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.

Ukraine to buy cheaper Russian gas

2015-04-02 13:30

Ukraine has signed an interim deal for cheaper supplies of gas from Russia for the next three months, providing a breathing space for both sides.

West wants to weaken Russia, says Assad

2015-03-27 12:32

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he says has also been used against his own country.

Ukraine's president dismisses powerful regional governor

2015-03-25 14:32

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.

Mystery bombings muddy waters in Ukraine's divided port city

2015-03-20 11:03

Alina Radchenko lost track after about the 15th bombing in Odessa, where she runs a volunteer centre to support battalions fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east.

No confirmed date for Ukraine-Russia gas talks

2015-03-13 13:29

The European Union does not yet have confirmation for a meeting between Ukraine and Russia for talks on gas supplies, says the bloc's energy commissioner.


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.

Rebels in Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles

2015-04-01 17:57

Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

2015-03-24 09:37

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.

Putin fêtes Crimea takeover in front of huge crowd

2015-03-18 20:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin has triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea.

US to send more aid, small drones to Ukraine

2015-03-11 21:24

US officials say Vice President Joe Biden is telling the Ukraine president that the US will send more aid to the country. That will include small drones and armoured Humvees.

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