MOSCOW (AP) — The debate about a presidential runoff debate in Ukraine is escalating.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comic actor who easily beat President Petro Poroshenko in the first round, is...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The candidate who placed third in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election conceded defeat Tuesday, but alleged the incumbent who came in second rigged the results...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president was holding off a long-time rival in a bid to claim the other spot in a runoff set for later this month, while a comic actor with no political experience...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while...
Comedian leads presidential polling in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who's never held political office tops the public opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's presidential election, but even he appears to be falling far short of enough...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's interior minister has accused both the president and a former premier of waging campaigns that involve bribing voters ahead of Sunday's presidential election — a...
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko alleged Thursday that his two top rivals in a weekend election are backed by a self-exiled tycoon who wants to unseat Poroshenko as...
Nationalists scuffle with police in Ukraine, 3 arrested
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia have arrested three people after nationalist demonstrators attempted to derail a campaign appearance by President Petro...
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...
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...
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’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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
AP Interview: Ukraine ex-PM accuses president of corruption
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Ukrainian prime minister who is a candidate in next month's presidential election accused the incumbent of corruption Monday — charges President Petro Poroshenko's office rejected as a lie as the race was heating up.
Head of Ukraine’s new Orthodox Church assumes office
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The newly elected head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church has officially assumed office in the capital of Kiev, a month after the church severed its centuries-long ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.
Metropolitan Epiphanius I, 40, was enthroned during a lavish service at St. Sophia Cathedral in central Kiev on Sunday, a month after the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople granted independence to a new Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Comedian takes lead in Ukraine presidential race, polls show
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian has taken the lead in Ukraine's presidential race, according to the latest polls released Thursday.
A poll by the Razumkov Center and two other organizations shows Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played the nation's president in a popular TV series, surging ahead of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Ukraine’s president announces re-election bid for March vote
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has launched his campaign for re-election in March's vote, which promises to be a bitter contest between him and a former prime minister.
Addressing supporters Tuesday in the capital of Kiev, Poroshenko said he hoped that Ukraine will push on with efforts to join both the European Union and NATO if he were to win another five-year term.
Ukraine’s ex-PM announces presidential bid
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of Ukraine's most popular and resilient politicians, has announced her presidential bid.
Opinion polls have consistently placed the 58-year-old, who was the country's prime minister between 2007 and 2010, as a front-runner in the presidential election set for March 31, ahead of incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
Campaigning in ambiguous presidential race starts in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A 90-day political campaign period has opened in Ukraine, where the incumbent president's future is uncertain.
President Petro Poroshenko hasn't yet announced whether he plans to run in a March 31 election, although he is expected to seek re-election. Monday marked the official start of campaigning.
Russia imposes financial sanctions on Ukrainian politicians
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine's political leadership in a largely symbolic gesture in the ongoing conflict between the two countries.
Relations between Russia and Ukraine soured after Russia pushed through a separatist vote in Crimea and annexed the peninsula in 2014. Russia went on to back separatists in eastern Ukraine in a conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.
Ukraine: Ex-premier Tymoshenko announces presidential run
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Yulia Tymoshenko, who became Ukraine's prime minister after helping lead the 2004 Orange Revolution and was later imprisoned when her arch-foe came to power, says she will run for president in next year's election.
She announced her candidacy on Thursday, her website reported.
With her fiery speeches and the striking braids she wore wrapped on her head, Tymoshenko gained international attention in the 2004 protests against a rigged presidential election.
How a law firm’s work on Ukraine ties into the Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex van der Zwaan, an attorney, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official. Van der Zwaan worked for the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which was hired to write a 2012 report on the Ukrainian government's prosecution of an opposition leader on corruption charges.
Robert Mueller charges Alex Van Der Zwaan, lawyer, with lying in Russia investigation
Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged a lawyer Tuesday with making false statements to FBI agents in the investigation into Russian election meddling.
Alex Van Der Zwaan is alleged to have lied about his last interaction with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates.