When asked upon his sentencing before a Russian military court in Rostov-on-Don on Aug. 25 whether he understood the charges against him, he and co-defendant Oleksandr Kolchenko, who received a 10-year sentence, sang Ukraine's national anthem. On Nov. 24, he declined to testify.
Oil prices jumped and government debt prices edged up on Nov. 24 after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, adding to worries about tensions in the Middle East.
BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg offered support for Ankara on Nov. 24 after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border and rejected any suggestion that the incident happened outside of Turkey's borders.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Nov. 24 the European Union had assured him it would keep its focus on Kiev despite efforts by some of the bloc's members to enlist Russia in a coalition against the Islamic State.
When activists prevented authorities from repairing destroyed power lines that sent electricity from the Ukrainian mainland to Crimea - which was annexed by Russia in 2014 - they threw down a serious challenge to Kyiv.
President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande announced on Nov. 24 they will step up coordination on fighting the so-called Islamic State as well as increase information sharing on potential terror threats.
Russia has denounced Kyiv's failure to restore power supplies to Crimea as politically motivated and threatened economic retaliation against its southern neighbour, days after suspicious explosions cut transmission lines from mainland Ukraine and left the Kremlin-annexed peninsula with almost no electricity.
Who stands behind the destruction of electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that left almost 2 million residents of Crimea in the dark? And why isn't Russia supplying power to its annexed territory in the first place?
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Ihor Polikha to the post of the Ukrainian ambassador to India, Andriy Beshta as Ukraine's ambassador to Thailand, and Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly will have concurrent accreditation as the ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, during which they discussed the situation in Donbas.
MOSCOW - The defense lawyers for Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, who were convicted in Russia of plotting terror attacks in Crimea, will be seeking their return to Ukraine.
The United States will not lift sanctions imposed on Russia in exchange for an expansion of its counter-terrorism operation in Syria, White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced at a press conference Monday, posted on the White House briefing room website.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of France Elisabeth Guigou have met in Kyiv to discuss France's policy towards Ukraine.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International experts are meeting in the Netherlands to examine evidence in the criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, Dutch prosecutors announced on Nov. 24.
BERLIN - German police are wrapping up a search operation for Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia and have found no evidence that he was in the area, a police spokeswoman said on Nov. 24.
NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on its border with Syria on Nov. 24, raising concerns over the potential for a further escalation in the more-than- four-year Syrian conflict.
A team that includes Dutch and Ukrainian investigators have begun examining evidence from the MH17 Malaysia Airlines flight that was downed in eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all on board, Dutch prosecutors said on Nov. 24.
Ukrainians can be positive about the European Commission's report for granting a visa-free regime. That's the opinion of Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for European Integration.
NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy expects the Cabinet of Ministers to make a decision on reforming the corporate governance of the state holding on Nov. 25 which would unblock the issue of $300 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for Ukraine to purchase gas, Naftogaz Director for Business Development Yuriy Vitrenko has said.
BERLIN - Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to 'expose' undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an 'old man'.