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Ukraine: Country in Eastern Europe
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. 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 both the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 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 religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Ukraine's Zelenskiy sees middle ground with Russia on gas transit, rules out one-year deal

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Kiev and Moscow could reach an agreement on a new gas transit deal before the end of the year, and saw scope for compromise between their..
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Russia and Ukraine leaders, in first talks, agree to exchange prisoners

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the region's status for..
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Videos for Ukraine


Democrats announce impeachment charges against Trump [Video]Democrats announce impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Ukraine summit: Putin, Zelensky meet for first time at Paris peace talks [Video]Ukraine summit: Putin, Zelensky meet for first time at Paris peace talks

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Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire [Video]Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris to try and reach peace over east Ukraine, where 13,000 people have died in fighting since 2014. Caroline Malone reports

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'Stop Putin's war!' topless Femen protesters yell ahead of Ukraine summit in Paris [Video]'Stop Putin's war!' topless Femen protesters yell ahead of Ukraine summit in Paris

Police apprehended on Monday (December 9) topless Femen protesters who chanted slogans against Russia's leader outside the Elysee presidential palace in Paris ahead of a Ukraine crisis summit.

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Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap at summit [Video]Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap at summit

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held nine hours of talks in a Paris summit brokered by France and Germany.

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Dems seek to bolster impeachment case at hearing [Video]Dems seek to bolster impeachment case at hearing

U.S. Democrats on Monday sought to strengthen the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a “clear and present danger”..

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Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover [Video]Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover

Video shows Putin arriving to Normandy talks in limo, Merkel getting out of Mercedes and and Zelenskiy using crossover identical to one used by Macron

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Heckler shouts 'Trump is innocent' at House evidence hearing [Video]Heckler shouts 'Trump is innocent' at House evidence hearing

A heckler at the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Monday could be overheard shouting "Trump is innocent" before he was escorted from the room. The panel will formally review evidence from..

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'No capitulation': Ukrainians rally before Russia summit [Video]'No capitulation': Ukrainians rally before Russia summit

Thousands gather in Kyiv, urge Zelenskyy to defend country's interests in Putin meeting on war in eastern Ukraine.

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Trump: Giuliani Willing To Participate In Impeachment Hearings Over Ukraine Trips [Video]Trump: Giuliani Willing To Participate In Impeachment Hearings Over Ukraine Trips

Politico reports Rudy Giuliani is reported to have traveled to Ukraine this week. It's to continue his quest to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden...

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White House won't participate in Trump impeachment hearing [Video]White House won't participate in Trump impeachment hearing

The White House said on Friday it would refuse to take part in hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives set for next week that will consider what articles of impeachment to bring against President..

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What a Senate impeachment trial could look like [Video]What a Senate impeachment trial could look like

U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to engage with the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry but is expected to adopt a very different strategy in the likely event of a trial in the..

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Ukrainian beauty queen who was forced to give up crown sues for discrimination [Video]Ukrainian beauty queen who was forced to give up crown sues for discrimination

Veronika Didusenko was crowned the most beautiful woman in her country. She took part and won the 2018 Miss Ukraine beauty-pageant. But then, after four days, she was forced to give up her crown once..

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At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over his son [Video]At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over his son

On a day when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to fortify his foreign policy credentials in his quest to take on Donald Trump next year, he mixed it up with an Iowa voter over his..

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People outside WH react to Pelosi's impeachment announcement [Video]People outside WH react to Pelosi's impeachment announcement

People outside the White House on Thursday gave mixed reaction to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she directed the House Judiciary Commitee to draft articles of impeachment against..

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Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani in Ukraine [Video]Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani in Ukraine

An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in Kiev to discuss the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukrainian state bodies...

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McCarthy confident House impeachment vote 'will be no' [Video]McCarthy confident House impeachment vote 'will be no'

After U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the she was directing a House committee to draft articles of impeachment, U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday said that he was..

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'Don't accuse me' of hating Trump: Pelosi to reporter [Video]'Don't accuse me' of hating Trump: Pelosi to reporter

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday to a reporter, 'Don't mess with me when it comes to words like that', when responding to a reporter who asked if she hates U.S. President Donald Trump...

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Pelosi calls for impeachment articles against Trump [Video]Pelosi calls for impeachment articles against Trump

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday (December 5) said she has instructed the House Judiciary panel to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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Legal experts testify Trump actions are impeachable [Video]Legal experts testify Trump actions are impeachable

Three constitutional law experts called by Democrats testified Trump's actions concerning Ukraine represented impeachable offenses as the House Judiciary Committee began proceedings expected to end in..

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'Narrow, fast impeachments have failed': law expert [Video]'Narrow, fast impeachments have failed': law expert

Jonathan Turley, a professor of public interest law at the George Washington University Law School, chosen by Republicans as a witness, on Wednesday during the House Judiciary Committee's Trump..

