January 31, 1995 |
In a desolate forest in northern Ukraine, American know-how is transforming a vast junkyard of the Soviet military's dangerous detritus into a landmark peace-into-profits recycling facility. Hundreds of thousands of tons of bullets, bombs, mines, missiles and other Cold War relics left in Ukraine in the wake of the 1991 demise of the Soviet Union will be dismantled and their component metals and chemicals sold.
April 24, 1992 |
Joining the world's exclusive space club is a pricey proposition. Only the wealthy nations like the United States, France and Japan or large countries like China and India can afford it. Brazil, Taiwan and Iran are among the next in line. But the newest contender comes from what appears to be an unlikely corner of the world: Ukraine. After just four months of independence, Ukrainians would appear to have enough problems on Earth without looking for new ones in space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2001
Ukraine, once the bread basket of the Soviet Union, is now more a basket case. The inept and corrupt government led since 1994 by President Leonid D. Kuchma has made a country of rich natural resources into a ward of development agencies. The United States and its European allies once thought Kuchma was capable of leading the country out of Moscow's orbit and bringing prosperity to its 52 million people.
August 20, 2001 |
An underground methane and coal-dust explosion killed 36 miners, injured 44 and left more than a dozen missing in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The morning accident--the deadliest this year in the country's hazardous coal mines--came as more than 250 miners were working underground at the Zasyadko mine in the coal-rich Donetsk region, authorities said. "This is a tragedy.
January 16, 1993 |
President Boris N. Yeltsin swept away a major obstacle to strategic disarmament, announcing Friday that Russia has agreed to place Ukraine under the protection of its atomic umbrella. "Russia guarantees it will maintain and safeguard Ukraine's integrity and protect its borders from a possible nuclear attack," Yeltsin said.
September 25, 1993 |
Spurred by appeals to avoid a constitutional conflict like the one convulsing Russia, Ukraine's Parliament voted Friday to hold early parliamentary and presidential elections next year. Ukrainian officials said they hoped that the balloting will lead to ratification of treaties, long held up by parliamentary opposition, that oblige Ukraine to give up the nuclear missiles it inherited from the former Soviet Union.