UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.
At least 12 civilians on both sides of the eastern Ukraine conflict were killed on Jan. 30 as a new round of peace talks between Kyiv and pro-Russia separatists failed to materialize after a cease-fire ruptured early in the year.
The executive who quit Russia's primary financial market says he had to leave because of his support for Ukraine in its dispute with the country and media accusations that he manipulated trading.
SOLEDAR, Ukraine- General Oleksandr Rozmaznin says he raised his eyebrows when his Russian counterpart, assigned to help with the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, announced that he would no longer show up at their joint workplace. "I said, 'Well, I'm there. So if you know something I don't know, maybe you can let me in on it," General Rozmaznin said in recounting the Jan. 20 conversation.
Pro-Russian separatists have vowed to push their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine after aborting peace talks with Kyiv. Rebel delegates called peace talks with Kiev's pro-Western leaders on Jan. 30, while at least six civilians were killed by shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.
Full-blown fighting erupts anew. Hostilities now seem to be focused around railway lines which are crucial links for both the Ukrainian government troops and the rebel Russian backed separatists in Donetsk.
Members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (OSCE SMM) report movements of tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery systems, and military transport vehicles in Donbas.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry plans to travel to Ukraine next week and will meet with President Petro Poroshenko and other senior Ukrainian leaders, the State Department announced on Jan. 30.
Russia is calling on the United Nations Security Council to help protect civilian jets from anti-aircraft weapons after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine last year.
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz believe that the EU should review its relations with Russia, the EFE news agency reported on Friday.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree introducing extra measures to ensure partial mobilization in 2015.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to meet during the upcoming Munich Security Conference to coordinate steps for the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas, the Ukrainian presidential press service said on Jan. 30.
MOSCOW - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Jan. 30 as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
VYAZMA, Russia - Nine months after Russian activist Svetlana Davydova called the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers were making their way to Ukraine, an investigator with an order for her arrest showed up at her door.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tapped founder of Kyiv-based Arta investment company Tymur Khromayev to head the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed new members of the National Commission for the State Regulation of Financial Services Markets, tapping Ihor Pashko as its head.
ARTEMOVSK, Ukraine - Artillery fire killed at least 14 civilians and injured dozens more in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine on Jan. 30 as fighting intensified between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels.
MOSCOW - The chief of Russia's General Staff says the military will receive 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, maintaining a high tempo of modernization despite the nation's economic downturn.