Kiev, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that the arrest of Ukraine's ex-prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in 2011 was unlawful.
Kiev, April 30 (IANS) Shakhtar Donetsk won their eight Ukrainian Premier League title after their draw 1-1 to Metallist Kharkov, four rounds before the end of the 2012-13 season. Their closest challengers, Dynamo Kiev and Mettallist Kharkov, are now 15 points behind with just 12 points left to fight for, Xinhua reports. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych congratulated Shakhtar's management, players, coaches and supporters with their triumph Sunday night
Chernobyl (Ukraine), April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine marked the 27th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster by thanking Russia, the US and other countries for their support in funding the construction of a new covering structure for the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. "On behalf of Ukraine, I would like to express gratitude to European countries, the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Russia, the US, Japan and Canada for their active participation in the Chernobyl Shelter Fund," Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said during a visit to the plant.
Kiev, April 23 (IANS) Some 2,000 volunteers will be needed to provide information, language and other services during the EuroBasket 2015 European Basketball Championship. "According to preliminary estimates, around 2,000 volunteers will be involved in EuroBasket organisation process," tournament director for Ukraine Markian Lubkivsky was quoted as saying by Xinhua during the press conference of the EuroBasket 2015 project. Lubkivsky said Monday that the volunteers' recruitment will start in August next year.
Kiev, April 11 (IANS) Investigators have blamed crew error for the February plane crash in Ukraine in which five people died and nine injured. All the victims were soccer fans, heading for the European Champions League match between Germany's Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Kiev, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has pardoned jailed ex-interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko, the president's website reported Sunday. Lutsenko, an ally of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, was sentenced in February 2012 to four years in prison for abuse of office
Kiev, March 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian journalist who last week fled from militants in Syria that had been holding her captive for five months has returned to her home country, Ukrainian officials said.
Kiev, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three of the Ukrainian navy's killer dolphins who swam away from their handlers during training exercises, may have left in search for mates, an expert has said. Only two of five military-trained dolphins returned to their base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol after a recent exercise, reported Ukrainian media reported earlier this month. Ukraine's defence ministry denied the reports, while refusing to confirm the navy makes use of dolphins, despite the frequent appearance in Ukrainian media of photographs of dolphins with military equipment strapped to them
Kiev, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine is considering leasing out a carrier-deck pilot training site in the Crimea to other countries, and India and China are the "obvious potential candidates". Ukrainian First Deputy Defence Minister Oleksandr Oleinik said that under a 1997 bilateral agreement, Russia occasionally uses Ukraine's Nitka Naval Pilot Training Center as the only training facility for its carrier-based fixed-wing pilots, but that could change. "Various options are being considered.
Kiev, Mar 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A temporary cover will be built above the collapsed section of Chernobyl's nuclear power plant, the chief engineer said late Friday. Wall panels and parts of the roof caved in Feb 12, 1986 in the turbine hall at the plant's Reactor Number Four.