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Ukraine: Country in Eastern Europe
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine also borders the Crimean Peninsula to its south, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, though Ukraine still continues to claim the territory. Including the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, and the 46th-largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the seventh or eighth-most populous country in Europe, and the 32nd-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.


U.S. sanctions Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker [Video]

U.S. sanctions Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to Republican efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter,..

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Abducted Kolesnikova 'told she was leaving Belarus dead or alive' [Video]

Abducted Kolesnikova 'told she was leaving Belarus dead or alive'

Kolesnikova claims to have been bundled into a minibus and taken to the Belarus-Ukraine border but tore up her passport to avoid being forced from the country.

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Belarus protest leader says threatened with death [Video]

Belarus protest leader says threatened with death

Maria Kolesnikova, a Belarusian protest leader, says she was threatened with death by security officers whom she says tried to forcibly expel her earlier this week. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Two Belarus opposition leaders held in custody [Video]

Two Belarus opposition leaders held in custody

Belarusian opposition leaders Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak are being held in custody, Belarus' investigative committee said on Wednesday, under suspicion of destabilizing the country and harming..

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Another Belarus opposition politician seized [Video]

Another Belarus opposition politician seized

Belarus opposition politician Maxim Znak was detained on Wednesday by masked men wearing plain clothes, supporters said, as authorities extended a systematic campaign to round up the leaders of a..

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Belarus opposition figure Kolesnikova 'tore up passport at border' to avoid forced exile in Ukraine [Video]

Belarus opposition figure Kolesnikova 'tore up passport at border' to avoid forced exile in Ukraine

Just in: Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova tore up her passport at the border with Ukraine to avoid being forced from the country, it's been claimed. View on euronews

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Belarus opposition figure 'detained' at Ukraine border [Video]

Belarus opposition figure 'detained' at Ukraine border

Belarus border officials say they detained protest leader Kolesnikova after reports she had been abducted in Minsk.

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Belarus protest leader detained at border [Video]

Belarus protest leader detained at border

Ukrainian authorities said Maria Kolesnikova ripped up her passport and thwarted an attempt to expel her from Belarus a day after her allies said she was grabbed off a Minsk street by masked men...

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Russia FM accuses foreign forces of Belarus meddling [Video]

Russia FM accuses foreign forces of Belarus meddling

Sergey Lavrov said activists from Ukraine are trying to create violent protests, but did not provide evidence of that.

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: 'high chance' of ending war in Ukraine 'this year'. [Video]

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: 'high chance' of ending war in Ukraine 'this year'.

In an exclusive interview for Global Conservation with Euronews Correspondent Sasha Vakulina, Ukraine President Vlodoymyr Zelenskyy has said there is a 'high chance' of ending the conflict in the..

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I would repeat Belarus presidential election, Ukraine's leader Zelensky says [Video]

I would repeat Belarus presidential election, Ukraine's leader Zelensky says

Exclusive: Volodymyr Zelensky says if Lukashenko were 'confident' of his chances, he would hold a fresh election in a month and permit foreign observersView on euronews

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Police detain hostage taker in Kyiv bank drama [Video]

Police detain hostage taker in Kyiv bank drama

Police detained a man who took a hostage in a bank in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday, Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said. The hostage was released unharmed. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Full, comprehensive ceasefire begins in Ukraine [Video]

Full, comprehensive ceasefire begins in Ukraine

Ukraine's government forces and Russia-backed separatists seek to end years of hostilities in the country's east.

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Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine [Video]

Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine

Years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists may finally be coming to an end, as a ceasefire backed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskiy enters into..

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Cease-fire in war-torn eastern Ukraine begins after six years of conflict [Video]

Cease-fire in war-torn eastern Ukraine begins after six years of conflict

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists claimed more than 14,000 lives since 2014.View on euronews

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Ukraine: Black box confirms interference with downed jet [Video]

Ukraine: Black box confirms interference with downed jet

The transcript from the black boxes from a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on January 8 confirm the fact of illegal interference with the plane, Ukraine's deputy foreign minister wrote on..

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