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Ukraine: Sovereign state in Eastern Europe
Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.

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Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors

russia ordered to release ukraine sailors
The chances of Moscow complying with the UN tribunal's ruling are thought to be minimal.
BBC News - Published

Russia must release detained Ukrainian sailors: maritime tribunal

Moscow must release 24 sailors who were aboard three Ukrainian vessels it intercepted in November as they crossed a strait between Russian-annexed Crimea and southern Russia, an international maritime..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Ukraine

UN court orders Russia to free detained Ukraine sailors [Video]UN court orders Russia to free detained Ukraine sailors

Moscow has held three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors since capturing them in the Kerch Strait in November.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Rudy Giuliani Admits To Meeting With Ukrainian Diplomat [Video]Rudy Giuliani Admits To Meeting With Ukrainian Diplomat

Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post he met with a former Ukrainian diplomat. President Donald Trump’s lawyer said he couldn’t reveal what they talked about in the meeting. Ukrainian Andrii..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Ukraine-Russia dispute naval case to be heard at UN tribunal [Video]Ukraine-Russia dispute naval case to be heard at UN tribunal

International monitors report regular violations of the truce from both pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian sides

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

TV comedian Zelensky sworn in as President of Ukraine [Video]TV comedian Zelensky sworn in as President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky was sworn in as President of Ukraine on Monday (May 20) in the country's parliament.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Volodymyr Zelensky sworn in as Ukraine's sixth president [Video]Volodymyr Zelensky sworn in as Ukraine's sixth president

Volodymyr Zelensky, 41, dissolves parliament in his inauguration speech.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Ukraine's newly inaugurated president takes a stroll to his office [Video]Ukraine's newly inaugurated president takes a stroll to his office

Ukraine's new president walked to his office on Monday before dismissing the parliament and setting up a new parliamentary election in two months time, which could see his party win seats for the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Zelenskiy's first act as Ukraine's new president [Video]Zelenskiy's first act as Ukraine's new president

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Cybercrime network that stole $100m dismantled [Video]Cybercrime network that stole $100m dismantled

An international effort involving six countries has seen 10 people charged with accessing the bank accounts of more than 41,000 victims. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Putin tells Pompeo he wants to 'fully restore' US-Russian ties [Video]Putin tells Pompeo he wants to 'fully restore' US-Russian ties

US secretary of state met Russian president and foreign minister to discuss Iran, Ukraine, Venezuela and Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Never Mind: Giuliani Nixes Plans To Investigate Biden In Ukraine [Video]Never Mind: Giuliani Nixes Plans To Investigate Biden In Ukraine

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani reversed course late Friday night. He told Fox News he'll no longer travel to Ukraine to push for that country to investigate Democratic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

New Radiation Spots Found In Chernobyl's Red Forest [Video]New Radiation Spots Found In Chernobyl's Red Forest

Scientists have discovered new radiation spots in Chernobyl's Red Forrest using drones made by the UK's National Centre For Nuclear Robotics. The Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded in 1986,..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:27Published

WHO issues measles warning in Europe [Video]WHO issues measles warning in Europe

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as it urged authorities..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

As Chernobyl's Legacy Endures, Here's What To Know About Radiation Sickness [Video]As Chernobyl's Legacy Endures, Here's What To Know About Radiation Sickness

In April of 1986, a nuclear reactor in the town of Chernobyl, Ukraine, blew up. The explosion affected residents within a 200-mile radius for decades to come. According to Business Insider, the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Why this Chernobyl game's graphics baffle players [Video]Why this Chernobyl game's graphics baffle players

A Ukrainian computer game that brings to life a town abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster may not sound like everyone's idea of fun but has attracted 60,000 people globally since its launch..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Trump Says He Discussed New Nuclear Pact With Putin That Could Include China [Video]Trump Says He Discussed New Nuclear Pact With Putin That Could Include China

Reuters reports that President Donald Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the possibility of a new accord limiting nuclear arms that could eventually include China. If..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Trump Trump "didn't discuss" election meddling with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said he did not speak about election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a phone call Friday but says the talks were "very good." Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Trump Had 'Long And Very Good' Talk With Putin [Video]Trump Had 'Long And Very Good' Talk With Putin

On Friday, President Donald Trump said he had a “very productive” call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reuters reports, they addressed issues ranging from North Korea, Ukraine and Venezuela..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Ukraine President Gets Tough With Putin [Video]Ukraine President Gets Tough With Putin

