Feds seek return of ‘Amorous Couple’ art looted by Nazis
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and the United States are having a diplomatic spat after Washington criticized the Ukrainian government's anti-corruption efforts ahead of the nation's March 31...
Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
Ukraine introduces new sanctions against Russia
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has ordered new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals involved in construction and other activities in Crimea.
Man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to his role in an investment fraud scheme.
Prosecutors say 58-year-old Leonid "Lenny" Pollak entered his plea Monday to charges...
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and...
AP Explains: Russia-Ukraine dispute raises new tensions
MOSCOW (AP) — A dispute between Russia and Ukraine in the waters off the Crimean Peninsula has raised the prospect of a larger military confrontation between the two neighbors.
It follows 4½ years of bloodshed between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
A look at the conflict, its roots and possible outcomes:
NATO, EU condemn Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory.
Couple works to save sacred Ukrainian art
FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — After an unfortunate altercation with a pothole in Central Ukraine, Yuri Mischenko and Natalie Pawlenko stopped at a local car repair shop. There the husband and wife noticed...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro...
Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is back on Portugal's national soccer team for the first time since the World Cup.
Ronaldo was included in coach Fernando Santos' team Friday for...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight more Russian officials that it says were involved in the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian ships and crew in November.
Ukraine blasts Austria after barring its reporter
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has defended its decision to deny entry to an Austrian journalist, claiming that Austria has been too friendly to Russia.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has commissioned more than 1,000 new aircraft and thousands of tanks in the past few years in a massive modernization effort amid tensions with the West, the...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian police said 15 officers were injured Saturday in a clash with far-right demonstrators who disrupted a campaign appearance of President Petro Poroshenko.
Ukrainian presidential ballot to have 39 names
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The ballot for Ukraine's presidential election will include 39 candidates, a marginally slimmer field after five contenders dropped out in recent days.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday promised life imprisonment for anyone convicted of military corruption allegations, including the incumbent...
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Correction: Ukraine-Election story
MOSCOW (AP) — In a story March 6 about the Ukrainian presidential election, The Associated Press incorrectly identified the candidate who allegedly was offered a bribe to drop out of the race. The...
Denmark: No decision yet on Russian-German pipeline
BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's foreign minister said Wednesday his country hasn't yet decided whether to allow a joint German-Russian gas pipeline to pass through its territorial waters, but suggested...
US ambassador slams Ukraine over corruption
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Kiev directed unusually scathing criticism at the Ukrainian government in remarks released Wednesday, urging authorities to replace a senior...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has dropped defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy from the national team after he joined Russian soccer club Zenit St. Petersburg.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian leading Ukraine's presidential race says the country needs to negotiate with Russia to put an end to fighting in the east.
Protesters in Ukraine call for president’s impeachment
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched across the Ukrainian capital Thursday calling for the impeachment of the country's president over embezzlement claims.
Ukraine: Court ruling on law means end for corruption cases
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's Constitutional Court has struck down a law against officials enriching themselves, a move that raised concerns Wednesday about a weakening of the country's fight...
Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politically-tinged dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country's...
Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries
RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization that wants to preserve thousands of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe is using aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust...
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Ukraine’s ex-PM calls for president to be impeached
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's former prime minister on Tuesday called for the country's president to be impeached over alleged high-level embezzlement, amid an increasingly heated presidential...
Ukrainian president visits US destroyer on port call
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has gone aboard a U.S. warship making a call at a Ukrainian port, hailing its visit as a warning to Russia.
Ukraine blocks Eurovision nominee in politically-tinged spat
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's public broadcaster on Monday refused to sign a contract with the performer who won the right to represent her country in the Eurovision contest — a move that follows a...
Ukraine candidate urges public to propose future Cabinet
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who is leading Ukraine's presidential election race on Monday urged his supporters to propose candidates for top government jobs.
US to play Ukraine, Nigeria, Qatar at U20 World Cup soccer
The United States was drawn to play Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar in the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.
