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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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Kremlin: No date set for Normandy talks on Ukraine despite Macron meeting

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that no date had been set for Normandy format talks on the Ukraine crisis after Russian President Vladimir told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron a day earlier he saw..
Reuters - Published

France says hopes to have Ukraine leaders' summit in coming weeks

French President Emmanuel Macron said he hoped talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday would lead to a leaders' summit on the crisis in Ukraine over the coming weeks.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Ukraine

Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected [Video]Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected

French president hosts Russian counterpart for wide-ranging talks, including about Syria and Ukraine.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Ukraine hotel fire: Eight people killed in blaze at Tokyo Star in Odessa [Video]Ukraine hotel fire: Eight people killed in blaze at Tokyo Star in Odessa

Eight people were killed in a fire that broke out in a hotel in Ukraine, the state emergency services authority said.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:45Published

Ukraine's gorgeous goats compete for beauty crown [Video]Ukraine's gorgeous goats compete for beauty crown

A Ukrainian town is so in love with its goats it holds an annual beauty contest for them. It's a must-see sight, goats in bright dresses, embroidered shirts, skirts and floral crowns. One is even..

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

Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer [Video]Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer

A trial for former Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig is now underway in a case linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Nathan Frandino reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Ukrainian girl shows off blindfolded boxing routine [Video]Ukrainian girl shows off blindfolded boxing routine

An 11-year-old girl goes viral after posting videos of her impressive boxing skills blindfolded

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:16Published

Ukraine's rookie politicians go back to school [Video]Ukraine's rookie politicians go back to school

Ukraine elected a party of rookie politicians. Now the greenhorn lawmakers are being sent to political boot camp to get them ready for battle. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Want a yacht? Head for Poland, not the Riviera [Video]Want a yacht? Head for Poland, not the Riviera

EU figures show that Poland now accounts for more than half of the bloc's exports of luxury yachts. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Zelensky's party set for unprecedented majority in Ukraine vote [Video]Zelensky's party set for unprecedented majority in Ukraine vote

Partial results show comic-turned-president's party is on course for absolute majority in Ukraine's parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Ukraine president's party wins snap vote [Video]Ukraine president's party wins snap vote

Comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap election, exit polls showed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Early exit poll predicts Volodymyr Zelensky's party will triumph in Ukrainian parliamentary election [Video]Early exit poll predicts Volodymyr Zelensky's party will triumph in Ukrainian parliamentary election

Early exit poll suggests Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party will win 44.4% of the vote

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

Zelenskiy's party in spotlight as polls open in Ukraine's election [Video]Zelenskiy's party in spotlight as polls open in Ukraine's election

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy cast a vote in the country's snap parliamentary election and said he hoped for a fair and honest election. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Polls open in Ukraine's snap parliamentary vote [Video]Polls open in Ukraine's snap parliamentary vote

The party of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy has extended its lead over other groups, according to polls published three days before the parliamentary elections.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

The changing face of Ukrainian politics [Video]The changing face of Ukrainian politics

Politics is changing in Ukraine. Old is giving way to young and social media is becoming the main source of information for new voters

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:39Published

Exhibition highlights vote-buying in Ukraine as country goes to polls [Video]Exhibition highlights vote-buying in Ukraine as country goes to polls

As Ukraine goes to the polls for a parliamentary election on Sunday (July 21), a new exhibition in Kyiv is shining a light on the darker side of politics.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:41Published

Ukraine parliamentary election: What you need to know [Video]Ukraine parliamentary election: What you need to know

Lack of support in parliament has meant the newly-elected president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyi, has been unable to enact his agenda or appoint cabinet ministers, which have to be approved by..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:24Published

Ukraine's leader set to win snap parliamentary election [Video]Ukraine's leader set to win snap parliamentary election

The party of Ukraine's new president looks set to win Sunday's snap parliamentary election, repeating Volodymyr Zelenskiy's shock victory in the April presidential race that has upended politics in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Villagers mark five years since MH-17 shot down at site of downing [Video]Villagers mark five years since MH-17 shot down at site of downing

The rebel-held village of Hrabove in Ukraine's east, where a Malaysian airliner was shot down in 2014, honoured 298 victims at a ceremony on Wednesday.

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

Moscow court considers extending detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors [Video]Moscow court considers extending detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors

Families of 24 detained Ukrainian sailors have expressed pessimism over their release later today.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:55Published

Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis [Video]Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis

Italian police on Monday seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers. Mia Womersley reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Merkel is seen shaking uncontrollably for a third time [Video]Merkel is seen shaking uncontrollably for a third time

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was visibly shaking as she met Finland's prime minister, now the third such incident caught on cameras in the last month. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Ukraine-EU summit: A chance for Volodymyr Zelensky to prove himself a statesman [Video]Ukraine-EU summit: A chance for Volodymyr Zelensky to prove himself a statesman

A summit in Kiev with EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will be a chance for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to prove he is a serious statesman, the Atlantic Council's Peter..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:59Published

Russia's Putin meets Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis [Video]Russia's Putin meets Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Pope Francis at The Vatican on Thursday, as speculation rises it could come ahead of the first trip by a pope to Russia. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

New structure built to contain famous Chernobyl reactor almost ready [Video]New structure built to contain famous Chernobyl reactor almost ready

After Reactor No 4 exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, the surrounding area became extremely contaminated. It has taken nine years to complete a structure to contain the radioactive..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:54Published

Putin says talks with Trump 'very good, pragmatic' [Video]Putin says talks with Trump 'very good, pragmatic'

Russia's president said on Saturday that Moscow would do all it could to improve relations with the United States that have been strained by years of diplomatic conflicts over Ukraine and accusations..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Former Heavyweight Champion Rescued After Yacht Catches Fire [Video]Former Heavyweight Champion Rescued After Yacht Catches Fire

Legendary heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko had to be rescued in Spain after a fire broke out on the luxury yacht he was staying. The Ukrainian ex-heavyweight champion, who retired in August 2017,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

 

Eight die in fire at hotel in Ukraine

Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine's emergencies service said.
Reuters - Published

Macron to push Putin to resume Ukraine talks during France visit: official

French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to persuade his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week to resume peace talks with Ukraine after its new president offered an olive branch, a French..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's president offers citizenship to Russian political refugees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kiev's side in the conflict in..
Reuters - Published

Putin to visit Macron in France this month to discuss Ukraine: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir would visit France later this month to hold talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on a wide range of topics, including Ukraine.
Reuters - Published

Daley record broken by 13-year-old Ukrainian Sereda

Ukrainian diving sensation Oleksii Sereda becomes the sport's youngest-ever European champion after winning 10m platform gold in Kiev aged 13.
BBC News - Published

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