CNN reports Ukrainian President-elect, Volodymyr Zelensky stood up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Last week Putin signed a decree simplifying Russian citizenship for Ukrainians living in certain..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Ukraine commemorates Chernobyl nuclear disaster anniversary [Video]Ukraine commemorates Chernobyl nuclear disaster anniversary

Ukraine marked on Friday the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when the 4th unit of the plant exploded in the early hours of April 26, 1986.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Ukraine's President-Elect Blocked From Getting Parliament Seats [Video]Ukraine's President-Elect Blocked From Getting Parliament Seats

Reuters reports Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that the election commission was preventing him from calling a snap parliamentary election. Zelenskiy won with a large..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Germany & France Condemn Russian Citizenship Decree For Eastern Ukraine [Video]Germany & France Condemn Russian Citizenship Decree For Eastern Ukraine

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Germany and France condemned Russia's legislative move simplifying requirements for people in eastern Ukraine to become Russian citizens. Germany's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Britain Joins Germany & France In Condemning Russia For Ukraine Decree [Video]Britain Joins Germany & France In Condemning Russia For Ukraine Decree

According to a report by Reuters, Britain condemned a move by Russia to simplify the procedure for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports. In a statement on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Ukraine's Leaders Denounce Russia Over East Ukraine Passports [Video]Ukraine's Leaders Denounce Russia Over East Ukraine Passports

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Ukraine's outgoing leader and president-elect both issued statements denouncing Russia as an occupying force in eastern Ukraine, after Moscow moved to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Russia Offers Passports to East Ukraine, President-Elect Decries 'Aggressor State' [Video]Russia Offers Passports to East Ukraine, President-Elect Decries 'Aggressor State'

According to Reuters, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed an order to simplify the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of east Ukraine, prompting calls for more..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

 

Ukraine parliament takes aim at president's election reform plan

Parliament dealt an early blow to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to Ukraine's voting system before a snap national election, which the speaker said lawmakers..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

ukraine's zelensky picks tv colleagues for presidential staff
A script writer, producer, and TV company founder join Volodymyr Zelensky's staff.
BBC News - Published

Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss Ukraine in phone call: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine may submit any Russia peace deal to referendum: presidential official

Ukraine may submit any preliminary peace deal agreed with Russia to the Ukrainian people for a referendum, the new head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration told the 112 TV news channel on..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday promoted Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak to be the Chief of the General Staff after sacking Viktor Muzhenko, a presidential decree said.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine parliament election may happen on July 21: presidential adviser

Ukraine may hold a snap parliamentary election on July 21, an adviser to new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday after Zelenskiy held consultations with lawmakers.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine prime minister to step down on Wednesday

Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said he would step down after the next government meeting on Wednesday and that he would take part in the upcoming parliamentary election.
Reuters - Published

High fives, selfies and a snap election as Zelenskiy takes power in Ukraine

Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as Ukraine's new president on Monday, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to..
Reuters - Published

Putin has no plans to congratulate Zelenskiy on inauguration: Kremlin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, asked if Vladimir Putin will congratulate incoming Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his inauguration, says the Russian president had no such plans.
Reuters - Published

New Ukraine President Zelenskiy dissolves parliament

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature..
Reuters - Published

Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian to be sworn in as Ukrainian president

volodymyr zelensky: comedian to be sworn in as ukrainian president
Political novice Volodymyr Zelensky, elected by a landslide last month, will start his new job.
BBC News - Published

Why Ukraine has become ensnared in US collusion claims

why ukraine has become ensnared in us collusion claims
A Kiev prosecutor revives allegations that Ukraine worked with Democrats to damage the Trump campaign.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine ruling coalition breaks up in setback for incoming president

Ukraine's ruling coalition broke up on Friday and one of its two constituent parties said it would try to form a new one, annoying President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy who is weighing calling a snap..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine ruling coalition breaks up, may lead to snap election

Ukraine's ruling coalition broke up on Friday after the People's Front party quit outgoing President Petro Poroshenko's faction, potentially paving the way for incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine parliament coalition breaks up: speaker

Ukraine's main parliamentary coalition broke up on Friday after the People's Front party quit outgoing President Petro Poroshenko's faction, the parliament speaker said.
Reuters - Published

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