Ukraine seizes Russian tanker over naval clash, says prosecutor

World Jul 31, 2019

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker over naval clash, says prosecutor

A Ukrainian court has ordered the seizure of a Russian tanker stopped last week over its alleged involvement in a Ukrainian-Russian naval clash last year, the country's chief military prosecutor said Tuesday. A court, in the southern city of Odessa, ordered the seizure of the ...

Zelenskiy party wins record score in Ukraine vote: exit polls

World / Politics Jul 22, 2019

Zelenskiy party wins record score in Ukraine vote: exit polls

Ukrainians gave their comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a mandate to reboot the country's politics on Sunday by handing his party a record score in parliamentary elections, exit polls showed. Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party — named after the sitcom he starred in before his shock ...

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

World Jul 17, 2019

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

Families of the victims of flight MH17 marked five years on Wednesday since the crash, with calls for justice for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less than a ...

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

World / Social Issues Jun 24, 2019

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kiev's Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday, the biggest-ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine. The participants, waving rainbow and Ukrainian flags and sporting colorful costumes, marched through the center of ...