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Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'

Russia's move is an early test for the Ukrainian president-elect, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election and has pledged to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Will Ukrainian comedian be any match for Vladimir Putin?

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played an accidental president in a hugely popular sitcom but has no real political background, has vowed to keep Ukraine on its pro-Western course.


Age of clowns

In Ukraine, a professional comedian has won a landslide victory in the presidential election. It is a sign of the times

Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

Zelenskiy's unorthodox campaign traded on the character he plays in the TV show, a scrupulously honest schoolteacher who becomes president by accident after an expletive-ridden rant about corruption goes viral.

Ukraine elections: Comedian wins race for president, exit polls show

Poroshenko conceded that exit polls suggested that his presidency — which began in 2014 after street protests ousted Ukraine’s deeply corrupt, pro-Russian president, Viktor F. Yanukovych — was over.

In Ukraine, Russia tests a new Facebook tactic in election tampering

The vote presents Facebook with an opportunity to take what it has learned and confront Russia over what the Kremlin considers its home turf.


NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

``Russia has grand designs of dominating Europe and reasserting its influence on the world stage. Vladimir Putin seeks to splinter the NATO alliance, weaken the United States and disrupt Western democracies,'' Jens Stoltenberg said.

No effort will be spared in finding Indian kidnapped in Ukraine: Sushma Swaraj

"@SushmaSwaraj @narendramodi Please help find Mr. Anuj Goel, Indian national. We have been in a lot of stress as he was kidnapped from outside his residence 4 days ago in Ukraine," the tweet seeking help said.

Major schism in Christianity looms in the East

The prospect of a new and entirely autonomous church in Ukraine has sent Russia’s political and religious leaders into fits of indignation, even raising fears that Moscow will try to sabotage the project by force.

Russia-Ukraine ties sour further as Moscow imposes economic sanctions

The Russian prime minister, Dmitry A. Medvedev, issued a decree freezing the assets of 68 businesses and 322 individuals, with the list reading like a who’s who of the Ukrainian government.

Ukraine Photos

Remembering victims of Chernobyl disaster on 33rd anniversary

Ukraine marks the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when the 4th unit of the plant exploded early hours April 26, 1986.

First Ukraine prisoner of war exchange completed

Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location.


Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine: 298 dead

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 — Flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur — with 298 people aboard crashed in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday.

Ukraine troops push out pro-Russia insurgents from Mariupol

Ukrainian troops battle Pro-Russia insurgents driving them out of buildings in Mariupol.