Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

2015-07-03 10:04

Malaysia has told the UN Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Ukraine troops killed ahead of peace talks

2015-06-22 22:12

Ukraine has reported the death of two soldiers in the past day of fighting with pro-Russian insurgents across the industrial east.

Ukrainian soldiers admit killing mom, daughter

2015-06-18 05:46

Two Ukrainian servicemen have confessed to murdering a mother and daughter in east Ukraine after suspecting them of separatist sympathies, the prosecutor's office for the Kiev-controlled part of Donetsk region says.

Ukraine soldier killed, 21 hurt in clashes with separatists

2015-06-14 17:59

Ukraine's military says escalating clashes between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist east left one Ukrainian soldier dead and 21 injured.

Pope tells Putin: Sincere peace efforts needed for Ukraine

2015-06-11 08:45

Pope Francis has encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in 'sincere' international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican.

Kiev gay rights march ends in uproar

2015-06-06 14:01

At least seven people have been injured and more than 20 arrested in Kiev as scuffles broke out between pro- and against gay rights supporters.

5 Ukrainian servicemen killed in fighting with eastern separatists

2015-06-04 12:16

Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, mostly near the government-held town of Maryinka where pro-Russian rebels were trying to make a significant advance, a presidential aide says.

More than 6 400 killed amid 'tremendous hardship' in Ukraine says UN

2015-06-01 15:19

The United Nations says that more than 6 400 people had been killed in conflict-wracked Ukraine, and despite a slowdown in fighting, millions more are suffering from abuses and hardship.

Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine

2015-05-28 11:08

Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry, including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a report says.


New PR war between Russia, Ukraine

2015-07-02 20:00

A new public relations war is raging between Moscow and Kiev after Ukraine deported a reporter with Russia's Channel One television for allegedly running "destructive" stories about the crisis-torn ex-Soviet state.

Netherlands, Malaysia push for UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

2015-06-25 06:29

The Netherlands, Malaysia and three other countries want a UN tribunal to be set up to try those responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine last year, a senior diplomat says.

3 killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks

2015-06-21 20:07

Ukraine has reported the death of two soldiers, while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev's forces of killing a civilian as fresh clashes preceded peace talks aimed at ending the 15-month war.

Nato chief accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2015-06-17 18:47

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has criticised Russia for the decision to add at least 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year - a move that Moscow has blamed on the military alliance.

US accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine

2015-06-12 08:51

Washington's UN envoy has accused Russia of spinning 'outright lies' on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin's direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev's pro-Western drive.

Landmine kills 7 Ukrainian soldiers

2015-06-08 21:59

At least seven Ukrainian servicemen have died after their truck hit a mine planted by pro-Russian insurgents in the war-torn country's separatist east, a Kiev military spokesperson says.

US concerned about surge in east Ukraine fighting

2015-06-05 05:46

The United States is concerned over a recent flare-up in fighting in eastern Ukraine, a senior White House official says.

Russia blames Ukraine for fresh fighting

2015-06-03 22:34

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has blamed a fresh outbreak of fighting in east Ukraine on "provocations" by the Ukrainian armed forces.

Putin makes troop deaths a state secret

2015-05-28 21:17

Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned revealing information about troop deaths during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

Ukraine running out of HIV treatment - activists

2015-05-27 17:23

A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV has warned that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the deadly virus.

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