Ukraine

Country Ukraine
Capital Kiev
Continent Europe
Currency Hryvnia(UAH)
Languages Ukrainian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian,Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, German, Greek, Hungarian, Karaim, Krymchak, Moldovan, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Rusyn, Slovak & Yiddish

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Ukraine was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kyivan Rus was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and eventually into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The cultural and religious legacy of Kyivan Rus laid the foundation for Ukrainian nationalism through subsequent centuries. A new Ukrainian state, the Cossack Hetmanate, was established during the mid-17th century after an uprising against the Poles. Despite continuous Muscovite pressure, the Hetmanate managed to remain autonomous for well over 100 years. During the latter part of the 18th century, most Ukrainian ethnographic territory was absorbed by the Russian Empire. Following the collapse of czarist Russia in 1917, Ukraine was able to achieve a short-lived period of independence (1917-20), but was reconquered and forced to endure a brutal Soviet rule that engineered two forced famines (1921-22 and 1932-33) in which over 8 million died. In World War II, German and Soviet armies were responsible for some 7 to 8 million more deaths. Although final independence for Ukraine was achieved in 1991 with the dissolution of the USSR, democracy and prosperity remained elusive as the legacy of state control and endemic corruption stalled efforts at economic reform, privatization, and civil liberties. A peaceful mass protest "Orange Revolution" in the closing months of 2004 forced the authorities to overturn a rigged presidential election and to allow a new internationally monitored vote that swept into power a reformist slate under Viktor YUSHCHENKO. Subsequent internal squabbles in the YUSHCHENKO camp allowed his rival Viktor YANUKOVYCH to stage a comeback in parliamentary elections and become prime minister in August of 2006. An early legislative election, brought on by a political crisis in the spring of 2007, saw Yuliya TYMOSHENKO, as head of an "Orange" coalition, installed as a new prime minister in December 2007. Viktor YANUKOVUYCH was elected president in a February 2010 run-off election that observers assessed as meeting most international standards. The following month, the Rada approved a vote of no-confidence prompting Yuliya TYMOSHENKO to resign from her post as prime minister.

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Ukraine president says Kyiv staying out of U.S. internal politics, elections - Reuters
  1. Ukraine president says Kyiv staying out of U.S. internal politics, elections  Reuters
  2. Ukrainian president warns citizens against election interference | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Ceasefire offers opportunity for eastern Ukraine peace push, says president  WHTC News
  4. Zelensky promises Ukraine will not interfere in U.S. elections  112 International
  5. Zelensky calls on Ukrainians not to interfere in U.S. election  POLITICO
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Ukraine oligarch rejects US money-laundering allegations - Financial Times
  1. Ukraine oligarch rejects US money-laundering allegations  Financial Times
  2. Ukrainian who made appearance in Trump impeachment saga accused by U.S. of stealing, laundering billions  The Washington Post
  3. Feds say Dallas office park was bought with laundered Ukrainian money  WFAA.com
  4. Feds seek seizure of Louisville high-rise, say it was bought by Ukrainian embezzlers  Courier Journal
  5. Ukrainian oligarchs laundered money buying U.S. real estate: feds  New York Daily News
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Ukraine COVID-19 Daily Situation Report, August 9, 2020 [EN/UK] - Ukraine - ReliefWebUkraine COVID-19 Daily Situation Report, August 9, 2020 [EN/UK] - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

News: NATO boosts scientific cooperation with Ukraine, 07-Aug.-2020 - NATO HQNews: NATO boosts scientific cooperation with Ukraine, 07-Aug.-2020  NATO HQ

Ukraine skeptical of American LNG gas pipe dreams - EnerCom Inc.Ukraine skeptical of American LNG gas pipe dreams  EnerCom Inc.

