Shells hit school playground in Ukraine, 4 killed

2014-10-01 12:06

Shells have hit a school playground and a nearby street in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, killing four people including a teacher and a parent, witnesses say.

Ukraine's winter gas problem may be over

2014-09-26 18:30

The European Union has proposed a gas deal between Ukraine and Russia that would guarantee Ukraine at least 5 billion cubic metres of gas for the next six months.

Ukraine prepares to close Russia border

2014-09-25 19:05

President Petro Poroshenko has instructed his government to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state's affairs.

Ukraine to UN: We know what terrorism means

2014-09-25 10:00

Ukraine’s prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea.

Obama may lift sanctions if Russia agrees to peace

2014-09-25 07:22

US President Barack Obama slammed Russia's 'aggression' in Ukraine but has offered to lift sanctions against Moscow if it threw its weight behind a peace deal with Kiev.

Ukraine crisis risks recession for Europe

2014-09-23 15:00

The chief economic adviser at Allianz SE has warned that global markets do not fully appreciate the risk posed by the Ukrainian crisis.

Russia not preparing new 'tit-for-tat sanctions'

2014-09-20 19:59

Russia is not working on a new package of measures in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

2014-09-18 12:35

In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office after the leader speaks to a joint session of Congress.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

2014-09-16 12:36

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight 'terrorism'. What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

No takers for Ukraine president's sweet empire

2014-09-15 12:27

Despite the opportunity it offers in a fast-growing market, it's not easy finding a buyer for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's $1.2bn confectionery empire.

Truce brings no peace for Donetsk residents

2014-09-13 22:30

For people living near the Donetsk airport - where Ukrainian forces claimed to have repelled an assault by pro-Russian separatist fighters - there is no peace.

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

2014-09-12 13:00

The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, a prosecutor says.

West hits Russia with new sanctions

2014-09-12 09:10

The West has hit Russia with new sanctions over its role in the Ukraine conflict after Kiev admitted losing more ground to the rebels.

EU proposes new Ukraine, Russian gas talks

2014-09-11 18:25

Brussels says it has invited Russia and Ukraine to hold new EU-brokered talks in Berlin in a bid to end their dispute over gas deliveries.

Ukraine's displaced just want to go home

2014-09-11 10:27

For the Ukrainians who fled the war zones of the east, life has become a grim daily grind of battling red tape and trying to find food, jobs and shelter.

MH17 likely downed by outside impacts

2014-09-09 14:38

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded.

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

2014-09-09 10:32

A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is set to be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Putin, Poroshenko to continue dialogue

2014-09-08 21:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed in a phone conversation to continue dialogue aimed at ending the conflict in east Ukraine.

EU ready to review Russia sanctions if ceasefire holds

2014-09-08 05:00

Brussels is "ready to review" new sanctions it plans to impose on Russia if a truce between pro-Moscow rebels and the Ukraine holds.

Artillery attack challenges ceasefire Ukraine

2014-09-07 07:38

Ukrainian government forces have c0me under artillery fire near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine guard: Cease-fire is holding

2014-09-06 13:45

The cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east appears to be holding, despite some violations early on, the head of the country's national guard says.

Britain ready to commit 3 500 troops to new Nato force

2014-09-05 13:05

Britain says it could contribute 3 500 troops to a Nato rapid response force designed to meet new threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis and Islamic militant gains in Syria and Iraq.

Ukraine's leader talks about closer Nato ties

2014-09-04 17:53

Ukraine's leader has had talks with Obama and others about closer Nato ties as fighting rages in the southeast.

US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants

2014-09-04 12:15

Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have declared that their nations will 'not be cowed' by extremists.

Ukraine to buy coal from SA

2014-09-03 20:01

Ukraine will buy one million tonnes of coal from South Africa because the military conflict in its Donbass region has disrupted domestic coal production.


Hungary cuts gas to Ukraine

2014-09-27 12:24

Hungary shuts natural gas shipments to Ukraine after Russian assurances about its own supplies.

Ukraine, Russia start work to set up 'buffer zone' in east

2014-09-26 14:41

Senior Ukrainian and Russian military officials have met to mark out a proposed 30km "buffer zone" in eastern Ukraine from which government forces and separatists will move weapons.

EU aims for Ukraine-Russia gas deal

2014-09-25 13:16

European Energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he aims to propose an interim solution to the gas price row between Russia and Ukraine.

Grim reaping for east Ukraine sunflower farmers

2014-09-25 10:00

Fields of sunflowers are ready for harvest, but artillery and rocket attacks are stopping farmers in east Ukraine's frontline villages from gathering crops.

Merkel wants end to Russia, Ukraine gas dispute

2014-09-23 17:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a rapid end to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine troops prepare pullback as truce holds

2014-09-22 17:25

A fragile truce between pro-Russian insurgents and Ukrainian forces appeared to consolidate as clashes subsided and attention focused on the unresolved status of the east.

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

2014-09-19 09:18

US president Barack Obama says $46m in new assistance that the US will provide to Ukraine's military will help the country defend against Russian aggression.

UN: Nearly 370 000 have fled Ukraine

2014-09-16 21:41

Fighting in Ukraine has driven nearly 370 000 people to flee to neighbouring countries, most of them to Russia, the UN has said.

Ukraine should steer middle course - business

2014-09-16 10:45

Ukraine should seek special trade deals with Russia and the EU and consider military non-alignment to help stabilise its economy, say business leaders.

Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

2014-09-14 21:12

Heavy fighting has erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, piling further pressure on a precarious nine-day-old truce.

Ukraine PM warns Russia wants all of Ukraine

2014-09-13 12:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and to restore the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has said.

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

2014-09-12 09:10

The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July is urging authorities to speed up their probe into the accident.

EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia

2014-09-12 09:03

The European Union has put a new round of sanctions into effect against Russia, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies.

New Russia, Ukraine, EU gas talks set

2014-09-11 15:30

Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission will hold a new round of talks on the Russia-Ukraine gas pricing dispute in Berlin, says the Commission.

EU must keep pressure on Russia

2014-09-10 11:30

The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect.

East Ukraine city hit by shells during cease-fire

2014-09-09 14:38

Shelling has continued in Ukraine despite a cease-fire, injuring one woman, the city council of Donetsk says.

Ukraine: 1 200 captives held by rebels now free

2014-09-08 21:24

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced on that 1 200 captives held by pro-Russian rebels have been freed.

Ukraine death toll tops 3 000 if MH17 crash included

2014-09-08 17:25

The UN has said the number of people confirmed killed in the Ukraine conflict has risen above 3 000 if the victims of the MH17 plane crash are included.

Putin, Poroshenko agree ceasefire holding

2014-09-06 18:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko have agreed in a telephone call that a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is generally holding.

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agree ceasefire

2014-09-05 17:02

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have agreed a ceasefire, the first step towards ending a conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine, rebels back peace plan

2014-09-04 20:59

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires depending on a deal.

Russia warns Ukraine against joining Nato

2014-09-04 13:47

Ukraine's renewed drive to join risks derailing progress made towards reaching a ceasefire deal to end the conflict in the east of the country, Russia’s foreign minister says.

Ukraine PM rejects ceasefire as bid to deceive West

2014-09-03 20:07

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has rejected a ceasefire plan unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin as an attempt to deceive the West about Moscow's real intentions.

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