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Canada investigates discovery of 38 dead puppies on flight from Ukraine
Some 500 French bulldog puppies were found on a flight from Ukraine. Dozens of the dogs were severely ill and 38 were dead on arrival. Authorities said they "will determine next steps once the investigation is complete."
Saakashvilli says Ukrainian President Zelenskiy is 'against thieves'
Controversial Georgian ex-leader Mikheil Saakashvili has been offered a top government post in Ukraine, prompting anger in Tbilisi. Talking to DW, Saakashvili warned a collapse in Ukraine would threaten all of Europe.
Ukraine calls on Western powers to share intelligence on plane crash
Ukraine asked Western powers to share data to help determine whether it was an Iranian missile that caused a plane crash earlier this week. Germany's foreign minister is calling for "the greatest possible transparency."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky greets former prisoners at Kiev airport
Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country's war-torn east exchanged 200 prisoners, swapping detained fighters for civilians and servicemen held captive in some cases for years in two breakaway regions.
Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists carry out landmark prisoner exchange
31 Dec 2019
The Ukrainian government has exchanged 200 prisoners with Russian-backed separatists in a pre-planned exchange. The swap may indicate the start of a better working relationship between Russia and Ukraine.
Russia, Ukraine sign gas transit deal ahead of deadline
31 Dec 2019
Ukraine's Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom have signed a deal that will keep natural gas flowing to Western Europe. The accord builds on a number of diplomatic steps this month between Moscow and Kyiv.
Donald Trump meets Russia's top diplomat at White House
14 Dec 2019
Sergey Lavrov discussed a host of issues with Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, including arms control and Ukraine. Lavrov repeated his denial that Russia intervened in the US presidential election.
Trump impeachment probe: Democrats condemn real-time 'witness intimidation'
23 Nov 2019
Marie Yovanovitch testified she felt a "big threat" as she was removed from the post of US ambassador to Ukraine. President Trump tweeted about the diplomat during the impeachment hearing, sparking cries of intimidation.
Trump impeachment inquiry: Two top aides testify to 'improper' call
20 Nov 2019
An army veteran and a foreign service officer who overheard Trump's call to Ukraine's President Zelenskiy gave their testimony to Congress. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said there was "no doubt" what Trump was asking for.
Investigators link MH17 plane crash to Russian officials
14 Nov 2019
Dutch investigators say they have intercepted telephone calls that implicate the Russian government in the MH17 downing over Ukraine in 2014.
Trump 'put pressure' to remove Ukrainian ambassador
19 Oct 2019
In the latest testimony given to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, the former US ambassador to Ukraine said he "put pressure" to remove her from her post.