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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.

Moscow cries foul after investigation reveals missile that downed ...
The Hague [Netherlands], Sept. 29 : The Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report on the Malaysian flight MH17 has stated that the Buk missile, that downed the flight, was brought from Russia and fired from a region in eastern Ukraine controlled by the pro-Russian rebels.

Buk missile which took down MH17 flight brought into Ukraine from ...
London , Sept. 28 : An international criminal investigation on Wednesday said that the Buk missile which shot down the MH17 aircraft, was brought into Ukraine from Russia and fired from a village under the control of pro-Russian rebels.

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DR Congo, Libya, ...
New York, Sept 28 : At interactive dialogues on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya Ukraine, and Burundi, senior UN human rights officials and independent experts on Tuesday urged the governments to take immediate steps to ensure protection of human rights in their respective ...

Ukraine's President calls for UN mechanism to document aggression by ...
New York, Sept 22 : Addressing the General Assembly, Ukraine's President on Wednesday said the time has come for the United Nations to work out serious safeguards against abuses of trust of the world community by some Member States, elaborate how to officially document evidence of aggression of ...

Civilian casualties up 66 per cent in eastern Ukraine during summer - ...
New York, Sept 15 : A new United Nations report released on Thursday shows a 66 per cent increase in the number of conflict-related civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine and describes the deterioration of the human rights situation there, as a result of escalating hostilities between the ...

UN expert calls on Ukraine to step up its efforts to protect the ...
New York, Sept 10 : At the conclusion of an official visit to Ukraine, a United Nations human rights expert has called on the Government to step up its response to prevent and address internal displacement and to provide durable solutions to the persons already displaced.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

B?aszczykowski shoots Poland past Ukraine
Marseille, Jun 22 : Half-time substitute Jakub B?aszczykowski struck the decisive blow as Poland confirmed their participation in the knockout stage and ensured Ukraine will travel home from UEFA EURO 2016 without a point or a goal to their name.

Germany and Poland draw to end Ukraine's campaign
Saint-Denis, Jun 17 : Germany and Poland are locked at the top of Group C after playing out the first goalless draw of UEFA EURO 2016.

McAuley heads Northern Ireland to victory
Lyon , June 17 : Northern Ireland have breathed life into their Group C campaign after overcoming Ukraine 1-0 to leave their opponents in real danger of elimination.

Germany kick off Euro campaign with 2-0 win over Ukraine
London, June 13 : Germany began their quest for a record fourth European Championship title with a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Group C clash on Monday.