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Ukraine's Zelenskiy says gas transit issue 'unblocked' after Putin meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine and Russia had "unblocked" the issue of gas transit and the countries' advisers would work on the details of an agreement.
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Merkel says there is more work to do on Ukraine, as she cites 'momentum'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and the leaders of France, Ukraine and Russia had given fresh momentum to efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine at a summit in Paris on Monday, though..
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Russia's Putin says he wants changes to Ukraine constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wanted changes to the Ukrainian constitution to give a special status to the Donbass region after the first bilateral talks with his Ukrainian..
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France says differences remain on Ukraine on local elections calendar

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that there remained clear differences between Ukraine and Russia on the calendar for elections in eastern Ukraine, but said they hoped to reach a..
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France's Macron says progress made on Ukraine at summit

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that progress had been made to restore peace to eastern Ukraine at a summit in Paris where Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart..
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Ukraine's Zelenskiy calls dialogue with Putin 'positive'

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said it was "very positive" that he had resumed dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said many questions remained unsolved after their..
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As Democrats close in on impeachment charges, Republicans cry foul

Democrats sought on Monday to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressure on Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a "clear and present danger" to national..
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Merkel hails goodwill at Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was goodwill at a summit in Paris on Monday aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine, though much work remained to be done.
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Ukraine, Russia agree on full ceasefire in east Ukraine before 2019-end: communique

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday agreed to commit to a full and comprehensive implementation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine before the end of..
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Democrats call Trump a danger to democracy; Republicans say impeachment drive a sham

U.S. Democrats sought on Monday to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a "clear and present danger" to free..
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Russia's Putin and Ukraine's Zelenskiy hold bilateral talks in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held bilateral talks at a peace summit in Paris on Monday, the first time the two men have held one-on-one talks since the..
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Democrats sharpen impeachment knives; Republicans circle wagons around Trump

U.S. Democrats on Monday sought to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a "clear and present danger" to free..
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Russia tells UK court Ukraine should be forced to pay debt despite disputes

Russia told Britain's Supreme Court on Monday that Ukraine should not be allowed to use geopolitical arguments to dispute billions of dollars in debt, after Kiev argued it had been forced to borrow the..
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Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the first time on Monday at a summit in Paris aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine.
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Russia hands out passports to 125,000 residents of rebel-held east Ukraine

Russia has issued passports to 125,000 residents of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Russia's interior minister said on Monday, deepening Moscow's ties with the separatist region even as it begins talks..
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Russia confident UK's top court to rule in its favor in Eurobond case vs Ukraine

The Russian finance ministry said on Monday it remained confident that the UK Supreme Court would rule in Moscow's favor in a Russia-Ukraine $3 billion Eurobond case, it said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine conflict: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris

The Russian and Ukrainian leaders go into face-to-face talks to end the eastern Ukraine conflict.
BBC News - Published

Robert Urwin returns home from Ukraine over bounced cheque

Robert Urwin spent 14 months in the country despite being cleared of any wrongdoing.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine: Paris talks with Russia aim to end eastern conflict

The first face-to-face talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine will take place in Paris.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine seeks to require UK court hearings if Russia tries to enforce debt

Ukraine will ask the British Supreme Court on Monday not to force it to pay billions of dollars in debt to Russia without a trial that would determine whether Kiev was forced to borrow the money under..
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Democrats zoom in on Trump impeachment charges this week

Democratic lawmakers could vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Sunday as lawmakers sharpened their focus on charges..
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Don't cede too much for peace at Paris talks, Ukrainians tell president

Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kiev on Sunday to send a message to Ukraine's president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday, that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the..
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Ukraine rebel's widow finds husband's remains by road five years on

On a clear afternoon in eastern Ukraine this autumn, Svetlana Sidorenko, 54, clutched her mouth and wept as men slowly unearthed the remains of her husband by a road five years after he was killed..
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Germany-Russia murder row raises tensions for Merkel

Germany wants progress with Russia on Ukraine and energy, but a Berlin murder has soured ties.
BBC News - Published

'You're a damn liar man' - Biden in heated exchange with voter

The Democratic presidential hopeful reacts after being challenged over his son's Ukraine activities.
BBC News - Published

At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over Ukraine

On a day when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to fortify his foreign policy credentials in his quest to take on Donald Trump next year, he mixed it up with an Iowa voter over his..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure..
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Factbox: Ukraine, Russia leaders to meet in Paris for peace talks

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia will meet in Paris next Monday to discuss a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the exchange of prisoners but diplomats see little chance of a breakthrough.
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Pelosi says Democrats to pursue articles of impeachment against Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure..
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Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to..
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Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani to discuss misuse of U.S. taxpayer money in Ukraine

An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer in Kiev to discuss the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukrainian state bodies.
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Ukraine threatens to wall off part of Donbass region if no agreement with Russia

A top Ukrainian presidential aide on Thursday said Ukraine would wall off the rest of the country from occupied territories if Russia failed to agree to a ceasefire and prisoner swap at a summit in..
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Little wiggle room as Ukraine, Russia leaders meet for crunch Paris talks

Ukrainian and Russian leaders will try to seal a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and agree on prisoner swaps when they meet next week, but with Kiev politically constrained and Moscow unlikely to bend,..
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Legal experts called by Democrats tell Congress that Trump's actions are impeachable

Three legal experts told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival amounted to impeachable offenses, in a hearing that laid..
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Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership over language law

Hungary's foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine's membership in NATO until Kiev restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before a language law curbed minorities' access..
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Constitutional experts in impeachment inquiry slam Trump actions

Three constitutional law experts called by Democrats will testify on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's actions concerning Ukraine represented impeachable offenses as the House of Representatives..
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Factbox: Key witness testimony at heart of Democrats' drive to impeach Trump

Senior U.S. diplomats and national security experts have testified before Congress about behind-the-scenes maneuvering by President Donald Trump or aides to pressure Ukraine to investigate his..
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Ukraine president wants all-for-all prisoner exchange with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday that he wanted to agree an exchange with Russia of all remaining prisoners when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Paris..
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Explainer: How U.S. public opinion has evolved on impeachment of Trump

Public opinion always fractures along party lines when it comes to President Donald Trump, and the congressional impeachment inquiry into whether he abused his office for personal political gain in his..
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