Freed pilot arrives in Ukraine to hero's welcome

2016-05-25 18:05

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has returned home to a hero's welcome after nearly two years in a Russian prison.

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

2016-05-21 17:15

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights.

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

2016-04-26 17:04

Ukrainians have held candlelit vigils to mark 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.

NATO, Russia to hold highest-level talks since Crimea annexation

2016-04-20 11:37

NATO and Russia begin their highest level talks for nearly two years, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine turns to young pro-EU premier

2016-04-14 20:00

Ukraine's parliament has appointed pro-Western speaker Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister in a bid to end months of political gridlock.

Embattled Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk resigns

2016-04-10 19:02

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation in the wake of a months-long political crisis.

Savchenko: Kiev says Putin must keep his promise

2016-03-22 21:01

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has offered to swap two suspected Russian soldiers captured in the separatist east for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who has been jailed for 22 years.

Putin visits Crimea to mark 2 years since annexation

2016-03-18 22:29

President Vladimir Putin has visited Crimea as Russia marked two years since annexing the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine.

Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot 'feeling much better'

2016-03-14 21:00

Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, on trial in Russia over the murder of two journalists, is feeling "a lot better" since she resumed drinking water, her lawyer says.

Ukrainian pilot denounces her trial in Russia

2016-03-10 06:36

Defiant in her closing statement to a Russian court, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko brandished her middle finger and burst into the Ukrainian national anthem.


Ukraine fighting escalates: 7 soldiers killed

2016-05-24 20:28

Ukrainian officials say seven soldiers have been killed over the past day in rebellious eastern Ukraine.

Pregnant woman among 4 killed in east Ukraine

2016-04-27 17:59

Four civilians including a pregnant woman have been killed and eight others wounded when their cars came under mortar fire in war-torn eastern Ukraine, rebel officials say.

The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

2016-04-25 23:02

Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown.

Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot

2016-04-19 16:56

Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko says, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine.

Threats to force-feed Ukraine pilot

2016-04-11 21:08

Medical tests on a jailed Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike show her blood is thickening, putting her at risk of developing a blood clot which could kill her, her lawyers say.

Australia seals uranium deal with Ukraine

2016-04-01 19:30

Australia has announced a pact to export uranium to Ukraine, which could help ease Kiev's traditional reliance on hostile neighbour Russia for energy.

Russia sentences Ukraine pilot to 22yrs

2016-03-22 16:50

A Russian court has found a Ukrainian pilot guilty of complicity to murder in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, opening a path to a potential prisoner swap.

A fighters' best friends in east Ukraine

2016-03-16 17:09

They fight rats, depression and even serve in combat roles - dogs and yes, some cats, have turned into a prized companion for fighters on both sides of eastern Ukraine's separatist war.

Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike agrees to take water

2016-03-10 16:57

A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she has agreed to take water, but will continue a hunger strike following an appeal by Ukraine's president.

Ukrainians picket Russian embassy over pilot

2016-03-08 18:03

Hundreds of angry Ukrainians have picketed Moscow's embassy in Kiev as global calls grew for the release of a hunger-striking military helicopter pilot on trial in Russia.

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