Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles

2014-08-21 13:41

Heavy shelling has hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces have fought street battles in other towns as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.

Ukraine says battles raging in Lugansk

2014-08-19 19:20

Ukraine says fighting has erupted in the heart of major rebel stronghold Lugansk, as the bodies of 17 civilians fleeing the city were recovered from wreckage of their destroyed convoy.

Donetsk queues as water shutt off

2014-08-18 18:59

Donetsk residents are buying water in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city where supplies have been abruptly cut off by shelling damage.

Russia may ban car imports if sanctions persist

2014-08-18 14:41

Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against Western nations to include a ban on imports of cars, among other things, if the US and the EU impose additional sanctions on Moscow.

Kiev forces, Russian troops clash inside Ukraine

2014-08-15 22:31

Ukraine said its forces have attacked and partly destroyed a Russian armoured column that entered Ukrainian territory overnight.

EU unity on Russia sanctions fraying

2014-08-15 17:00

European Union foreign ministers have voiced concern at reports that Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine overnight.

Putin tones down Ukraine rhetoric

2014-08-15 08:48

Vladimir Putin travelled has struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in the Ukraine.

Russian aid convoy resumes travel toward Ukraine

2014-08-14 17:44

A large Russian aid convoy has resumed its journey toward Ukraine, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region.

'Heavy shelling' in Ukraine's Donetsk

2014-08-14 14:23

Pro-Russian separatists say heavy shelling has hit several neighbourhoods around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine where government forces are trying to tighten their grip.

US urges border check for Russia aid convoy

2014-08-12 23:44

The United States has backed Ukraine's demand for a Russian convoy to go through border checks to clear up concerns that Moscow is seeking to support rebels.

Russia, Belarus talk about banned Western food

2014-08-12 15:28

Moscow has sent officials to Belarus, which has a free trade zone with Russia, after it said it would not become a conduit for banned Western food products.

Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

2014-08-11 22:19

The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation with Russia and the European Union into the rebel-held city of Luhansk.

Ukraine: Russia has massed 45 000 troops on border

2014-08-11 19:02

Russia has massed 45 000 troops on its border with Ukraine backed by an array of heavy equipment, Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko says.

Nato: High probability of Russian intervention

2014-08-11 17:35

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he saw a "high probability" that Russia could intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine suggests revision for gas deals

2014-08-11 15:08

European companies would have to agree major contract revisions when purchasing Russian gas if the country's parliament imposes sanctions on Russian gas.

Fear in east Ukraine's Donetsk as shells hit homes

2014-08-08 23:02

Tatyana had just stepped out of the small kitchen in her Donetsk flat when an explosion blasted through the windows, shattering all the glass.

Meet Telegraph the 'zonkey' born at a Crimean zoo

2014-08-08 14:43

A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival, a 'zebroid', or 'zonkey', which was born after a lonesome zebra got intimate with a donkey.

Australia holds day of mourning for MH17 victims

2014-08-07 08:07

Flags fly at half mast as Australia holds a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

Putin orders Russia govt response to sanctions

2014-08-05 19:57

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions.

Malaysian experts expected at MH17 crash site

2014-08-04 15:15

Malaysian experts will visit the site of the downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time, joining Dutch and Australian police as they continued combing the area for remains.

Belarus ready to supply oil products to Ukraine

2014-08-04 12:45

Belarus is ready to supply Ukraine with oil products, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has told his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

No more remains found at MH17 site

2014-08-03 22:22

The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains.

Shelling forces experts to leave MH17 crash site

2014-08-02 18:47

Shelling close to the vast crash site of downed flight MH17 has forced international investigators to cut short a visit to an area where some of the jet's wreckage is lying.

MH17 site search resumes

2014-08-02 14:29

International experts have pushed with their probe at the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine after President Obama called on Russia to heed international pressure to defuse the civil war tearing apart its neighbour.

Russian banks dismiss investor fears

2014-08-01 10:22

Russia's three largest banks have sought to convince investors that they are able to meet obligations, despite their inclusion on the EU's sanction list.


