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27 Sep, 2012, 14:11 BST Ukraine Government Heeds Concerns and Withdraws Controversial Defamation Bill

A controversial law in Ukraine that could have imposed a five-year jail term for defamation has been recalled following criticism from Ukraine's...


26 Sep, 2012, 10:54 BST Internet is Free in Ukraine, Says Global Study

A United States advocacy group has rated the Internet in Ukraine as "free" in a new report, grouping the country in the same category as Germany and...


10 Sep, 2012, 17:10 BST Council of Europe Secretary General Praises Ukraine's Landmark Electoral Reforms

The Council of Europe's Secretary General praised Ukraine's government for its "very ambitious" new electoral law. Thorbjorn Jagland said the new law ...


06 Jul, 2012, 13:03 BST Webcams in Polling Booths Will Aid Transparency in Ukraine Election

Polling stations throughout Ukraine will be fitted with webcams ahead of parliamentary elections in October this year, in what the Foreign Ministry...


02 Jul, 2012, 07:30 BST In the Wake of a Successful Euro 2012 Ukraine is Poised to Attract Investment

As the Euro 2012 tournament reached its climax with Sunday's final in Kiev, the Ukrainian hosts are being praised for their organisation and delivery ...


26 Jun, 2012, 10:42 BST Kissinger Endorses Ukraine's EU Membership During Visit to Kiev

During a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday, former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, praised Ukraine's...


21 Jun, 2012, 11:42 BST Ukraine Seizes Opportunity to Restore Trust and Confidence Among Participating OSCE States

Ukraine will use its chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe to strengthen confidence and trust between...


14 Jun, 2012, 09:59 BST Despite Eurozone Crisis and Fears Over Greece, Ukraine Remains Committed to Closer Ties with the European Union

The eurozone crisis and worries over the future of Greece have not discouraged Ukraine from its determination to seek closer integration and future...


07 Jun, 2012, 14:30 BST Kwasniewski and Cox to Monitor Tymoshenko Appeal in a Bid to Repair EU-Ukraine Relations

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, announced Wednesday that the former President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski and former...


01 Jun, 2012, 14:37 BST European Court of Human Rights Rules Tymoshenko is Well Treated in Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights has found that jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is receiving "adequate medical treatment in an...


24 May, 2012, 12:58 BST Berlin Meeting Rejects Boycott of Euro 2012 and Distances Itself From Merkel's Ukraine Remarks

It is important to separate politics from sport, and a boycott of Euro 2012 in Ukraine would be counter-productive and mistaken. This was the...


09 May, 2012, 14:03 BST Yulia Tymoshenko Transferred to Hospital to be Treated by German Doctors

Ukraine's former premier Yulia Tymoshenko has been moved on Wednesday from her prison to a hospital in the eastern city of Kharkiv for the treatment...


23 Apr, 2012, 13:28 BST Ukraine Opens Up its Gas Pipes

Ukraine has opened up its gas distribution and storage system, making its energy market more attractive to foreign investors and giving European...


13 Apr, 2012, 13:23 BST Ukrainian Parliament Adopts EU-Style Criminal Procedure Code

The Criminal Procedure Code (CPC), which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) on Friday, opens a new chapter in the handling of...


30 Mar, 2012, 15:52 BST Ukraine Takes Another Step Towards Fulfilling its European Identity

Ukraine and the European Union have today initialled their Association Agreement in Brussels - a small but important step towards EU membership that ...


28 Feb, 2012, 08:00 GMT President Says He is Open to a Pardon of Tymoshenko When EU-Style Criminal Code is Approved

Former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko could be pardoned under a new Criminal Procedure Code now being introduced as part of the country's...


10 Feb, 2012, 07:00 GMT Der Weg der Ukraine in die EU "ist ohne Alternative"

Präsident Janukowitsch fordert die Abschaffung "veralteter repressiver Regeln aus Sowjetzeiten" Der Präsident der Ukraine hat sein Land in einer Rede ...


09 Feb, 2012, 18:06 GMT Ukraine's Path to EU "Has No Alternatives"

President Yanukovych Calls for Abolition of "Obsolete Soviet-Era Repressive Rules" The President of Ukraine has committed his country to closer ties...


06 Feb, 2012, 17:44 GMT Ukraine Calls for Cooperation as Russian Gas Supply Cuts Hurt EU Again

As Russia's Gazprom admitted that it had cut gas supplies to Europe at the height of the current cold spell, Ukraine said it is ready to help Russia...


31 Jan, 2012, 15:40 GMT Ukraine's Contribution to the Moldova-Transnistria Peace Process "Very Important"

 A scheme for the restoration of railway services between Moldova and Transnistria as well as measures to improve cross-border trading and telephone ...


27 Jan, 2012, 13:42 GMT Ukraine Seen as Improving in Press Freedom Rankings

Ukraine has moved up 15 places in the World Press Freedom Index published this week, reflecting an improved media landscape in the nation during what ...