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We have started to collect the most important news related to Ukraine in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Ukraine – overview

Ukraine: news

VIDEO: Living on Ukraine's front line

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:12

In a series looking at the war in Ukraine and the success of a truce signed last month in Minsk, Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov meet a villager still living by the frontline.
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VIDEO: MH17 probe's plea for missile witness

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:19
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

An international team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has urged witnesses to come forward who saw a Buk missile launcher in the area.
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MH17 appeal for Buk missile witnesses

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine appeals to witnesses who saw a Buk missile launcher in the area.
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VIDEO: Ukraine: On a drone mission

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 23:08

Ukrainian volunteers use drones over rebel-held Donetsk
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VIDEO: Monitoring a ceasefire in Ukraine

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 0:15

International observers are in Ukraine to observe a ceasefire, but they say they do not have access to all border crossings.
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Ukraine top official to be released

Friday, March 27th 2015, 16:33

A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.
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Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 22:54

At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.
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Ukraine arrests at cabinet meeting

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 14:30

Two senior Ukrainian officials are arrested during a televised cabinet meeting, as part of an anti-corruption crackdown.
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Ukraine governor sacked after row

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 9:14

A powerful Ukrainian regional governor, Ihor Kolomoisky, is sacked after a stand-off with the central government over control of an oil firm.
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VIDEO: Family's story after 'hell' of Donetsk

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 2:38

Ukrainian soldier Sergeant Major Anatoly Svyryd tells BBC News how his family were reunited after he fought in the vicious battle for Donetsk Airport.
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Ukrainian "cyborg" recounts war and captivity horrors

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 1:42

Ukrainian soldier recounts war and captivity horrors
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Ukraine ex-president's son 'drowns'

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia

The younger son of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych dies, reportedly after his vehicle plunges though ice on Lake Baikal in Russia.
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VIDEO: Ukraine ceasefire being violated

Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:09
related places: Peski

Fighting is continuing around the government-controlled town of Peski in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire.
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Greece 'to table new reform plan'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Greece Greece, Russia Russia
related places: Brussels

Greece has agreed to provide a new economic reform plan to secure the additional bailout funds required to prevent bankruptcy, EU leaders say.
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Friday, March 20th 2015, 2:49
related countries: Russia Russia

EU leaders agree to keep sanctions on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict until the end of 2015 at the earliest, tying them to a truce deal.
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Dynamo Kiev 5-2 Everton (6-4 agg)

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 20:39

Everton become the last English side to exit European competition as they are beaten soundly by Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine.
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British military trainers in Ukraine

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British military personnel have started training members of the Ukrainian army engaged in fighting against pro-Russian rebels, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: Divided by the frontline in Ukraine

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 6:07

Tom Burridge reports from one of Ukraine's divided regions, Donetsk, from both sides of the frontline.
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VIDEO: New shield for Chernobyl site

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 9:44

A new protective dome is being built to shield the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, at Chernobyl in Ukraine.
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Eastern Ukraine's divided families

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 1:10

Ukraine war leaves families divided and apart
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Rebel 'status' row erupts in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 0:49

Ukraine's MPs approve changes to the "special status" law for rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine, but the separatists say this threatens a truce.
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VIDEO: Is Crimea 'mission accomplished'?

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:02
related countries: Russia Russia

As Crimea marks the anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine, supporters of the 'Russian Spring' on the peninsula appear to outnumber its opponents.
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Crimea has left Ukraine 'for good'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 5:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Crimea's leader tells the BBC the territory has returned to Russia and will never form part of Ukraine again, a year after its disputed referendum.
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Putin 'was ready for nuclear alert'

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 18:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on standby during tensions in Ukraine and Crimea.
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VIDEO: 'Crimea has returned to its homeland'

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 12:04

Crimea's Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has said the region will never again be part of Ukraine as it had "returned to its historical homeland".
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Nemtsov Ukraine report 'due soon'

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 13:36
related countries: Russia Russia

A report on Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict - compiled by murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov - will be released in April, his ally tells the BBC.
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New mystery 'suicide' in Ukraine

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 18:33

A former regional governor becomes the latest ally of Ukraine's deposed president to be found dead in mysterious circumstances.
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US sanctions target Russia ideologue

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

The US has imposed sanctions on 14 Ukrainian separatists and Russians, including an idealogue who has heavily influenced the Kremlin.
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US tanks in Baltics as drills start

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 20:07
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Baltic

Hundreds of US military vehicles arrive in the Baltic states and are to stay in Europe, as Russia says it is pulling out of a Cold War arms pact.
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VIDEO: 'Rifles and grenades still echo'

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 18:10

Fergal Keane travels between the Ukrainian and rebel frontlines near Donetsk to meet the men and women fighting on each side.
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Ukraine confirms rebel arms pullback

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 4:40
related countries: Russia Russia

The Ukrainian president confirms that pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a "significant" amount of heavy weapons under a ceasefire plan.
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VIDEO: Ukraine's precarious ceasefire

Monday, March 9th 2015, 10:36

As the precarious ceasefire in eastern Ukraine remains in place, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports from the front line by Donetsk airport on the edge of the city.
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Russia relations prickly - Hammond

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and Russia will continue to have a "prickly relationship" with no clear change in Vladimir Putin's intentions towards Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Ukraine rebels 'pull heavy weapons'

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Donetsk

The pro-Russia separatist leader in Donetsk in east Ukraine says rebels have fully removed heavy arms from the front line as agreed in the ceasefire.
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Ukraine's elderly flee conflict

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 1:48

Ukraine's elderly flee country's bitter conflict
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Call to double monitors in Ukraine

Friday, March 6th 2015, 21:01
related countries: Latvia Latvia
related places: Riga

Russia and Germany call for the number of OSCE observers monitoring a truce in eastern Ukraine to rise from 500 to 1,000.
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VIDEO: Russian troops 'rotating' into Ukraine

Friday, March 6th 2015, 18:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Ukrainian government sources tell the BBC that they believe that Russian troops are continually entering and leaving eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Inside a tank factory in Donetsk

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:59

The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a factory in Donetsk where rebels say they are repairing tanks seized from the Ukrainian military.
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VIDEO: Ukraine pilot breaks hunger strike

Friday, March 6th 2015, 7:00
related countries: Russia Russia

A Ukrainian military pilot breaks off her hunger strike after 83 days in a Russian prison.
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President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

Friday, March 6th 2015, 3:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Congress

Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: Elderly, widowed, her home destroyed

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 22:55

There is little relief for civilians caught up in the conflict in Ukraine, as Fergal Keane reports.
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Polish MPs offered military training

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 18:31
related countries: Poland Poland

Parliamentarians in Poland will be offered military training because of fears that the war in Ukraine could spread to neighbouring countries.
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Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 18:17

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth.
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