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Europeans offer support to Ukraine, urge further reforms

May. 30, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Top European diplomats offered Thursday to support Ukraine's newly elected president, while calling for further reforms in the corruption-plagued country. Speaking before traveling to Kiev with his French counterpart, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country and France won't cease...

Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

May. 30, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year. Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic scene. Salah had more reason to be...

Ukraine ex-president accused of taking key servers with him

May. 29, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Less than two weeks after Ukraine's new president assumed office, his staff discovered that his predecessor had apparently gutted key computer equipment in a meeting room when he left office. Oleksandr Danylyuk, who was appointed chairman of the National Security and Defense Council on...

Georgia's ex-president back in Ukraine; citizenship restored

May. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Ukraine a day after its new leader reinstated his citizenship. Saakashvili arrived in Kiev on Wednesday following the decision by Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to restore his citizenship. He praised Zelenskiy for...

Ukraine's president calls new parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...

Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashion

May. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president, a comedian before he turned to statecraft, made a dramatic entrance to the political stage Monday by disbanding parliament minutes after his inauguration. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the vote last month, justified his contentious decision on the grounds...

Ukraine's president-elect fined $32 for showing his ballot

May. 13, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When Ukraine's would-be president Volodymyr Zelenskiy showed his ballot to a swarm of TV and photo cameras on election day, little did he know that he would not only win the vote by a landslide — but would also face a fine. A local court in the capital Kiev on Monday fined Zelenskiy, a...

Trump lawyer Giuliani threatens, then abandons, Ukraine trip

May. 11, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hopes could benefit Trump politically, saying it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a U.S. election. But lawyer Rudy Giuliani has scrapped plans to...

The Latest: Giuliani says he is not going to Ukraine

May. 11, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and his plans to encourage investigations in Ukraine that he thinks would help Trump politically. (all times local): 1:05 a.m. Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to push Ukraine to open...

Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France

Apr. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum. Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in...