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Ukraine receives $60M worth of military equipment from US

Jun. 17, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than $60 million worth of weapons and other equipment is going to Ukraine as part of the U.S. security aid program with the country, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said Wednesday. The embassy tweeted that the equipment its Office of Defense Cooperation received Tuesday included Javelin...

In this photo taken on Saturday, June 6, 2020, Andriy Demyanchenko prepares to lift weight in the outdoors gym on the Dolobetskiy island on the Dnipro River in Kyiv, Ukraine. Relishing an opportunity to do exercise after a long lockdown, hundreds of Kyiv residents flock to an improvised outdoor workout on an island facing the Ukrainian capital. The Kachalka gym on the Dolobetskiy island on the Dnipro river has enjoyed broad popularity ever since it opened in 1966. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

AP PHOTOS: Ukrainians enjoy old outdoor gym after lockdown

Jun. 11, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Relishing an opportunity to exercise after Ukraine's coronavirus lockdown, hundreds of Kyiv residents have been flocking to an improvised outdoor workout area on an island facing the capital. The Kachalka gym has enjoyed broad popularity ever since it opened on Dolobetskiy Island in...

In this photo taken on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church priest, Father Yaroslav Rokhman wearing protective gear to protect against coronavirus, poses for a photo at a hospice in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.  Rokhman, a priest in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, is pleased to be able to return to performing one of a cleric's most heartfelt duties. As the coronavirus pandemic's grip on Ukraine slowly recedes, priests received permission on May 22 to again hold services and visit the sick. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

With masks and gloves, Ukraine's priests return to duties

May. 31, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing a white biohazard suit, a face shield and a blue mask over his mouth and nose, the Rev. Yaroslav Rokhman is hard to recognize as a priest when he visits terminally ill patients at a Ukrainian care center. But his words still bring comfort to the dying. Rokhman, a...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, greets his supporters upon his arrival at Boryspil Airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Saakashvili said he has accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's offer to become a deputy prime minister in charge of reforms, a move that has angered his home country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)

Georgia recalls its ambassador in Ukraine over ex-president

May. 8, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's Foreign Ministry on Friday recalled its ambassador in Kyiv after the former Georgian president was appointed to lead an advisory body in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday put Mikheil Saakashvili in charge of the executive committee of the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, greets his supporters upon his arrival at Boryspil Airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Saakashvili said he has accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's offer to become a deputy prime minister in charge of reforms, a move that has angered his home country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)

Ex-president of Georgia given official job in Ukraine

May. 7, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday appointed the former leader of Georgia to lead an advisory body in Ukraine — a move that will likely anger his home country. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he placed Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004-2013, in charge...