Ukraine has six months to meet European Union terms for an association agreement instead of a May deadline the 27-nation bloc set for improving its judiciary and electoral system, according to the foreign minister of Lithuania, which takes over the rotating EU presidency in July.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today on what was already obvious: that Ukraine's imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on abuse-of-office charges was politically motivated -- or at least unrelated to the accusations themselves.
Ukraine’s government submitted a bill to permit the sale of state-owned NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy and lease its natural gas pipelines and storage facilities as part of an overhaul of the loss-making energy company.
Soccer star Andriy Shevchenko’s political debut is buoying President Viktor Yanukovych’s bid to retain control of parliament in elections Ukraine says will reinvigorate strained ties with the European Union.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said he wants to pursue European Union membership for the former Soviet republic that is also being wooed by a Russian-led customs union with the lure of lower natural-gas prices.