In a particularly tough competition this year, to win the international song contest Eurovision, 26-year-old Ukrainian Zlata Ognevich has to sidestep rivals from 25 countries. The finals are set to take place in Swedish city of Mamlo on May 18.
The search for a retired physician who went missing on the morning of May 14 in a Podil park where he was last seen has finished but led to no findings, according to his son's blog.
A clash took place between the opposition supporters and their opponents at the entrance to the Intercontinental Hotel on Mykhailivska Square.
A column of 4,000 supporters of the opposition was being formed at 1130 on European Square in Kyiv, the protesters will then march to Sofiyska Square, according to the Interior Ministry of Ukraine.
Members of the opposition parliamentary factions have claimed that participants of the Rise Up, Ukraine! Campaign were prevented from traveling to Kyiv on May 18 by the authorities.
The leaders of Ukraine's opposition factions, Arseniy Yatseniuk (Batkivschyna faction), Vitali Klitschko (UDAR), and Oleh Tiahnybok (Svoboda) signed a declaration on the coordination of their actions at the presidential election during a rally in Kyiv on Saturday.
Spilna Sprava (Common Cause), a non-profit civil society organization held an anti-government rally at Kyiv's Saint Sofia Square on May 18 as part of a larger protest organized by the nation's three major opposition factions. In late afternoon, bystanders told the Kyiv Post that Berkut riot police attacked the NGO activists, detaining an undetermined number of people while smashing makeshift tents down.
Chairman of the Batkivschyna faction Arseniy Yatseniuk has demanded an urgent meeting with Ukraine's Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko because of the incident with the beating of a journalist of Channel 5, Olha Snitsarchuk, and a photojournalist of the Kommersant-Ukraine Newspaper, Vladyslav Sodel, according to the Web site of the Batkivschyna all-Ukrainian Union.
Spanish low cost airlines Vueling is starting roundtrip flights from Kyiv to Barcelona on May 29 for as low as 220 euros, its website states.
MOSCOW - Alexander Povetkin knocked out previously undefeated challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk in the third round to retain his WBA heavyweight crown on Friday, setting up a long-awaited clash with super champion Vladimir Klitschko later this year.
STOCKHOLM - Bare-chested Irish drummers, a Ukrainian giant and a much-discussed lesbian kiss will be on display at this Saturday's Eurovision final in Sweden which - love it or hate it - promises plenty of pop, kitsch and barefoot ballads.
The police have launched criminal proceedings in connection with the beating of a correspondent of Channel 5, Olha Snitsarchuk, in a fight on Velyka Zhytomyrska Street in Kyiv.
Kronstadt, St. Petersburg, May 18 (Interfax-AVN) - The second Mistral-class amphibious assault ship being built for Russia in France will be named the Sevastopol and will join Russia's Black Sea Fleet in 2017, a military official told Interfax-AVN on Saturday.
Ukraine is able to fulfill all the tasks necessary for the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union in November of 2013, Foreign Affairs Minister Leonid Kozhara has said.
Kyiv – UDAR party leader and heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko will be among the speakers at the Kyiv Post/East Europe Foundation Conference on “Protecting Ukraine’s Food Supply: Quantity, Quality and Safety.” The conference will be held Wednesday, May 22 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kyiv.
Following an anti-gay rights gathering earlier in the week, some 50 people came together in Kyiv on Saturday, May 18, to protest against discrimination and a lack of protection of the lesbian and gay community. Parliament this week shelved an anti-discrimination law that would ban discrimination in the workplace, among others, thus going against Ukraine's European commitments. Things are expected to heat up ahead of a gay pride and anti-gay march, both scheduled for May 25.
The approval of bill No. 2343, which envisages the calculation of an appraised value tax on real estate with a gross area from 200 square meters, will impose the tax on nearly 20% of owners of real estate in Kyiv, experts say.
Member of the Party of Regions faction and head of the parliamentary committee on transport and communications Borys Kolesnikov received Hr 278 million of income in 2012, the lawmaker's press office reported.