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Ukrainian police arrest suspects in journalist's 2016 murder

Dec. 12, 2019 12:32 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago, but officials said they haven't yet determined who ordered the killing. Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in the center of Kiev on July 20, 2016....

Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

Dec. 10, 2019 7:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday was the second for Russia's foreign minister. The president of Ukraine is still waiting for his first. Trump sat down with Sergey Lavrov at a moment of high drama in Washington — just hours after House Democrats...

Russia, Ukraine fail to reach a new gas deal in Paris

Dec. 10, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government said Tuesday that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine discussed a new contract for natural gas supplies during peace talks in Paris on Monday, but failed to reach a deal. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that “so far we can't say a solution to the...

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

Dec. 9, 2019 7:44 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed Monday to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners, but they failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders in the rebel-held...

UN resolution condemns Russia's occupation of Crimea

Dec. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the city of Sebastapol and urging the withdrawal of its military forces “without delay.” The vote in the 193-member assembly was 63-19 in favor of the measure, with...

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be higher. More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and...

Protests erupt as Russia seeks closer ties with Belarus

Dec. 7, 2019 3:22 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Belarus spent more than five hours Saturday in sensitive talks on deepening ties between the two allies — a meeting that triggered a protest in the Belarusian capital among those who fear Russia's intentions. No immediate deal was announced after the...

Ukraine's leader hopes for lasting truce, prisoner swap

Dec. 7, 2019 7:05 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s new president has said he believes an international summit next week will help achieve a lasting cease-fire in the country’s separatist conflict. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said late Friday ahead of talks with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany in Paris on...

Belarus’ leader vows the country won’t become part of Russia

Dec. 5, 2019 8:22 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus vowed again Friday that his country will not become a part of Russia, ahead of discussions this weekend with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over further improving their economic ties. Alexander Lukashenko told Belarus’ parliament that he...

Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

Dec. 4, 2019 1:14 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. The allegation by Germany’s...