BERLIN - The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on March 3.
Western leaders agreed on March 3 that they would be ready to impose further sanctions on Russia over Ukraine if there was a further escalation in the crisis, a German government spokesman said.
BERLIN - The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there's no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but that they would add "muscle" to diplomatic efforts.
France said Western powers agreed on March 3 that a "strong reaction" would be necessary from the international community if a cease-fire in Ukraine agreed last month was violated.
BRUSSELS - Western leaders warned Russia on March 3 they would step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, the European Union said.
The significant devaluation of the hryvnia last week was related to unfounded fears, while the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) jointly with the government would manage to return the rate to the fundamentally justified level of Hr 20-22 per $1, NBU Head Valeriya Gontareva has stated.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has posthumously bestowed the Order of Freedom on the Russian politician Boris Nemtsov who was killed in central Moscow on Feb. 27, the Ukrainian president's press office said.
Ukrainian authorities are taking decisive steps to stabilize the hryvnia exchange rate, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told journalists.
Moscow has notified Kyiv that an automobile convoy declared by Russia as humanitarian will arrive in eastern Ukraine on March 4, says Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis.
VIENNA - The Ukrainian businessman, the head of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, Dmytro Firtash, has announced the creation of the Agency for Ukraine's Modernization and raising the investment of at least $300 billion for reforms.
The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have agreed to ask the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help with the implementation of the latest cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine.
GENEVA - Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.
MOSCOW - Lukoil as at the end of 2014 acknowledged impairment loss in relation to assets for sale at $85 million and relating to its business reputation at $19 million, the oil company said in a report.
PARIS - A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.
A bellicose video gushing over Russia's invasion of its neighbors is making the rounds online, describing Russia as a civilizing force and warning the world not to "mess" with Moscow.
A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on March 3 the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.
Russia barred entry to two European Union politicians who had planned to attend the funeral on March 3 of murdered opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, prompting accusations the Kremlin was using the killing to score petty political points.
The Kyiv city authorities are in talks with retailers over the prevention of unjustified price increase on staple foods, Kyiv City Council Secretary Oleksiy Reznikov has said.
The Ukrainian economy is tanking, Poland is worried a major wave of refugees could leave Ukraine, a major bank has failed, and inflation is running high. The central bank has responded with a massive interest rate hike.
Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash intends to return to Ukraine if an American request for his extradition from Austria is denied.