Latest Ukraine government News

The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

Jul. 12, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much" following an interview in which he said she was ruining...

Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

Jul. 12, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country's new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established...

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

The Latest: Gorbachev has high hopes for Putin-Trump summit

Jun. 28, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says the next month's U.S.-Russian summit could become a historic event. Gorbachev was quoted by the Interfax news agency...

Danish leader urges Ukraine counterpart to speed up reforms

Jun. 27, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen urged Wednesday his Ukrainian counterpart to speed up reforms at home because some "are moving forward at snail's pace," as European and Canadian officials met at an international conference to discuss reforms in Ukraine. Loekke...

Russia, Ukraine talk peace in meeting with Germany, France

Jun. 11, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in Berlin on Monday for talks on bringing an end to the fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The focus of the meeting was implementing an unfulfilled peace accord reached in the...

Ukrainian lawmakers OK creating anti-corruption court

Jun. 7, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has approved creating an anti-corruption court, a key step toward restoring international financial aid, but it has fired the finance minister who has been an important reform advocate. Ukraine has received only about half of a promised $17.5 billion loan package...

Ukraine's PM asks lawmakers to dismiss finance minister

Jun. 6, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister and his minister of finance have publicly traded angry accusations in a growing Cabinet rift that could further jeopardize prospects of receiving Western aid. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Wednesday he has asked Parliament to relieve Finance Minister...

'Slain' Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference

May. 30, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said he had been assassinated. Authorities said his death had been staged to foil a plot on his...

Russia criticized at UN over Ukraine conflict, Crimea, crash

May. 30, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia faced sharp criticism in the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, its annexation of Crimea, and its rejection of an investigation linking the Russian military to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. The three issues were...