Ukraine’s prisons go up for sale - FRANCE 24 EnglishUkraine’s prisons go up for sale  FRANCE 24 English

Ukraine closes checkpoints at Crimean border to control coronavirus - swissinfo.chUkraine closes checkpoints at Crimean border to control coronavirus  swissinfo.ch

Ukraine asks Belarus to transfer arrested Russian mercenaries - Al Jazeera EnglishUkraine asks Belarus to transfer arrested Russian mercenaries  Al Jazeera English

Republicans are still trying to frame Joe Biden with Ukraine - The Washington PostRepublicans are still trying to frame Joe Biden with Ukraine  The Washington Post

Ukraine demands Belarus hand over held 'mercenaries' - Anadolu AgencyUkraine demands Belarus hand over held 'mercenaries'  Anadolu Agency

Ukrainian police arrest man with explosives at Kyiv bank - Al Jazeera EnglishUkrainian police arrest man with explosives at Kyiv bank  Al Jazeera English

PM Shmyhal: Ukraine ready to provide people in Crimea with water in case of humanitarian catastrophe - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsPM Shmyhal: Ukraine ready to provide people in Crimea with water in case of humanitarian catastrophe  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

From Russian war to European opportunity: Reinventing eastern Ukraine's Donbas region - Atlantic CouncilFrom Russian war to European opportunity: Reinventing eastern Ukraine's Donbas region  Atlantic Council

Ukraine should reach transplantation independence until 2023 - 112 InternationalUkraine should reach transplantation independence until 2023  112 International

The Ukrainian Army Learned The Hard Way—Don’t Idle Your Tanks When The Russians Are Nearby - ForbesThe Ukrainian Army Learned The Hard Way—Don’t Idle Your Tanks When The Russians Are Nearby  Forbes

For Ukraine, endless Putin means endless hybrid war - Atlantic CouncilFor Ukraine, endless Putin means endless hybrid war  Atlantic Council

Ukraine: Four years on and still no justice for victims of enforced disappearance - Amnesty InternationalUkraine: Four years on and still no justice for victims of enforced disappearance  Amnesty International

Ukraine expects to swap 100 prisoners with Russian-backed separatists within weeks - ReutersUkraine expects to swap 100 prisoners with Russian-backed separatists within weeks  Reuters

Senate Republicans advance Ukraine probe aimed at Biden despite foreign interference concerns - The Washington PostSenate Republicans advance Ukraine probe aimed at Biden despite foreign interference concerns  The Washington Post

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine - NPRSenate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine  NPR

Has COVID-19 struck a fatal blow for Ukraine's green energy drive? - EuronewsHas COVID-19 struck a fatal blow for Ukraine's green energy drive?  Euronews

Why Ukraine Is Ripe for Cryptocurrency Adoption - CoinDesk - CoinDeskWhy Ukraine Is Ripe for Cryptocurrency Adoption - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

US intelligence leader says Russia using Ukrainian MP Derkach to interfere in 2020 election | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUS intelligence leader says Russia using Ukrainian MP Derkach to interfere in 2020 election | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine: Covid-19 Rules Blocked Access to Pensions - Human Rights WatchUkraine: Covid-19 Rules Blocked Access to Pensions  Human Rights Watch

Ukraine GDP dropped 6.5% y/y in 1H20, ministry estimates - bne IntelliNewsUkraine GDP dropped 6.5% y/y in 1H20, ministry estimates  bne IntelliNews

Ukraine, Iran conclude first-round talks on plane downing damages - Al Jazeera EnglishUkraine, Iran conclude first-round talks on plane downing damages  Al Jazeera English

Full, comprehensive ceasefire begins in Ukraine - Al Jazeera EnglishFull, comprehensive ceasefire begins in Ukraine  Al Jazeera English

Sen. Ron Johnson denies getting dirt on Biden from Ukrainian lawmaker, blasts Blumenthal for 'twisting' cla... - Fox NewsSen. Ron Johnson denies getting dirt on Biden from Ukrainian lawmaker, blasts Blumenthal for 'twisting' cla...  Fox News

Ukraine offering prisoners upgrades to luxury VIP cells — with a price - New York PostUkraine offering prisoners upgrades to luxury VIP cells — with a price  New York Post

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy ran on a reform platform — Is he delivering? - Brookings InstitutionUkraine’s Zelenskiy ran on a reform platform — Is he delivering?  Brookings Institution

