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Brussels [Belgium], June 28 : :The European Union has extended economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy by six months for destabilizing Ukraine.

Cyber attacks reported globally, Ukraine Govt. infrastructure in chaos
New York [U.S.A.], June 28 : Ukraine's national bank, airport and state power company are among the targets of a huge cyber attack carried out by hackers across Europe on Tuesday.

Russia cancels talks with US over new sanctions
Moscow [Russia], June 22 : Russia has cancelled its planned talks with the United States after Washington imposed a new series of sanctions over Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Washington [U.S.], June 21 : The U.S. has imposed additional sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, blacklisting 38 individuals and entities.

Moscow criticises EU Court for maintaining sanctions against Russian ...
Moscow [Russia], June 20 : Moscow has criticized the European Union's General Court's decision to uphold extension of restrictive measures imposed on Russian journalist Dmitry Kiselev in relation to 2013-2014 crisis in Ukraine.

Moscow - Ankara gas pipeline to strengthen Russia in European market
Ankara [Turkey], June 10 : : The Moscow, Ankara -TurkStream gas pipeline, a 900-kilometre route under the Black Sea that stretches from Russia to Turkey and further extending to Turkey's border with neighbouring countries, will allow Moscow to strengthen its position in the European gas market and ...

Blast at United States embassy in Ukraine's capital Kiev
Moscow [Russia], June 8 : An unknown assailant threw an explosive device into the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine capital Kiev early on Thursday morning.

American monitor in Ukraine killed in explosion
New York [U.S.A.], Apr 24 : An American paramedic deployed with a monitoring patrol in eastern Ukraine was killed in an explosion on Sunday.

Ukraine: Five dead in military helicopter crash
Kiev [Ukraine], Mar. 27 : A Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the eastern region of the country on Sunday, killing all five people aboard after apparently hitting a power line, the army said.

Ukraine: Arms Depot blasts injure two in Kharkiv region
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Two people were injured after a munition depot in eastern Ukraine caught fire, causing the weapons to detonate, as reported by Sputnik International.

Former Russian lawmaker Voronenkov shot dead in Kiev
Kiev [Ukraine], Mar. 23 : Police chief Andriy Grishchenko on Thursday said that former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov may have been the person reportedly shot and killed in central Kiev.

Former Trump aid wanted in Ukraine corruption case
New York [USA], Mar. 18: Ukrainian prosecutors want to question US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief in connection with a corruption probe and have made repeated requests for assistance from the American authorities.

With fighting near industrial sites, UN expert warns Ukrainians of ...
New York, Mar 10 : Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Friday warned.

UN migration agency seeks USD 25 million to aid families in Eastern ...
New York, Mar 8 : To meet the emergency needs of 180,000 people in Eastern Ukraine, the United Nations migration agency on Tuesday announced plans to provide aid ranging from blankets to money to cover electricity costs and psychological support at a cost of USD 25 million.

Eight miners killed in methane explosion in western Ukraine
Lvov [Ukraine], Mar. 2 : At least eight miners have reportedly been killed in a methane gas explosion that took place at a coal mine in Lvov region of western Ukraine, local media reports said.

India, Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through cinema
New Delhi , Feb.27 : India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of cinema.

U.S. condemns attack on SMM in Ukraine, urges Russia to immediately ...
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 26 : Condemning the target of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) monitors and the seizure of a SMM unmanned aerial vehicle by combined-Russian separatist forces, the United States on Sunday called on Russia to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine ...

Putin orders recognition of documents issued by separatist ...
London [U.K.], Feb. 19 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order recognising all documents issued by militias and granting visa-free travel to anyone living in self-declared separatist republics in eastern Ukraine.

One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over ...
New York, Feb 18 : As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance - nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday.

UN emergency food agency to feed some 220,000 people in ...
New York, Feb 13 : Access to food is becoming harder in eastern Ukraine as prices are outpacing incomes, the United Nations emergency food agency on Wednesday said, warning that without longer-term intervention, more people will need humanitarian aid in the months and years to come.

Ukraine: UN warns of civilian casualties in 'face to face' fighting ...
New York, Feb 15 : Intensified fighting between Government and non-Government forces near densely populated areas in eastern Ukraine is endangering civilians, the senior United Nations humanitarian representative in the country told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday.

Thousands of children out of school as classrooms shelled in eastern ...
New York, Feb 8 : With thousands of children forced out of school in eastern Ukraine due to last week's surge in fighting, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have strongly condemned the indiscriminate shelling of schools, and called for all sides to immediately recommit ...

Civilians face 'dire' situation amid ongoing hostilities in eastern ...
New York, Feb 4 : An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and repair essential services, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday following another night of shelling in the east of the country.

Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine extracting heavy civilian toll, UN ...
New York, Feb 3 : Briefing the Security Council on the situation in eastern Ukraine, the top United Nations political and humanitarian officials underlined on Thursday that continuing fighting in the region, with only short periods of respite, have exasperated human suffering.

Dangerous conditions in Ukraine after heavy fighting be repaired.
New York, Feb 2 : More than 2,500 children in the Donetsk region of Ukraine are without heat, electricity or water, prompting the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to call for an end to fighting in the area so that the infrastructure can be repaired.

Washington, UN urge immediate end to hostilities in Ukraine
New York/Washington [USA], Feb. 1 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has expressed its concern over the situation in Ukraine and called on the warring parties to immediately cease fire in a communique released late Tuesday.

Ukraine: UN 'gravely concerned' by deteriorating situation as ...
New York, Feb 1 : Amid outburst of violence in Ukraine, the United Nations Security Council and the top humanitarian official there expressed grave concern on Tuesday about the "dangerous deterioration" of the situation in the country's eastern region and its severe impact on the local civilian ...

Angelique Kerber survives scare to reach Oz Open second round
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.16 : Defending champion Angelique Kerber on Monday survived a scare against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko to reach the second round of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Rafael Nadal makes winning start in Brisbane with ruthless win over ...
Brisbane [Australia], Jan. 3 : Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on Tuesday started his preparations for the Australian Open in impressive fashion with a straight-set victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov in the opening round of the at the Brisbane International.

UN refugee agency urges better measures for people crossing contact ...
New York, Oct 1 : The United Nations refugee agency on Friday called on authorities in Ukraine to help ease the plight of some 26,000 people who cross the dividing line between Government-controlled and non-Government-controlled areas of the crisis-gripped country daily.