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Russia launches snap drill in three military districts
Moscow, Aug 25 : The Russian Armed forces launched a snap military drill on Thursday involving three military districts bordering Ukraine and the Baltic state, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

Ukraine military strong, asserts President
Kiev, Aug 24 : The Ukrainian President here on Wednesday reassured his countrymen that the country remained strong despite two years of war.

President of India's Message on the Eve of Independence Day of Ukraine
New Delhi, Aug 23 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Ukraine on the eve of their Independence Day (August 24, 2016).

US, Ukraine to conduct observation flights over Russia
Moscow, Aug 22 : The US and Ukraine will carry out from August 22 to 27 observation flights over Russian territory using a US observation plane monitored by Russian experts, authorities said on Monday.

Turkey assures support to Ukraine over Crimea
Kiev, Aug 21 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assured his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that he would not recognise Crimea's annexation by Russia, the Ukrainian presidency said,

Putin says Russia not to break relations with Ukraine
Moscow, Aug 19 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Moscow had no intention of breaking relations with Kiev.

Putin visits Crimea amid high Russia-Ukraine tensions
Moscow, Aug 19 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday arrived in Crimea where he is due to attend a security meeting amid heightened tensions in the region.

Ukraine to lose USD 1 bln due to Russian restrictions
Kiev, Aug 18 : Ukraine will lose at least USD 1 billion this year due to trade and transit restrictions imposed by Russia.

Ukraine loses USD 3.4 mn from illegal logging in 2015
Kiev, Aug 17 : Ukraine lost around USD 3.4 million in 2015 from illegal logging of its forests, the media reported on Wednesday.

Saina crashes out of Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 : India's premier shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday suffered a huge upset against World No.61 Marija Ulitina of Ukraine in her second match of Group G as she was eliminated of the Olympic Games here.

Saina crashes out of Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 : India's premier shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Olympic Games losing to Marija Ulitina of Ukraine in her second match of Group G here on Sunday.

Russia collect fourth fencing gold in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 : Russia defeated Ukraine in the women's sabre team final 45-30, claiming its fourth fencing gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games here.

US urges Ukraine to avoid escalating tension with Russia
Washington, Aug 13 : US Vice President Joe Biden has urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko "do his part to avoid escalating tensions" with Russia in the Crimean peninsula, the White House said.

Ukraine denies attempted armed invasion of Crimea
Kiev, Aug 11 : Ukraine has denied a statement by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on troops attempting to invade Crimea and plotting terror attacks on the peninsula.

Japan's Uchimura takes all-around gymnastics gold at Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 : Six-time all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura held off strong challenge from Ukraine's Oleg Vernyayev to take his second consecutive Olympic gold in gymnastics at the Rio Games.

Russia and Germany exchange views on Syria, Ukraine crises
Moscow, Aug 10 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier have exchanged views on Syria and Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Svitolina ends Serena's quest for fifth Olympic gold in Rio
Johannesburg, Aug 10 : World number one Serena Williams' quest for a fifth Olympic gold medal ended in disappointment after being beaten by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the third round of the women's singles event at the Rio Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

At least I was able to make it to Rio: Serena Williams
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 : World number one women tennis player Serena Williams was disappointed by her defeat against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3) and regretted the missed opportunity at the 2016 Olympics.

Ukrainian rebel leader returns to work after assassination attempt
Kiev, Aug 10 : Igor Plotnytsky, the leader of independence-seeking insurgents in Ukraine's eastern Lugansk region, said he came back to work three days after surviving an assassination attempt.

UN warns of escalating tension in eastern Ukraine as casualties hit ...
New York, Aug 3 : Civilian causalities in eastern Ukraine spiked in June and July, prompting the United Nations human rights chief to call on the parties to the conflict to make protection of civilians a priority and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact ...

UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Ukraine
New York, July 22 : The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Friday denounced the killing of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and urged the authorities to bring those responsible for the crime to justice.

EU calls for trials of those who brought down MH17
Brussels, July 17 : On the second anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 being shot down in eastern Ukraine, the European Union on Sunday called for prosecution of those responsible for the tragedy.

UN report finds impunity for killings remains rampant in Ukraine ...
New York, July 14 : A new report by the United Nations human rights office released on Thursday describes widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014, concluding that very limited accountability has taken place.

Ukraine conflict has left 2,000 dead in 2 years: UN
New York, July 14 : The two years of separatist conflict in Ukraine have resulted in the death of more than 2,000 people, said the United Nations in a report on Thursday.

Putin voices concern over conflict escalation in eastern Ukraine
Moscow, July 8 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed the aggravation of the crisis in Ukraine in a telephonic conversation with his German and French counterparts Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande.

Chess player Harika earns crucial draw
Chengdu (China), July 8 : India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli had to endure a long and complicated game against World No.5 Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine to earn a critical draw and another half point in the Fide Women's Grand Prix chess tournament here on Friday.

'Implementation of Minsk Agreements to start by year end'
Kiev, July 8 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements to resolve the military conflict in eastern Ukraine may start before the end of this year.

Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, ...
Washington, July 6 : U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is accompanying U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he travels to Tbilisi, Georgia; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Warsaw, Poland, officials said.

Dronavelli slips at Grand Prix chess
Chengdu, (China), July 5 : India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli went all out for a victory but had to settle for a draw as the middle game got complicated against World No.6 Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the Fide Women's Grand Prix here on Tuesday.

Situation in Ukraine remains volatile,' warns senior UN human ...
New York, June 30 : Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official on Wednesday warned.

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