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Ukraine

 

Ukraine is the second largest country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine is a unitary state composed of 24 oblasts (provinces), one autonomous republic (Crimea), and two cities with special status: Kiev, its capital, and Sevastopol, which houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet under a leasing agreement.

It is bordered by the Russian Federation to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south.  Read More

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Members Of Ukrainian Police Special Task Force 'Sich' Take Part In A Drill At Their Base In Slaviansk
Ukraine Crisis: Poland Denies Supplying Weapons To Kiev

By IBTimes AU

Tomasz Siemoniak, Polish defence minister, denied Poland will supply Ukraine with modern weapons. (5:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, POLAND

ISIS's attacks in a camp
War Is Business After all: Armaments Companies’ Share Price Jumping At 30 Percent On Average

By IBTimes AU

Share prices of arms producing companies surge by 30 percent on average as revealed by data compiled by SIPRI. (2:54 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, SUDAN, COAST GUARD

An Islamic State militant fires his weapon in celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base
London: 10 Year Olds ‘Trained to be Junior Jihadists’ And World Community’s Response to ISIS

By IBTimes AU

London grapples with the problems of radical Islam as the war on ISIS begins. (11:27 am)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, RELIGION, EGYPT, LONDON

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes off his jacket as he leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, after a supper with France's President Francois Hollande
Russia to Create Emergency Fund for Sanctions-Hit Companies, to Build New Rail Line Bypassing Ukraine

By IBTimes AU

Russia is set to create an anti-crisis reserve. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV

James Harden of the U.S. (R) goes up for a basket over Slovenia's Goran Dragic during their Basketball World Cup quarter-final game in Barcelona September 9, 2014.
2014 FIBA World Cup Final: USA Vs. Serbia Live Streaming Info, Key Players And Preview

By IBTimes AU

USA vs. Serbia Live Streaming - It’s not the championship match everyone expected or wanted but the USA vs. Serbia final in the 2014 FIBA World Cup could very well pull off a nice surprise on Monday as the world basketball championships come to a close in Madrid, Spain. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, EGYPT, MEXICO

Pope Francis at Redipuglia Military Sacrarium
Pope Francis: World War III Has Started On Piecemeal

By IBTimes AU

Russia versus Ukraine, Israel versus the Hamas and the US versus the Islamic State. At the rate international conflicts are being resolved by the use of arms and force, World War III has actually started on a piecemeal, Pope Francis warned on Saturday. (Sep 14)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA

Ukrainian President Poroshenko speaks during his meeting with people in the southern coastal town of Mariupol
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko to Visit Canada on Sept 17

By IBTimes AU

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is going to Visit Canada on Sept 17. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Ukraine Crisis: New EU Sanctions vs Russia Goes Into Effect Friday

By IBTimes AU

Russia has pulled out its troops from Ukraine, NATO said there still remained 1,000 troops on the ground. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV

Ukraine Independence Day
Ukraine Says Ceasefire Is Working Fine And Russian forces Are Withdrawing From Its Territory

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine's announcement is a welcome change from the past when it was blaming Russia for all its problems (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, SETTLEMENT

People take photos of a screen showing arrival details of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (C) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. The Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295
Russian Minister Says Ukraine Was Behind The Downing of MH 17 Malaysian Jet

By IBTimes AU

The MH17 probe report by the Dutch government only said the plane was hit by high energy objects. The mystery on who did it needs to be solved. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA