Georgians flood streets of capital Tbilisi to seek release of jailed ex-president and opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili who was arrested in early October upon his return from exile in Ukraine.
Moscow is not interested in making peace with Kiev in an intent to keep the conflict protracted, forcing Ukraine to talk to Russia-backed separatists in the Donbass region.
Kiev marks 35th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident while releasing a cache of archive documents suggesting that Soviet authorities hushed up at least three accidents at the plant in 1982 and 1984.
Russia has built up troops along the border, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict in Ukraine's mainly Russian-speaking east.
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy calls on NATO member states to strengthen their military presence in the Black Sea region to act as a "powerful deterrent" to Russia. Kremlin says NATO membership for Ukraine would do no good in resolving the conflict.
Democrats are seeking to have the Senate subpoena former adviser John Bolton to testify against President Trump, but Republicans threatened to demand that presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, also testify.
Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko says Kiev has received "full cooperation" from Iran which has allowed its 50 experts access to black box flight recorders of the crashed Ukrainian plane.
President Vladimir Putin stands in driver's cabin of the shortened three-carriage train for the official opening of the railway bridge that links annexed Crimea to southern Russia.
The goals of the meeting include disbanding illegal militias, the departure of foreign fighters from Donetsk and Lugansk, and Ukraine taking back control of its border with Russia, according to a French presidential source.
Impeachment proceedings in the US are obscuring US foreign policy on Ukraine, and only one victor will emerge from this scenario: Russia.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomes two gunboats and a tugboat seized in November 2018 after what Moscow says was an illegal breach of the Russian border. "Some of the equipment is missing, as well as some weapons," Zelenskiy says.
Trump is accused by Democrats of abusing his power by using US military assistance and a possible White House meeting to pressure President Volodymyr Zelensky into opening a probe into Biden and his son Hunter.
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