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Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko's US racketeering lawsuit dismissed

A Manhattan federal judge on Friday dismissed former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko`s civil lawsuit accusing her political opponents of running a US-based racketeering enterprise that led to her imprisonment.

Ukrainians pick `chocolate king` Poroshenko to find way out of crisis

Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate manufacturer, claimed the Ukrainian presidency with an emphatic election victory on Sunday, taking on a fraught mission to quell pro-Russian rebels and steer his fragile nation closer to the West.

Ukraine on `combat alert` as rebels gain ground

Ukraine`s armed forces are on "full combat alert" against a possible Russian invasion, Kiev said today, as authorities admitted they were "helpless" to prevent pro-Kremlin insurgents tightening their grip on the increasingly chaotic east of the country.

Former Prime Minister of Ukraine calls for NATO membership

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that Ukraine "must be a member of NATO" in order to protect itself from Russian aggression.

Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race

Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko today dropped out of Ukraine`s snap presidential polls to help the candidacy of a charismatic tycoon who made a fortune selling chocolates and backs closer Western ties.

Freed from Ukraine jail, Tymoshenko runs for president

Ukraine`s divisive opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko returned to politics by announcing plans to contest snap polls to replace the ousted pro-Russian president whose regime sent her to jail.

Ukraine`s Tymoshenko to run for president

Ukraine`s highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month`s fall of a pro-Kremlin regime.

Putin has `lost Ukraine for good` says Tymoshenko

Russian president Vladimir Putin has "lost Ukraine for good" with his move to annex Crimea, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Friday in her first live television appearance since returning to the country.

Ukrainia`s Tymoshenko condemns Crimea referendum plan

Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko, recently freed after a two-year jail term, on Thursday slammed a decision by Crimean lawmakers to vote on whether to join Russia as illegitimate and unconstitutional.

Ukraine`s Parliament wants Viktor Yanukovych to be tried in ICC for `crime against humanity`

The Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday reportedly voted for trial of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych by International Crime Court (ICC) for `crime against humanity.`

Ukraine interim leader warns of `threat of separatism`

Ukraine`s interim President Oleksandr Turchynov on Tuesday will for a unity government to steer the country till elections are held on May 25.

Russia accuses Ukraine of staging `armed mutiny` to oust Viktor Yanukovych

Russia on Monday blasted the former Soviet bloc over the ouster of pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych, saying that he was forcefully toppled in what Moscow calls an “armed mutiny”.

Ukraine issues arrest warrant against Viktor Yanukovych for "mass murder"

In a move that is set to heighten Russian displeasure, the newly designated interim President of Ukrain Oleksandr Turchynov said that the nation would now focus on closer ties with the European Union.

`She`s indestructible!`: Ukraine`s Tymoshenko rallies back

"Yulia, Yulia!" the crowd chanted Saturday as cameras flashed near the stage on Independence Square in Kiev, signalling to those standing in the damp cold that Ukraine`s freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko had arrived.

Ukraine Speaker made interim President, sets Tuesday deadline for new govt

Ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced her presidency bid after she was released from the jail.

Former Ukrainian PM addresses huge crowd in Kiev

As soon as the 53-year-old politician was released from prison in the eastern city of she announced that she would run in early elections scheduled for May 25.

US welcomes Tymoshenko`s release, monitoring situation

The US today welcomed the release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from a prison hospital but said it was closely monitoring developments in the Central Asian country.

Ukraine leader losing grasp on power; Tymoshenko to be freed

The regime of Ukraine`s president appeared close to collapse on Saturday as the emboldened opposition took control of central Kiev and key government and parliament positions and voted to immediately free its jailed leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

Yanukovich abandons Kiev compound, opposition demands vote by May

Protesters seized the Kiev office of President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday and the opposition demanded a new election be held by May, as the pro-Russian leader`s grip on power rapidly eroded following bloodshed in the capital.

Militants threaten to shatter fragile Ukraine truce

Militant anti-government activists in Ukraine on Saturday threatened to storm the President`s palace and shatter a fragile peace deal to end the ex-Soviet country`s bloodiest crisis since independence.