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Body of Ukraine lawmaker found in office, had gunshot wound

May. 23, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The body of a member of the Ukrainian parliament was found Saturday in his office, police said. The body of 47-year-old Valeriy Davydenko was found by a cleaner in the restroom of his office. He had a gunshot wound and there was a pistol near him. The preliminary investigation suggests he...

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At the press conference marking Zelenskiy's one year in office, the president answered questions about domestic affairs, foreign policy and his main achievements. (Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool Photo via AP)

Ukraine to investigate leaked tapes with ex-president, Biden

May. 20, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Wednesday that prosecutors have opened a criminal inquiry into leaked tapes that allegedly feature the country's former leader discussing conditions for a $1 billion loan with former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The tapes, which are yet...

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...

Ex-president of Georgia accepts top Cabinet job in Ukraine

Apr. 24, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Georgia's former president on Friday accepted a top Cabinet job in Ukraine — a move that angered his home country. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004-2013, told reporters that he accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's offer to...