Ukraine flag unfurled on top of Moscow skyscraper

2014-08-20 17:44

A Ukrainian flag has been unfurled on the top of a Moscow skyscraper near the Kremlin officials say.

Chevron shows interest in Ukraine gas

2014-08-18 19:45

US energy giant Chevron is interested in taking a stake in Ukraine's natural gas pipeline network, which the country is opening to Western investors, reports say.

Ukraine July industrial output plummets

2014-08-18 17:49

Ukrainian industrial production has fallen in July at its steepest rate since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis amid months of conflict.

Stop sending arms to Ukraine, Merkel urges Putin

2014-08-16 11:35

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "stop the flow of military equipment, military advisers and armed personnel crossing the border with Ukraine".

Nato chief confirms Russian 'incursion' into Ukraine

2014-08-15 20:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has confirmed an incursion by Russian armoured vehicles into Ukraine, saying it showed Moscow's efforts to 'destabilise' Ukraine.

Russian military vehicles mass near Ukraine

2014-08-15 13:23

Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles have massed near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy.

Ukraine passes law allowing Russia sanctions

2014-08-14 18:15

Ukraine's parliament has approved a law paving the way for a string of sanctions on Russian firms and nationals accused of backing an uprising in the country.

Ukrainian parliament backs gas pipeline bill

2014-08-14 15:30

Ukraine's parliament has approved a law to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis.

UN: Ukraine death toll doubles in two weeks

2014-08-13 20:27

The number of people killed in conflict-hit in eastern Ukraine has nearly doubled in two weeks to 2 086, including at least 20 children, the UN human rights agency says.

France warns over Russian aid convoy

2014-08-12 16:02

France has warned that any Russian aid convoy bound for Ukraine could be a pretext for a covert operation and stressed that Ukraine and the Red Cross must first give the green light to the mission.

Russia sends 280 aid trucks to Ukraine

2014-08-12 11:46

A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine has set off, amid Western warnings against using help as a pretext for an invasion.

Russia to send humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

2014-08-11 21:13

Russia will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine in cooperation with the International Red Cross, the Kremlin has said, despite strong opposition from Ukraine and the West.

First MH17 crash report 'in weeks'

2014-08-11 19:02

Dutch air crash investigators say they expect to release an initial report into what brought down flight MH17 over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives "in a few weeks".

Inmates flee as shells hit east Ukraine jail

2014-08-11 16:40

Over 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on a high-security prison in the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine, killing one.

Dutch experts identify 23 MH17 victims

2014-08-08 16:24

The Dutch forensics team has identified the bodies of 23 Ukraine plane disaster victims so far.

Russian economy strained by sanctions: Obama

2014-08-07 10:04

US president Obama says that US sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that the US will face a different set of questions about how to respond if Moscow invaded Ukraine.

About 730 000 have left Ukraine for Russia

2014-08-05 19:57

About 730 000 Ukrainians have left the country for Russia this year, the European head of the United Nations agency for refugees says.

Russia announces air defence exercise near Ukraine

2014-08-04 19:46

Russia has announced large-scale air defence exercises along the border with Ukraine, further raising military tensions in the region.

Germany scraps $140m arms deal with Russia

2014-08-04 14:21

Germany has stopped a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the government says.

US sanctions prevent tycoon from using jet

2014-08-04 11:00

A Russian businessman and associate of Vladimir Putin says he cannot use his luxury jet because of US sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.

Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

2014-08-03 16:18

Fighting is raging on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tries to seize control of the pro-Russian separatists' stronghold.

Soldier selfie 'may confirm' Moscow role in Ukraine

2014-08-02 14:50

Photos taken by a Russian soldier have sparked controversy after it was revealed they may have been taken in Ukraine, despite Moscow's denials that its troops have intervened in the conflict across the border.

Investigators start Ukraine jet crash site search

2014-08-01 22:12

Investigators have finally stared the search at the Ukraine jet crash site, looking for victims and belongings.

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

2014-08-01 09:59

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

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