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Ilya Zhegulev

With warm words and fast visas, neighbours woo IT workers fleeing Belarus

01 Oct 2020

By Ilya Zhegulev, Margaryta Chornokondratenko and Andrius Sytas

Ukraine and Belarus argue over Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at border

16 Sep 2020

KYIV Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them to enter due to coronavirus restrictions.

Belarusian leader credits Russian TV for helping him survive media strike

02 Sep 2020

MOSCOW/KYIV Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, has thanked Russian state-backed television channel RT for providing journalists to help prop up Belarusian state media after hundreds of staff went on strike in protest against his rule.

Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at Ukraine airports after travel ban

29 Aug 2020

KYIV Hasidic Jews arriving in Ukraine for an annual pilgrimage were stranded at airports on Friday after the government partially closed the border, a representative of the Rabbi Nachman International Charitable Foundation said.

Ukraine alleges $5 million bribe over Burisma, no Biden link

13 Jun 2020

KIEV Ukrainian officials on Saturday said they were offered $5 million in bribes to end a probe into energy company Burisma's founder, but said there was no connection to former board member Hunter Biden whose father is running for the U.S. presidency.

Ukraine found no evidence against Hunter Biden in case audit: former top prosecutor

04 Jun 2020

KIEV An audit of thousands of old case files by Ukrainian prosecutors found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Hunter Biden, the former prosecutor general, who had launched the audit, told Reuters.

After long battle, Ukraine plans to privatise power producer Centrenergo next year

30 May 2020

KIEV Ukraine will privatise the thermal power producer Centrenergo in the second quarter of 2021 after finally succeeding in changing the company's management amid bomb threats and a legal battle, the head of the State Property Fund told Reuters on Friday.

After long battle, Ukraine plans to privatise power producer Centrenergo next year

30 May 2020

KIEV, May 29 Ukraine will privatise the thermal power producer Centrenergo in the second quarter of 2021 after finally succeeding in changing the company's management amid bomb threats and a legal battle, the head of the State Property Fund told Reuters on Friday.

Ukrainian surrogate babies bound for U.S., Europe stranded by virus lockdown

15 May 2020

KIEV Lying in rows of cots in a small hotel on the outskirts of Kiev, 51 babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in Ukraine as the coronavirus lockdown is preventing parents from the United States, Europe and elsewhere from collecting them. | Video

Ukraine must drain corruption swamp, Saakashvili says in latest comeback

08 May 2020

KIEV Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, vowed on Friday to help his new boss, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, clean out a political "swamp" of oligarchs' interests that he said were preventing Ukraine prospering.

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