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    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine

    Violations in April top August 2015 statistics, while many heavy weapons reported missing from permanent storage sites turn up in use at line of contact

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials

    ‘It's time to start locking up people who have ripped off the Ukrainian population for too long,’ says top State Department official during visit to Kyiv

    US Pledges Support for Ukraine's New Cabinet

    ‘We bring you congratulations and all best wishes … as you start on this extremely important mandate for Ukraine,’ US official tells leadership

    Video 30 Years On, Chernobyl Still Leaks Radiation

    Thirty-one people were killed during the catastrophe, but it is estimated thousands more have died from cancers and other illnesses in the ensuing years

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone'

    For some of more than 300,000 people uprooted by 1986 nuclear accident, urge to return outweighs invisible radiation dangers that lurk all around

    Video Obama, Merkel to Discuss Trade, Terrorism, Refugees in 2-Day Visit

    US leader arrives in Hanover on Sunday; among other things, he and German chancellor hope to build support for free-trade pact being negotiated by US, EU

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From 'Laws Limiting Free Media'

    European rights organization concerned proposed amendments would allow ‘blanket ban’ of all Russian films produced or released since beginning of 2014

    EU Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

    Proposal follows Migration Commission confirmation last December that Ukraine successfully met all benchmarks under EU Visa Liberalization Action Plan.

    New Suggestions of Russia-Ukraine Soldier Swap Deal

    Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Aleksander Aleksandrov,, who have acknowledged being Russian servicemen and said they were on a reconnaissance mission, have been named as possible candidates to be exchanged for Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko

    Ukraine Sentences 2 Russian Fighters to 14-Year Prison Terms

    Moscow insists the two defendants were serving as volunteers in the conflict after resigning from the Russian military

    OSCE Warns of Intensified Fighting in Ukraine's Separatist East

    Pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops both accuse other of violating terms of year-old truce, and casualties are reported almost daily

    Ukraine Recovers Paintings Stolen From Netherlands

    Works date back to Dutch 17th century Golden Age; twenty still missing and believed to be in areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists or in Russia

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New PM

    Thirty-eight-year-old Volodymyr Groysman, a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko, replaces embattled prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial

    Sanctions against Russia expanded after pilot found guilty of complicity in killing of Russian journalists; ‘We blacklisted them to show our solidarity with Ukraine,’ Lithuanian official said

    Analysts: Ukraine Government Shake-up Raises Hopes, Concerns

    Embattled PM's resignation, made official Tuesday, raises hopes for ending political crisis that has delayed Western financial support, led many to question country’s path to reform

    Embattled Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigning

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he hopes his resignation will give Ukraine chance to adopt new electoral, constitutional and judicial reforms and to join European Union and NATO

    Video EU Commission Chief 'Sad' at Netherlands Rejection of Ukraine Deal

    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko also said he remains committed to the deal despite the Dutch vote, in which nearly two-thirds of the voters rejected the measure

    Exit Polls: Dutch Reject EU-Ukraine Trade Deal

    Turnout may have been too low to be valid; whether or not voters approve agreement, it is expected to send strong signal to government about attitudes toward EU

    Pope Announces Special Collection for Ukraine in European Churches

    Pope Francis says he wanted collection to be a 'gesture of charity that, apart from alleviating material suffering, shows my personal closeness as well as that of the entire Church' to people of Ukraine

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid

    New assistance announced Thursday after meeting between US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington

    Russia Nabs Ukrainian Spy, Says He Will Be Sent Home

    Moscow says security officer volunteered to spy for Russia, suspects potential double agent