Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the second-largest country 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 eighth or ninth-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. President Donald Trump defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that..
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Iran has made several arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran in January, the semi-official Tasnim news agency confirmed on Monday. An official from the Islamic.. WorldNews - Published
Iranian MP Hassan Norouzi told media in the country that the Iranian military did "well" by downing a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January during an Iranian missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in.. WorldNews - Published
Ukraine, which expects a sharp rise of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, sent doctors to disease-hit Italy on Saturday to assist their Italian colleagues and to gain field experience. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump told Congress on Friday that he has fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) who first notified lawmakers of a Ukraine complaint that.. WorldNews - Published
Ukraine's government on Friday imposed a series of new restrictions designed to prevent the coronavirus outbreak spreading widely but said it hoped to soften the measures again in late April. Reuters - Published
Ukrainian fashion designer Ivan Frolov has postponed work on his new collection and is making coveralls for doctors to meet a shortage of protective clothing during the coronavirus epidemic. Reuters - Published
A first planeload of medical supplies for COVID-19 patients and other relief goods has arrived in Ukraine to help people enduring a six-year conflict in the country's east, the International Committee.. Reuters - Published
Moscow has flown medical equipment to the United States in a show of “solidarity” in the fight against coronavirus, but critics called the move a cynical public relations stunt and a dangerous.. WorldNews - Published
Ukrainian lawmakers on Monday failed at their first attempt to approve an emergency budget, appoint a finance minister or pass reform bills needed to unlock an $8 billion loan package from the.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine's parliament on Monday failed to gather enough votes to approve the appointment of a new finance minister or approve an emergency budget in response to the coronavirus epidemic. Reuters - Published
Ukraine is dusting off Soviet-era ventilator designs that lay forgotten in a mothballed military factory for years in a bid to ramp up domestic production of equipment that could help in the fight.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko sees similarities between the Chernobyl disaster and coronavirus pandemic. Former AC Milan and Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko believes the coronavirus pandemic is.. WorldNews - Published
Thousands of Ukrainians queued in long lines on Friday at the last three border crossings with Poland that remain open to get to their homeland before Ukraine closes its borders due to the coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine will suspend all air and rail links with other countries from March 27 in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Interfax Ukraine news agency cited Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine's government approved on Wednesday declaring an emergency across the whole country for the next 30 days over the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at a televised.. Reuters - Published
The trial of four men accused of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine in 2014 will be adjourned until June 8 to give defense lawyers more time to prepare, judges at the.. Reuters - Published
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple murder for their alleged roles in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 resumed briefly.. WorldNews - Published
Ukraine's government imposed a state of emergency in the region surrounding the capital Kiev on Wednesday as Prime Minister Denys Shmygal warned of a national economic crisis due to the global fallout.. Reuters - Published
Ukrainian shops, restaurants and transport shut down on Tuesday as the country tightened restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, while police arrested five people suspected of trying to.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced nationwide shutdowns on Monday to contain the coronavirus spread, called for government restrictions on food exports and for aid talks with overseas.. Reuters - Published
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked his government on Monday to hold talks with the International Monetary Fund to ask for financial support to counteract the effect of the coronavirus on the.. Reuters - Published
Ukrainian cities announced shutdowns on Monday to contain the spread of the coronavirus and the government said it had cracked down on attempts to smuggle face masks abroad after 50,000 of them alone.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine's capital Kiev announced on Monday the closure of bars, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls from March 17 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and said people's movement to other towns.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine has recorded its first coronavirus death and foreign nationals will be barred from entering the country for two weeks to contain the spread of the illness, officials said at a televised.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine's government at a televised meeting on Friday decided to ban citizens registered in separatist-held territory in the eastern Donbass region from entering government-controlled areas. Reuters - Published
The Homeland Security Committee, which is looking into Hunter Biden and Ukraine’s role in the 2016 election, was told a former Ukrainian official could be spreading Russian disinformation. NYTimes.com - Published
Iran has agreed to send black boxes from a downed Ukrainian jetliner to Kiev for analysis, an Iranian official said on Wednesday, a move that would end a two-month standoff over the recordings from the.. Reuters - Published
Iran told the U.N. civil aviation agency on Wednesday that it would bring the flight recorders from a crashed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine in the next two weeks or so, two sources directly familiar.. Reuters - Published
The captain of a river cruise ship was not concentrating on his steering duties for at least five minutes as it collided with a sightseeing boat in Budapest last summer, Hungarian prosecutors have said.. WorldNews - Published
Ukraine's capital Kiev will close schools and universities from Thursday until the end of March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, city mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
A Hungarian court began the trial on Wednesday of a Ukrainian boat captain involved in a crash on the Danube River in Budapest last year that killed 25 Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, the worst.. Reuters - Published
Dutch prosecutors accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to sabotage the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine in 2014, saying this cast "a dark shadow" over the.. Reuters - Published