KIEV, Ukraine—An Aeroflot-operated Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional passenger jet crashed and burned in a “hard landing” at Moscow’s Sheremyetevo airport on Sunday, killing 41 of the 78 passengers on board.
KIEV, Ukraine—TV comic actor-turned politician Volodymyr Zelensky defeated sitting president Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine’s second round run-off presidential election Sunday.
KIEV, Ukraine—The Ukrainian presidential election will head to a runoff April 21 after Volodymyr Zelensky received 30.3 percent of the Ukrainian vote and current President Petro Poroshenko received 16 percent in the first round of voting, according to exit polling. Observers say Ukraine’s hopes for NATO membership may be in jeopardy with the possibility of a new president.
Ukraine’s sitting president, Poroshenko had been working toward membership in the European Union as well as the NATO alliance. Zelensky had been leading significantly in the polls up until the March 31 vote, but his lead in exit polling was much higher than anticipated.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he hopes to be able in the coming days to announce additional measures along with Western allies to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine.
KIEV—Some 13,000 people have been killed, a quarter of them civilians, and as many as 30,000 wounded in the war in eastern Ukraine since it broke out in April 2014, the United Nations says.
President Donald Trump announced late Thursday morning that he would not meet as scheduled with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the upcoming G20 summit.
Russian hackers indicted last month as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into interference in the 2016 election have also targeted Orthodox clergy.
The husband of Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Democratic congressional candidate in Florida, has received at least $700,000 from firms connected to a Ukrainian believed to sponsor contract killings.