Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. It has a population of around 43,000,000.
Ukraine is split roughly between pro-Russian sentiment in the east and those favoring closer ties to the EU in the west.
Both Russia and Ukraine reported a record number of new infections and deaths on Thursday. Meanwhile, German officials are calling for a ban on New Year's Eve fireworks to curb holiday partying. Follow DW for the latest.
Despite five COVID-19 cases in Ukraine's camp the day before the game, the Nations League fixture went ahead. Germany got the win expected of them and after a slow start, took a step forward in their development.
The Ukrainian team were hit with a cluster of positive COVID-19 tests the night before their game against Germany in Leipzig. UEFA's decision to go ahead regardless sends the wrong message, writes DW's Jonathan Harding.
In October, Ukraine's Constitutional Court scrapped anti-graft legislation enacted in 2015. The ruling has precipitated a standoff with the president and is jeopardizing Ukraine's relations with the European Union.
The daily New York Post can once again use their Twitter account, the platform said after blocking them over a story on Joe Biden's son. Senate lawmakers had accused Twitter of censorship during a high-profile hearing.
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy has asked Parliament to dissolve the Constitutional Court after it struck down anti-corruption laws. The court ruling could have ramifications for Ukraine's international relations.
Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko has named a new interior minister and ordered him to ensure security in Minsk. The state is restricting entries from with Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine, citing COVID-19 fears.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called an emergency meeting after Ukraine's Constitutional Court dismantled some key anti-corruption measures. The court ruling could have repercussions for international relations.
An Afghan man accused of kidnapping an American journalist and two Afghan civilians in 2008 was arrested and extradited from Ukraine to the United States for trial, US authorities have said.
It was found in Kyiv and ended up in California — here's how a painting by Renaissance master Lucas Cranach the Elder stolen and resold by the Soviets may be coming home.
Iran mistakenly shot down Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 at a time of spiraling military tensions with the US. Now Iranian and Ukrainian officials are meeting to reach a deal on compensation for the victims' families.
Germany finally got their first ever Nations League win, but it took them an hour to show any sign of the quality expected of them. Julian Draxler impressed, again, but the goals came from elsewhere.
A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students burst into flames after crashing, killing 26 people on board. The cause of the crash is not yet known.
Two Republican senators have described Hunter Biden's board role as "problematic" and "awkward." His father's presidential campaign dismissed the report as an effort to damage Democrats.
Ultra-orthodox Jews hoping to visit the tomb of an important Hasidic rabbi for the Jewish New Year have mostly left the Ukraine-Belarus border. They had been holding out hope for days a travel ban would be lifted.
The EU acted legally when it imposed sanctions on Russian energy companies and banks, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The EU hit firms such as Rosneft with sanctions over Russia's destabilization of Ukraine.
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