The SMM monitored the implementation of the 'Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements'.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that resulted in the death and injury of medical workers and patients at a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital on 3 October.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Kyiv during September 22 - October 2, to hold discussions on the second review under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement (EFF) in support of the authorities' economic reform program, according to the IMF statement on discussions with Ukraine on the second review under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement.
ERBIL - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Saturday that 'better results' could be achieved in the war against Islamic State militants if Russia and the international coalition coordinated their efforts.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the International Monetary Fund following the visit of Nikolay Gueorguiev, mission chief for Ukraine, following a visit to Kyiv.
WASHINGTON—Ukraine must resolve outstanding budget issues before the International Monetary Fund gives the green light on the next payout of bailout cash, the IMF said Saturday as it further cut its economic outlook for the conflict-beleaguered nation.
Russia's Air Force has carried out more than 60 flights in Syria in the past 72 hours and significantly reduced the military potential of terrorists there, a senior official in the Russian army told Russian news agencies on Saturday.
Streets are scattered with stones and shell casings.
DONETSK. Oct 3 (Interfax) - The defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) says it would start withdrawing weapons smaller than 100mm in caliber after October 18, on condition that a ceasefire is observed by that date.
Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels are due to begin withdrawing small-caliber weapons from the front lines in the east of the country on October 3.
Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels have begun pulling back weapons from a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine following a fresh agreement in Paris.
Ukraine will begin the withdrawal of military equipment and small-caliber weapons from the demarcation line in the Donbas conflict zone in the afternoon on Saturday, presidential administration spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday.
Frankfurt takes center-stage for this year's public events while German Unity Day is also being marked around the world.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has stated the need for a further reform of law enforcement agencies.
PARIS - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said at a meeting in Paris he, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed support for the immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko, Oleh Sentsov and other Ukrainians detained in the Russian Federation.
PARIS - Ukraine insists on delivering humanitarian aid to the residents of the occupied territories in the east of the country with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), providing the ICRC representatives with access to the hostages and their involvement in a search for missing persons, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated.
Ukraine on Saturday started a practical step on the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of less than 100 mm, speaker of the presidential administration of Ukraine on ATO Andriy Lysenko has reported.
PARIS - All participants in the 'Normandy Four' negotiations have supported the holding of elections in some parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions according to the Ukrainian legislation under the supervision of the OSCE, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said.
Russia's Air Force has made over 20 flights in Syria in the past 24 hours and targeted nine Islamic State objects, Russian news agencies cited a Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday.