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      Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with Ukrainian jet downed in Iran
      Jul24

      Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with Ukrainian jet downed in Iran

      KYIV – The transcript from the black boxes of a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on Jan 8 confirm illegal interference with the plane, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister wrote on Twitter on Friday (July 24). Mr Yevhenii Yenin said Kyiv was expecting an Iranian delegation to visit Ukraine next week for talks. The Canadian...

      Man seizes bus, takes 20 passengers hostage in western Ukraine
      Jul21

      Man seizes bus, takes 20 passengers hostage in western Ukraine

      KYIV – A man who said he was armed with weapons and explosives seized control of a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday (July 21) and took about 20 people on board hostage, police said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Facebook that “shots were heard, the bus was damaged”. The man’s demands were...

      Robbers grab 100,000 surgical masks at gunpoint as Ukraine enters shutdown
      Mar18

      Robbers grab 100,000 surgical masks at gunpoint as Ukraine enters shutdown

      KIEV – Ukrainian shops, restaurants and transport shut down on Tuesday as the country tightened restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, while police arrested five people suspected of trying to rob 100,000 surgical masks at gunpoint in Kiev. The country has seven confirmed cases of the coronavirus so far, including one death....

      Dutch trial seeks justice for MH17 families
      Mar05

      Dutch trial seeks justice for MH17 families

      The Netherlands will put four people on trial next week over the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, giving families hope of justice even if the suspects are not in the dock. For more than five years relatives have called for the prosecution of those responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with the loss of all 298...

      Netherlands says it rejected Moscow offer for MH17 prosecution
      Feb13

      Netherlands says it rejected Moscow offer for MH17 prosecution

      THE HAGUE – The Netherlands has turned down an offer by Russia to prosecute three men suspected of involvement in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch justice minister said on Wednesday (Feb 12). Ferd Grapperhaus said Moscow sent a letter in October last year in which it asked whether the Dutch would consider...

      In political triumph, Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges
      Feb06

      In political triumph, Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

      US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency on Wednesday, winning acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Only the third US leader ever placed on trial, Trump readily defeated the Democratic-led effort to expel...

      New video shows two Iranian missiles hit Ukraine plane in Iran: NYT
      Jan15

      New video shows two Iranian missiles hit Ukraine plane in Iran: NYT

      WASHINGTON – New security camera footage shows two Iranian missiles, fired 30 seconds apart, hit a Ukrainian commercial airliner after takeoff from Tehran on Jan. 8, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The missiles were launched from an Iranian military facility eight miles away from the plane, the newspaper said. Neither missile took...

      Iran plane crash: Ticket change in Teheran saves Ukrainian’s life
      Jan13

      Iran plane crash: Ticket change in Teheran saves Ukrainian’s life

      KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian political analyst who was in Iran’s capital for an international conference planned to head home when it was done, but then chose to stay one more day and do some sightseeing. The decision saved his life. Andrey Buzarov told the Associated Press on Sunday that his original plan would have put him on the...

      Ukraine says airliner may have been downed by missile but not confirmed yet
      Jan10

      Ukraine says airliner may have been downed by missile but not confirmed yet

      KIEV – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that the possibility a missile downed a Ukrainian passenger airplane over Iran this week killing all on board had not been ruled out but it had not been confirmed yet. He said would discuss the investigation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later on Friday. “The...

      Tehran challenges suggestion Iran missile downed Ukraine jet
      Jan10

      Tehran challenges suggestion Iran missile downed Ukraine jet

      TEHRAN – Iran, alluding to “doubtful scenarios”, on Thursday (Jan 9) challenged international suggestions that the Ukrainian airliner that crashed outside Tehran this week was mistakenly downed by an Iranian missile. The Iranian government, in a statement, urged Canada to share its information after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...