Ukraine is ready to take part in formalizing the cargo of the Russian humanitarian convoy if Russia observes all the requirements of international and Ukrainian laws, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has said.
Like children keen to get out of school for the holidays, Europe's heads of government last night wrapped up their last European Council summit of the year a day early. That was perhaps unsurprising: compared to past summits, which have seen slugfests over everything from bail-out funds to climate policy, yesterday's was a relatively tame affair.
US authorities have passed 35 armoured offroaders and 2,300 sets of protective clothing to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, according to the website of the border service.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper during a telephone conversation have discussed the situation in Donbas and the possibility of economic cooperation, the press service of the head of state has said.
Oleksandr Zakharchenko, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), suggests that U.S. President Barack Obama, who has imposed sanctions on the DPR, could visit Donbas to see for himself what is happening there.
Kiev - Russia accused the West on Dec.20 of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war.
Ukraine and Hungary will implement joint control at border checkpoints and open one additional border checkpoint, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said.
The leaders of the EU member countries at a summit on Dec. 18 discussed the issue of financial assistance for Ukraine.
No date has yet been set for the next meeting of a contact group for settling the situation in Donbas, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman Volodymyr Poliovy has said.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) accuses the Ukrainian government forces of violating the ceasefire in Donbas at least 15 times on Dec. 19.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Dec.20 for improvement of Moscow's secret services to tackle "modern challenges and threats" amid his country's standoff with the West over the Ukrainian crisis.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that the upcoming visits of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (Dec. 21) and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (Dec. 22) to Ukraine are timely and important.
The new sanctions imposed on Crimea by Western countries in fact duplicate the earlier ones, self proclaimed-head of Crimean administration Sergei Aksionov said.
Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Dec.18, Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, claimed that economic sanctions were not primarily a response to the annexation of Crimea but part of a long-running plot by Western powers to weaken his nation and steal its natural resources.
MOSCOW, Russia - Newlyweds Yekaterina Zorkina and her husband Nikolai Zorkin will have to wait a bit longer before they're able to finally settle in a home outside Moscow and start a family - if that dream ever comes true.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde have discussed the economic situation in the country and the parties' fulfilling obligations under the Stand-By Arrangement, the press service of the head of state has said.
The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case against Ukrainian Security Service chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko on charges of libel, the organization of the use of prohibited methods of warfare, and abduction, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
Ukraine has a new government ministry. This month, the parliament voted to create a ministry of information policy that will be led by Yuriy Stets, the head of the information security department of the national guard. According to the new minister, the information war against Russia cannot be won without it. But in resorting to such measures, does Ukraine not risk losing its battle for democracy?
President Barack Obama prohibited American exports of goods or services to Crimea, a strategic peninsula and vacation destination that Russia seized from Ukraine last March.
LONDON - Tatyana Khanina and her boyfriend, Dmitry Anikhovsky, were wandering around, along with hundreds of other tourists, outside Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Muscovites visiting Britain, they were enjoying themselves the only way they could - by looking.