Ukraine


Ukrainian serviceman killed

2015-05-23 14:19

Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko says one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and five wounded in clashes between government forces and separatists.

Ukraine eyes gas imports from Romania

2015-05-19 12:09

Ukraine is interested in importing Romanian natural gas to diversify its supplies, says a senior Ukrainian energy official.

Kerry says 'critical moment' for Russia to fulfil Ukraine truce

2015-05-13 11:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is a critical moment for Russia and separatists to fulfil a peace deal to end the fighting in Ukraine, following his talks a day earlier with President Vladimir Putin.

Putin lauds Russian 'glory and power'

2015-05-09 20:42

President Vladimir Putin has presided over Russia's largest military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet military defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII.

G7 says Chernobyl shelter to be completed by 2017

2015-04-30 12:28

The world's leading powers say a protective cover over the collapsed Chernobyl nuclear power plant would be completed by November 2017, although they were still short of funds to finish the project.

Putin says 'no regrets' on Crimea

2015-04-26 20:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and that it was righting a historical injustice.

Ukraine aims to prevent Russian attacks at WW2 commemorations

2015-04-21 20:07

Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month.

Ukraine's disabled condemned to life in institutions

2015-04-16 16:08

An international rights group has said that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse.

Ukraine villagers plead for peace

2015-04-15 22:19

Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine's eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw.

Soviet-era statues smashed in Ukraine

2015-04-11 22:55

Masked men have smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine's second city after the country's pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today's Russia to Nazi Germany.

 

Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

2015-05-22 09:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the EU’s eastern partners not to expect too much of the block and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wants to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

NATO: unclear if Russia serious about peace deal

2015-05-18 13:37

A senior NATO official says it is still unclear whether Russia was prepared to take steps to support the Minsk agreement to ease the conflict in Ukraine.

Kerry fills in Nato allies on Putin meeting

2015-05-13 11:08

A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State John Kerry is filling in allies at a gathering of Nato foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.

Search of Ukraine MH17 crash site over

2015-04-30 15:52

Dutch and international investigators have finished recovering human remains and wreckage from the MH17 plane crash site in eastern Ukraine, the mission's head says.

Ukraine rebels fire rocket launchers again

2015-04-28 15:27

Ukrainian military officials say that separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

2015-04-26 15:58

Ukrainians have marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, laying wreaths and candles near the plant.

US starts training Ukraine forces

2015-04-20 18:47

US paratroopers have launched a training mission for Ukrainian government forces who will fight separatists in the east.

Putin sees Russia returning to growth

2015-04-16 13:30

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though its unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages overnight, despite talks

2015-04-15 09:06

Fighting has raged overnight on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers.

Kiev fearful of Russian troops after battlefield defeats

2015-04-02 19:31

Ukraine's beleaguered forces have faced problems all of their own making as they have failed to retake separatist territories during a year of conflict.

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