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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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The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in this December 9, 2013 file photo.
Pacific Islands Forum Delegates Appeal for Changes to Climate Policies, Better Marine Life Protection

By IBTimes AU

Delegates from Pacific Island nations have arrived in Palau to attend the Pacific Islands Forum to discuss climate change, marine life protection and non-communicable diseases. The forum began on July 29 and is expected to last until August 1 with the attendance of observers from the U.S. (9:57 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, UNITED NATIONS, TONY ABBOTT

People hug as they leave an area designated for family members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 passengers, while waiting for more information about the crashed plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines Bo
Malaysia Airlines MH17 Trial: Malaysia or Netherlands to Convene Trial, Not ICC

By IBTimes AU

The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17 will be convened in either a Malaysian or Dutch court, but not at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. (5:12 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, RUSSIA, ATTORNEY GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Cows graze near the wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 26, 2014.
Australia PM Tony Abbott Says Focus on MH17 Recovery, Not More Sanctions to Russia

By IBTimes AU

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared he is more concerned about the recovery of bodies from the MH17 crash site in Ukraine than imposing more sanctions on Russia. Mr Abbott said Australia's priority was getting access to the site under the separatists' control. (4:24 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, TONY ABBOTT

Flowers and mementos left by local residents lie on wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region in this July 19, 2014 file photo.
Pro-Russian Rebels Set Landmines at MH17 Crash Site, Investigators Fail to Reach Location Again

By IBTimes AU

Officials found it more difficult to investigate the MH17 crash site as reports emerged that there were landmines placed near the location. (1:19 pm)

George and Angela Dyczynski walk near wreckage of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, during their visit to the crash site near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), in Donetsk region July 26, 2014. According to local media, the Perth-based couple'
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Parents of Australian Passenger Want ‘Space Scientists’ to Investigate Crash; Believe in ‘Possibility’ of Survival -- Report

By IBTimes AU

Crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 killed all the passengers and crew members onboard. However, the parents of an Australian girl believe that their daughter may have survived the tragedy. According to the reports, parents of Fatima Dycyznski now... (10:51 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CONGRESS

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington June 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
EU & U.S. Announce Further Sanctions against Russia

By IBTimes AU

The United States and the European Union announced stricter sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE

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US Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile and Violated 1987 Missile Treaty

By IBTimes AU

The Obama administration has charged Russia of violating a 1987 treaty on intermediate-range missiles (INF) by unilaterally testing a ground-launched cruise missile. According to reports in the Washington Post, the violation of the treaty was detected a few years ago. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

Foreign citizens working and living in Ukraine wave the flags of their countries during a rally demanding justice for the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at Independence Square in Kiev July 27, 2014. Nearly 300 people, 193 of them Dut
Global Aviation Accidents: UN to Form Safety Task Force, Gov'ts Should Share Intelligence Info to Avert Future Incidents on Flying Over Warzones (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has said it will be creating a task force on airline safety in light of the fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over war-torn Ukraine. This, as the global aviation industry rallied that governm... (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION, IRAQ, QANTAS

A local resident rides past debris at the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region July 23, 2014.  The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last w
'Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile' Goes Viral on Facebook

By IBTimes AU

A new scam involving the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has gone viral in Facebook. The viral post with the eye-grabbing headline "Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile" attracts Facebook users to click on its... (Jul 30)

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Russian President Putin visits the Trinity Lavra monastery with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, in Sergeiv Posad
White House Hints More European Sanctions Against Russia

By IBTimes AU

There could be further sanctions against Russia in Europe, the U.S. government indicated. The White House feared that Vladimir Putin’s government might further get engaged in cross-border intrusion. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE