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Six people died when fire swept through a psychiatric hospital for war veterans in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, authorities said Tuesday.

Six dead in fire at Ukraine psychiatric hospital

Six people died when fire swept through a psychiatric hospital for war veterans in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, authorities said Tuesday.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Ukraine election: Comedian leads presidential contest

A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, early results indicate.

Envoy: Ukraine’s orthodox church independence from Russia is historic

The Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Valerii Aleksandruk, has described the January 6 independence of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church from Russia as historic.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gives a speech during a meeting with his supporters in Kiev on January 29, 2019. – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 29, 2019 launched an uphill battle for re-election, five years on from a bloody uprising that brought him to power on a promise to tackle corruption. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko announces re-election bid

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday launched an uphill battle for re-election, five years on from a bloody uprising that brought him to power on a promise to tackle corruption.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a press conference in Kiev on December 16, 2018. – Tensions between Ukraine and Russia rose on November 25, when Russian forces seized three Ukranian navy vessels and their crew. Russia maintained an increased military presence on the Ukrainian border, having withdrawn “less than 10%” of its workforce since the peak of tension between the two countries, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on December 16, 2018. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Petro Poroshenko announces end to martial law in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced the end of a martial law in the country’s border regions, which was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian president slams Russian church as ‘national security threat’

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine is split between the largest branch whose clerics pledge loyalty to the head of the Russian church, Patriarch Kirill, and one that is overseen by Kiev-based Patriarch Filaret.

Ukraine: Gas shortage fully covered

Ukraine on Sunday said it had resolved its gas shortage caused by the refusal of Russia's Gazprom to restart natural gas deliveries.

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