President Vladimir Putin has warned that no country can "intimidate" or 'isolate' Russia.
In a myriad of villages like Voskresenskoye, nestled deep in the Russian countryside, the monetary turmoil roiling the nation's large cities still seems a largely distant threat.
Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence.
TUNIS - Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after an uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
MOSCOW — A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles.
Ukraine plans to spend five percent of its budget or 86 billion hryvnia ($5.5 billion) on the army and on law enforcement in 2015 and to reintroduce compulsory military service, a top security official said on Saturday.
MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday derided the United States and Canada for imposing yet another round of economic sanctions over the Kremlin’s policies in Ukraine, and pointed at President Obama’s recent decision to normalize relations with Cuba as proof that sanctions were ultimately pointless.
A deep recession is now a certainty for Russia in 2015. Things could get much worse
Moscow plans to work out measures in response to new U.S. and Canadian sanctions against Russia.
Georgia's prime minister has complained that former Georgian politicians who are allegedly on Interpol's wanted list have been getting "cushy" jobs in the Ukrainian government.
The Minsk agreements have not been implemented, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has said, speaking to the heads of state and government of the European Union at the EU summit in Brussels.
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canadian sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. A spokesman said Moscow regretted "that the West is yet again displaying a complete lack of interest" in resolving the crisis in south-east Ukraine.
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.