Latest Ukraine government News

Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

Nov. 18, 2018 7:50 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych won't be able to appear before a Kiev court on Monday because of injuries sustained on a Moscow tennis court, his lawyer said. Yanukovych "cannot appear in court seeing as he has been hospitalized" and is unable to move due to spinal and knee...

Ukrainian PM blames local officials for heating crisis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday accused local officials of causing a crisis that has left hundreds of thousands without heating in freezing weather. Several towns, and neighborhoods in two big cities, were left without heating after national gas company Naftagaz raised prices that some...

Ukraine's Hungarian minority threatened by new education law

Nov. 14, 2018 4:39 AM EST

CHOP, Ukraine (AP) — The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is feeling besieged. A new education law that could practically eliminate the use of Hungarian and other minority languages in schools after the 4th grade is just one of several issues threatening this community of 120,000 people in...

Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

Nov. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Angry Ukrainians took to the streets and blocked roads Tuesday as hundreds of thousands remain without heating at a time when temperatures are plunging because of a dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers. The crisis, which affects mostly Ukraine's...

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet

Nov. 11, 2018 8:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that they...

Poland likely to stay out of global migration pact, PM says

Nov. 2, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is very likely to stay out of a United Nations pact promoting an international approach to safe and orderly migration, the country's prime minister said Friday. Mateusz Morawiecki said during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw that national sovereignty and...

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award

Oct. 25, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia accused of plotting acts of terrorism, calling him a symbol of all political prisoners being held there. Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for...

Russian, Italy vow to expand ties despite EU sanctions

Oct. 24, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged Wednesday to boost economic ties between their countries despite European Union sanctions against Russia. They also agreed to pool efforts to help settle the political crisis in Libya. Making his first trip to...

The Latest: Russian envoy rejects reports of cybercrimes

Oct. 4, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions between the nuclear superpowers. Deputy Foreign Minister...

West accuses Russian spy agency of scores of attacks

Oct. 4, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow's involvement in an array of criminal activities — including doping, poisoning and the...