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Europe's East 24-01-2019

Ukraine sentences ex-leader Yanukovych in absentia for treason

A Ukrainian court on Thursday (24 January) found ex-president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and sentenced him in absentia to 13 years in prison for asking Russia's Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine.
Politics 12-07-2017

Ukraine Association Agreement deal sealed ahead of Kyiv summit

After years of delay, the EU formally approved on Tuesday (11 July) the Association Agreement with Ukraine, ahead of a high-profile summit in Kyiv beginning on Wednesday (12 July).
Europe's East 07-12-2016

Court of Auditors unable to say how EU money was spent in Ukraine

The EU has disbursed billions of euros to Ukraine, largely for budget support, but the European Court of Auditors (ECA) admitted yesterday (6 December) it was unable to say how the money was spent.
Europe's East 13-11-2015

Hague court says Maidan repression wasn’t crime against humanity

Ukraine's security forces used "excessive and indiscriminate" force in the 2014 Maidan protests, but are not guilty of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Thursday (12 November).
Le Front national a obtenu un prêt de neuf millions d'euros auprès d'une banque russe
Global Europe 22-10-2015

Think tanks: Russia will make new attempt to divide the EU

Russia’s strategies to divide the European Union over the Ukraine crisis have failed so far, but Moscow will try again to divide the bloc, against the background of the Syrian war, professors said yesterday (21 October) at a discussion organised by German and US think tanks.
Enlargement 10-04-2015

War and poverty bring doubt to heartland of Ukraine’s pro-Europe revolt

When Ukrainians toppled a pro-Russian president last year, nowhere was the euphoria greater than in Lviv, a short drive from the EU border, where people have dreamt for generations of escaping Moscow's orbit.
Global Europe 24-09-2014

EuroMaidan nominated for Sakharov prize

Nominations were made yesterday (23 September) for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Among them is the Ukrainian EuroMaidan movement, which led to the overthrow of the regime of Viktor Yanukovich. The winner will be announced in October.
Europe's East 11-09-2014

Poland’s stake in the Ukraine crisis: hawkish or insightful?

SPECIAL REPORT: Observers generally agree that Warsaw plays a major role in the EU’s handling of the Ukraine crisis. Some call it hawkish, while others say that Poland is simply more insightful, and that the rest of the Union should attach more value to its understanding of Russia, and Eastern Europe.
Global Europe 18-03-2014

EU summit wrap-up: Europe responds to Ukrainian crisis

EU heads of state gathered in Brussels on 20 and 21 March for their last summit before the EU elections in May, reaching an agreement on a European response to the crisis in Ukraine, energy and climate targets and more. Read our wrap-up of the European Council, below.
Brexit 12-03-2014

Labour won’t hold EU referendum before 2020

A future Labour government would only hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union before 2020 if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband will say today (12 March).
Europe's East 05-03-2014

WRAP-UP: EU summit on Ukraine – Avoiding a new Cold War?

EU heads of state and government gathered in Brussels on Thursday (6 March) to take measures in response to the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. Follow all the developments as they happen in our live feed, below.
Europe's East 05-03-2014

Let’s return to the 21 February agreement, Russia tells EU

EXCLUSIVE / Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov advised the EU to return to the agreement signed on 21 February by the Ukrainian opposition and the ministers of foreign affairs of Poland, Germany and France, as a way to unblock the stalemate between his country and the West regarding Ukraine. 
Europe's East 20-01-2014

Ukraine anti-democracy laws spark violent clashes

Protesters clashed with riot police in the Ukrainian capital yesterday (19 January) after tough anti-protest legislation, which the political opposition says paves the way for a police state, was rushed through parliament last week.
Europe's East 09-12-2013

Kyiv protestors topple Lenin statue

Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers yesterday (8 December) in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.