House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

2015-03-24 09:37

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.

Putin laughs off rumours over his 10-day absence

2015-03-16 18:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed days of frenzied "rumours" over his health and whereabouts as he reappeared in public after an unusually long 10-day absence.

INFOGRAPHIC: Zuma earns more than most world leaders

2015-03-11 12:32

President Jacob Zuma earns more than UK PM David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, data shows.

Nemtsov killing suspect a cop

2015-03-08 14:21

One of the men detained on suspicion of killing Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya.

Ukraine's frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

2015-03-02 12:22

Ukraine’s frontlines have been relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourn the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic

2015-03-01 11:18

President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe.

Poroshenko: Seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

2015-02-19 16:18

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking with Russia's Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, says the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement.

Ukraine truce holds despite flashpoint town shelling

2015-02-16 10:55

Shelling and mortar fire has thundered around a flashpoint town in east Ukraine despite a new, shaky ceasefire largely observed along the rest of the frontline.

Ukraine fighting still rages

2015-02-14 20:20

Ferocious fighting is still raging in Ukraine threatening a ceasefire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.

Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal

2015-02-12 17:07

Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back and Ukraine would trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border, under a new peace deal hammered out between Russia and Ukraine.


Putin reappears after 10-day absence, looks healthy

2015-03-16 19:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has resurfaced, smiling and looking his normal self after a 10-day absence from public view that fuelled a wave of rumours about his health.

Kremlin declines to comment on Putin absence

2015-03-15 17:38

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has declined to comment on a report from the independent news outlet Dozhd that Russian President Vladimir Putin had not been in Moscow for the last several days.

One of Nemtsov's killers admits guilt

2015-03-08 20:24

Russian news agencies say one of the suspects in the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has admitted involvement in the crime.

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

2015-03-03 09:59

The woman who was with slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says she did not see the gunman who killed him.

Russians march in memory of Nemtsov

2015-03-01 16:28

Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians have marched in Moscow in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Putin 'real, present danger' to Baltics - British minister

2015-02-19 18:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a "real and present danger" to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato is getting ready to repel any possible aggression, British defence secretary says.

Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko agree steps on ceasefire

2015-02-17 10:13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed on concrete steps with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to allow the OSCE to observe the situation in eastern Ukraine given the fragility of the agreed ceasefire.

Ceasefire largely holding in Ukraine

2015-02-15 12:39

A ceasefire between the Kiev government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine appears to be largely holding after it was implemented overnight.

Russia wanted 'immediate' Ukraine truce

2015-02-13 12:37

Russia wanted an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and the deadline was agreed in talks in Minsk under pressure from rebel leaders, President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson says.

Ukraine summit agrees on new ceasefire

2015-02-12 12:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin has emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.

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