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MINSK, Belarus | New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

MINSK, Belarus  — In his first liturgy as head of the newly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray for peace in Ukraine. Ukrainian bishops met Saturday and voted to approve a charter for the new church and elect a leader. Moscow has vigorously protested … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

MOSCOW | New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai have voted for a new governor after previous election was tainted by fraud. The result of the region’s gubernatorial election in September was annulled after a candidate representing the ruling United Russia party suddenly surged to victory in the final tallies. Four candidates … Continue reading MOSCOW | New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

MOSCOW | The Latest: Soccer match moved to Kiev amid martial law

MOSCOW — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 11:15 p.m. UEFA has moved Thursday’s Europa League soccer game in Ukraine between Arsenal and FC Vorskla to the capital city of Kiev after parliament voted to impose martial law in parts of the country. Imposing martial law is Ukraine’s response after … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Soccer match moved to Kiev amid martial law

MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump fails to single out Russia in Ukraine spat

MOSCOW — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. doesn’t approve of escalating violence “either way” between Russia and Ukraine. Speaking publicly for the first time after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula raised tensions anew in the volatile region, … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump fails to single out Russia in Ukraine spat

MOSCOW | After dispute with Russia, Ukraine imposes martial law

MOSCOW  — Ukraine’s parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in the country to fight what its president called “growing aggression” from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors. Western leaders and diplomats urged both … Continue reading MOSCOW | After dispute with Russia, Ukraine imposes martial law

MOSCOW | The Latest: Martial law won’t affect all Ukraine regions

MOSCOW  — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told lawmakers that the martial law introduced in the country will only affect regions bordering Russia, Belarus and Moldova’s breakaway republic of Trans-Dniester. Ahead of the parliamentary vote that overwhelmingly supported his motion for a … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Martial law won’t affect all Ukraine regions