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Ukraine candidates: Experience vs image

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday will pit image against experience, with polls suggesting TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy heading for an overwhelming victory against President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko [...]

Comedian leads Ukraine presidential vote, runoff in 3 weeks

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election show a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round, setting the stage for a runoff in three [...]

Ukraine presidential vote begins under bribe claim cloud

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Voters in Ukraine are casting ballots in a presidential election Sunday after a campaign that produced a comedian with no political experience as the front-runner and allegations of voter bribery. Opinion polls have [...]

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 anti-corruption official and tackle the country’s [...]

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 [...]

AP Interview: Ukraine ex-PM accuses president of corruption

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is running for president in next month’s election, has accused the incumbent of corruption. Tymoshenko told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that [...]

Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine Moves Toward Separate Church

MOSCOW — Ukraine took a major step on Saturday toward establishing its own, autonomous Orthodox Church, setting the stage for increased tensions with Russia by altering a centuries-old religious tradition under which the Kiev church answered [...]

Ukraine Asserts Major Russian Military Buildup on Eastern Border

Then, NATO released satellite images corroborating the Ukrainian assertions. But after Mr. Poroshenko visited NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, the secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, made no specific mention of a buildup. Mr. [...]

Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin, Citing Naval Clash Between Russia and Ukraine

“This is a no-brainer,” said Michael Carpenter, senior director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and a former Pentagon official under Mr. Obama. “It’s all about the political optics in light of the [...]

Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack by Russia

Ukraine’s Parliament voted Monday to declare martial law in areas bordering Russia, responding to an attack a day earlier by Russian forces who fired on and impounded three Ukrainian naval vessels, leaving several sailors wounded. The [...]