Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26776/www.gstatic.com/osd/hbe.swf en UPDATE 1-Ukraine prosecutor accuses Tymoshenko of murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-ukraine-prosecutor-accuses-tymoshenko-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-PM accused over 1996 contract killing of businessman</p> <p>* Tymoshenko under prison guard in hospital on other charge</p> <p>* Defence counsel says she is critically ill</p> <p>* West says Tymoshenko victim of political persecution (Releads with accusation of murder against Tymoshenko)</p> <p>By Richard Balmforth</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-ukraine-prosecutor-accuses-tymoshenko-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies War Yulia Tymoshenko Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736325 at http://www.globalpost.com Clinton sends jailed Ukrainian ex-PM message of support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/clinton-sends-jailed-ukrainian-ex-pm-message-support <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KIEV, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The United States sent a message of support on Tuesday to jailed Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, ignoring more accusations against her by Ukrainian authorities relating to the killing of a business rival 16 years ago.</p> <p>Tymoshenko is already serving a seven-year jail sentence for abuse-of-office handed down in October 2011 after a trial which the West said smacked of selective justice by the leadership of President Viktor Yanukovich.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/clinton-sends-jailed-ukrainian-ex-pm-message-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737825 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Clinton sends jailed Ukrainian ex-PM message of support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-clinton-sends-jailed-ukrainian-ex-pm-message-support <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background, details)</p> <p>* West says Tymoshenko is victim of political vendetta</p> <p>* Tymoshenko's daughter says her health is worsening</p> <p>By Richard Balmforth</p> <p>KIEV, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday sent a message of support to jailed Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, ignoring new accusations against her by Ukrainian authorities relating to the killing of a business rival 16 years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-clinton-sends-jailed-ukrainian-ex-pm-message-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737830 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Ukraine signs landmark $10 bln shale gas deal with Shell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-ukraine-signs-landmark-10-bln-shale-gas-deal-shell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Agreement with Shell will be Ukraine's biggest foreign investment</p> <p>* Yuzivska field one of two shale gas projects in Ukraine</p> <p>* Ukraine seeking to end reliance on costly Russian gas imports</p> <p>By Richard Balmforth and Dmitry Zhdannikov</p> <p>KIEV/DAVOS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Ukraine took its first major step away from dependency on Russian gas imports on Thursday when it signed a $10 billion shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-ukraine-signs-landmark-10-bln-shale-gas-deal-shell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy in Ukraine Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739013 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine police officer accuses ex-president after being jailed for life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/ukraine-police-officer-accuses-ex-president-after-being-jailed- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-officer convicted for murder of journalist</p> <p>* Gongadze was sharp critic of then-president Kuchma</p> <p>* Headless body was found after his abduction in 2000</p> <p>* His murder led to huge street protests</p> <p>By Serhiy Karazy</p> <p>KIEV, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A former Ukrainian police officer was jailed for life on Tuesday for the 2000 murder of an opposition journalist, but he implied in court that other officials including ex-President Leonid Kuchma were equally guilty of the crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/ukraine-police-officer-accuses-ex-president-after-being-jailed-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law enforcement in Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741077 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine industrialist and Yanukovich backer buys top TV station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/ukraine-industrialist-and-yanukovich-backer-buys-top-tv-station <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KIEV, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Ukrainian industrialist Dmytro Firtash, a supporter of President Viktor Yanukovich, has bought leading TV station Inter for $2.5 billion, the station said on Friday.</p> <p>Firtash's Group DF bought Inter and other media outlets from a company owned by Valery Khoroshkovsky, who quit as first deputy prime minister in December after criticising Prime Minister Mykola Azarov for slow reforms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/ukraine-industrialist-and-yanukovich-backer-buys-top-tv-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Technology Ukraine Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743174 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine eyes IMF, Russian rescue from recession http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/ukraine-eyes-imf-russian-rescue-recession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Recession and crippling energy inefficiency compounded by a stiff Russian gas bill are turning Ukraine into an economic headache on the eastern edge of Europe with few prospects for a recovery this year.</p> <p>The ex-Soviet nation of 46 million -- a one-time breadbasket with historic ties to Russia but aspirations to become a part of the EU -- is now hosting an IMF mission in the hope of securing relief.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/ukraine-eyes-imf-russian-rescue-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744298 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine must curb corruption, says EBRD http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ukraine-must-curb-corruption-says-ebrd <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine must work harder on fighting rampant corruption that is hindering investment, the chief of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Suma Chakrabarti, said Tuesday. </p> <p>"We want to see much more action to tackle corruption at all levels," Chakrabarti told journalists after meeting Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Kiev.