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.

US: Report on MH17 a milestone in accountability

2015-10-13 19:00

The White House says a Dutch Safety Board report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is "an important milestone" in efforts to hold accountable those responsible.

Inquiry finds MH17 plane shot down by Russian-made BUK missile – report

2015-10-13 09:51

International investigators have concluded that doomed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-led eastern Ukraine, a report says.

MH17 report to answer some but not all questions

2015-10-12 15:30

Dutch safety team's final report into the downed Malaysian airliner will not place blame for the attack that killed 298.

Poroshenko says 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine

2015-10-07 15:21

President Petro Poroshenko says a 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still take some time.

Ukraine army, rebels begin weapon pullout

2015-10-03 16:16

Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels have begun pulling back weapons from a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine following a fresh agreement in Paris.

Ukrainian pilot says she was smuggled into Russia

2015-09-29 18:59

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, on trial for the murder of two Russian journalists, says she was captured by pro-Kremlin separatists and then smuggled into Russia.


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.

MH17 wreckage reveals horror of plane's last moments

2015-10-13 21:17

A partial reconstruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet made of wreckage found strewn across eastern Ukraine has told the graphic story of its violent last moments after being hit by a surface-to-air missile.

Russian missile-maker contradicts Dutch MH17 crash report

2015-10-13 12:42

A Russian state-controlled missile-maker says its own investigation of last year's crash of the MH17 airliner over rebel eastern Ukraine contradicts conclusions from a Dutch probe.

MH17 inquiry to unveil final report into doomed flight

2015-10-13 09:38

Dutch-led air crash investigators are set to release their final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the war-torn Ukraine, in a move likely to worsen already-strained ties between Russia and the West.

Ukraine's Naftogaz sends prepayment to Russia

2015-10-11 16:36

Ukrainian state-run energy firm Naftogaz has transferred a prepayment to Russia for gas supplies and plans to buy 2 billion cubic metres in October.

Animals abound at Chernobyl 30 years after nuclear disaster

2015-10-07 10:29

Nearly 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, elk, deer, boar and wolves abound in the exclusion zone deserted by humans, researchers say in an international study.

Ukraine, rebels agree to tank withdrawal

2015-09-30 07:27

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems.

UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies

2015-09-25 17:46

The UN refugee agency has criticised Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid, while the rebels themselves said the ban was instituted to restore order.

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