Ukrainian president slams Russian church as 'national security threat'
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday condemned the influential Russian Orthodox Church, which counts millions of believers, as a threat to national security.
US reaffirms refusal to accept Russia annexing Crimea
The US government said Wednesday it will not accept Russia's annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine, a declaration apparently aimed at highlighting President Donald Trump's intent to hold the Kremlin accountable for its aggression. "In concert with allies, partners, and the international community, the United States rejects Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea and pledges…
Croatia's Vida escapes ban over pro-Ukraine celebration
Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country's victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine. Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia's penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday. Croatia will play England…
Gay activist attacked in Ukraine ahead of pride march
Unidentified assailants have attacked a gay activist in central Ukraine ahead of a gay pride parade he was helping prepare, LGBT rights activists said on Sunday. Borys Zolotchenko was severely beaten by a group of around 10 men in the centre of the industrial city Kryvyi Rig late Saturday, Gay Alliance Ukraine said. The head…
Two Ukraine minors in custody over deadly Roma attack
A Ukrainian court has ordered that two minors suspected in a deadly attack on a Roma camp be held in custody for 60 days, officials said Tuesday, as concern grows over a wave of hate crimes.
Anti-Kremlin journalist back from the dead as Ukraine admits set-up
"Murdered" anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko appeared alive and well at a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday as Ukraine admitted it had faked his death to expose an alleged Russian plot to kill him. Onlookers gasped and applauded as Babchenko appeared, introduced by the head of Ukraine's security service, who said the murder had been…
Ukraine negotiator charged over plot to kill President Poroshenko
Ukraine on Friday charged a prisoner swap negotiator with plotting to assassinate President Petro Poroshenko and other top officials leading the four-year campaign against Russian-backed eastern insurgents.
Ukraine says gas shortage fully covered
Ukraine on Sunday said it had resolved its gas shortage caused by the refusal of Russia's Gazprom to restart natural gas deliveries. "We have a sharp increase in gas supplies from the EU, from Poland, Slovakia and Hungary," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted on Twitter. "The entire shortage is completely covered." Poroshenko underlined that Ukraine…
Ten injured, 50 held as police storm Kiev protest camp
Ten people were injured and at least 50 arrested in Kiev on Saturday following clashes between police and anti-corruption protesters who have set up camp outside the Ukrainian parliament.
Ukraine, Abuja Chamber Of Commerce partner on trade
The Ukrainian Embassy in Nigeria has entered into a partnership with the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) with a view to boosting trade. President of the ACCI, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, who presided over the meeting where the deal was sealed, stressed that the Chamber is interested in mobilising its members, stakeholders, concerned authorities…