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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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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

Videos for Ukraine

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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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

Russia's Meddling In The Ukraine [Video]Russia's Meddling In The Ukraine

According to Reuters, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday it was unacceptable that residents of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions had no rights, but he said Moscow did not want to create..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Ukrainians fear measles vaccination as infection rate rises [Video]Ukrainians fear measles vaccination as infection rate rises

Ukraine has most measles infections globally with its low vaccination rate and widespread scepticism over its efficacy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Ukraine's New Leader Faces Weighty Expectations [Video]Ukraine's New Leader Faces Weighty Expectations

Ukraine's New Leader Faces Weighty Expectations

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The roadblocks facing Ukraine's comic new leader [Video]The roadblocks facing Ukraine's comic new leader

Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy will formally assume Ukraine's presidency next month. But he doesn't have a single member of his own party in parliament yet, so the reform fever that swept him to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

What's next for Ukraine under comic-turned-president? [Video]What's next for Ukraine under comic-turned-president?

Zelensky's agenda is no joke and he must find a way fast to impress 'notoriously fickle' Ukrainians, analysts say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

The West Is Eager To Speak With Ukraine's New Leader [Video]The West Is Eager To Speak With Ukraine's New Leader

According to Reuters, The European Union scrambled to get a call with Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday as Western powers wondered whether the TV comic would heed their urgings..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Ukraine Comedian Wins Presidential Election [Video]Ukraine Comedian Wins Presidential Election

Reuters reports that Ukraine has entered unfamiliar political territory after near-final results show a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies has been elected president. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

 

Exiled Shakhtar wins Ukrainian league for 3rd straight year

Shakhtar Donetsk won the Ukrainian Premier League on Sunday after a 1-0 win at Zorya Luhansk, the third title in a row for the team exiled by the conflict in eastern Ukraine
USATODAY.com - 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

Pompeo tells Russia to make peace with Ukraine, free captured Ukrainian sailors

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that he had told Moscow to free a group of detained Ukrainian sailors and to work with Ukraine's new..
Reuters - Published

Rudy Giuliani cancels trip on behalf of President Trump to Ukraine

Rudy Giuliani planned to lobby Ukraine's president-elect to pursue a case against former Vice President Joe Biden over his son's previous dealings with the country, but abruptly canceled his trip..
CBS News - Published

Rudy Giuliani says he is no longer traveling to Ukraine

Democrats had denounced his plan to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hoped could benefit President Trump politically
CBS News - Published

Rudy Giuliani Cancels His Trip to Ukraine, Blaming Democrats’ ‘Spin’

President Trump’s personal lawyer was facing withering criticism from Democrats who accused him of seeking foreign assistance for the president’s re-election campaign.
NYTimes.com - Published

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