Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from Svoboda party Igor Miroshnichenko and Andrey Illenko, along with their assistants, broke down a door to the meeting room of Kyiv City Council on Wednesday after police refused to let them inside, a Radio Svoboda correspondent reported.
Volunteers and family members of a retired American physician spent the seventh day of his unaccounted disappearance on May 21 reviewing additional camera feeds and searching unoccupied buildings in a newly-built residential area opposite from the Kyiv park where he was last seen, according to Greg Sloop’s blog, one of the doctor’s three sons.
The government of Ukraine has approved a draft memorandum with the Customs Union on assigning Ukraine the status of an observer in the union at a meeting on Wednesday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said.
City officials have petitioned local courts to ban all rallies on May 25 that aren’t related to celebrating the capital’s annual name day, including one that calls for equal treatment of sexual minorities and social groups that was planned 10 months in advance.
Ukrainian protest movement Femen, that lately has been organising most of their actions outside Ukraine, staged a solo protest in Paris. A Femen activist came to Notre-Dame de Paris Cathetdral bare-breasted and shouted anti-fascist slogans.
The question of the criminal case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko remains on the agenda of negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara has said.
"As for the Tymoshenko case, this question remains on the agenda of negotiations with the European Union. This question is too politicized," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.
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The success of the Eastern Partnership depends on the success of Ukraine, as Ukraine is a key component of the Eastern Partnership, admitted guests of the 6th Europe-Ukraine Forum, which ended yesterday in Budapest.
Security guards removed journalists who attended a Cabinet of Ministers meeting and called for an investigation into the May 18 beating of their colleagues during an opposition rally in central Kyiv.
Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes has said he won't respond to the opposition's claims that the municipal authorities are supporting the opponents of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
According to the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 made by U.S. Department of State, the situation with religion freedom in Ukraine is the same as a year ago.
"The trends in the government's respect for religious freedom have not changed significantly over the past year. Local officials at times support one side in disputes between religious groups," reads the report regarding Ukraine.
Communication technologies leader Samsung Electronics officially opened new research and development centers in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv on Friday, May 17, where the company will develop next generation software for many of its handheld devices.
Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka has to intervene as soon as possible in the situation with Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov's intention to cancel the accreditation of journalists that staged a protest during the government's meeting on Wednesday, the leader of the Batkivschyna parliamentary faction, Arseniy Yatseniuk, has said.
Ukraine has started producing the first cruise engines for the fourth stage of the new European Vega light rocket, a source acquainted with the details of Ukrainian-European cooperation under the Vega rocket program, has told Interfax-Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has recommended that its citizens not travel to Pakistan because of the worsening of the security situation in this country.
The United States has condemned the attacks on two Ukrainian journalists while covering peaceful opposition rallies in Kyiv on May 18, and called on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and take appropriate action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky District Court ruled on Wednesday to release on bail Vadym Titushko, who is suspected of beating Channel 5 journalist Olha Snitsarchuk on May 18 in Kyiv, while the investigation into the case proceeds.
Incumbent Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his predecessors - Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko – have attended a flower laying ceremony at the monument to Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko on the occasion of the 152nd anniversary of his reburial in Ukraine, the presidential press service reported on Wednesday.
Global Restaurant Group-Ukraine LLC (Kyiv), one of three Ukrainian franchise partners of Yum! Restaurants International Russia&CIS, plans to open a KFC fast food restaurant at 1, Polzunov Street in the Solomiansky district of Kyiv, reads a declaration of intent published by Global Restaurant Group-Ukraine in the Khreschatyk newspaper on Tuesday.