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Ukraine parliament ratifies naval base deal with Russia (Lead)


April 27th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday ratified a naval base deal with Russia amid brawls and a smoke bomb and egg-throwing incident inside the house. A total of 236 people ... Read more...

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Russia, Ukraine agree on naval base lease extension


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow and Kiev have agreed to extend the lease of a Russian naval base in Crimea in exchange for a 30 percent cut in gas prices for ... Read more...

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Yanukovych wins first round of Ukraine’s presidential poll


January 18th, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 18 (DPA) Viktor Yanukovych, a former prime minister supporting close relations with Russia, won the first round of Ukraine's presidential election Saturday, according to exit polls. The big business-friendly politician is ... Read more...

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Ukrainians vote for president


January 17th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukrainians voted Sunday in the first presidential elections since the 2004 Orange Revolution in a ballot set to determine the ex-Soviet republic's relations with Russia and Europe. Election campaigning ... Read more...

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Brazil, Ukraine bolster bilateral relations


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Dec 3 (EFE) Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have signed several agreements here, bolstering bilateral strategic cooperation. "We signed a joint declaration in which we ... Read more...

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Elton John may have to battle gay adoption ban in Ukraine


September 14th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 14 (ANI): Elton john may need to overcome legal hurdles before he gets to adopt the Ukranian child he recently said he wishes to take home.According to the national laws ... Read more...

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192 children fall prey to food poisoning in Crimea


September 7th, 2009 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Simferopol, Sep 6 (RIA Novosti) The number of children hit by food poisoning in Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has risen to 192, health authorities said Sunday. "As of 8.00 a.m. (05:00 ... Read more...

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Ukrainian ladies are ‘world’s most beautiful women’, says Joe Biden


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 23 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden believes that women in the Ukraine are the most beautiful in the entire world.Following a two-day visit to the former Soviet state, ... Read more...

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Shakhtar Donetsk win UEFA Cup (Lead)


May 21st, 2009 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, May 21 (DPA) Shakhtar Donetsk made history Wednesday by becoming the first-ever Ukrainian side to win a European club competition as they beat German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen 2-1 after extra ... Read more...

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Russia may again cut gas to Ukraine for nonpayment, says Putin


March 5th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (RIA Novosti) Russia may have to stop natural gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay in full for gas delivered in February, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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Masked men break into Ukraine’s national gas company office


March 4th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, March 4 (DPA) Masked men believed to be government agents broke into the headquarters of Ukraine national natural gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy Wednesday and are searching the premises, witnesses said. The men ... Read more...

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Ukraine insists on four Euro 2012 venues


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), March 3(DPA) Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said his country would provide all four planned venues for the Euro 2012 competition despite severe financial problems. Speaking to reporters in Kiev, Yushchenko rejected ... Read more...

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Ukraine assures to fulfil new agreements on gas transits


January 27th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 27 (RIA Novosti) Ukraine has assured the European Union (EU) that the recently signed agreement on natural gas transits from Russia to Europe through its territory will be fully implemented, ... Read more...

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Moscow summit ‘last chance’ to resolve gas crisis: EU


January 17th, 2009 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Brussels/Moscow/Kiev/Berlin, Jan 17 (DPA) Saturday's gas summit between Russia and Ukraine is the "last and best chance" for both sides to salvage their reputation as reliable suppliers, the European Union (EU) said ... Read more...

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Moscow to hold summit on gas row Saturday: Kremlin


January 15th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 15 (RIA Novosti) A summit to discuss the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which has resulted in a huge gas shortages in Europe, will be held here Saturday, a ... Read more...

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Ukraine government at odds over new talks in gas dispute


January 15th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Kiev, Jan 15 (DPA) Ukraine's government is divided by internal differences over entering new talks with Russia to end the gas delivery impasse, news reports said Thursday.Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was quoted ... Read more...

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Ukraine’s opposition calls for president’s impeachment


January 13th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 13 (RIA Novosti) Ukraine's biggest opposition faction Tuesday started procedures to impeach President Viktor Yushchenko, and also called for the dismissal of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's government. "We demand the ... Read more...

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EU gas hangs in balance as Russia, Ukraine skirmish


January 10th, 2009 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 10 (DPA) A European Union (EU)-brokered deal designed to resume Russian gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine hung in the balance Friday as officials from Moscow and Kiev continued to ... Read more...

