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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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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to..
Reuters - Published

A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice

The lawyer’s work defending President Trump in the Russia inquiry and pressing Ukraine to investigate a rival was absent from the annual financial disclosure, despite reporting requirements.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Ukraine


Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to shield financial records [Video]Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to shield financial records

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear President Donald Trump's appeals in three separate cases to prevent his financial records, including tax returns, being handed over to Democratic-led..

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Trump At Brink Of Impeachment [Video]Trump At Brink Of Impeachment

House Democrats took Trump to the brink of impeachment when they approved two charges against him. The charges are over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. A badly..

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House panel approves Trump impeachment charges [Video]House panel approves Trump impeachment charges

A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two charges against him stemming from his..

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'Today is a solemn and sad day': Nadler [Video]'Today is a solemn and sad day': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said it was a 'solemn and sad day' after the House committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald..

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House committee approves impeachment charges against Trump [Video]House committee approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will..

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Are The Democrats Screwing Up? [Video]Are The Democrats Screwing Up?

The Democrats are looking to impeach President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal. According to the Daily Beast, this is the one chance Democrats have to take down Trump. The Daily Beast analyzed..

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U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles [Video]U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be..

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Trump blasts 'impeachment-light' at campaign rally [Video]Trump blasts 'impeachment-light' at campaign rally

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted House Democrats as they unveiled articles of impeachment against him. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Pompeo says discussed election interference in Lavrov meeting [Video]Pompeo says discussed election interference in Lavrov meeting

The top American and Russian diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he addressed Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election with his counterpart,..

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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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

 

House panel approves charges, Trump at brink of impeachment

A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two charges against him stemming from his..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine’s Leader, Wiser to Washington, Seeks New Outreach to Trump

President Volodymyr Zelensky still needs backing from the administration. He is proposing a new ambassador and weighing hiring lobbyists to build better ties.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ukraine detains five, including pediatric surgeon, for killing journalist in 2016

Ukrainian police have detained five people, including a pediatric surgeon and a rock musician, over the killing of an investigative journalist in a car bomb in July 2016, law enforcement officials said..
Reuters - Published

Russian TV pulls Ukrainian president's sitcom after editing out joke about Putin

A Russian television channel has abruptly stopped airing the sitcom that launched the political career of Ukraine's president, after viewers noticed it had edited out an obscene joke about Vladimir..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine police detain people over 2016 journalist killing: minister

Ukrainian police have detained people in connection with the killing in 2016 of the investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine extends 'special status' for conflict-hit regions

Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday extending by one year a "special status" covering separatist-controlled eastern regions, a prerequisite for a deal to settle the five-year conflict there.
Reuters - Published

EU to roll over sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

European Union leaders will extend on Thursday sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and Moscow's involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a senior EU official said on..
Reuters - Published

House Judiciary to begin debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump - live updates

The House Judiciary Committee will begin meeting Wednesday to vote on two articles of impeachment against Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.
USATODAY.com - Published

Russia arrests alleged Ukrainian nationalist in suspected bomb plot: RIA

Russian security forces on Wednesday arrested a man they described as a Ukrainian nationalist suspected of plotting to bomb a local administration building in the northern Russian city of Murmansk, the..
Reuters - Published

'Slowest-moving coup in history': Republicans react to House Democrats' impeachment articles against Donald Trump

Democrats announced articles of impeachment based on Trump's alleged pressuring of Ukraine to benefit him politically. He called it a "WITCH HUNT."
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump impeachment: House Democrats to announce articles of impeachment Tuesday

The articles are expected to revolve around Trump's request of Ukraine to investigate politically helpful ties, including the 2016 election and Biden.
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

FBI Director Wray shoots down Ukraine interference claim pushed by Trump and GOP

Christopher Wray rejected the notion that Ukraine meddled in 2016, contradicting claims made by Trump and Republican lawmakers in recent weeks.
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Trump’s Abuse of Power Was ‘Brazen’ and ‘Clear,’ Democrats Argue in Impeachment Case

Democratic and Republican lawyers presented competing arguments to the House Judiciary Committee about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, as Democrats prepare articles of impeachment against..
NYTimes.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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

Impeachment Hearing: What to Expect in the Judiciary Committee Today

Lawmakers will hear Democratic and Republican lawyers present evidence about President Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine before considering articles of impeachment later this week.
NYTimes.com - Published

Clash expected at House Judiciary briefing on report about Trump's dealings with Ukraine - impeachment latest

The committee will walk lawmakers through the report, but Republicans have called on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to answer questions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment Week 12: House Judiciary gets briefing on Ukraine, may begin drafting articles of impeachment

This week in the impeachment inquiry: The House Judiciary Committee gets a briefing on Ukraine and may begin drafting articles of impeachment.
USATODAY.com - Published

What to Watch at Monday’s Impeachment Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will hear evidence as it considers articles of impeachment against President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to help him against his domestic political rivals.
NYTimes.com - 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..
Reuters - Published

Ted Cruz says Ukraine 'blatantly interfered' in 2016 election during testy exchange with Chuck Todd

Sen. Ted Cruz only could point to one op-ed from a former ambassador to the U.S. as proof that "Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election."
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Trump says Rudy Giuliani will give information about Ukraine to Justice Department, Congress

"He has not told me what he found," President Donald Trump says of an investigation by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in Ukraine.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mike Pence's office says it doesn't know what Adam Schiff wants declassified in impeachment inquiry

Democrat has asked the vice president to declassify supplemental testimony over his Sept. 18 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
USATODAY.com - Published

G.O.P. Tactic on Impeachment: Turn Ukraine Allegations Against Biden

President Trump and his allies are pushing debunked claims of corruption by Mr. Biden as a counternarrative to impeachment.
NYTimes.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Trump Officials Dispute Some Giuliani Call Logs in Bid to Weaken Democrats’ Case

The impeachment report shows that the president’s personal lawyer was in frequent contact with the White House at key moments in the Ukraine pressure campaign.
NYTimes.com - Published

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden chides voter over accusation about Ukraine

"You're a damn liar, man," Biden said to a voter who accused him of "selling access" to the presidency in Ukraine.
USATODAY.com - 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

Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bristling over a question about whether she "hates" President Donald Trump. She earlier announced that the House will draft articles of impeachment against Trump over his..
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Democrats should rethink 'bribery' strategy on Trump impeachment: Andrew Johnson expert

Impeachment experts raise 3 key questions for Congress: Is there enough evidence? No harm done since Ukraine got its aid? And what exactly is bribery?
USATODAY.com - Published

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