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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.

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Ukraine: news

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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Russia 'can't hide troops in Ukraine'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 17:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato's deputy chief says Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the deaths of "large numbers" of Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: 'We will fight for our country'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 8:04

The ceasefire in Ukraine between government forces and the rebels is reportedly holding.
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Ukraine declares mourning for miners

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 7:23

The Ukrainian president declares a day of national mourning as the death toll from a gas blast in a coal mine reaches 32, with one still missing.
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Dozens feared dead in Ukraine mine

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 22:29

At least 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Mine survivor speaks of horror

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 22:28

Some 33 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
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Ukraine ex-minister held in Spain

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 18:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Kiev

Ukrainian former finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is wanted for fraud, has been arrested in Spain, the interior ministry in Kiev says.
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EU to review policy on neighbours

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 18:26

The European Union is to review its policy towards neighbouring nations amid criticism of its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
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Ukraine hunger strike pilot 'OK'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 16:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she feels "OK" despite spending 82 days on hunger strike in prison in Russia.
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MH17 families view plane wreckage

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 22:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Netherlands Netherlands

Families of passengers who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine view the wreckage of the plane at a Dutch air base.
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VIDEO: Grim remains of MH17 shown

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:28
related countries: Russia Russia

All 298 people on board MH17 died when the airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July, close to the border with Russia.
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'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia
related places: Kiev

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
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Nemtsov girlfriend flies to Ukraine

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 0:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Anna Durytska, the Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, is flying home after being questioned by police in Moscow.
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Ukraine truce 'still not complete'

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 15:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Lavrov

The US accuses pro-Russian rebels of a "piecemeal" approach to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, withdrawing weapons in only some areas.
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VIDEO: National pride in Ukraine school

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 11:33
related places: Mariupol'

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism.
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Ukraine MPs in vote to avert meltdown

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 10:34

Ukraine's MPs are due to vote on reforms that need to be passed before the IMF will unlock desperately-needed assistance, reports the BBC's David Stern.
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VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to discuss finance reforms

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 6:25

The Ukrainian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss introducing financial reforms which will push up energy prices and cut benefits.
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Estonia ruling party wins election

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 6:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.
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VIDEO: Bypassing Putin?

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:30

Could students' video messages avert all-out war?
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VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 9:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Donetsk

Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: The men fighting with bullets from 1943

Friday, February 27th 2015, 21:13

Paul Wood and cameraman Moose Campbell report from the frontline near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
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Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: Inside village shattered by shelling

Friday, February 27th 2015, 15:41
related places: Peski

The Ukrainian army is using the current truce to "rearm and re-group", says the BBC's Paul Wood from the village of Peski, near Donetsk airport.
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