Ukraine president offers cease-fire

2014-06-18 12:47

Ukraine president proposes a unilateral cease-fire by his troops.

Rebels seize 3 govt bases in eastern Ukraine

2014-06-05 09:16

Pro-Russian insurgents have captured three government bases in eastern Ukraine in a series of humiliating defeats for the beleaguered armed forces.

Early results show Poroshenko winning Ukraine vote

2014-05-26 10:40

Early returns have suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko has been elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting.

EU efforts squashed by fresh Ukraine violence

2014-05-14 13:33

Separatist rebels have killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in a bloody ambush in the restive east, rattling efforts by Europe to step up a diplomatic push to resolve the escalating crisis.

Ukraine in assault on rebel-held town

2014-05-02 12:55

Ukraine’s army has launched what insurgents say is a full-scale military assault on the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, raising the stakes in the stand-off with Russia.

Kiev: Police helpless to restore order

2014-04-30 13:30

Ukraine’s police and security forces are "helpless" to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia, the country’s president says.

Wounded Ukraine mayor 'stable' in Israel hospital

2014-04-29 14:08

The mayor of eastern Ukraine's biggest city is in a stable condition in a hospital in Israel, where he was flown after being wounded in a high-profile assassination attempt.

Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

2014-04-24 14:58

Ukrainian government troops have moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints.

'Stop talking and start acting' Biden tells Russia

2014-04-22 14:55

US Vice President Joe Biden has warned Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

With Crimea won, Putin tries not to lose Ukraine

2014-04-14 13:14

Vladimir Putin looks likely to go down as the leader who won back Crimea, but he is fighting to avoid also being remembered as having let Ukraine escape from Moscow's sphere of influence.


Curb Ukraine unrest, G7 warns Putin

2014-06-05 13:24

World leaders have urged Vladimir Putin to stop destabilising Ukraine or face further sanctions, as they met without a Russian president for the first time since the 1990s.

Ukraine leader vows to punish rebels

2014-05-30 07:26

Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish pro-Russian rebels who downed an army helicopter in the east of the country, killing 12 troops.

Ukraine in 'full-scale civil war' - Putin

2014-05-23 13:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the crisis in Ukraine had evolved into a full-scale civil war, blaming Washington for backing the overthrow of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Ukraine wages costly assault on rebels

2014-05-06 08:53

Diplomatic efforts to contain the crisis tearing Ukraine apart has intensified as government forces stepped up an offensive around a town held by pro-Russian rebels.

Obama, Merkel talks focus on Ukraine

2014-05-02 08:56

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the escalating Ukraine crisis after Kiev brought back military conscription and a pro-Russian rebellion threatens the country.

More buildings seized in east Ukraine

2014-04-30 12:26

Pro-Russian gunmen have seized more administrative buildings in eastern Ukraine, further raising tensions in Ukraine's Russian-leaning regions shaken by separatist unrest.

Russia assures US it won't invade Ukraine

2014-04-29 08:04

Moscow has assured Washington it will not invade Ukraine, the US Defence Department says after the US and Europe imposed fresh sanctions on Russia.

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

2014-04-23 09:42

Ukraine has relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions.

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

2014-04-15 11:25

Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken over by pro-Russian forces, with most of the seizures following the same pattern.

Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation

2014-04-14 09:46

Towns in eastern Ukraine have braced for military action from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a deadline to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings.

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