Ukraine high court approves president’s early election order

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s opponents were appealing the order.

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Ukraine’s new president hits out at corruption as he takes power

Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy was elected in a landslide and has called fresh parliamentary elections.

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TV comedian disbands Ukrainian parliament after being sworn in as president

Volodymyr Zelenskiy defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a poll last month.

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Ukraine coalition collapses in blow to President-elect

Ukraine's ruling parliamentary coalition has collapsed in a setback for the president-elect's plans to hold early elections.

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Ukraine’s president-elect to be sworn in next week

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a popular comedian, has said he will seek parliamentary elections after taking office.

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy confirmed as Ukraine’s next president

The TV star trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko in elections.

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Ukraine has fended off Russia and the EU deserves credit

The Kremlin’s military aggression in 2014 finally failed because of Ukraine’s strengthened links with the West, says Carl Bildt

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Comedian vows to unite Ukraine after ‘winning in east and west’

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has picked up 73% of the vote with almost all ballots counted.

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Comedian says he will not let Ukraine down after winning presidential election

Volodymyr Zelenskiy was set for an overwhelming win with defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko promising a smooth transition.

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Comedian bids for power as Ukraine goes to polls

Actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy surged ahead in opinion polls.

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Presidential candidate challenges Ukraine leader to drug test

Mr Zelenskiy took the test at another lab, saying he does not trust the one at the sports arena.

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Comedian poised for power after first-round win in Ukraine poll

Volodymyr Zelenskiy faces a second-round contest with incumbent president Petro Poroshenko his likely opponent.

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Ukrainians vote in presidential election after vicious campaign

Opinion polls have shown comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is leading the field.

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Ukrainian president signs constitutional amendment on Nato and EU membership

Ukraine's president has signed a constitutional amendment committing to join Nato and the European Union.

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Ukraine president puts EU and Nato at heart of his re-election campaign

Petro Poroshenko is hoping to win another five-year term.

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Ukrainian court finds former president guilty of treason

A court in the Ukrainian capital Kiev has found former president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason.

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Ukraine says it will send ships through Kerch Strait amid Russia tensions

Kiev introduced martial law following a clash between vessels last month.

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Ukrainian police search homes and churches of Russian Orthodox priests

It comes amid moves to create an independent Ukrainian church.

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Ukraine closes border to all Russian males aged between 16 and 60

The move follows a stand-off in the Black Sea at the weekend.

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin blames Ukraine for Crimea escalation

The president made his remarks to German chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Ukrainian filmmaker jailed in Russia wins EU human rights award

Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

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Fire at Ukrainian ammunition depot forces massive evacuation

The Emergencies Ministry said the blaze hit a warehouse in the eastern Chernihiv region.

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Ukraine separatists say leader killed in cafe bombing

A blast in a war-themed cafe in eastern Ukraine killed the most prominent leader of the Russia-backed separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014, rebel officials said.

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Ukrainian separatists report killing of leader

Alexander Zakharchenko is said to have died in an explosion in Donetsk.

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Who killed the Kiev protesters?

How a trove of mobile phone footage, photos, and surveillance footage, combined with sophisticated 3D modelling might help bring justice for protesters murdered in Ukraine. Mattathias Schwartz reports

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Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist rebels in prisoner exchange

Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist rebels have conducted a massive prisoner exchange.

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Ukraine files case against Russia in UN court

Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups.

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Leaders agree 'road map' to peace in Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have agreed on a "road map" aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine's prime minister to resign in bid to end political crisis

Ukraine's embattled prime minister has announced that he is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis.

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Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she was kidnapped

A Ukrainian officer charged with the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine has said she was kidnapped by Russians after being captured by separatist rebels.

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Ukraine should join Nato, says President

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told the country’s security council that staying out of the Nato alliance was a “criminal” policy that his government is ready to reverse.

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Two more die after explosion at Ukraine protest

The death toll from violent protests in Ukraine has risen to three after two more National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion.

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Police officer killed and dozens hurt in Ukraine protest

One police officer has been killed and about 100 others injured in clashes outside Ukraine’s parliament, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Russian soldiers' deaths cast doubt on Kremlin's claim of no involvement in Ukraine

The recent deaths of three Russian servicemen have raised serious questions about the Kremlin's claim that its military is not operating in Ukraine.

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Civilians die in Ukraine shelling

Two civilians in a government-controlled area of eastern Ukraine have been killed, authorities said, amid a surge of shelling as combat flared between the armed forces and separatist rebels.

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Almost 7,000 civilians dead in conflict, says Ukraine president

Ukraine's president has said that almost 7,000 civilians have died and a thousand more remain unaccounted for as a result of the unrest that has gripped his country over the past year.

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Artillery pulled back in Ukraine

Ukraine’s president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front-line in the east, in compliance with a ceasefire deal.

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Putin reveals Crimea takeover talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea – the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March.

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Ex-Deputy Russian PM shot dead in Moscow

Charismatic former deputy prime minister-turned Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been killed in a drive-by shooting on a Moscow bridge.

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Ukraine to withdraw heavy weapons

Ukraine’s military has said it will start pulling back its heavy weapons from the front line with Russian backed separatists as required under a ceasefire agreement.

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Russia could cut gas off to Ukraine this week

Russia could cut off supplies to neighbouring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further payments from the country, a spokesman for the gas company Gazprom has said.

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Tense end to latest round of Ukraine peace talks

Talks about a fragile peace deal for Ukraine have ended in tension, with differences over who is at fault over continued violence despite a ceasefire.

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'Less fighting' after Ukraine truce

Ukraine’s latest ceasefire has “very significantly” lowered the level of military exchanges between the government and separatist forces, but abuses are still taking place and must end, the head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe has said.

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Ten injured in explosion at Ukraine march

Ten people have been injured in an explosion at a march in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

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Ukraine troops retreat from strategic railroad town of Debaltseve

Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, president Petro Poroshenko says.

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UN backing for Ukraine ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a Russian-drafted resolution that endorses the new ceasefire agreement on Ukraine and calls on all parties involved to carry it out.

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Vladimir Putin accuses US over Ukraine arms

Russian president Vladimir Putin has suggested that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine.

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Fears over 'fragile' Ukraine ceasefire

Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists have persisted around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine – fighting that threatens to dash a ceasefire deal brokered by European leaders last week.

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Ukraine ceasefire appears to hold

A ceasefire that went into effect today in eastern Ukraine appears largely to be holding, except around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve.

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At least 26 killed as Ukraine ceasefire nears

A number of artillery attacks have hit areas near the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, as the deadline for a ceasefire creeps closer, officials said.

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IMF pledges €15.5bn to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to provide Ukraine with €15.5bn to help support economic reforms.

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Putin announces ceasefire in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine from midnight on Saturday.

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Leaders continue to negotiate Ukraine peace deal

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are struggling to reach a deal this morning in marathon talks aimed at ending fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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Leaders 'preparing to sign Ukraine peace agreement'

Marathon talks on ending the war in Ukraine have lasted through the night amid reports that the leaders involved are preparing to sign an agreement.

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'Problems remain' in Ukraine talks

There remain “quite a number of problems” in negotiations aimed at ending fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to the French foreign minister.

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Fighting intensifies in Ukraine despite upcoming peace talks

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has intensified ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances and the government accusing rebels of shelling a town far behind the front line.

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Merkel: Ukraine conflict cannot be solved by military means

US President Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel have rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but offered no clear path if talks fail.

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Merkel briefs Obama on Ukraine

President Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to fight Russian-backed separatists.

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