In a 15-page opening statement quickly leaked to US media, Bill Taylor recounted in deep detail how Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, came under sustained pressure after taking office.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff citing witnesses says that US President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was planned in advance and then followed up.
Gordon Sondland had been due to meet behind closed doors with staff of three Democratic-led House committees over the role he may have played in President Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to probe former vice president Joe Biden, a political rival.
US President Donald Trump confirmed he did discuss former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader.
US Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, said he never spoke to his son about overseas business dealings and that President Trump "deserves to be investigated."
US President Donald Trump reportedly urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Trump administration is in a standoff with leaders of the House of Representatives over an August 12 complaint from a whistleblower within the intelligence community, reported to involve Trump's communications with a foreign leader.
The fire in the port city of Odessa led authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels in the country.
The Turkish and American officials ended three days of talks in Ankara to discuss plans for a peace corridor, saying they had agreed to set up an operations centre in Turkey "as soon as possible."
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dissolved the Verkhovna Rada during his swearing-in ceremony in May, triggering snap polls.
Zelenskiy, a comedian with no prior political experience, won the presidency by a landslide last month but his new party has no representation in parliament, making it expedient for him to call a snap poll while his popularity remains high.
Zelenskiy won the Ukrainian presidential election with a strong majority, reigniting hopes and aspirations.
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