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US military aid arrives in Ukraine amid border tensions with Russia

The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine has arrived in Kyiv, the US embassy said. The delivery followed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv this week amid concerns from Ukraine and its Western allies over tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed at the border […]

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Aide to the Ukrainian President survives an assassination attempt

Top adviser to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky survived an apparent assassination attempt. Serhiy Shefir’s car was struck with bullets as he left his home south of the capital Kyiv on Wednesday. His driver was wounded. President Zelensky promised a strong response against the perpetrators. It is not known who carried out the shooting and […]

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‘Russia shouldn’t use Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon’: Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office, told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky she understood his concerns over the Nord Stream 2 project. Mr Zelensky opposes the pipeline, which he […]

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Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarusian exile group who went missing in Ukraine has been found dead

The head of a group helping people who have fled Belarus has been found dead near his home in neighbouring Ukraine. Vitaly Shishov’s body was found hanged in a park in Kyiv, a day after he failed to return from a jog. Police have opened a murder inquiry. Police said they were investigating whether he […]

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Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarusian exile group has reportedly gone missing in Ukraine

The head of an organisation helping Belarusians fleeing abroad has gone missing in Ukraine. Vitaly Shishov, head of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was reported missing by his partner after failing to return from a jog, Reuters news agency quoted police as saying. His organisation said a search of the area in which Mr […]

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Russia still has 100,000 troops near its borders with Ukraine and annexed Crimea, Ukraine claims

Russia still has about 100,000 soldiers deployed near its western border with Ukraine and in annexed Crimea despite Moscow announcing a publicised military pullback last month, head of Ukraine’s state security service, Ivan Bakanov, said. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday accused Russia of having failed to fully withdraw military hardware and troops from the […]

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‘If Russia crosses the red line, then it will have to suffer’: Ukraine warns Moscow

Ukraine’s foreign minister has accused Russia of flagrantly threatening Ukraine with destruction as fears continue to rise over a possible escalation of hostilities in the country’s conflict-stricken east. Fighting has intensified in recent weeks in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists since April 2014 after the rebels seized a […]

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Viral Video: Man rescues 11-year-old stranded on floating ice piece with fishing rod

A fisherman rescuing a 11-year-old who was stranded on a floating piece of ice in a river in Ukraine has gone viral on the internet. The incredible rescue shows a little boy can be seen standing on a drifting ice floe, far from the river bank, being reeled to safety by the quick thinking of a […]