VIENNA - Russia has refused to increase international monitoring of the border with Ukraine, the United States said on Oct. 22, after European security watchdog OSCE extended its observers' existing mandate at two checkpoints by a month.
President Petro Poroshenko's bloc holds a big lead ahead of Ukraine's election on Oct. 26 while a rising populist party looks set to take second place, an opinion poll showed on Oct. 22.
Shocking video from eastern Ukraine shows debris from a soccer stadium narrowly missing a young girl. A shockwave from a powerful explosion rattled the Donbass Arena in Donetsk on Oct. 20 afternoon, throwing a girl walking outside the building to the ground. Seconds later, a large portion of glass comes crashing to the ground, inches away from the girl.
The last major poll published on Oct. 22 ahead of Ukraine's parliamentary election showed President Petro Poroshenko's party seizing up to a third of seats but reliant on help from nationalist parties to form a ruling coalition.
If you've always fancied yourself as a competitor in the Eurovision song contest, but never quite made the cut, this opportunity could be for you. Novorossia, the break-away state established by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, is in search of a national anthem - and it has launched a song contest to find one.
EU leaders will urge Russia at a summit this week to do more to stabilize Ukraine, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters, but diplomats expect no change in sanctions on Moscow in the near future.
Russian special forces plotted a series of armed attacks against Ukrainian cabinet ministers and several other targets in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv this week, according to a spokesperson for Ukraine's counter-intelligence services (SSU), after a weapons cache was uncovered.
Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned today against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.
As the political and economic costs of Russia's annexation of Crimea escalate, President Vladimir Putin and other top Russian diplomats may well be looking for a quiet countryside getaway. And what better location than the balmy peninsula itself?
Russia, Ukraine and the European Union failed late Tuesday to strike a deal that would guarantee Russian gas supplies through the coming winter, after the EU refused a request by the Russian side to guarantee full and proper payment by Ukraine.
Ukraine government bond investors are preparing for next week's parliamentary elections, which polls show will consolidate power with President Petro Poroshenko, by sending yields to record highs.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday that Ukraine should find ways to pay for Russian gas with the European Union's help within a week.
What priority should a country give to retrieving, identifying, and burying its war dead?
Ask Yaroslav Zhylkin, the head of Ukraine's casualty-recovery efforts, and he'll begin with an anecdote about the US response when two American soldiers went missing in Afghanistan in 2006.
Malaysia's defence minister says his step-grandmother is the country's only national yet to be identified and recovered from the MH17 crash site.
Visiting troops ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election, Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk knows the fight against separatist rebels is not the only battle Kyiv faces.
LONDON -- British American Tobacco on Wednesday reported a big fall in nine-month revenue, blaming a slow recovery in Western Europe and pressure on the disposable incomes of consumers in all its big markets.
Russia has raised further conditions for resuming gas supplies to Ukraine, dashing hopes that a deal to safeguard Europe's energy supply this winter would be agreed on Tuesday.
Did Vladimir Putin really tell Donald Tusk that Poland should join with Russia in partitioning Ukraine? No, as it turns out, he did not; but Poles spent much of Tuesday thinking he had, due to comments made by Radek Sikorski, the former foreign minister. In a story by Ben Judah in Politico, Mr Sikorski was quoted saying that Mr Putin had made the offer to Mr Tusk, the former Polish prime minister soon to be president of the European Council, during a visit to Moscow in Feb. 2008. Mr Sikorski claimed Mr Putin had said that "Ukraine is an artificial country and that Lwow [Lviv] is a Polish city and why don't we just sort it out together."
Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kyiv's ability to pay.