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Ukraine: Country in Eastern Europe
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in Europe after Russia, and the 46th-largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the eighth or ninth-most populous country in Europe, and the 32nd-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ukraine parliament votes to triple salaries of medical staff working on COVID-19 [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: Ukraine parliament votes to triple salaries of medical staff working on COVID-19

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Coronavirus pandemic: Ukraine reports one case, authorities decide to close schools, ban public events [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Ukraine reports one case, authorities decide to close schools, ban public events

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MH17 trial starts with four accused facing murder charges [Video]

MH17 trial starts with four accused facing murder charges

Four men being tried in absentia over deaths of 298 on board, in incident during Ukraine war that led to global outrage.

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Trial of suspects in downing of MH17 flight opens [Video]

Trial of suspects in downing of MH17 flight opens

A trial opened in the Netherlands on Monday of three Russians and a Ukrainian over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17, 2014. Lauren Anthony reports.

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3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian to face trial for alleged involvement downing of MH17

The trial is opening Monday of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple counts of murder for their alleged involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.View on euronews

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MH17 trial to start with four accused facing murder charges [Video]

MH17 trial to start with four accused facing murder charges

Four men on trial over deaths of 298 people on board, in attack during Ukraine war that triggered international outrage.

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Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims [Video]

Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims

The families of those killed when Malaysia Airline Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held Ukrainian territory place empty white chairs in front of Russia's embassy in The Hague, on the eve of a murder..

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Trump abruptly replaces acting chief of staff Mulvaney with Mark Meadows [Video]

Trump abruptly replaces acting chief of staff Mulvaney with Mark Meadows

President Donald Trump parted ways on Friday with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and replaced him with conservative lawmaker and close ally Mark Meadows, who was a strong Trump..

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Romney to support subpoena in Senate probe of Hunter Biden [Video]

Romney to support subpoena in Senate probe of Hunter Biden

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney will vote to allow a subpoena in a Senate Republican investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's businessman son, Hunter Biden, his office said on Friday.

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The World Health Organization warns of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus as China approves use of Roche arthritis drug for patients...

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Ukrainians protest over coronavirus evacuees [Video]

Ukrainians protest over coronavirus evacuees

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Zelensky Wants People To Stop Thinking Ukraine Is A Corrupt Country [Video]

Zelensky Wants People To Stop Thinking Ukraine Is A Corrupt Country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Ukraine is corrupt. Zelensky said he’s ready for another phone call with Trump and open to visiting the White..

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A group of three U.S. Senators visited Kiev on Friday (February 14) to convey a message of continued bipartisan support for Ukraine after it got entangled last year in President Donald Trump's..

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Trump Suggests Military Might Take Disciplinary Action Against Vindman

President Donald Trump suggests the U.S. military may take disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. According to Business Insider, Vindman was a witness in the impeachment trial. He said..

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Watch: Euronews reports from Ukraine's cutting-edge art scene [Video]

Watch: Euronews reports from Ukraine's cutting-edge art scene

Watch: Euronews reports from Ukraine's cutting-edge art scene

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Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case [Video]

Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case

President Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington. Attorney General William Barr emerged Tuesday as a key ally in the president’s quest for vengeance...

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Facebook suspends networks of fake accounts from Russia, Iran [Video]

Facebook suspends networks of fake accounts from Russia, Iran

Facebook, which has struggled to stop governments and political groups from using its platform to spread false or misleading information, announced it has shut down fake accounts from countries..

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Trump Goes After Mitt Romney [Video]

Trump Goes After Mitt Romney

President Donald Trump is trying to connect Sen. Mitt Romney to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. According to Politico, this is the same company in which Hunter Biden was a former board member...

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Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record [Video]

Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record

Swede Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis sets new pole vault world record of 6.17m at Copernicus Cup In poland

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Zelenskiy asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war [Video]

Zelenskiy asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met Pope Francis on Saturday and asked the pontiff for help to win release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.

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Donald Trump fires a second senior official who testified against him [Video]

Donald Trump fires a second senior official who testified against him

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, was ousted hours after Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman who'd worked as a Ukraine expert at the White House.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

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