</p> <p>"It is not enough to pass laws. They have to be fairly implemented to ensure a level playing field," Chakrabarti said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ukraine-must-curb-corruption-says-ebrd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Ukraine Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746649 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine wants talks on 'unfair' $7 bn Gazprom bill: president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/ukraine-wants-talks-unfair-7-bn-gazprom-bill-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday called a $7 billion bill from Russian gas giant Gazprom unfair, saying he was prepared to negotiate with Moscow.</p> <p>"We told Gazprom that we think this bill is unfair, and we are ready to further analyse this issue in negotiations with Russia," Yanukovych told journalists through a translator during a visit to Lithuania.</p> <p>Late last month a high-ranking Ukrainian official source told AFP the ex-Soviet country was "not going to pay" Gazprom the hefty sum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/ukraine-wants-talks-unfair-7-bn-gazprom-bill-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747504 at http://www.globalpost.com Denmark grants asylum to Ukrainian ally of jailed Tymoshenko-source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/denmark-grants-asylum-ukrainian-ally-jailed-tymoshenko-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ivashchenko is latest ally of jailed former PM to flee</p> <p>* Tymoshenko's case has damaged Ukraine's ties with West</p> <p>COPENHAGEN, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Denmark has granted political asylum to a Ukrainian former acting defence minister who served under jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, a Danish government source said on Monday.</p> <p>Valery Ivashchenko, who served in Tymoshenko's second cabinet in 2009 and 2010, is the latest of her allies to flee Ukraine since President Viktor Yanukovich came to power three years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/denmark-grants-asylum-ukrainian-ally-jailed-tymoshenko-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies Yulia Tymoshenko Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:15:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758899 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine ex-leader rejects new claims over journalist murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/ukraine-ex-leader-rejects-new-claims-over-journalist-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine's former president Leonid Kuchma on Thursday described as a "provocation" new claims by prosecutors they had evidence implicating him in the murder of critical journalist Georgy Gongadze.</p> <p>Kuchma compared the Ukrainian deputy prosecutor who made the claims to the Soviet prosecutor Andrei Vyshinsky who was behind the arbitrary justice of Stalin's murderous 1930s purges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/ukraine-ex-leader-rejects-new-claims-over-journalist-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762280 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Ukraine leader vows hold on gas prices in TV talk with people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-3-ukraine-leader-vows-hold-gas-prices-tv-talk-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* IMF has told Ukraine it should end subsidies for home gas</p> <p>* Ex-Soviet republic negotiating $15 bln loan from IMF</p> <p>* Yanukovich makes slew of promises to shore up public image</p> <p>By Richard Balmforth</p> <p>KIEV, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich pledged on Friday to keep down the price of gas in the home, using a four-hour, televised question-and-answer session to counter an image of being out of touch with his people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-3-ukraine-leader-vows-hold-gas-prices-tv-talk-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies Viktor Yanukovich Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763450 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Tymoshenko fit to leave hospital: ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/jailed-tymoshenko-fit-leave-hospital-ministry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine's jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is now fit to leave the civilian hospital where she has spent the last nine months with back problems, the health ministry said Friday, paving the way for her return to prison.</p> <p>A medical commission "has concluded that the patient Y. Tymoshenko no longer needs further treatment or rehabilitation in hospital," the ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>Tymoshenko, 52, has been in prison since August 2011 but was moved in May last year from her Kharkiv prison to hospital because she was in acute pain from a herniated disc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/jailed-tymoshenko-fit-leave-hospital-ministry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:01:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763521 at http://www.globalpost.com EU-Ukraine in "defining" summit after months of friction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/eu-ukraine-defining-summit-after-months-friction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych flies in to Brussels for a summit Monday seen as "a defining moment" in a long-delayed bid to seal a political and trade pact with the EU anchoring the ex-Soviet state closer to the West.</p> <p>"This summit takes place at an important moment in our relations," said European Union president Herman Van Rompuy. "There is now a historic opportunity to make a breakthrough in EU-Ukraine relations."</p> <p>An EU statement said the summit "takes place at a defining moment."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/eu-ukraine-defining-summit-after-months-friction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Politics of Europe Politics of Ukraine Ukraine AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765616 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands protest 'political repressions' in Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/thousands-protest-political-repressions-ukraine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Ukrainians protested in Kiev Monday against "political repressions" by the government of President Viktor Yanukovych as he flew to Brussels for a key Ukraine-European Union summit.</p> <p>About five thousand protesters marched through central streets of capital Kiev before assembling on the main square, in a strong response to demonstration appeals by three opposition movements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/thousands-protest-political-repressions-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian studies AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765858 at http://www.globalpost.com