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Iran crash and missile claims put Ukraine president in bind

As allegations swirl and denials clash over what caused the fatal crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran this week, Ukraine’s president is caught in the middle.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Russia, Ukraine agree to revive peace process

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed Monday to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners, but they failed to …


Jon Healey: Zelenskiy finally makes a statement on quid pro quo. Trump wastes no time distorting it

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivered an unmistakable rebuke to President Trump in an interview published Monday. Then Trump, as is his wont, declared himself totally exonerated.


Zelenskiy: Allies ‘can’t go blocking’ aid at time of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn’t speak with President Donald Trump “from the position of a quid pro quo“ last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

U.S. officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

France will host of Russia, Ukraine to seek settlement of conflict that has killed 13,000

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Ukrainian leader says he doesn’t know why U.S. aid was frozen

Ukraine’s president said Tuesday that no one explained to him why millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to his country was delayed, dismissing suggestions that President Donald Trump froze …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Ukraine’s prosecutor says no probe into Biden

Ukraine’s top anti-corruption official said Friday his agency hasn’t investigated former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden or his son as U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment

The White House on Friday confirmed a key detail in the intelligence whistleblower’s complaint alleging that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office.


Ukrainian leader bristles at release of Trump transcript

The White House annoyed and embarrassed Ukraine’s president by releasing his comments in a private conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump – and may have violated the Ukrainian constitution too.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Whistleblower complaint takeaways: More than a phone call

The phone call is just a start. A whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the new president of Ukraine lays out concerns about multiple actions taken by the …


Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript …


Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine’s leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country’s east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Trump suggests he raised the Bidens with Ukraine’s president

President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a summer phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Ukraine’s president calls new parliamentary election

Ukraine’s new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine’s parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his …


Ukraine’s new leader moves quickly to dissolve parliament

Emboldened by his stunning victory last month, Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy moved swiftly Monday to dissolve the country’s parliament, moments after he was sworn in as the country’s new …


New Ukrainian leader’s campaign took page from sitcom script

The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view …


Ukraine’s presidential runoff candidates take drug tests

Ukraine’s presidential candidates on Friday took alcohol and drug tests, part of an increasingly fierce campaign fight before a runoff vote.