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UN-led aid convoy brings 23 tonnes of humanitarian goods across contact line in east Ukraine

New York: Twenty-three tonnes of urgently needed aid items have reached the eastern Ukrainian province around Donetsk, after a humanitarian convoy crossed the contact line into non-Government-controlled territory, the UN said on Friday.

Ukraine aspiring to join NATO for many years, up to alliance to decide

Washington/Sputnik: Ukraine has aspired to join NATO for many years but it is up to the alliance to decide whether it will accept the country, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

Former Ukrainian Minister accused of running global smuggling racket in Africa & S Asia

Kiev: Oleksandr Onyshchenko, once an Assistant Minister in Ukraine, is today a fugitive charged with gold smuggling in various parts of the world including Africa and South Asia.  

Experts accuse Iran of rights violations in shooting down Ukraine airlines flight

New York: Iran committed multiple human rights violations in shooting downing Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 last year and in the aftermath of the deadly attack, two  independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday.

Azerbaijan says consulate in Ukraine's Kharkiv attacked

Baku/Sputnik: The Azerbaijani consulate building in Ukraine's city of Kharkiv has suffered a shooting attack, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, adding that no casualties were reported.

Ukraine confirms first case of coronavirus infection in man returning from Italy

Kiev/Sputnik/UNI: Ukraine announced its first case of coronavirus infection in a man who returned from Italy, Deputy Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said Tuesday.

Iran Ukraine jointly decipher black box of crashed Ukrainian plane: Iranian minister

Tehran/Xinhua: Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said on Saturday that Iran and Ukraine are jointly investigating the black box of the downed Ukrainian plane in Iran, Tehran Times daily reported.

Ukraine's president rejects prime minister's resignation

Kiev/Xinhua/UNI: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declined a resignation offer by the country's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported on Friday.

Ukraine wants Iran's guilty plea over plane crash formalized: Foreign Minister

Kiev/Sputnik: Kiev wants Iran’s guilty plea for shooting down a Ukrainian plane near Tehran be cemented in an internationally recognized document, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Friday.

Iran to take US to Int'l criminal court in The Hague over Soleimani killing

Tehan/Sputnik/uUNI: Iran intends to hold the US government and armed forces accountable for the killing of its top military commander, Qasem Soleimani, bringing a case against it to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, judicial spokesman Gholam Hossein Ismaili said on Tuesday.

Ukrainian plane downing: Several people detained

Tehran/IBNS: Iran's judiciary said several people have been detained in connection with the crash of a Ukrainian plane in Tehran last week.

Netanyahu accuses Iran of deliberately lying about downed Ukrainian plane

Telaviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of deliberately misleading the world about true causes of Ukraine's Boeing 737 fatal crash as it knew but failed to say right away that the jetliner was shot down by the Iranian military by mistake.

Black boxes of plane crashed in Iran to be deciphered in Ukraine: French Bureau BEA

Moscow/Sputnik: Black boxes of a plane that crashed in Iran will be deciphered in Ukraine, while French experts will participate in the technical work, France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said on Saturday, adding that Tehran was responsible for communication and the investigation process.

Ukrainian plane brought down due to human error: Iran

Tehran/IBNS: Iran's military on Saturday said it shot down the Ukrainian passenger flight this week due to 'human error', reported Iran's state TV.

Intelligence indicates Ukrainian international airlines jet shot down by missile - Trudeau

Toronto/Sputnik/UNI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at a press conference on Thursday that Canada has intelligence that the ill-fated Ukrainian International Airlines flight was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. He added that the strike may have been unintentional.