Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine

2016-02-05 13:26

The Ukrainian government has accused Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine of violating the shaky truce with large-caliber weapons.

300 Ukraine towns without power in winter freeze

2016-01-19 17:53

Almost 300 Ukrainian towns have been left without power while snowdrifts and blizzards trapped hundreds of vehicles and dozens of ambulances across the former Soviet state.

Western sanctions 'severely' harming Russia

2016-01-11 17:58

President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

2015-12-28 17:39

Crimeans enter New Year with struggles, but no desire to return to Ukraine's fold, reports say, although many inhabitants face hardship.

Kerry wants common ground with Russia on Syria

2015-12-15 19:50

The United States and Russia need to find "common ground" to end Syria's civil war and restore stability in eastern Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

No breakthrough in talks with Russia over EU-Ukraine trade deal

2015-12-01 22:01

Talks aimed at resolving Russian concerns over a free trade agreement struck between the European Union and Ukraine have failed to deliver a breakthrough, with just a month left before the deal comes into effect.

Dutch policeman held for online sale of MH17 'souvenirs'

2015-11-30 13:44

Dutch police have suspended an officer who tried to sell online souvenirs said to have come from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over war-torn Ukraine last year.

Ukraine soldier warns against teddy bear bombs

2015-11-17 19:25

"A bomb can be planted inside", a Ukrainian soldier warned students as he pointed to a stuffed animal at a high school in Mariupol, a strategic port city in Ukraine's war-scarred east.

Artist uses destruction of Lenin statues to put focus on Ukraine

2015-11-10 21:02

Sawn up, toppled, demolished: this has been the fate of monuments to Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin across Ukraine. Now a German-based artist wants to use that destruction to make others more aware of the simmering crisis in Ukraine.

Ukraine, Egypt, Japan win UN Security Council seats

2015-10-15 19:40

Ukraine, Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay have won non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for 2016-17.


Kiev, Warsaw clash over Ukrainians in Poland

2016-01-20 21:35

Kiev and Warsaw have disagreed on whether the one million Ukrainians living in Poland are refugees or economic migrants, as Europe tackles an unprecedented immigration crisis.

Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree new truce deal

2016-01-13 23:30

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have agreed a new truce deal that goes into immediate effect and replaces one broken just hours after being signed at the end of December.

Uncertainty in Ukraine's rebel east

2015-12-30 18:20

People in In Ukraine's rebel east say they are living with uncertainty as the aura in the capital, Donetsk, feels more forced than festive.

Ukraine won't pay $3bn debt to Russia

2015-12-18 20:37

Ukraine has announced it will not make good on its $3bn debt to Russia due this weekend, deepening a row with Moscow which said it would take Kiev to court.

Nato might resume talks with Russia

2015-12-02 19:03

Nato will explore the possibility of resuming high-level political talks with Moscow through a council that has largely been inactive since Russia's annexation of Crimea, the chief of the military alliance says.

Russia may cause 'environmental disaster' in Ukraine: Poroshenko

2015-11-30 21:31

Russia risks causing an 'environmental disaster' in eastern Ukraine with its support for rebel forces, President Petro Poroshenko has told a UN climate conference.

Russia to ban food imports from Ukraine

2015-11-18 22:45

Moscow will ban food imports from neighbouring Ukraine starting on January 1, Russia's economic development minister says.

Putin proposes Ukraine debt restructuring

2015-11-16 21:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin is proposing restructuring the $3bn debt owed by Ukraine to his country.

European rights watchdog calls eastern Ukraine situation 'acute'

2015-11-03 17:04

A report released by the Council of Europe human rights commissioner has warned of deteriorating humanitarian conditions in eastern Ukraine due to the region's ongoing conflict.

Russia appeals to UN aviation body to open new MH17 probe

2015-10-14 14:38

Russia has appealed to the UN aviation body to open a new probe into last year’s downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over the eastern Ukraine, the chief of the Russian aviation agency says.

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