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Ukrainians vote in presidential elections

Ukrainians vote in presidential elections

Ukrainians are going to the polls to vote in a new president after months of unrest following the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych. Eighteen candidates are competing in the contest, which is widely seen as a crucial moment to unite the country. But pro-Russian separatists in the east who oppose the election have threatened...

'Many' soldiers die in Donetsk attack

Ukraine's government has confirmed a deadly attack on troops in the eastern region of Donetsk, with reports saying at least eight soldiers died. Heavily armed "terrorists" attacked a checkpoint in the Volnovakha area, killing or wounding a number of soldiers, the defence ministry said. A Ukrainian journalist reported eight dead and 18 wounded, while a Russian website said 15 soldiers had died. Separatists have been skirmishing with security forces in Donetsk for weeks. Both the defence ministry and Ukrainian military journalist Dmytro Tymchu...

Ukraine's Yanukovych asks Russia for troops

Ukraine's Yanukovych asks Russia for troops

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops across the border to protect civilians, Moscow's UN envoy has claimed. Vitaly Churkin told a Security Council meeting Mr Yanukovych wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Thousands of Russian troops have been pouring into Ukraine's Crimea region. Russian forces have also been holding military...

Ukraine to debate amnesty for protesters

Ukraine to debate amnesty for protesters

Ukraine's parliament is due to debate a possible amnesty for scores of protesters arrested in anti-government demonstrations. President Viktor Yanukovych has said he wants to make the amnesty conditional on protesters leaving official buildings and taking down barricades.

Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

Ukraine's parliament is expected to vote on plans to scrap a new anti-protest law in a special session called over the ongoing unrest in the country. President Viktor Yanukovych has offered to repeal the legislation, but it is unclear whether MPs will back him.

Scepticism over Ukraine crisis talks

Scepticism over Ukraine crisis talks

Protesters in Ukraine have expressed scepticism that talks between an opposition leader and President Viktor Yanukovych can make progress.

Ukraine ex-minister hurt in clashes

Ukraine ex-minister hurt in clashes

Several people have been injured in clashes between protesters and riot police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Former interior minister and leading opposition figure Yuriy Lutsenko was among those wounded. The violence broke out after three activists were earlier jailed over an alleged terror plot.

Ukraine president to discuss crisis with former leaders

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is expected to hold talks with three former presidents over the political crisis which began when Ukraine decided not to sign an EU free-trade deal. The talks come as protesters remain encamped in a central square in the capital Kiev. On Monday, security forces cleared some activists from government buildings. The stand-off follows weeks of unrest. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will also be in Kiev. Baroness Ashton will hold talks with government officials, opposition activists and civil...

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