Ukraine Events in History

2015 Event - World leaders at the latest G7 meeting reinforce their commitments to reduce carbon-based emissions, reaffirm support for sanctions against Russia in light of the Ukraine conflict, and discuss issues related to Greece's debt load

2015 Event - Russia accuses the U.S. of potentially 'destabilizing' Ukraine by sending paratroopers to train reserve military forces; though a cease fire agreement between Ukrainian pro-government and Russian-backed rebel forces is in place, fighting continues

2015 Event - The U.S. will support the Ukraine in its fight against separatist militants by providing $75 million in non-lethal aid in the form of drones, ambulances and radios; Humvees will also be sent under a separate agreement

2015 Event - Ukraine and Russia negotiate a ceasefire with the support of Germany and France; the agreement calls for an end to fighting, removal of large artillery from the sites of conflict, and greater independence for eastern Ukraine

2014 Event - Ukraine exchanges 222 rebel prisoners for 150 Ukrainian soldiers held by separatist forces; for security reasons, the nation also blockades Crimea, the region annexed by Russia, by stopping bus and train service to and from the area

2014 Event - In light of recent separatist elections, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko seeks to nullify a law that gave greater autonomy to rebel regions; Ukraine does not recognize the election results and will hold national elections as planned in December

2014 Event - Separatists in Eastern Ukraine hold elections in Donetsk and Luhansk; Russia will recognize the elected leaders, but Ukraine and Western nations declare the elections illegitimate

2014 Event - Russia sends roughly 215 trucks of humanitarian supplies into Ukraine without permission from Kiev; the truck contents were inspected by neither Ukrainian officials nor Red Cross members as agreed to by Ukraine and Russia, but Kiev did not protest

2014 Event - Ukrainian troops and separatist forces have halted fighting in eastern Ukraine in accordance with a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine, Russia and the rebel forces

2014 Event - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have agreed to a peace plan that would retain rebel control of parts of eastern Ukraine; the two presidents hope to continue negotiations on Friday

2014 Event - In the face of signs that Russian troops and equipment are aiding rebels in eastern Ukraine, the E.U. proposes further sanctions against Russia; President Vladimir Putin denies the charges while calling for independent statehood of the region

2014 Event - A new front has opened along the Russian- Ukrainian border, with thousands of Russians assisting rebels in Ukraine; Russia claims that it is neither sending nor supporting these forces, but that the troops are fighting with the rebels voluntarily

2014 Event - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet during a conference in Minsk to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine; Putin agreed to support peace, while Poroshenko promised to develop cease-fire plans

2014 Event - Over 250 Russian trucks enter embattled eastern Ukraine without permission to deliver humanitarian aid; NATO questions the true intent of the convoy, claiming that Russia has used deceptive 'aid' convoys in other conflicts

2014 Event - Dutch and Australian police are headed to eastern Ukraine in the continuing search for bodies and evidence in the missile strike of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17; separatists have been accused of tampering with evidence and hindering investigations

2014 Event - Arseny Yatseniuk, prime minister of Ukraine, submits his resignation in frustration over inaction of the parliament to address energy needs and military funding

2014 Event - Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 is hit by a missile while flying over eastern Ukraine, the location of heavy fighting by pro-Russian separatists; the origin of the missile is not yet known; all 298 people aboard the plane were killed in the attack

2014 Event - Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine enter into free-trade pacts with the European Union, a decision counter to that of Kazakhstan and Belarus, who partnered with Russia in creation of the Eurasian Union

2014 Event - Ukrainian rebels honor the government's week-long cease-fire; peace talks were also initiated between the separatists, the ambassador to Russia and an ex-president of the Ukraine standing in for the current administration

2014 Event - The week-long cease-fire in the Ukraine has been endorsed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who urged separatist fighters to stop fighting and instead hold discussions with the Ukrainian government

2014 Event - Petro Poroshenko is inaugurated as the new Ukrainian president; Poroshenko took a firm stand on keeping Ukraine united and suggested plans to ease tensions in the eastern part of the country, including an offer of amnesty for separatists

2014 Event - World leaders gather in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day; Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko and others concerning the need to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine

2014 Event - Businessman Petro Poroshenko wins the Ukraine's presidential election; election turnout was strong despite the nation's internal conflicts with separatist groups, who kept many voting locations closed in the eastern part of the country

2014 Event - Regions of eastern Ukraine announce that their self-organized elections show most voters to be in favor of secession; the election results aren't recognized by the Ukrainian government or its allies

2014 Event - Pope Francis gives Easter Mass in St. Peter's square; his message included prayer for peace in Syria and Ukraine, a halt to Boko Haram attacks against Nigerian Christians, and for all to care for the hungry and the needy

2014 Event - Russia makes assurances that the country will not invade Ukraine in its efforts to resolve the dispute over its annexation of Crimea

2014 Event - President Obama promises that the U.S. will not take military action in Ukraine in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea

2014 Event - Crimean voters support seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia in a referendum deemed illegal by the E.U. and the U.S.

