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Pavel Polityuk

U.S. embassy worker in Ukraine dies after suspected park assault

Oct 01 2020

KYIV An American woman working at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine's capital Kyiv died after a suspected assault in a park near the mission, authorities said, and a search was underway for the possible perpetrator. | Video

EU funds to Ukraine hinge on constructive work with IMF: Borrell

Sep 22 2020

KYIV Ukraine must work "constructively" with the International Monetary Fund to secure 1.2 billion euros from the European Union to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

Belarusian protest leader ripped up passport to avoid expulsion, allies say

Sep 09 2020

KYIV Belarusian authorities drove prominent opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova to the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, a day after she was snatched from the street in Minsk, but she tore up her passport so they could not force her to cross, two of her allies said. | Video

Festnahme von Oppositioneller - Lukaschenko lehnt Dialog weiter ab

Sep 08 2020

Kiew In Belarus ist die führende Oppositionelle Maria Kolesnikowa nach Behördenangaben an der Grenze zur Ukraine festgesetzt worden.

Ukraine keeps main interest rate unchanged as COVID-19 cases spike

Sep 03 2020

KYIV Ukraine's central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged at 6% on Thursday for the second meeting in a row, balancing its aim of supporting an economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with the prospect that a higher minimum wage will fuel inflation.

'Coffee, cigarettes, journalists': video shows hostage-taker captured in Ukraine bank

Aug 03 2020

KYIV Ukrainian security forces disguised as part of a TV news crew captured a suspected hostage-taker at a bank branch in Kyiv on Monday, while he was lounging in a chair speaking to journalists whose presence he had demanded along with coffee and cigarettes. | Video

Ukraine welcomes 'constructive' first talks with Iran on downing of airliner

Jul 31 2020

KYIV Ukraine said on Friday that its first round of talks with Iran about the downing of a Ukrainian airliner shortly after takeoff in Tehran in January had been constructive, and that it was determined "to bring Iran to justice".

Hostage standoff ends after Ukrainian president endorses animal rights documentary

Jul 22 2020

KYIV All 13 people taken hostage on a bus in western Ukraine were freed unharmed on Tuesday after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke by phone with the hostage-taker and agreed to his demand to endorse a 2005 animal rights documentary. | Video

UPDATE 2-Ukraine's new central bank governor promises to maintain independence, rate cuts

Jul 20 2020

* Previous governor resigned complaining of pressure (Updates with details from briefing)

Ukraine parliament approves Shevchenko as new central bank chief

Jul 16 2020

KYIV/LONDON Ukraine's parliament on Thursday appointed Kyrylo Shevchenko, head of the state-run Ukrgasbank, as the new central bank governor, putting an end to two weeks of turmoil that had threatened Kyiv's access to critical funding.

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