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Government troops, rebels exchange fire in eastern Ukraine

February 19, 2020 10:28 am

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Facebook that Tuesday's outbreak of hostilities was an attempt to derail efforts to end the conflict and said he would call a meeting of his Security Council to discuss the situation.

Tape made public of Trump discussing Ukraine with donors

January 26, 2020 2:25 pm

The conversation, captured on a recording made public Saturday, contradicted Trump’s repeated statements that he does not know the two men who went on to work with the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to carry out a pressure campaign on Ukraine.

Iran to send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine

January 18, 2020 10:33 pm

The plane disaster, in which all 176 aboard were killed, has added to international pressure on Iran as it grapples with a long running row with the United States over its nuclear programme that briefly erupted into open conflict this month.

Ukraine Prime Minister Honcharuk resigns over audiotape leak

January 17, 2020 3:19 pm

The PM's offer to relinquish his position comes after he was caught on tape criticizing President Zelenskiy. Honcharuk became the youngest head of government in the country's history when he assumed office in August.

Will not rest until there is justice, says Canada's Justin Trudeau on Ukrainian plane crash

January 13, 2020 1:15 pm

Justin Trudeau called it a Canadian tragedy. "This tragedy should never have occurred," he said. "We will not rest until there are answers. We will not rest until there is justice and accountability."

Tragedy and irony: In accidental Iranian downing of Ukrainian plane, shades of a US mistake 30 years ago

January 13, 2020 7:41 am

Ironically, Rouhani had reminded the US of that tragedy in a tweet on January 6, when he had pointedly asked President Trump to "remember the number 290", and hashtagged "IR655", the number of the Iran Air flight that the US missile had brought down on that occasion.

Ukraine gets ‘important data’ from US on Iran plane crash

January 10, 2020 9:54 pm

Ukriane President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a post on Facebook early Friday that the possibility that a missile had downed the Ukraine International Airlines plane Wednesday, killing all 176 aboard, “cannot be ruled out but is not currently confirmed.”

Iran denies missile downed Ukrainian plane: Top developments today

January 10, 2020 8:41 pm

Western leaders Thursday announced the Ukraine plan appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a missile near Tehran hours after Iran launched ballistic missiles at two US bases in Iraq to avenge the killing of its top general in an American airstrike.

Canada mourns its 63 nationals killed in Ukraine plane crash

January 09, 2020 12:27 pm

Many of the passengers were believed to be international students attending universities in Canada; they were making their way back to Toronto by way of Kyiv after visiting with family during the winter break. 

No survivors after Ukrainian airliner with 176 aboard crashes in Iran: Top developments

January 09, 2020 9:04 am

Ukraine Boeing 737 Plane Crash in Iran Today: The plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed minutes after take-off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport. 

UKRAINE PHOTOS

Remembering victims of Chernobyl disaster on 33rd anniversary

April 30, 2019 7:04 am

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

February 22, 2015 3:51 pm

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

July 18, 2014 11:48 pm

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

June 14, 2014 12:14 pm

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