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Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has the most support in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's early parliamentary election, but its ability to obtain a solid majority is far from certain. Zelenskiy, who took office in May, has so far been stymied by a parliament dominated by...

Putin and Ukraine's new leader discuss east Ukraine conflict

Jul. 11, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin had his first phone call with Ukraine's new president on Thursday and discussions centered on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that has bitterly blighted relations between the two countries. Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin and Ukraine's President...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation's highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure led to the...

Today in History

Jun. 7, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 158th day of 2019. There are 207 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. (Two...

Pope to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting

Jun. 6, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican next month, a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine gather at the Holy See to discuss the continuing conflict there and the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. The...

Ukrainian parliament defies new president, keeps Cabinet

May. 30, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday refused to accept the Cabinet's resignation, in another snub to the nation's newly sworn-in president. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who won a landslide victory in last month's presidential election, faces a hostile parliament dominated by former...

Ukraine ex-president accused of taking key servers with him

May. 29, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Less than two weeks after Ukraine's new president assumed office, his staff discovered that his predecessor had apparently gutted key computer equipment in a meeting room when he left office. Oleksandr Danylyuk, who was appointed chairman of the National Security and Defense Council on...

Georgia's ex-president back in Ukraine; citizenship restored

May. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Ukraine a day after its new leader reinstated his citizenship. Saakashvili arrived in Kiev on Wednesday following the decision by Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to restore his citizenship. He praised Zelenskiy for...

Former Georgian president gets Ukrainian citizenship back

May. 28, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been given his Ukrainian citizenship back by the country's new president. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who last week took power in Ukraine following his convincing election victory, signed a decree on Tuesday that gave back...

New Ukrainian President Zelenskiy visits eastern war zone

May. 27, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's new president has visited military positions in the country's east, where the army has been fighting Russia-backed separatists for five years. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who was inaugurated a week ago , went to two positions Monday in the Luhansk region, according to his office. At one...