The Verkhovna Rada has passed the presidential bill on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on decentralization at first reading.
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Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak has said that the SBU has evidence which confirms that Russian soldiers have violated the principal provisions of the Minsk agreements regarding the withdrawal of heavy weapons by Russian troops.
Dozens of Ukrainian lawmakers from the Radical Party and the Svoboda political coalition blocked the podium in the parliament on Aug. 31, protesting the first vote on constitutional amendments aimed at decentralizing the government's powers.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau could start working by the end of the year, First Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Andriy Parubiy has said.
Ukraine said fighting in its eastern regions eased "significantly" in the past few days as an agreement for a total cease-fire is expected to come into force Sept. 1 after repeated breaches to a six-month old truce.
Protesters have blocked motor traffic near the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv, the Kyiv police public relations department said on Aug. 31.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that 78 percent of Ukrainian population strongly supports decentralization of power.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has announced the work on a list imposing sanctions on individuals related to the detention and prosecution of Ukrainian citizens Oleh Sentsov and Nadiya Savchenko.
The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.
The Ukrainian Central Elections Commission deems impossible to hold the Oct. 25 local elections in 91 cities in Donetsk region and 31 cities in Luhansk region situated close to the frontline. The Commission made its decision on Saturday proceeding from reports of the heads of Donetsk and Luhansk Region Military-Civilian Administrations, Pavlo Zhebrivsky and Heorhiy Tuka.
No Ukrainian military men were killed on Aug. 29, one was wounded, spokesman of the Ukrainian presidential administration for the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Andriy Lysenko has announced.
Ukrainian army positions came under 16 attacks in Donbas on Sunday and another three overnight, the army operation press center has reported.
President Vladimir Putin's long-time judo sparring partner Arkady Rotenberg, together with his billionaire partner Alexander Ponomarenko, are set to become the main owners of Russia's biggest airport - Sheremetyevo - according to an order signed by Putin on Aug. 28.
It was a hot summer's day when government inspectors drove down the long dirt track leading to Alexander Brodowski's remote farm to slaughter and burn his 400 pigs.
Poverty-stricken workers desperately trying to deliver Vladimir Putin's 2018 World Cup "football heaven" in Russia are enduring a living hell for £10 a day.
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Ukrainians are snapping up the autobiography of film director Oleg Sentsov, who was last week sentenced by Russia to 20 years in prison in a shock ruling that sparked global condemnation.
Election officials in Ukraine have canceled upcoming local polls in parts of two rebel-controlled regions near the Russian border, after determining that authorities can not guarantee voter or polling place safety.
Odesa activists on Aug. 30 seized Ukrainian politician Serhiy Kivalov's house in Odesa, known locally as the "Harry Potter House," which officially belongs to the International Humanitarian University but de-facto was the opulent residence of the former Regions Party MP and ally of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.