2014 Event - Five cities have submitted bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics: Oslo, Norway; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, China; Krakow, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine; the winner will be selected in July 2015

2014 Event - President Obama meets with Ukrainian acting Prime Minster Yatsenyuk and vows to 'stand with Ukraine' in its conflict with Russia

2014 Event - Renaud Lavillenie, French champion pole vaulter, breaks the previous height record, held by athlete Sergey Bubka, at the Pole Vault Stars meet in Donetsk, Ukraine; Lavillenie reached 6.16 meters indoors, exceeding Bubka's world record of 6.15 m indoors achieved in 1993

2013 Event - Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko posted messages supporting the anti-government protesters who toppled the last status of Vladimir Lenin on her website, calling on suporters to keep up their demands

2013 Event - In a major effort to reduce dependency on Russian gas imports, the government of Ukraine signs a $10 billion shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell

2012 Event - Following controversial elections, Ukraine's Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov and his government, resign en masse

2012 Event - Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's President, signs a controversial law concerning the status of 18 languages as regional and minority languages; the law allows officials in Russian-speaking regions of the country to use Russian in documents and at public events

2011 Event - The 25th anniversary of the disaster in Chernobyl is commemorated by the Ukraine

2010 Event - After being delayed by the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych is sworn in as the 4th President of Ukraine

2010 Event - The declaration of Victor Yanukovych as President of Ukraine is suspended by the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine

2010 Event - Viktor Yanukovych is declared the official winner of Ukraine's presidential election

2009 Event - Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, endorses Russia's decision to turn off gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine

2004 Event - Ukraine re-elects Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich. but the election results were thrown out after large protests about the way the election was conducted

1995 Event - Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns

1994 Death - Volodymyr Ivashko, President of Ukraine (1990-91), dies

1994 Event - Parliamentary election in Ukraine

1994 Event - Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president

1994 Event - Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal

1993 Event - Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns

1993 Event - Ukraine premier Leonid Koetsjma, resigns

1993 Event - Ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma resigns

1991 Event - Russia, Belorussia and Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States

1991 Event - Ukraine declares independence from U.S.S.R.

1990 Event - Ukraine declares independence

1987 Death - Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76

1983 Death - Jevsei G. Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85

1979 Event - 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed

1979 Event - Lazarus and Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood and night in Ukraine," premieres

1977 Birthday - Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater 1994 Olympics gold

1975 Birthday - Milla Jovovich, born in Kiev, Ukraine, actress, Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin

1975 Birthday - Natalia Nadtochey, Miss Ukraine Universe 1997

1975 Birthday - Julia Bikbova, born in Kiev, Ukraine, dance skater

1974 Birthday - Andrei Medvedev, born in Kiev, Ukraine, tennis star, 1991 French Open junior

1973 Birthday - Victoria Nika Zdrok, born in Kiev, Ukraine, playmate October, 1994

1972 Birthday - Alexei Zhitnik, born in Kiev, Ukraine, NHL defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres

1972 Birthday - Olga Chernyak, born in Kiev, Ukraine, U.S. fencer-foil 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Natalia Medvedeva, born in Kiev, Ukraine, tennis star, 1993 Prague Essen

1971 Birthday - Oleg Ladik, born in Kiev, Ukraine, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Elena Brioukhovets, born in Odessa, Ukraine, tennis star, finalist 1990 Moscow

