Moscow, Russia gas deal cutting it thin

2014-10-20 18:45

An interim deal by Moscow and Kiev could supply enough gas to get Ukraine through the winter as long as the weather does not become unusually cold, research shows.

Ukraine, Russia make progresson gas deal

2014-10-17 17:00

Progress has been made during talks aimed at resolving a dispute over gas supplies from Russia, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Putin meets Poroshenko, EU leaders in Milan

2014-10-17 10:48

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Milan in the lasts attempt to ease tensions over the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Putin accuses Obama of hostility

2014-10-16 08:53

President Vladimir Putin has accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.

Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site

2014-10-14 11:39

Dutch officials have returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine, where the search for remains and belongings resumed with the recovery of items from cuddly toys to photos.

Putin orders troops back from Ukraine border

2014-10-12 09:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine.

MH17 victim had oxygen mask on

2014-10-09 15:34

One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known the plane was doomed, officials say.

Russia could freeze prices if inflation soars

2014-10-09 10:15

Russia could temporarily freeze the price paid by consumers for some "vital products" if inflation soars.

Ukraine may ask court to rule on Russian gas

2014-10-08 15:00

Kiev may appeal to the Stockholm court of arbitration to fix a temporary price for Russian gas and conditions for deliveries to Ukraine.

A month in, Ukraine truce exists in name only

2014-10-06 16:31

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels have marked a month since the signing of a Kremlin-backed truce by engaging in one of the most heated battles of their six-month war.

Putin: Sanctions will not stop Russia's economic goals

2014-10-02 16:11

President Vladimir Putin has taken aim at 'unwarranted' Western sanctions, saying they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power.

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.


Russia and Ukraine seek gas deal

2014-10-20 15:56

A tentative agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents has raised hopes of ending a dispute in which Moscow has halted natural gas supplies to Kiev.

Merkel: No breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

2014-10-17 16:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit have not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.

Putin: Western sanctions against Russia are absurd

2014-10-16 13:58

Western sanctions against Moscow for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are 'absurd', Russian President Vladimir Putin says in remarks before a visit to Serbia.

Ukraine, Russia central bankers shake hands

2014-10-12 12:15

Female central bankers from Ukraine and its bitter rival Russia took the stage together in Washington and described differing fallout in eastern Ukraine.

Families of MH17 victims to seek damages from Dutch state - lawyer

2014-10-10 15:17

Dutch relatives of victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 will hold the Dutch government liable for damages for its handling of the aftermath of the crash, a lawyer representing families says.

Ukraine lobbies Nato, IMF as deaths mount

2014-10-09 13:49

Ukraine has dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that have killed eight more civilians and troops.

Hundreds killed during Ukraine cease-fire

2014-10-08 19:38

The UN says at least 331 have been reported killed in the month since the east Ukraine cease-fire.

Ukraine pins hopes on conflict-hit industry

2014-10-07 18:45

Hope for the shattered economy lies buried beneath the rubble left by months of fighting in two eastern regions which are home to much of its crippled industrial power.

'Nato can put troops wherever it wants'

2014-10-06 11:54

New Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements.

Shelling in Ukraine kills Red Cross worker

2014-10-03 11:22

Shelling in the centre of the main rebel-held city in Ukraine's east has killed a Swiss Red Cross worker, tearing badly at a weakly observed four-week truce.

Ukraine energy minister to meet over Russia gas

2014-10-02 12:02

Ukrainian Energy Minister is scheduled to meet European Energy Commissioner in an attempt to work out a date and venue for the next round of talks with Russia.

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.

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