Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine scrapped plans to hold their elections later this autumn. The move is a further sign of easing tensions in the breakaway regions and a boost for internationally brokered efforts to end the conflict between Kyiv and the rebels.
Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure that would allow foreigners to serve in its armed forces.
A decision by pro-Russian separatists to postpone local elections that Ukraine had said were illegitimate was welcomed on Oct. 6 by Kyiv, the European Union and Moscow - the rebels' patron - as a sign of progress in the faltering peace process.
BERLIN - A German diplomatic source described as "good news" a decision by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to delay disputed local elections there.
Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Oct. 6 they would postpone the disputed elections that were threatening to derail peace talks.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have agreed to postpone until February disputed elections that had been planned for the next few weeks.
The move was announced by two senior separatist representatives of the self-proclaimed republics in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Lawmakers in Kyiv have legalized the service of foreigners in the Ukrainian armed forces.
Sellers of credit-default swaps on Ukraine may have to pay 20.375 cents on the dollar to settle insurance contracts covering bonds in the country's $18 billion debt restructuring, according to preliminary auction results.
Reporters send the book on Ukraine war to most influential presidents.
Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said she’s optimistic the International Monetary Fund will continue its aid program even if the war-torn nation breaches the lender's policy by going into arrears on payment of a $3 billion bond owed to Russia.
US announces delivery of non-lethal radar system to Ukraine.
Scientists have found that the area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor has become a haven for wildlife, according to the results of a new study.
Pay day approaches for investors who had bought protection against a government debt default by Ukraine.
A Jordanian lawmaker's son who joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group and blew himself up in Iraq was recruited while at medical school in Ukraine, his relatives have said.
HELSINKI - If Russia and the United States were able to agree on ways of solving the Syrian crisis, this might help towards the two powers finding common ground on Ukraine, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Oct. 5.
Did his experience in Ukraine tempt Vladimir Putin to begin Russia's Syrian expedition? Are they both examples of the Kremlin taking advantage of Western hesitation or caution? Or are they two episodes (with more to come) of Russia taking revenge for previous humiliations (Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, etc.) and reasserting itself as a Great Power?
\Ukraine has started withdrawing tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk in line with an agreement with Russian-backed separatists, Kyiv's military said on Oct. 5.
Around 16,000 Ukrainian troops, some with their weapons, have deserted from the country's armed forces since the war in the Donbas region of the country erupted in April 2014, according to figures offered Monday by Kyiv's Chief Military prosecutor Anatoly Matios. Despite relative calm across east Ukraine, the Ukrainian military are continuing to build forces to combat future attacks by Russian-backed rebels and possibly retake the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.
President Petro Poroshenko has stressed Ukraine must regain control of its eastern border with Russia despite an apparent agreement to push back the implementation of a February peace deal into next year.
Russia's finance minister will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart this week to discuss debt as the two countries remain deadlocked over a $3 billion Eurobond due to the government in Moscow.