Ukraine through the eyes of female and non-binary photographers - Emerging EuropeUkraine through the eyes of female and non-binary photographers  Emerging Europe

Hard political realities threaten Ukraine's soft power ambitions - Atlantic CouncilHard political realities threaten Ukraine's soft power ambitions  Atlantic Council

Ukraine: Black boxes confirm interference with jet downed in Iran - Al Jazeera EnglishUkraine: Black boxes confirm interference with jet downed in Iran  Al Jazeera English

Fighting False News in Ukraine, Facebook Fact Checkers Tread a Blurry Line - The New York TimesFighting False News in Ukraine, Facebook Fact Checkers Tread a Blurry Line  The New York Times

Ukraine reports steady rise in COVID cases, deaths - The GuardianUkraine reports steady rise in COVID cases, deaths  The Guardian

Toppling Lenin: The lessons of Ukraine's memory wars - Atlantic CouncilToppling Lenin: The lessons of Ukraine's memory wars  Atlantic Council

Ukraine gunman releases three of his bus hostages in Lutsk - BBC NewsUkraine gunman releases three of his bus hostages in Lutsk  BBC News

East Ukraine's European roots and the myths of Putin's Russian World - Atlantic CouncilEast Ukraine's European roots and the myths of Putin's Russian World  Atlantic Council

In Summer Kitchens, Olia Hercules digs deep into the heart of Ukraine's culinary culture - SaltWire NetworkIn Summer Kitchens, Olia Hercules digs deep into the heart of Ukraine's culinary culture  SaltWire Network

Ukraine temporarily suspends operation of checkpoint with Crimea from August 9 - 112 InternationalUkraine temporarily suspends operation of checkpoint with Crimea from August 9  112 International

Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts go up in smoke - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's anti-corruption efforts go up in smoke  Atlantic Council

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 186/2020 issued on 6 August 2020 - Ukraine - ReliefWebOSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 186/2020 issued on 6 August 2020 - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Ukraine: Independent Journalist Threatened - Human Rights WatchUkraine: Independent Journalist Threatened  Human Rights Watch

Corruption in Ukraine: Is time running out for Zelenskyy to reform the country? - EuronewsCorruption in Ukraine: Is time running out for Zelenskyy to reform the country?  Euronews

Belarus to invite Russia and Ukraine to discuss alleged mercenaries: Belta - TheChronicleHerald.caBelarus to invite Russia and Ukraine to discuss alleged mercenaries: Belta  TheChronicleHerald.ca

Ukrainian oligarch at the center of Cleveland raid described as ‘ruthless’ businessman who laundered millions - cleveland.comUkrainian oligarch at the center of Cleveland raid described as ‘ruthless’ businessman who laundered millions  cleveland.com

Facebook: Trump posts misleading ad using Ukraine photo - BBC NewsFacebook: Trump posts misleading ad using Ukraine photo  BBC News

Ukraine hostages freed after President Zelensky plugs Joaquin Phoenix film - BBC NewsUkraine hostages freed after President Zelensky plugs Joaquin Phoenix film  BBC News

How to win Ukraine's long fight for good governance - Atlantic CouncilHow to win Ukraine's long fight for good governance  Atlantic Council

Coronavirus: Macro-financial assistance agreement signed with Ukraine to limit fallout of pandemic - EU NewsCoronavirus: Macro-financial assistance agreement signed with Ukraine to limit fallout of pandemic  EU News

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists agree ceasefire deal - EURACTIVUkraine's government and pro-Russian separatists agree ceasefire deal  EURACTIV

No, The USA Is Not Testing COVID-19 Vaccine On Ukrainian Soldiers - BOOMNo, The USA Is Not Testing COVID-19 Vaccine On Ukrainian Soldiers  BOOM

Ukraine defines level of retroactive FIT cuts - pv magazine InternationalUkraine defines level of retroactive FIT cuts  pv magazine International

Migrants, the Backbone of Ukrainian Economy, Require Support in Times of COVID-19 – IOM Report - Ukraine - ReliefWebMigrants, the Backbone of Ukrainian Economy, Require Support in Times of COVID-19 – IOM Report - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Crimean residents can get Schengen visa only on Ukrainian territory - Kyiv PostCrimean residents can get Schengen visa only on Ukrainian territory  Kyiv Post

