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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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Ukraine president's party leads in parliament election on early counting

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party led Ukraine's snap parliamentary election on Sunday with a vote share of 41.52% in the party lists, the central election commission's website showed, after 10.29%..
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Ukraine president on course for commanding win in parliamentary election

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, consolidating the power of the novice politician whose stunning rise has upended..
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Videos for Ukraine

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

Ukraine hosts largest ever gay pride parade [Video]Ukraine hosts largest ever gay pride parade

Thousands took to the streets of Kiev on Sunday for the largest and most peaceful gay pride parade ever held in Ukraine, despite the presence of hostile protesters.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:46Published

Judge Won't Let Racketeering Case Against Ukrainian Oligarch Go [Video]Judge Won't Let Racketeering Case Against Ukrainian Oligarch Go

A federal judge in Chicago has refused to throw out a foreign bribery and racketeering case against a Ukrainian oligarch. According to Politico, Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash has ties to former..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Kyiv or Kiev? Why does it matter so much to Ukrainians? [Video]Kyiv or Kiev? Why does it matter so much to Ukrainians?

Ukraine, in conflict with Russian-backed forces in the east of the country and faced with Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, is promoting the official state language. Campaigning for the use of Kyiv,..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

After drone downing, airlines told to avoid Iran [Video]After drone downing, airlines told to avoid Iran

The FAA has told U.S. airlines to avoid Iran after the shooting down of a drone, and many international airlines are choosing to follow suit voluntarily. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Russians, Ukrainian Face Murder Charges For Shooting Down Flight MH17 [Video]Russians, Ukrainian Face Murder Charges For Shooting Down Flight MH17

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, an international investigative team said that three Russians and Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Ukraine President: 'I Hope MH17 Crash Suspects Will Stand Trial' [Video]Ukraine President: 'I Hope MH17 Crash Suspects Will Stand Trial'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he welcomed murder charges brought against four suspects over the 2014 downing of the MH17 passenger jet. Zelenskiy adding that he hoped they would stand..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Four suspects face murder charge for downing MH17 [Video]Four suspects face murder charge for downing MH17

A Dutch-led investigation names three Russians and a Ukrainian as suspects in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine five years ago. All 298 aboard perished. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Four Suspects Charged With Downing Flight MH17 In 2014 [Video]Four Suspects Charged With Downing Flight MH17 In 2014

Reuters reports Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed. The trial is to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Merkel visibly shakes during ceremony with Ukrainian counterpart [Video]Merkel visibly shakes during ceremony with Ukrainian counterpart

German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed unwell and was visibly shaking during a ceremony with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

 

On course for election win, Ukraine president offers alliance with rock star's party

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving change and tackling..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine president's party believes it won 13 out of 13 constituencies in Kiev

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has probably won all 13 constituencies in Kiev in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, party leader Dmytro Razumkov told reporters.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine president wants to discuss coalition with Voice party

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said he wants to invite the Voice party, headed by rock star Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, for talks about forming a governing coalition in parliament.
Reuters - Published

Zelenskiy seeks broader mandate as Ukraine holds snap parliament election

Ukrainians voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that is expected to strengthen President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's hold on power, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's president party builds support days before vote: polls

The party of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has extended its lead over other groups, according to polls published three days before parliamentary elections.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine agrees prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists: official

Ukraine and Russia have agreed a prisoner swap expected to involve a total of 277 people taken captive in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a senior Ukrainian official said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin, France's Macron discuss Iran nuclear deal: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as well as the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine plans overhaul of citizenship process after Putin's passport offer

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has ordered an overhaul of the process for granting Ukrainian citizenship, in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for..
Reuters - Published

Zelenskiy's second act: Ukraine 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..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin extends passport offer to Ukraine citizens

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday further expanding the number of Ukrainian citizens who can apply for fast-track Russian passports.
Reuters - Published

Russia keeps Ukrainian sailors in custody despite swap talks

A court in Moscow ruled on Wednesday to keep 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia off the coast of Crimea in custody for a further three months despite recent talks between Moscow and Kiev on a..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says transport organizer of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail

Ukraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organized the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's Russian-speaking president gives glimmer of hope to war-torn east

In one of his first acts as Ukrainian president, comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy held out a symbolic olive branch to people in Ukraine's mostly Russian-speaking Donbass region, by..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says driver of missile that shot down plane has been held for two years

Ukraine said on Wednesday that it has been holding the driver of the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014, saying he had captured two years ago and was now serving a..
Reuters - Published

Russian court extends arrest of a group of Ukrainian sailors

A court in Moscow on Wednesday ordered the first six of 24 Ukrainian sailors seized by Russia off the coast of Crimea last year to be held in pre-trial detention for another three months.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine president submits law criminalizing illicit enrichment

Ukraine's president has submitted a draft law to parliament criminalizing illicit enrichment by officials, a condition for receiving support from the International Monetary Fund, the parliament website..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says it has agreed exchange of prisoners with Russia

A senior Ukrainian official said on Tuesday his country and Russia had agreed to exchange prisoners from the conflict in eastern Ukraine over the next month.
Reuters - Published

Chernobyl is set to become an official tourist attraction, but is it safe?

"Chernobyl is a unique place on the planet where nature has been reborn after a huge man-made disaster," Ukraine's president said."
USATODAY.com - Published

Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious

Ukraine and Russia could swap prisoners within a matter of days, including filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom Moscow jailed on terrorism charges, if Kiev shows the necessary political will, a close Kremlin..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine investigates grenade attack on Kiev TV station

Ukrainian authorities said on Saturday they were investigating an attack on a Kiev television station owned by an opposition election candidate, which caused damage but injured no one.
Reuters - Published

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