Latest Ukraine News

Anti-government protesters march in Belarusian capital

Mar. 24, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 2,000 opponents of Belarus' authoritarian government have rallied in the country's capital of Minsk. The Sunday rally marked the 101st anniversary of the formation of the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic, an attempt to form an independent state amid the chaos of World War...

5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine

Mar. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case. The Saturday protest was the latest in several weeks of demonstrations by supporters of the far-right focusing on corruption. A...

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

Mar. 22, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an elusive...

Ukrainian presidential candidate meets Russian PM in Moscow

Mar. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian presidential candidate has traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian prime minister to discuss gas supplies. Yuri Boyko, a rare openly pro-Russian candidate, trails far behind a comedian, a former premier and the incumbent president in opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's...

AP Interview: Ukraine minister claims Russia on its knees

Mar. 22, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With President Petro Poroshenko slipping in the polls a week ahead of elections, Ukraine's government is trying to put a brave face on his achievements, insisting it is well on its way to delivering on the demands of the Maidan protest movement that drove the previous Russia-backed...

Russian court convicts Ukrainian teen of plotting bombing

Mar. 22, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Friday sentenced a Ukrainian teenager to six years in prison for plotting a bombing in a Russian school. Pavlo Gryb is one of many Ukrainians who have been put on trial in Russia in the past years for various crimes since Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from...

Feds seek return of 'Amorous Couple' art looted by Nazis

Mar. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end. Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that "An Amorous Couple," by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko...

Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

Mar. 21, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and the United States are having a diplomatic spat after Washington criticized the Ukrainian government's anti-corruption efforts ahead of the nation's March 31 presidential election. Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed in an interview with The Hill TV aired...

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

Mar. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that Russia...

Ukraine introduces new sanctions against Russia

Mar. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has ordered new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals involved in construction and other activities in Crimea. Top Russian lawmakers are among the people potentially affected by the decree President Petro Poroshenko's signed on Wednesday. It targeted...