Rebels in Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles

2015-04-01 17:57

Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

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 fêtes Crimea takeover in front of huge crowd

2015-03-18 20:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin has triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea.

US to send more aid, small drones to Ukraine

2015-03-11 21:24

US officials say Vice President Joe Biden is telling the Ukraine president that the US will send more aid to the country. That will include small drones and armoured Humvees.

Merkel: EU army still a long way off

2015-03-10 13:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given her support to a new push to forge a European army in the wake of the outbreak of tensions with Russia.

Death toll in Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

2015-03-05 18:13

Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32.

Dozens feared dead after mine blast in Ukraine

2015-03-04 10:55

Dozens of miners are feared dead following a coal mine blast in rebel-held east Ukraine, a mining union spokesperson says.

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.

Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6 000

2015-03-02 15:41

The UN human rights office says more than 6 000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago.


West wants to weaken Russia, says Assad

2015-03-27 12:32

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he says has also been used against his own country.

Ukraine's president dismisses powerful regional governor

2015-03-25 14:32

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.

Mystery bombings muddy waters in Ukraine's divided port city

2015-03-20 11:03

Alina Radchenko lost track after about the 15th bombing in Odessa, where she runs a volunteer centre to support battalions fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east.

No confirmed date for Ukraine-Russia gas talks

2015-03-13 13:29

The European Union does not yet have confirmation for a meeting between Ukraine and Russia for talks on gas supplies, says the bloc's energy commissioner.

Nato: Ukraine cease-fire monitors must get full access

2015-03-11 16:01

Nato’s secretary general has insisted international observers be given the freedom of movement and the protection that need to nominate the cease-fire in Ukraine.

Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

2015-03-06 14:31

Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s ceasefire accord.

Thirty-three miners killed in Ukraine

2015-03-04 23:03

Thirty-three miners have died in an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

Ukraine FM casts doubt on Russia ceasefire

2015-03-03 09:59

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has cast doubt on hopes that a UN-backed truce with pro-Russian rebels will stick, as he called for an expansion of international monitoring.

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.

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