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Ukraine asks EU to mediate in gas dispute with Russia


January 1st, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (DPA) Ukraine has asked the European Union (EU) to mediate in the escalating dispute with Russia on gas deliveries, as a Kremlin deadline to cut off supplies to Kiev ... Read more...

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Talks fail, will cut off gas to Ukraine: Gazprom


January 1st, 2009 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Kiev, Jan 1 (DPA) Russian export monopoly Gazprom has accused its Ukrainian counterpart of negotiating in bad faith as talks on preventing a gas embargo failed, setting the stage for a new ... Read more...

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24 killed in apartment blast in Ukraine


December 26th, 2008 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Dec 26 (DPA) An explosion in a Ukrainian block of flats killed at least 24 people and left dozens buried, officials said Thursday.The blast took place Wednesday evening in a Soviet-era ... Read more...

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Ukraine government delays elections to handle finance crisis


October 21st, 2008 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Oct 21 (DPA) Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Monday announced a one-week delay in early elections, citing a need to give the present government to deal with a financial crisis.The nationwide vote ... Read more...

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Ukraine President Yushchenko abolishes court that overturned decree


October 14th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), Oct 14 (RIA Novosti) Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has abolished a Kiev court that had earlier suspended his decree dissolving parliament and calling early parliamentary elections, his press service said ... Read more...

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Ukrainian president dissolves parliament, calls for new polls


October 9th, 2008 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Oct 9 (DPA) Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Wednesday dissolved the parliament and called for new elections soon.The Orange Revolution leader however did not make clear when the vote would take place ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize Ukrainian ship carrying tanks (Lead)


September 26th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Kiev, Sep 26 (DPA) Pirates have seized a Ukrainian cargo ship carrying military tanks off the coast of Somalia, a maritime official said Friday."The ship was grabbed yesterday evening as it sailed ... Read more...

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Republican V-P nominee Sarah Palin to meet Manmohan, Zardari tomorrow


September 23rd, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Sept 23 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is said to be having less foreign affairs experience as compared to her Democrat rival Joe Biden, has a busy ... Read more...

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US Vice President Cheney to travel to Georgia


August 25th, 2008 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (DPA) US Vice President Dick Cheney is to travel to Georgia and three other countries next week, highlighted by talks with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Washington said Monday.The White ... Read more...

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Ukraine will avoid being on Russia’’s hit list, says its president


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.23 (ANI): Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asserted that the fundamentals of international politics have changed and added that his country will do everything in its power to ensure it ... Read more...

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Leaders of former Soviet states show solidarity with Georgia


August 13th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Tbilisi, Aug 13 (RIA Novosti) Leaders of Poland and four other post-Soviet countries have appeared alongside Georgia's president at a mass rally here in a show of solidarity against Russian incursions ... Read more...

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Medvedev says military operations in Georgia over


August 13th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 13 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has declared an end to Russian military operations in Georgia, as Moscow officials called for Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to stand down. Georgia and ... Read more...

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Ukraine seeks patriarch’s blessing for separate church


July 27th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Kiev, July 27 (RIA Novosti) Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asked the Patriarch of Constantinople for his blessing to the country's plans for a national church independent of Russian Orthodoxy. The ... Read more...

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Ukraine to take part in NATO Response Force


June 14th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Brussels, June 14 (RIA Novosti) Ukraine will take part in the NATO Response Force as a partner country, secretary general of the western military alliance Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said. ... Read more...

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Russia, Georgia pledge to end wrangling


June 6th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Strelna (Russia), June 6 (RIA Novosti) The presidents of Russia and Georgia Friday said they would tackle the controversial issues that have plagued bilateral relations in recent years. Russian President Dmitry ... Read more...

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Football boss warns Ukraine faces Euro 2012 ‘crisis’


April 23rd, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kiev, April 23 (DPA) A senior Ukrainian official has warned of "crisis" in the former Soviet republic's so far shambolic preparation effort to co-host the Euro 2012 football championship. "We once again ... Read more...

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Russia can beat US missile shield in Europe: Bush


April 2nd, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 2 (RIA Novosti) US President George W. Bush has said the missile shield planned for central Europe would be not be a threat to Moscow, as Russia has sufficient ... Read more...

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