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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

Headlines Around the Web

Gazprom pushes for peace with Europe

Dec 05 - Financial Times

Ukraine signs shale gas deal with Chevron

Nov 06, 2013 - Financial Times

Akhmetov buys Ukrtelecom for $1bn

Jun 06, 2013 - Financial Times

JKX bans investors from vote to oust CEO

Jun 01, 2013 - Financial Times

Tymoshenko jailing branded ‘unlawful’

Apr 30, 2013 - Financial Times

Articles About Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. Merkel and Putin agree the Ukraine situation "has a tendency towards degradation" and have urged an intensification o
Merkel Blasts Russia Over Disregard Of Europe’s Peaceful Order; NATO Worried Russia Will Control Entire Black Sea Region With Abkhazia Treaty

By IBTimes AU

The annexation of Abkhazia by Russia and it's potential control over the Black Sea region seems imminent. (10:10 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, G20, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Pro-Russian Protesters Attack A Pro-Ukranian Protester During A Pro-Ukrainian Rally In The Eastern City Of Donetsk
Ukraine Military To Receive Winter Outfit From Canada, Possibly Weapons From Lithuania

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine is set to receive much needed military aid from Canada and Lithuania. (5:05 pm)

MORE TOPICS: POLAND

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Doomsday Prophecy: World Ends In Seven Years, Theologist Predicts

By IBTimes AU

The end of the world, End Times or the “Rapture” will occur in seven years, theology doctoral degree holder says (2:54 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, CALIFORNIA, JAPAN, RELIGION, DISASTERS, HOLLYWOOD

A member of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry walks near parts of the wreckage at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITI
Ukraine Detects Arrival of Russian Vehicles with Supplies for Rebels; 'Cyber War' Against West Looms

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine has spotted Russian vehicles crossing the border carrying supplies for pro-Russian separatists. (1:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

A passenger reads the Daily Telegraph newspaper
Russian Spy Anna Chapman Enlists For The Propaganda War In Ukraine, Is Vladimir Putin's New 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction'

By IBTimes AU

The former spy to the U.S. has been recruited by Russia's president to be a new member of his propaganda in Ukraine. (11:22 am)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.
With Falling Oil Prices All Eyes On OPEC Meeting

By IBTimes AU

Falling oil prices may be something to cheer about for the importing countries, but is a cause for concern for the oil producing countries. (10:40 am)

MORE TOPICS: CRUDE OIL, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MEXICO, ANGOLA

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Sevastopol, is seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, May 15, 2014. The Sevastopol is one of two Mistral-class warships ordered by the Russian Navy. REUTERS/S
Ukraine Says Russia Has Stopped Delivering Coal, While France Delays Warship Delivery to Russia

By IBTimes AU

Russia unexpectedly suspended delivering coal to Ukraine, and yet suffered a setback in the anticipated delivery of its Mistral warship from France. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Russian military planes perform during the final phase of the Kavkaz-2009 strategic military exercise in southern Russia, 350 km (217 miles) southeast of Stavropol July 6, 2009.
Russia Called 'Terrorist State' As Deadly As ISIS; Russia-China Joint Naval Exercises a Show of Force Against NATO

By IBTimes AU

Russia has been called a "terrorist state" by former Soviet Union member Lithuania. The country's president urged action against Russian aggression in Ukraine. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA

Nuclear War: Putin Certain To Launch Battle To Avoid Corruption Charges, Whistleblower Claims

By IBTimes AU

Russian President Vladimir Putin will launch nuclear war in order to avoid being charge of corruption. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RUSSIA, MEXICO, G20

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a family photo shoot for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 201
Russia to Back Palestine If US Blocks UN Statehood Bid; Anti-U.S. Views Growing in Russia

By IBTimes AU

Russia has expressed its support for the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood in the United Nations even if the U.S. may possibly veto it. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, BARACK OBAMA