The U.S. opens Group D play against Ukraine on May 24, then faces Nigeria three days later...
Moldova parliamentary ballot: what’s at stake?
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — More than three million Moldovans are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday in this former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and Ukraine. They will...
Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest
MOSCOW (AP) — Building a snowman isn't always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it's a way to possibly earn some significant money.
Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better...
Ukraine’s president wants UN options for peace force in east
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N.-mandated peacekeeping operation could be decisive in ending the conflict in Ukraine's east with Russian-backed separatists — and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...
Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church’s independence
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month,...
New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to stop sensitive information from appearing on social...
Ukraine president signs amendment on NATO, EU membership
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment committing to join NATO and the European Union, acknowledging that the nation still has a long way to go to...
Ukraine bars entry to Russian Church-affiliated bishop
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian Border Guards Service says it has stripped a Russian Church-affiliated bishop of his Ukrainian citizenship and barred him from entering the country.
Border Guards spokesman Oleh Slobodyan said on Thursday that Bishop Gedeon was stopped as he tried to fly into the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Slobodyan said the priest, who is father superior in a renowned monastery in Kiev, has been engaged in "anti-Ukrainian activities."
Ukraine: Comedian surges ahead in presidential election poll
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest opinion poll in Ukraine shows a popular comedian holding a strong lead in campaigning for the presidential election.
The survey conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology and released Thursday shows 41-year-old comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV show, with nearly 27 percent of the vote.
Ukrainian official: Hacking intensifies as election nears
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian hackers are redoubling their efforts in the run-up to presidential elections in Ukraine, according to the head of Ukraine's cyber-police.
Serhii Demediuk said in an interview with The Associated Press that Russian-controlled digital saboteurs are stepping up attacks on the Central Elections Commission and its employees, trying to penetrate electronic systems in order to manipulate information about the March 31 election.
8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year, already half as many as died in the whole of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry said in a statement that two deaths from the extremely contagious viral disease have been recorded since Saturday. Last week alone, more than 3,100 people went down with measles, half of them children.
UN: 2015 peace accord for Ukraine’s east not implemented
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 2015 agreement to bring peace to Ukraine's volatile east remains largely unimplemented and civilians are paying the highest price, with more than 3,300 killed and 3.5 million needing humanitarian aid this year, U.N. officials said Tuesday.
Official: Russia’s political system a good model for others
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior policy adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin predicted that the nation's political system will live on for a century and serve as a model for others around the world.
Vladislav Surkov wrote in a piece published Monday in the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta that Russia's anti-globalist emphasis on strong national sovereignty is getting increasing traction worldwide.
Ukraine’s prosecutor names suspect in attack on activist
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's top prosecutor says the chief of a regional council is suspected of ordering an acid attack on an activist.
Kateryna Handziuk, an anti-corruption activist who was also an aide to the mayor of the city of Kherson, died in November, three months after being doused with sulfuric acid in the city in southern Ukraine.
Ukrainian human rights activists, as well as the European Union and United States, have called on Kiev to bring the attackers to justice.
Ukraine detains dozens of far-right activists in Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several dozen far-right activists in Ukraine have been detained after clashes with police in the capital of Kiev.
Far-right activists on Saturday tried to storm a police station in Kiev after several others were detained at a campaign event for presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko. The activists were demanding justice in the killing of an anti-corruption activist. They suspect that a member of Tymoshenko's party was involved in the slaying.
Ukrainian president vows to push for EU, NATO membership
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine must join the European Union and NATO to protect itself from Russia's expansionist actions, Ukraine's president said Saturday as he officially launched his re-election campaign.
Ukraine has 44 presidential candidates in all-time record
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Election officials in Ukraine said Friday that 44 candidates have registered to compete in the March presidential election — a record for the nation.
The latest polls show that comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV series, has surged ahead of both incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the run-up to the March 31 vote.