Putin: Ukraine army is Nato's foreign legion

2015-01-26 21:53

President Vladimir Putin has accused the Ukrainian army of being "Nato's foreign legion" whose main purpose was to contain Russia.

Close to 500 miners trapped in east Ukraine

2015-01-26 15:21

Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine's war-torn east have been trapped after their pit lost power when a shell hit a regional electric substation.

UN to meet on Ukraine after deadly clashes

2015-01-26 08:45

The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30.

Rockets kill 29 in Ukrainian city

2015-01-24 22:02

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities have said.

Davos 2015: Here’s why George Soros thinks markets are in for a very rough ride

2015-01-23 14:30

Billionaire George Soros is a man who has seen a lot of history, as a child, he survived the Nazis, and he fled the Communists when he left Hungary as a child.

Pro-Russia rebels cement hold on Ukraine airport

2015-01-23 11:15

Pro-Russian rebels have cemented their hold on a long-disputed airport ceded by Ukrainian troops during an upsurge in clashes that killed at least 50 people.

Ukrainian forces almost lose Donetsk airport

2015-01-22 15:12

Ukrainian forces have all but abandoned Donetsk airport after months of bitter battle, although military officials continue to insist they hold part of the terminal.

Renewed fighting rages at Donetsk airport

2015-01-19 19:37

Pro-Russian separatists have renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there.

UN chief alarmed by flare-up in Ukraine fighting

2015-01-19 14:55

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm over fierce fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine and called for an immediate end to the violence.

Fighting rages anew at Ukraine airport

2015-01-17 20:37

Fighting has raged on at the main airport of Ukraine's city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex.

Fierce battle for airport breaks out in Ukraine

2015-01-15 21:14

Heavy artillery and shelling has rocked Ukraine's east as the army and pro-Russian rebels waged a fierce battle for a key airport, threatening all-out conflict.

UN Security Council condemns Ukraine bus attack

2015-01-14 10:07

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned a rocket attack on a bus in east Ukraine that left 11 civilians dead.

Killer bus attack dooms Ukraine's shaky truce

2015-01-14 00:04

An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine which killed 11 people may be the final blow to hopes of a cease-fire.

Ceasefire holds key to talks on Ukraine crisis - Russia

2015-01-13 12:48

Talks on the Ukraine crisis can advance only when both sides observe a ceasefire in the country’s east to open the way for the full implementation of a four-month-old peace deal, Russia says.

Foreign currency reserves in Ukraine plunge

2015-01-12 20:06

Ukraine's foreign currency reserves are down to just over $7.5bn, the lowest level for 10 years and barely enough to cover five weeks of imports.

Rebels: Nearly 400 miners trapped in east Ukraine

2015-01-11 21:22

Pro-Russian rebels have said that nearly 400 Ukrainian miners were trapped in a coal pit that lost power when shell hit a regional electric substation.


Russia bans salt imports from Ukranian firm

2015-01-26 18:30

Russia's consumer rights watchdog says it has imposed a temporary ban on salt imports from a state Ukrainian producer, citing a violation of legislation.

Russia blames Ukraine for renewed violence

2015-01-26 14:16

Russia has blamed Kiev for a surge in violence in south-eastern Ukraine and urged the West not to show its support with actions such as imposing new sanctions on Moscow.

Lavrov: Moscow ready to push for peaceful solution

2015-01-25 18:57

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Moscow was ready to do everything it can to encourage a peaceful solution in Ukraine.

Ukraine says 'Russian terrorists' launch new offensive

2015-01-23 18:40

Ukraine says “Russian terrorist groups” have launched a mass new offensive across the frontline dividing the war-torn country’s industrial east.

Ukraine rebels say 24 fighters killed by rockets at airport

2015-01-23 13:03

Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine say 24 of their fighters have been killed in a rocket attack on the recently captured airport outside their main stronghold city of Donetsk.

Bus shelling, clashes kill 34 in Ukraine

2015-01-22 19:08

The shelling of a bus and clashes in Ukraine's separatist east left 34 people dead as Kiev was forced to abandon its defence of Donetsk's airport in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war.

Ukraine accuses Russia of attack

2015-01-21 14:44

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is cutting short a foreign trip after Kiev accused Russian regular forces of attacking its troops in the country's east.

Ukraine offers ceasefire to Russia

2015-01-19 15:43

Ukraine has offered an immediate ceasefire to Russia, after Moscow claimed that Kiev rejected a fresh peace initiative by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia: Poroshenko rejected peace proposal

2015-01-19 05:00

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has rejected a peace plan proposed to him last week by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Putin's spokesperson says.

Ukraine needs 'financial mobilisation' - minister

2015-01-16 14:30

Ukraine needs "financial mobilisation" and more foreign aid to survive the economic crisis, says a minister, stressing that it meets current foreign debt obligations.

Europe at risk of being cut off from Russian gas

2015-01-14 17:50

Russia's gas giant Gazprom says that there was still a risk that Europe could have supplies of Russian gas piped via Ukraine cut this winter.

US woman charged in $2m fake death scam

2015-01-14 08:35

A woman is accused of defrauding an insurance company of $2m in her ex-husband's staged death and her son is accused of helping cover up the scheme.

Killer bus attack dooms Ukraine's shaky truce

2015-01-14 00:02

An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine which killed 11 people may be the final blow to hopes of a cease-fire.

Diplomats meet to save Ukraine peace summit

2015-01-12 20:12

Foreign ministers from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia were meeting in Berlin to try and resolve tensions threatening to scupper a planned summit on ending the Ukrainian conflict.

Nato sees slight improvement in eastern Ukraine

2015-01-12 13:32

Fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels has eased in eastern Ukraine, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, although he voiced concern about the risks to local people.

EU offers €1.8bn aid to Ukraine

2015-01-08 19:55

The European Union has proposed offering Ukraine an additional €1.8bn to help save the country from bankruptcy.

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