucksacks, lined up at four check-in desks beneath screens that showed no flight number or destination. | Video

Ukraine's Savchenko goes on hunger strike over detention

Mar 23 2018

KIEV Ukrainian lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko began a hunger strike on Friday to protest her detention on charges of planning a coup against the government, less than two years after being welcomed home as a national hero.

EU has not tired of helping Ukraine: foreign policy chief

Mar 12 2018

KIEV The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday there was "no fatigue" on the part of the EU towards Ukraine, as demonstrated by its extension of sanctions on Russia and financial aid for Kiev.

Exclusive: EU scraps border projects as 'Ukraine fatigue' grows

Feb 20 2018

KIEV The European Union is shutting down a border checkpoint scheme with Ukraine, deepening doubts about Kiev's ability to deliver reforms in return for billions in European aid.

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