Pavel Polityuk

Ukrainian court orders Kremlin ally Medvedchuk to remain under house arrest

Oct 12 2021

KYIV A Ukrainian court on Tuesday ordered pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk to remain under house arrest until December after prosecutors widened their investigation into his activities and accused him of financing separatist fighters.

EU will give 'firm answer' to Polish court ruling - EU's top diplomat

Oct 12 2021

KYIV The European Union will give a "firm answer" to a ruling by Poland's top court challenging the primacy of EU law, and will tell Warsaw to "abide by the rules of the club," the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

EU seeking to ensure gas supply to Ukraine, Commission says

Oct 12 2021

KYIV (Reuters) -The European Union is looking at different ways to ensure Ukraine has a steady supply of natural gas this winter and is not exposed to any reduction in Russian output, the bloc's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Ukraine widens probe against Kremlin ally Medvedchuk

Oct 08 2021

KYIV Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday they had widened an investigation into pro-Russian lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk, accusing him of colluding with senior officials to finance separatist forces in the eastern Donbass region.

Ukrainian state bank chief suspended after scuffle with investigative journalists

Oct 06 2021

KYIV Ukraine's third-biggest bank suspended its chairman on Wednesday after a video was aired showing a scuffle in his office with journalists investigating the bank's lending practices.

Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm

Sep 30 2021

KYIV A man shot dead by Belarusian security forces in a raid on an apartment block was an employee of EPAM Systems, a U.S.- based software firm, the company said on Thursday.

Hungary, Ukraine summon ambassadors over Russian gas supply deal spat

Sep 28 2021

BUDAPEST/KYIV Ukraine and Hungary summoned one another's ambassadors on Tuesday in a growing row over Budapest's signing of a new long-term gas deal with Russia, which Kyiv regards as a threat to its national security.

Ukrainian lawmakers pass law on oligarchs after assassination attempt

Sep 23 2021

KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday to order "oligarchs" to register and stay out of politics, a day after an attempt to kill a top aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which officials said could have been a response to the reform. | Video

Ukraine left puzzled after assassination attempt on president's top aide

Sep 23 2021

KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian police are trying to work out who ordered unidentified individuals to try to murder a top aide of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after his car was sprayed with automatic gunfire on Wednesday morning in an attack that shocked the political elite. | Video

Ukraine expects next IMF tranche of $750 million in December, PM says

Sep 14 2021

KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine expects to receive the next tranche of assistance worth $750 million from the International Monetary Fund in December, and 600 million euros from the European Union in November, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal told a news conference on Tuesday.

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Venezuelan government suspends negotiations with opposition

CARACAS/PRAIA (Reuters) -Venezuela on Saturday said it would suspend negotiations with the opposition that were set to resume this weekend, after Cape Verde extradited Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a Venezuelan envoy, to the United States on money laundering charges.