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Stories with place: Kiev
  • Freed Ukrainian pilot gets hero's welcome on return to Kiev story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-25-16 3:40 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. On Wednesday she made a celebrated return to the country still embroiled in a fight against Moscow-backed separatists.

  • The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 2:00 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):

  • US to maintain Russia sanctions, hopes EU will keep them too 
    Updated: May-23-16 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Washington will maintain economic sanctions against Russia over its support of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea and is hopeful that the European Union will do the same, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

  • Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 9:32 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala's win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Memories painful on Chernobyl's 30th anniversary story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:08 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful memories.