Ukraine expects cheaper Russia gas

2014-10-30 15:45

Ukraine's position at three-way talks in Brussels is that the price of Russian natural gas will be $378 per 1 000 cubic metres by the end of 2014.

Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin

2014-10-29 12:15

An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together.

Poland to move thousands of troops east

2014-10-27 20:41

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's defence minister has said.

Ukraine voters embrace West, peace with rebels

2014-10-27 06:28

Pro-Western and nationalist parties are on course for a crushing Ukrainian election win, boosting President Petro Poroshenko's bid to merge his country with Europe and make peace with pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

2014-10-26 12:00

Voters in Ukraine are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

At least 824 000 displaced by Ukraine conflict

2014-10-25 06:00

The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824 000 people from their homes, but the real number could be far higher.

Putin hopes for Russia-Ukraine gas deal

2014-10-24 18:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes a deal will be reached next week with Ukraine to end a long-running dispute relating to natural gas supplies.

Ukraine, Russia meet to finalise gas deal

2014-10-21 20:35

Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.

EU to consider Ukraine funding request

2014-10-21 17:30

Ukraine has requested an extra €2bn and EU authorities will consider the loan request together with the International Monetary Fund, a spokesperson says.

Ukraine, Russia, EU meet to finalise gas deal

2014-10-21 14:00

Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet for talks brokered by the European Union.

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.


Nato reports Russian air activity in EU airspace

2014-10-29 22:47

Nato said it had tracked four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days.

Ukraine unlikely to receive IMF loan tranche

2014-10-28 14:15

Ukraine is unlikely to receive a second tranche of a $17bn loan programme from the International Monetary Fund as expected.

Heavy shelling erupts near rebel-held Ukraine town

2014-10-27 12:43

Heavy shelling has erupted near the separatist held town of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, ending a calm period during parliamentary elections.

Darth Vader's ambitions slain in Ukraine vote

2014-10-26 20:16

An impressive six Darth Vaders managed to get their names registered for the snap parliamentary ballot being staged across the war-torn former Soviet republic.

Ukraine holds breath before decisive vote

2014-10-25 22:34

Ukraine is braced for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

Russia still has troops in Ukraine - NATO

2014-10-24 19:12

Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal.

Ukraine has one week to pay for gas - Russia

2014-10-22 14:15

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.

Ukraine, Russia, EU to finalise gas deal

2014-10-21 19:27

Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union.

Russia bans fruit, vegetables from Ukraine

2014-10-21 15:30

Russia will impose a temporary ban on fruit and vegetable imports from Ukraine because of a lack of labelling, says Russia's agricultural watchdog.

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.

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