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23 May, 2014, 09:51 BST Ukraine's Richest Man Takes Aim at Pro-Russian Separatists, Calls For Unity

Ahead of Sunday's Presidential Election Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov has delivered a rallying call for a united Ukraine, urging daily...


06 Mar, 2014, 15:10 GMT Ukraine Interim Government Faces Urgent Calls to Probe Links to Maidan Gunmen

Ukraine's interim government is under pressure to hold an independent investigation into claims, made in a leaked diplomatic phone call, that snipers ...


16 Jan, 2014, 13:43 GMT "Coercive" Russia and "Weak" U.S. Leadership Blamed for Ukraine's Missed E.U. Deal

A U.S. Senate hearing on the situation in Ukraine noted the failure of the U.S. and European Union to respond to Russian threats levelled against...


20 Dec, 2013, 08:18 GMT Leading U.S. Think Tank Concludes E.U. Deal Would Have Ruined Ukraine

A leading American think-tank has concluded President Yanukovych's $15 billion deal with Russia will boost the Ukrainian economy while the...


17 Dec, 2013, 09:06 GMT Ukraine's "Well-Ordered" Elections Follow "Welcome" Electoral Reforms, Says PACE

Observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called the weekend repeat elections for the Ukrainian parliament...


11 Dec, 2013, 11:32 GMT Yanukovych Tells Ex-Presidents He'll Speed-Up EU Deal and Free Protesters

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said he is sending a delegation to Brussels for urgent talks on the Association Agreement between Ukraine and...


06 Dec, 2013, 14:54 GMT Ukraine's Yanukovych Secures $8 Billion Investment Commitments From China

President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to make the Ukrainian economy his priority and undertake this week's state visit to China is paying dividends, ...


04 Dec, 2013, 09:37 GMT Ukraine Remains Committed to European Integration, New Brussels Talks Planned

Ukraine has made clear that it remains committed to European integration and European ideals, in statements made by its President and other leaders....


22 Nov, 2013, 13:59 GMT Ukraine Leaves Door Open to EU but Says the Domestic Economy is Top Priority

Ukraine's decision to suspend plans to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union is based solely on economic reasons, according to...


21 Nov, 2013, 16:38 GMT MEP Warns EU's "Ridiculous" Plans Won't Save Ukraine's Economy

Brussels is being accused of "doing nothing" to help Ukraine while Russia steers it towards economic crisis, according to a Polish MEP, who has...


13 Nov, 2013, 08:21 GMT The West Must Shield Ukraine from Russian Reprisals over Association Agreement, Says Academic

A leading academic has warned Ukraine could go into economic "free fall" or even split along pro and anti-Russian lines should Russia retaliate...


08 Nov, 2013, 08:00 GMT London Law Firm Tasked to Find "$200m Misappropriated by Tymoshenko and Lazarenko"

The Government of Ukraine has hired a leading London law firm to recover more than $200 million, allegedly "misappropriated by persons including the...


11 Oct, 2013, 08:11 BST European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Backs Ukraine's Association Agreement

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has become the latest influential body to back Ukraine's signing of the Association...


03 Oct, 2013, 11:23 BST European MPs Join Forces to Praise Ukraine's Reforms Ahead of Association Agreement

There was more evidence Wednesday of the growing support among European nations for Ukraine's bid to sign the Association Agreement, with a group of...


28 Sep, 2013, 15:53 BST EU Deal Must Not Hinge on Tymoshenko, Says Former Ukraine Presidential Candidate

Former Ukraine Presidential candidate Anatoly Hrytsenko says President Yanukovych's pro-European leadership is vital for national unity, and the...


25 Sep, 2013, 14:39 BST Association Agreement an "Important Tool" for Ukraine's Welfare, Yanukovych Tells UN

In a historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Ukraine's President Victor Yanukovych said his nation sees its European...


18 Sep, 2013, 11:04 BST EU Told to Embrace Ukraine and Reject Russia's "Strong-Arm" Attempts to Block Association Agreement

The European Union should sign a trade and partnership accord with Ukraine or risk driving it into the arms of Russia, which is employing...


24 Jun, 2013, 10:27 BST Controversial Ukrainian Politician Oleh Tyahnybok Blasted for Gay Slur that "Further Embarrasses Opposition"

Ukraine's political establishment has reacted with dismay to comments made Friday by the leader of the ultra-nationalist Svoboda Party, Oleh...


18 Jun, 2013, 11:06 BST Prodi Says EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Can be "Bridge Between EU and Russia" and Boost Trade

Former European Commission President Romano Prodi said he hoped the European Union and Ukraine would sign an important partnership and free trade...


14 Jun, 2013, 17:49 BST EU Enlargement Commissioner Confident That Association Agreement With Ukraine Will Be Signed

The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Stefan Füle, said on Friday he has no doubt that the Association...


14 Jun, 2013, 15:25 BST U.S. Congressman Praises Ukraine for Leading the Way on Human Trafficking

Ukraine has become the first nation in Europe to train its airport employees to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking as part of an...


12 Jun, 2013, 16:49 BST Embrace Ukraine and Reap a Trade Windfall, EU Told

The former president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) told a conference in Istanbul the EU should "open the door" to...


29 May, 2013, 12:25 BST Ukraine Opposition Parties Supporting Anti-Semitism, Say European Parliament Members and A Leading U.S. Jewish Newspaper

Members of the European Parliament and a prominent U.S. Jewish newspaper have in recent days criticized Ukraine's Opposition parties for embracing...


16 May, 2013, 12:37 BST France Ready to Sign EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Say Reports From Paris

More signs are emerging that EU nations are in favour of Ukraine completing its Association Agreement with the EU following reports from Paris that...


15 May, 2013, 17:04 BST EU-Ukraine Association Agreement a Step Closer After European Commission Gives Green Light

The European Union is taking necessary steps to be technically ready to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine later this year after the...