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Ukraine threatens to ban France's Le Pen over remarks on Crimea

Ukraine on Wednesday threatened to ban Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, from entering the country following her claim that Russia's annexation of Crimea was not...

Ukraine takes down 1,320 Lenin statues in move away from Soviet past

Ukraine has taken down 1,320 statues of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin and renamed 51,500 streets in the last year as part of a sweeping transition away from its communist past, the Ukrainian...

Ukraine moves to ban imports of Russian books

The import of Russian books into Ukraine would be sharply limited under new legislation passed in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday.

Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas charged for Champions League crowd trouble

Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas have been charged by European football governing body UEFA for the behaviour of their fans after violence marred Tuesday's Champions League match.

Ukraine's ex-leader speaks from Russian exile about deaths on Maidan

Ukraine's former president, Viktor Yanukovych, answered questions on Monday for a Kiev court via a videolink from his self-imposed exile in Russia about deaths during protests that swept him from...

Russia deploying long-range S-400 missile systems in Crimea

Russia is deploying long-range S-400 missile systems in Crimea amid heightened tensions with Ukraine, Russian state news agency TASS reported Friday.

NATO: Russian military activity in Crimea is "not helpful"

NATO is concerned about heightened tension between Moscow and Kiev, an alliance official says on condition of anonymity, adding that recent Russian military activity in Crimea "is not helpful."...

Ukraine puts troops on combat alert as tensions flare with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to be on combat alert on the de facto border with Crimea and in the country's two easternmost regions amid heightened tensions with...

Putin meets with security council after alleged Ukraine incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the country's security council on Thursday to discuss further security measures to secure Crimea's land border with Ukraine as well as its surrounding...

Putin vows to ensure Crimea safety after alleged Ukrainian incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday vowed to take steps to ensure safety in Crimea, hours after Russian authorities accused Ukraine of attempting to attack critical infrastructure in the...

Savchenko declares yet another hunger strike, to free more prisoners

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was the most famous prisoner of the Ukraine conflict until she was released by Russian authorities in May, declared on Tuesday that she was going on yet...

Savchenko shocks with leniency statement for pro-Russian separatists

Ukrainian politician Nadija Savchenko's statements in favour of pardoning pro-Russian separatist supporters drew mixed reviews on Friday.

EU plans to give Ukraine 50 million euros to fight corruption and visa-free travel regime

The European Union's commissioner for enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said Monday that the bloc plans to give the former Soviet republic of Ukraine 50 million euros (55 million dollars)...

Ukrainian pilot Savchenko back in Ukraine, pardoned by Putin

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko is back in Ukraine after being released from Russian prison in exchange for two alleged Russian soldiers.

German, French ministers urge Kiev not to stray from pro-Western path

France and Germany's foreign ministers appealed to Ukraine's political leaders on Monday to push forward with economic reforms and their fight against corruption as a political crisis threatened...