US works to bolster Ukraine's Navy to confront Russian threat - CNNUS works to bolster Ukraine's Navy to confront Russian threat  CNN

One Ukrainian citizen killed in massive Beirut explosion – Ukraine's embassy - UNIANOne Ukrainian citizen killed in massive Beirut explosion – Ukraine's embassy  UNIAN

Ukraine's healthcare system is in critical condition again - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's healthcare system is in critical condition again  Atlantic Council

Lublin Triangle to strengthen cooperation between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine - TheMayorEULublin Triangle to strengthen cooperation between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine  TheMayorEU

Ukraine's Leader Reveals Details of Talks With Hostage-taker - Voice of AmericaUkraine's Leader Reveals Details of Talks With Hostage-taker  Voice of America

SHARE OF CASHLESS PAYMENTS IN UKRAINE GROWS BY 5.7 PP IN H1 - Ukraine open for businessSHARE OF CASHLESS PAYMENTS IN UKRAINE GROWS BY 5.7 PP IN H1  Ukraine open for business

Ukraine Reports Record Daily New Coronavirus Cases - The New York TimesUkraine Reports Record Daily New Coronavirus Cases  The New York Times

Statement by the IMF Managing Director on Ukraine - International Monetary FundStatement by the IMF Managing Director on Ukraine  International Monetary Fund

FBI Raids U.S. Company With Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch - BloombergFBI Raids U.S. Company With Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch  Bloomberg

Suspects Detained in Ukraine for Bomb Threats Demanding Bitcoin - CoinDesk - CoinDeskSuspects Detained in Ukraine for Bomb Threats Demanding Bitcoin - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Ukraine needs about $ 10 billion to restore Donbas, - Presidential Advisor - 112 InternationalUkraine needs about $ 10 billion to restore Donbas, - Presidential Advisor  112 International

About a million cases of cyberattacks and cyberthreats recorded in Ukraine this year - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsAbout a million cases of cyberattacks and cyberthreats recorded in Ukraine this year  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Will Ukraine's new central bank chief be independent? - Atlantic CouncilWill Ukraine's new central bank chief be independent?  Atlantic Council

Experts: Ukraine's emerging market needs consistency, transparency (VIDEO) | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostExperts: Ukraine's emerging market needs consistency, transparency (VIDEO) | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine's law on FIT restructuring has passed: The expert view - pv magazine InternationalUkraine's law on FIT restructuring has passed: The expert view  pv magazine International

Ukraine, Georgia issue joint statement to condemn Russian aggression - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkraine, Georgia issue joint statement to condemn Russian aggression  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine’s bank chief quit and received a coffin as a warning. It’s a scandal that threatens the country’s economic health. - The Washington PostUkraine’s bank chief quit and received a coffin as a warning. It’s a scandal that threatens the country’s economic health.  The Washington Post

Ukraine sees record daily high of 1,197 new coronavirus cases - ReutersUkraine sees record daily high of 1,197 new coronavirus cases  Reuters

Sean Hannity: Biden's Ukraine dealings example of 'swamp' corruption Trump was elected to stop - Fox NewsSean Hannity: Biden's Ukraine dealings example of 'swamp' corruption Trump was elected to stop  Fox News

Ukrainian sprint canoeist Senkevych handed four-year doping ban - Insidethegames.bizUkrainian sprint canoeist Senkevych handed four-year doping ban  Insidethegames.biz

Statelessness in Ukraine: New law offers fresh hope - Atlantic CouncilStatelessness in Ukraine: New law offers fresh hope  Atlantic Council

Army Reserve command integrates Ukraine, Kosovo and North Macedonia officers into CGSOC in - kacc.nrmc.amedd.army.milArmy Reserve command integrates Ukraine, Kosovo and North Macedonia officers into CGSOC in  kacc.nrmc.amedd.army.mil

