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  • West, Poroshenko condemn eastern Ukraine ‘election’

    News | Europe's East 03-11-2014

    Pro-Russian rebels elected a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine yesterday (2 November) in a vote President Petro Poroshenko called "a farce" and that the EU condemned as “an obstacle to peace”.

  • Ukraine election ‘free and fair’, MEP delegation says

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 28-10-2014

    Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine was conducted in line with international standards, according to a team of MEPs that monitored the polls across the country.

  • West hails Ukraine’s election

    News | Global Europe 28-10-2014

    Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country towards mainstream Europe.

  • Pro-EU parties win Ukrainian election

    News | Elections 27-10-2014

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed a sweeping victory for pro-Europe parties in an election Sunday (26 October), saying the vote showed people backed his plan to end a separatist conflict, his pro-Western policies, and democratic reforms.

  • Kyiv pulls out heavy weapons from buffer zone

    News | Europe's East 23-09-2014

    Ukraine's military said on Monday (22 February) that it was pulling back artillery and heavy armour from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko's peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.

  • Poroshenko wins Ukraine election, vows to end war

    News | Elections 26-05-2014

    Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate manufacturer, claimed the Ukrainian presidency yesterday (25 May) with an emphatic election victory by 55.7% according to exit polls, taking on a fraught mission to end an undeclared war by Russia and steer his fragile nation closer to the West.

  • Ukrainians vote to save their country

    News | Elections 25-05-2014

    Ukrainians vote today (25 May) for a leader they hope will save their country from bankruptcy, dismemberment and civil war, but eastern cities were turned into ghost towns where armed separatist fighters kept polling stations shut.

  • Ukraine says ‘armed Russians’ cross its border

    News | Europe's East 22-05-2014

    Ukraine’s foreign ministry has strongly protested attempts to cross the country’s border by armed insurgents from Russia, in what is seen as attempts to disrupt the presidential elections on 25 May, and destabilize the situation in the eastern region of the country.

  • Ukraine’s ‘chocolate king’ riding high in election polls

    News | Europe's East 20-05-2014

    Ukrainians are preparing to vote on Sunday (25 May) to elect a new president in an atmosphere of tension with Russia, as pro-Moscow militias try to scupper the poll in the country’s east. The obvious frontrunner is Petro Poroshenko, a pro-European businessman known as “the chocolate king.”

  • Kyiv reaches out to regions, but not to separatists

    News | Europe's East 15-05-2014

    Ukraine's interim leaders yesterday (14 May) pushed a plan to allow the regions a greater say over their affairs, but the exclusion of separatists from round table talks cast doubt over whether the move could defuse the crisis.

  • Van Rompuy urges Russia to support 25 May elections in Ukraine

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 13-05-2014

    Council President Herman Van Rompuy traveled to Ukraine on Monday to discuss how to stabilise the situation in the country before the 25 May presidential election and urged 'all political' actors to back it. Speaking about sanctions against Russia, Van Rompuy said that the EU is 'ready to take further decisions if needed'.

  • ‘Chocolate king’ runs as favourite in Ukrainian election

    News | Europe's East 31-03-2014

    Petro Poroshenko, a 48-year-old billionaire known as the 'Chocolate King' is now the front-runner for the 25 May presidential election in Ukraine, which the new leadership hopes will unite a divided country, amid growing pressure from Russia hostile to its political changes.

  • Ukraine’s MPs vote to send Yanukovich to The Hague court

    News | Europe's East 26-02-2014

    Ukraine's parliament voted yesterday (25 February) to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to the International Criminal Court, while his acting successor expressed concern about "signs of separatism" in Russian-speaking Crimea.

  • EU Ashton in Kiev as new government accuses ousted Yanukovich of mass murder

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 24-02-2014

    The Ukrainian authorities announced on Monday that ousted president Viktor Yanukovich is wanted on an arrest warrant for mass murder, after Ukrainian police snipers shot anti-government protesters earlier last week.
    The Commission has so far declined to comment on the arrest warrant, as EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton is in Kiev for discussions with party leaders about financial aid to Ukraine.
    The warrant was issued after Russian-backed Yanukovich fled Kiev by helicopter on Friday, in a failed attempt to reach Russia.

  • Ukrainian leadership vote called for European election day

    News | EU Elections 2014 24-02-2014

    Ukraine's interim leadership pledged to put the country back on course for EU integration now that Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovich has been ousted and new elections are called for 25 May, the same day as EU citizens will vote in the European elections. Meanwhile the United States warned Russia against sending in military forces.