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Ukraine: Nationalists protest peace deal on separatist areas

Oct. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 Ukrainian nationalists marched across the capital Kyiv Thursday to demand the repudiation of peace agreements for eastern Ukraine that promised a broad autonomy to the separatist regions. Demonstrators also denounced Ukrainian President...

EU vows to uphold Ukraine's energy security at summit

Oct. 12, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — European Union leaders vowed to uphold Ukraine's energy security and signed deals intended to bolster ties during a summit Tuesday in the Ukrainian capital. In a statement after the meeting, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, EU Council...

EU, Ukraine to discuss military training and cyberthreats

Oct. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is considering providing a military training mission to Ukraine amid lingering tensions between Russia and its neighbor, officials said Monday. Acting on a request from Ukraine for help with “professional military education," the EU...

Ukraine parliament fires speaker amid ruling party squabbles

Oct. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers voted Thursday to dismiss the parliamentary speaker, a move that comes as part of infighting in the ruling party. Dmytro Razumkov was stripped of his duties by the Verkhovna Rada after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Servant of...

Memorial for Babi Yar victims inaugurated in Ukraine

Oct. 06, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine, Israel and Germany on Wednesday inaugurated a memorial center for the victims of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine eight decades after one of the most infamous Nazi mass slaughters of the Holocaust. Nearly 34,000 Jews were...

Israeli president in Ukraine to honor Holocaust victims

Oct. 05, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Israel's president arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday to honor the victims of the Babi Yar massacre eight decades after one of the most infamous Nazi mass slaughters of World War II. Nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in Babi Yar, a ravine...

Ukraine marks 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre

Sep. 29, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II. Babi Yar, a ravine in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, is where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in 1941...

Ukraine, Hungary summon ambassadors over Russian gas deal

Sep. 28, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A diplomatic conflict between Hungary and Ukraine deepened on Tuesday when the two countries summoned each others' ambassadors over Budapest's decision to sign a long-term contract to purchase Russian gas, something Ukraine considers a blow to its economic and...

Ukraine passes law to limit oligarchs' influence on politics

Sep. 23, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday approved a law aimed at limiting the influence of oligarchs on politics. The move comes a day after the car of a top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy came under gunfire, an incident the president said...

Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide's car

Sep. 22, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police say the car of a top aide to the country’s president came under heavy gunfire, seriously wounding the driver. The national police said more than 10 bullets were fired Wednesday at the car of Serhiy Shefir, first assistant to...