U.S. Intelligence Says Republicans Are Working With Russia to Reelect Trump - New York MagazineU.S. Intelligence Says Republicans Are Working With Russia to Reelect Trump  New York Magazine

Ukrainian FM Says Iranians to Visit Ukraine for Crash Compensation Talks - The New York TimesUkrainian FM Says Iranians to Visit Ukraine for Crash Compensation Talks  The New York Times

Anders Aslund: The rise and (possible) fall of Alexander Lukashenko - Kyiv PostAnders Aslund: The rise and (possible) fall of Alexander Lukashenko  Kyiv Post

What the West can learn from Ukraine's treatment of Soviet monuments - PoliticoWhat the West can learn from Ukraine's treatment of Soviet monuments  Politico

UNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands - UNHCRUNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands  UNHCR

Ukraine International To Resume Long Haul Flights In April 2021 - Simple FlyingUkraine International To Resume Long Haul Flights In April 2021  Simple Flying

Feds: Louisville's PNC Plaza tied to Ukrainian money-laundering scheme - WDRBFeds: Louisville's PNC Plaza tied to Ukrainian money-laundering scheme  WDRB

Trump's pick for Ukraine ambassador vows to report election interference: 'Sounds reasonable to me' - Fox NewsTrump's pick for Ukraine ambassador vows to report election interference: 'Sounds reasonable to me'  Fox News

Misaligned radar responsible for downing of Ukrainian passenger jet, Iran says - The Washington PostMisaligned radar responsible for downing of Ukrainian passenger jet, Iran says  The Washington Post

EU concerned over Russia's attempts to revisit its role in Ukrainian conflict settlement mechanisms - Kyiv PostEU concerned over Russia's attempts to revisit its role in Ukrainian conflict settlement mechanisms  Kyiv Post

Data analysis on downed Ukraine jet starts Tuesday; Canada sceptical about Iran explanation - ReutersData analysis on downed Ukraine jet starts Tuesday; Canada sceptical about Iran explanation  Reuters

Iran Says Forgetful Operator Was Trigger for Ukraine Jet Crash - BloombergIran Says Forgetful Operator Was Trigger for Ukraine Jet Crash  Bloomberg

Ukraine to Use Crystal Blockchain Software to Trace Crypto - CoinDesk - CoinDeskUkraine to Use Crystal Blockchain Software to Trace Crypto - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Final report on Ukrainian plane crash to be published soon: minister - Tehran TimesFinal report on Ukrainian plane crash to be published soon: minister  Tehran Times

Ukraine rejects Iranian conclusion of 'human error' in downed passenger plane - Al-MonitorUkraine rejects Iranian conclusion of 'human error' in downed passenger plane  Al-Monitor

Naftogaz's chief transformation officer says he knows Ukraine's road to energy independence - Kyiv PostNaftogaz's chief transformation officer says he knows Ukraine's road to energy independence  Kyiv Post

More Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers return to U.S. from Ukraine - WeAreGreenBay.comMore Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers return to U.S. from Ukraine  WeAreGreenBay.com

Ukraine short-haul gas deliveries shift to Slovakia - Argus MediaUkraine short-haul gas deliveries shift to Slovakia  Argus Media

Ukrainian Operatives Are Gearing Up Again To Take On The Bidens. They Say They Have Giuliani And Republicans On Their Side. - BuzzFeed NewsUkrainian Operatives Are Gearing Up Again To Take On The Bidens. They Say They Have Giuliani And Republicans On Their Side.  BuzzFeed News

U.S. lawmakers offer bill to boost aid for Ukraine military - ReutersU.S. lawmakers offer bill to boost aid for Ukraine military  Reuters

Ukraine approves provision of humanitarian aid to Lebanon - Kyiv PostUkraine approves provision of humanitarian aid to Lebanon  Kyiv Post

Intel Dems press Nunes for details on anti-Biden package from Ukrainian official - POLITICOIntel Dems press Nunes for details on anti-Biden package from Ukrainian official  POLITICO

Combatting Anti-Corruption in Ukraine - Whistleblowers Protection BlogCombatting Anti-Corruption in Ukraine  Whistleblowers Protection Blog