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

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 06:35

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

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 02:38

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 23:33

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 22:24

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

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 00:56

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:52

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 06:34

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

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 04:13

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 19:22

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12:37

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 09:57

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"

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 09:35

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.