With the world focused on war in Ukraine, many disabled children living there are apparently forgotten. International rights activists have expressed concern that thousands of minors are being condemned to live in orphanages and institutions where they face neglect and abuse.
Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.
Russian President Vladimirv Putin warned Israel on April 18 against selling weapons to the pro-Western government in Kyiv as retaliation for Moscow’s recently announced weapons deal with Iran.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Europe needs to keep current sanctions against Russia in place until it implements an accord known as the Minsk agreement to halt the fighting in Ukraine.
Ukraine's army chief of staff on Saturday listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kyiv alongside pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.
At the end of another day’s work in eastern Ukraine, Igor Slyusar and two colleagues sip coffee in a quiet cafe, and decline the offer of something stronger. “What we do is tough, physically and mentally. It can be hard on the nerves,” Slyusar says. “We don’t need alcohol on top of that – it only makes things worse.”
Russia’s economy contracted further in the first quarter triggering a 5 per cent slide in the rouble, a day after president Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation that the worst of the crisis was over.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov discussed the settlement of the Iran nuclear problem with Deputy Secretary General for the EU External Action Service (EAS) Helga Schmid at a meeting in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Though many parts of the February Minsk agreement are unresolved, the ongoing cease-fire has significantly lowered the intensity and frequency of fighting in eastern Ukraine. This relative lull has given Ukrainian authorities an opportunity to take greater control of the volunteer battalions that have augmented Kyiv's military footprint on the ground.
A group of monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) to Ukraine did not record violations of a ceasefire in Shyrokyne and its outskirts last night.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he will travel to Moscow to participate in events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on May 7 and 8, but he will not attend a Victory Day military parade in the Russian capital on May 9.
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has expressed protest in connection with the refusal of the Basmanny Court of Moscow to close criminal proceedings against Ukraine's MP, pilot Nadia Savchenko and demanded that the Russian side immediately liberate the Ukrainian woman.
BERLIN — Greece is poised to sign a gas deal with Russia as early as Tuesday which could bring 3-5 billion euros into depleted government coffers, German magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing a senior figure in the ruling Syriza party.
The Russian Federation uses the facts of resonant killings to discredit Ukraine, Advisor to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Stanyslav Rechynsky has stated.
The EU-Ukraine Summit is important for Kyiv, as it will allow the newly elected EU leadership to take "a mental decision" on support for Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said.
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland and Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko have agreed to cooperate in the process of Ukraine's decentralization.
Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview.
The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the powers of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, adopting the corresponding resolution, Adviser to the Prime Minister Danylo Lubkivsky has reported.