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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, 2013 - Financial Times

Ukraine’s fragile economy vulnerable to unrest

Dec 04, 2013 - Financial Times

Ukrainians Are Caught Between East and West

Dec 03, 2013 - Business Week

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

Valdimur Putin
US-Russia Nuclear Showdown Looms as Putin Greets Fresh Obama Sanctions with 80+ New ICBMs by 2015 – Reports

By IBTimes AU

Unfazed by the string of economic pressures from the West, as headlined by the fresh sanctions announced Friday by U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian leader Vladimir Putin revealed this week that Moscow will acquire 50 more intercontinental ballist... (3:20 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Presidential Council on Science and Education at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, December 8, 2014. Putin said on Monday that Russia should make a leap in developing its fundamental sci
Russia Fights a "Holy War" in Ukraine But US Finds an Excuse to Engage in Nuclear Warfare

By IBTimes AU

Russia's actions in Ukraine compared to "Holy War" while United States finds a way to engage in war. (1:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS

Russian President Vladimir Putin At Russia's Far Eastern Gold Mining Center Of Magadan
Russian Military Coup Fears Emerge Amid Rouble Collapse; Putin Laughs Off Alleged Threat

By IBTimes AU

As Russia's economic security grows, fears of a military coup have emerged to topple (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, STORM

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured) during their joint statements after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi December 11, 2014. Modi told Putin on Thursday that Russia will
Putin Blames Russian Central Bank For Rouble Decline, Admits Lack Of Plan To Fix Economy

By IBTimes AU

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Russians that the country's economy would eventually recover, he admitted on Thursday in a news conference that he has no solution yet for the worsening crisis following the drastic decline of the rouble. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, VOLKSWAGEN, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, STORM, INVESTMENT

RUSSIA
Vladimir Putin Is Evasive On New Cold War

By IBTimes AU

Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow on Dec 18, 2014. (Dec 19)

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

The crew of Russia's nuclear-powered submarine Yekaterinburg line up on its deck as it returns to Gadjiyevo base in Murmansk region, in this file photo taken September 26, 2006.
Russia and US Fight For Underwater Drone Supremacy; Moscow Builds More Warplanes Than US

By IBTimes AU

Russia's military arsenal continues to expand with more combat aircraft. It has quickly announced its own fleet of underwater drones following US Navy's successful GhostSwimmer. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, U.S. NAVY

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the U.S. and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome November 24, 2014.
Russia To Put Up Its Own Space Station Rivaling The International Space Station

By IBTimes AU

The Russian state space agency Roscosmos has considered the idea of building its own space station. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA

A Russian navy ship sails past exploding anti-missile ordnance during celebrations to mark Navy Day in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok July 27, 2014.
Russia Decides Not To Involve Ukraine's Facilties In Its Strategic Missile Production Plans

By IBTimes AU

The reason is apparent because Ukraine is almost a NATO ally. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia’s Ruble Crisis May Weaken Putin’s Grip On Power

By IBTimes AU

When a government's policies are hampering economic progress, there will be unrest. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, RUSSIA, EMERGING MARKETS, LONDON

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media
Russia Does Not Belong To International Financial System Says David Cameron, Plus New Sanctions Imminent -- Reports

By IBTimes AU

Russia is under tremendous pressure from the EU. News set of sanctions in the works. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IPHONE, GOLD, RUSSIA, DIAMONDS