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Security Council: UN calls for ‘spirit and letter’ of Ukraine agreements to be upheld, as Russia issues simplified citizenship decree

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The UN’s political affairs chief has urged all parties to the peace plan protocol for eastern Ukraine known as the Minsk Agreements, to avoid “any unilateral steps” that could undermine efforts to demilitarize the eastern conflict zone.

Trump congratulates Zelenskiy on winning Ukrainian presidential election - Reports

Moscow, Apr 22 (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated Volodymyr Zelenskiy on winning the Ukrainian presidential race, Ukrainian media have reported.

Zelensky wins Ukraine's presidential election

Kiev, Apr 21 (Xinhua/UNI) The national exit poll showed on Sunday that Ukrainian actor Volodymyr Zelensky won the country's presidential election by gaining 73.2 percent of the votes in the second round as of 1800 hrs local time (1500 GMT), the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency said.

Ukraine measles outbreak kills 14, infects over 32,000

Kiev, Mar 26 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 14 people died and more than 32,000 were infected in a major measles outbreak in Ukraine in the past three months, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday.

US slaps Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia

Washington, Mar 16 (Xinhua/UNI) The US Treasury announced on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on six Russian individuals and eight entities for supporting Russia's role in the Ukraine issue.

Windstorm kills at least 3 in Ukraine

Kiev, Mar 11 (Xinhua/UNI): A severe windstorm hit several regions in central, southern and northern Ukraine on Sunday and Monday, claiming the lives of at least three people and injuring four others, the State Service for Emergencies said.

Joint UN, OSCE engagement can address crisis in Ukraine, other ‘dark spots of conflict’ in Europe

New York, Mar 8 (IBNS): What is happening in and around Ukraine is “unacceptable, the Chairperson-in-Office for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.

Civilians ‘continue to pay highest price’ in Ukraine conflict, with peace prospects losing ‘momentum’

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): “Civilians continue to pay the highest price” arising from Ukraine’s on-going conflict with separatist rebels in the east, the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, a conflict which is still claiming lives.

Top UN official urges Russia and Ukraine to step away from further confrontation at sea

New York, Nov 27 (IBNS): An “immediate de-escalation” of tensions is needed in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, the United Nations top political official has said, underlining the importance of “earnest attempts” to find a peaceful resolution to years of simmering conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine: Temperatures plunge amid rising humanitarian needs

New York, Nov 16 (IBNS): Amidst an ongoing active conflict that seems to have fallen off the international community’s radar, temperatures in eastern Ukraine dropping well below zero and leaving millions are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, said the United Nations, calling for support.

In UN address, Ukraine President denounces Russia's ‘aggressive expansionist policies’

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS): Devoting most of his speech before the United Nations General Assembly to castigating Russia for what he said was its “2014 annexation of Crimea” and backing separatists fighting in the Ukraine’s east, Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, said that only international action will stop Moscow’s “aggressive expansionist policies.”

UN experts urge Ukraine to stop ‘systematic persecution’ of Roma minority

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of violent attacks allegedly perpetrated by members of extreme right-wing groups, United Nations human rights experts have said.

UN calls for ‘new political energy’ to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine

New York, May 30 (IBNS): The United Nations top political affairs official on Tuesday stressed the need to breathe life back into ongoing efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, now in its fifth year, which has killed and injured thousands of civilians, plunging the country into a humanitarian crisis.

Ukraine: 200,000 children forced to learn in bullet-riddled classrooms

New York, May 5 (IBNS): Some 200,000 girls and boys in eastern Ukraine are commuting to schools whose classroom walls are often riddled with bullets, and playgrounds scattered with metal remnants of war.

Ukraine: UN calls for protection of civilians after attacks on water facility workers

New York, Mar 16 (JEN): Following recent shelling of water treatment workers in eastern Ukraine, a senior United Nations official has called on all parties to the conflict to protect those civilians who maintain critical infrastructure.