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  • Women troops marching in heels spark Ukraine outrage Jul 04, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Women troops marching in heels spark Ukraine outrage

    More than 31,000 women now serve in the Ukrainian armed forces, including more than 4,000 of whom are officers.

  • Joe Biden will discuss Ukraine and Belarus during Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin meeting May 26, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Joe Biden will discuss Ukraine and Belarus during Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin meeting

    Republican lawmakers have criticized Biden for agreeing to meet the Russian leader despite his provocative behavior in the region. Psaki said the criticism was misguided.

  • Unsealed Soviet archives reveal cover-ups at Chernobyl plant before disaster Apr 26, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    Unsealed Soviet archives reveal cover-ups at Chernobyl plant before disaster

    The archives show there was a radiation release at the plant in 1982 that was covered up using what a KGB report at the time called measures 'to prevent panic and provocative rumours', Ukraine's security service (SBU) said in a statement on Monday.

  • Abandoned plant and wasteland: Ukraine eyes UNESCO World Heritage tag for Chernobyl Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Abandoned plant and wasteland: Ukraine eyes UNESCO World Heritage tag for Chernobyl

    On April 26, the former Soviet republic marks the 35th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when a reactor at the plant, located some 108 km (67 miles) north of the capital Kyiv, exploded during a botched safety test.

  • Ukraine in talks with Serum Institute of India on COVID-19 vaccine supply: Report Jan 20, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Ukraine in talks with Serum Institute of India on COVID-19 vaccine supply: Report

    "Negotiations are underway with an Indian manufacturer, Serum Institute, which can produce the American Novovax vaccine and has the ability to produce the AstraZeneca vaccine at the moment," Interfax quoted Ihor Ivashchenko as saying.

  • Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine Jan 03, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine

    Russia's sovereign RDIF, which is marketing the Sputnik V vaccine abroad, announced in December trials to test a combination of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the Sputnik V shot to see if this can boost the efficacy of the British drugmaker's vaccine.

  • Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone Dec 14, 2020 02:47 PM IST

    Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

    More than three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster forced thousands to evacuate, there is an influx of visitors to the area that has spurred officials to seek official status from UNESCO.

  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's wife tests positive for coronavirus Jun 12, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's wife tests positive for coronavirus

    She said she felt well, was not hospitalised, but was isolating from her husband and children.

  • Iran says will now send Ukraine airliner black boxes to Paris: Sources Jun 11, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Iran says will now send Ukraine airliner black boxes to Paris: Sources

    The other countries involved are Ukraine, Canada and the United States. Canada previously pressed Iran to send the black boxes to France for analysis.

  • IMF to give Ukraine $5 billion to cope with coronavirus fallout May 22, 2020 07:47 PM IST

    IMF to give Ukraine $5 billion to cope with coronavirus fallout

    She added that the agreement with Ukraine was reached on “staff level” and requires approval by the IMF executive board.

  • Fire raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists Apr 14, 2020 08:31 AM IST

    Fire raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists

    Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Service said it was still fighting the fires, but that the situation was under control.

  • Recording shows Iran knew immediately it had shot down plane: Volodymyr Zelenskiy Feb 03, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Recording shows Iran knew immediately it had shot down plane: Volodymyr Zelenskiy

    All 176 people aboard the flight were killed when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kiev on January 8.

  • Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner Jan 21, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

    "Investigators... discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles... were fired at the aircraft," it said late Monday, adding an investigation was ongoing to assess the bearing their impact had on the accident.

  • Ukraine plane struck by two missiles: Report Jan 15, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Ukraine plane struck by two missiles: Report

    The missiles were fired 30 seconds apart and help explain a mystery as to why the plane's transponder was not working -- it was disabled by the first strike, before being hit by a second, the Times said.

  • Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing Jan 14, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing

    The Ukraine International Airlines plane was brought down by a missile shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

  • Iran says some people arrested for their role in Ukrainian plane crash Jan 14, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Iran says some people arrested for their role in Ukrainian plane crash

    Iran's judiciary has arrested some people for their role in the crash of a Ukrainian plane that Tehran said was accidentally hit by an Iranian missile, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday.

  • Ahead of impeachment trial, Donald Trump suggests not having it Jan 13, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    Ahead of impeachment trial, Donald Trump suggests not having it

    The president is giving mixed messages ahead of the House's landmark vote that will launch the Senate proceedings in a matter of days, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. Trump faces charges that he abused power by pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress.

  • Iran wants to handle black box data after plane crash blamed on missile Jan 10, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    Iran wants to handle black box data after plane crash blamed on missile

    Iran, which has denied the Boeing 737-800 was downed by a missile, said it could take one or two months to extract information from the voice and flight data recorders. If it needed help, it said it could ask Russia, Canada, France or Ukraine.

  • Iran says rumours missile caused plane crash make 'no sense' Jan 10, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    Iran says rumours missile caused plane crash make 'no sense'

    The plane crashed shortly after take off Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, shortly after Iran fired a volley of missiles against military bases in Iraq housing US personnel.

  • Tehran asks Canada to share its intel that Iran downed Ukraine jet: Official Jan 10, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    Tehran asks Canada to share its intel that Iran downed Ukraine jet: Official

    The Iranian government, in a statement, urged Canada to share its information after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "multiple" intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down the Boeing airliner after it took off from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 on board, including 63 Canadians.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson says information suggests Ukraine jet hit by Iran missile Jan 10, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson says information suggests Ukraine jet hit by Iran missile

    "There is now a body of information that the flight was shot down by an Iranian Surface to Air Missile. This may well have been unintentional," Johnson said in a statement on the air disaster in which four British passengers died.

  • US to join Iran crash probe: NTSB Jan 10, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    US to join Iran crash probe: NTSB

    "The NTSB has designated an accredited representative to the investigation of the crash," said the agency which probes transport accidents.

  • US believes Iran brought down Ukraine airliner with anti-aircraft missiles: Officials Jan 10, 2020 07:52 AM IST

    US believes Iran brought down Ukraine airliner with anti-aircraft missiles: Officials

    Citing an extensive review of satellite data, one official said the U.S. government had concluded with a high degree of certainty that Iranian anti-aircraft missiles brought down the plane.

  • Iran investigation says Ukrainian jet was on fire before crash Jan 09, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Iran investigation says Ukrainian jet was on fire before crash

    The Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800, flying to Kiev and carrying mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians, crashed shortly after taking off on Wednesday from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport.

  • Ukrainian embassy says engine failure, not missile, caused airliner crash in Iran Jan 08, 2020 01:04 PM IST

    Ukrainian embassy says engine failure, not missile, caused airliner crash in Iran

    In a statement, the embassy also said that 168 people had bought tickets for the flight.

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