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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

Articles About Ukraine

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U.S. And Russia on Ukraine's Crisis: Pro-Russian Group in Ukraine's Borders Not Enforced by Russian Gov't?

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. has warned Russia to immediately act on Ukraine's crisis a few days ago. The American government hastens Russia by giving it only a short time frame to act on the unrest. (1:29 pm)

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Natalia Poklonskaya
Crimea Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya 'Oblivious' of Her Own Looks And Performs Duty Undistracted

By IBTimes AU

Recently, newly appointed Crimea Prosecutor General Natalia Poklonskaya has become an Internet sensation with her attractive looks and "kawaii" (Japanese term for cuteness) appeal to the public. (1:02 pm)

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Vladimir Zhironovsky, a senior Russian politician, has been filmed ordering two of his male aides to "violently rape" a pregnant journalist, during a press conference in the state Duma. (Photo: YouTube screen grab)
SHOCKER: Russian Politician Orders Aides to ‘Violently Rape’ Pregnant Journalist in Front of Camera [VIDEO]

By IBTimes IN

Vladimir Zhironovsky, a senior Russian politician, has been filmed ordering two of his male aides to "violently rape" a pregnant journalist, during a press conference in the state Duma. (8:25 pm)

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Nikkei Stock Exchange
Nikkei Edges up; Caution over Earnings, Ukraine Caps Gains

By Reuters

Japanese shares advanced on Tuesday, taking heart from a solid session on Wall Street, but gains were limited below the two-week intraday high marked the previous day on caution over upcoming earnings reports and tensions in Ukraine. (Apr 22)

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Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show no Sign of Surrender
Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show no Sign of Surrender

By Reuters

An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. (Apr 22)

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Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Posts Astonishing 'Make-up Free' Selfies on Facebook Account--Find Out Other Crazy Surgeries She Had!

By IBTimes AU

The Ukranian model is a far cry from Mattel's famous plastic doll when she is not sporting heavy makeup. (Apr 22)

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Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Gold Inches up as Ukraine Tensions Stoke Safe-haven Buying

By Reuters

Gold edged higher on Monday as heightened tensions in Ukraine sparked some safe-haven buying, but fund outflows and weak physical demand continued to cloud the metal's outlook. (Apr 21)

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Pro-Moscow Protesters Seize Arms, Declare Republic; Kiev Fears Invasion
Deadly Gun Attack in Eastern Ukraine Shakes Fragile Geneva Accord

By Reuters

At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. (Apr 21)

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At least Two Killed in Clash in East Ukraine, Separatists Say 5 Dead (representational photo)
At least 2 Killed in Clash in East Ukraine, Separatists Say 5 Dead

By Reuters

Gunfire erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine early on Sunday, killing at least two people. (Apr 20)

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New Russia Sanctions Threats as Ukraine Stalemate Goes On
New Russia Sanctions Threats as Ukraine Stalemate Goes On

By Reuters

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued. (Apr 19)

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