1970 Birthday - Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut

1969 Birthday - Alina Ivanova, born in Ukraine, race walker, indoor 3K world record

1967 Death - Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76

1966 Birthday - Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics

1966 Birthday - Larisa Neiland, born in Lvov, Ukraine, tennis star, 1996 Essen winner

1963 Birthday - Sergey Bubka, Ukraine, pole vaulter, Olympics gold 88, 92

1954 Birthday - Irina Ratushinskaya, born in Odessa, Ukraine, disident poet, Beyond the Limit

1951 Birthday - Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut, STS-87

1942 Event - 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis

1942 Event - Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bocks headquarter/d into/d Ukraine

1942 Event - Colonel General Von Paul' 6th Army enters Ukraine

1942 Event - General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine

1941 Event - Hitler views Poltava Ukraine

1941 Event - Einsatz group kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine

1941 Event - 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa, Ukraine

1941 Event - All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS

1941 Event - 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine

1941 Event - German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine

1941 Event - German army enters Ukraine

1941 Event - 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine

1941 Event - Pro-nazi group declares Ukraine independence

1938 Birthday - Leonid Kuchma, born in Chaikyne, Ukraine, statesman, politician, President of independent Ukraine 1994 - 2005

1937 Death - Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54

1934 Birthday - Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnast, Gold Medals 1956, 1960, 1964 Olympics

1932 Birthday - Aharon Appelfeld, born near Czernowitz, Romania, now Ukraine, Israeli novelist, Holocaust survivor, Hebrew-language author with modernistic, metaphorical writing style

1930 Birthday - Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut, Vostok IV, Soyuz 14

1926 Death - Symon Petljoera, President Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris

1926 Death - Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47

1920 Birthday - Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director, War and Peace

1920 Event - Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence

1920 Event - Polish troops attack Ukraine

1919 Event - Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine

1918 Event - Germany claims Baltic states, Finland and Ukraine from Russia

1918 Event - Ukraine proclaimed a free republic

1917 Birthday - Els Aarne, born in Ukraine, Estonian composer, pianist, composed chamber music for violoncello and double bass, wrote two symphonies, studied with composer Heino Eller

1915 Event - Russia occupies Bukovina and Western Ukraine

1914 Birthday - Jack Delano, born in Kiev, Ukraine, attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, photographer for the Farm Security Administration, composer for Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra

1914 Birthday - Sviatosiav Richter, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine, pianist, Stalin Prize-1945

1913 Event - Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)

1912 Birthday - Jura Soyfer, born in Kharkov, Ukraine, writer, political journalist, imprisoned at Dachau concentration camp, wrote the Dachau song with composer Herbert Zipper

1912 Birthday - Igor Markevitch, born in Kiev, Ukraine, conductor, Le Paradis Perdu

1906 Birthday - Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of U.S.S.R., 1964 - 1982

1905 Birthday - Boris Arapov, born in Poltava, Ukraine, composer, studied with Vladimir Shcherbachov at Leningrad Conservatory, taught at Leningrad Conservatory, received honor Peoples Artist of the USSR in 1976 and Order of Lenin honor in 1986

1905 Birthday - Grigori Kozintsev, born in Kiev, Ukraine, director, Hamlet, King Lear

1904 Birthday - Vladimir Horowitz, born in Kiev, Ukraine, pianist, Carmen

1900 Birthday - Theodosius Dobzhansky, born in Ukraine, genetist/writer, Mankind Evolving

1898 Birthday - Golda Meir, Meyerson, Kiev, Ukraine, 4th Israeli Prime Minister, 1969-74

1897 Birthday - Valentin Katayev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright, Embezzled

1891 Birthday - David Vogel, Ukraine, author, Huwelijksleven

1891 Birthday - Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev, born in Ukraine, composer, Peter and the Wolf

1891 Birthday - Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Sontsovka Ukraine, composer

1891 Birthday - Ilya G Ehrenburg, born in Kiev, Ukraine, writer, Fall of Paris, The Thaw

1891 Birthday - Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, U.S. violinist

1890 Birthday - Vaslav Nijinsky, born in Kiev, Ukraine, ballet dancer, 3/12 NS

1889 Birthday - Vaslav F Nijinski, Ukraine/US ballet dancer, l'apres-midi d'une faune

1887 Birthday - Alexander Archipenko, Ukraine sculptor/lithographer

1886 Birthday - Nicolai Sokoloff, near Kiev Ukraine, conductor, Seattle Symph

1882 Birthday - Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer, Stabatmater

1881 Event - Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine

1880 Birthday - Rosina Lhevinne, born in Kiev, Ukraine, pianist and professor, Juiliard Graduate School

1879 Birthday - Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine, pogroms

1873 Birthday - Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Radi Ukraine, Hebrew poet/translator

1831 Birthday - Helena Blavatsky, born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, founder of the Theosophical Society, with William Quan Judge, Henry Steel Olcott, believed all inner religious teachings are true

1814 Birthday - Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine, national poet, painter and professor of Kiev

1727 Event - Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia

1653 Event - Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine

1648 Event - Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine