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Ukraine police: 15 officers injured in clash with far-right

MINSK, Belarus  (AP)   — Ukrainian police said 15 officers were injured Saturday in a clash with far-right demonstrators who disrupted a campaign appearance of President Petro Poroshenko. The clash took place in the city of Cherkasy, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of the capital Kiev, according to a police statement. Several dozen members of … Continue reading Ukraine police: 15 officers injured in clash with far-right

3 Ukrainian police injured in clash with demonstrators

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Three police officers in Ukraine have been injured in a clash with far-right demonstrators in the capital. The violence occurred outside the presidential administration building in Kiev where several hundred demonstrators had gathered Saturday to call for arrests of top figures in an alleged military corruption scandal. A media investigation last … Continue reading 3 Ukrainian police injured in clash with demonstrators

MINSK, Belarus | Ukrainian presidential ballot to have 39 names

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The ballot for Ukraine’s presidential election will include 39 candidates, a marginally slimmer field after five contenders dropped out in recent days. The final candidates’ list for the March 31 vote was announced Friday by the central elections commission. Opinion polls suggest that no candidate is likely to get anywhere close … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Ukrainian presidential ballot to have 39 names

Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer

MINSK, Belarus / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Ukraine has pulled out of this year’s Eurovision song contest following a politics-laden dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country’s national public broadcaster. Anna Korsun, who performs under the stage name Maruv, won the national finals on Sunday and immediately came under fire … Continue reading Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer

MINSK, Belarus | Ukraine: Ex-premier Tymoshenko announces presidential run

MINSK, Belarus — Yulia Tymoshenko, who became Ukraine’s prime minister after helping lead the 2004 Orange Revolution and was later imprisoned when her arch-foe came to power, says she will run for president in next year’s election. She announced her candidacy on Thursday, her website reported. With her fiery speeches and the striking braids she … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Ukraine: Ex-premier Tymoshenko announces presidential run

MINSK,Belarus | Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker’s hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for conspiracy to commit terrorism. The … Continue reading MINSK,Belarus | Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker’s hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine‘s parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country’s new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established in June, to handle all corruption cases, including those opened before … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus | 2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have charged a second suspect for allegedly organizing a murder plot against a Russian journalist whose killing was faked last month. Ukrainian police last month said journalist Arkady Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, had been shot to death in his apartment building in Kiev. But the next … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | 2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan’s offer to host Ukraine talks

MINSK, Belarus/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Belarus on Friday mocked Kazakhstan’s suggestion that it could serve as a new venue for Ukraine peace talks previously hosted by Minsk. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the ex-Soviet nation “isn’t seeking peacemaker’s laurels unlike some others.” He added that moving … Continue reading Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan’s offer to host Ukraine talks