BRUSSELS - Russia and Ukraine will discuss a so-called 'summer' gas deal for Kyiv at the end of March, when the current short-term deal expires, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on March 2 in remarks broadcast by Rossiya 24 television station.
Ukraine's parliament approved on March 2 a raft of International Monetary Fund-backed amendments to its 2015 draft budget that Kyiv hopes will help it clinch a $17.5 billion bailout package.
This is Nadia Savchenko. She is what some - particularly those in Ukraine - would call a badass. To Russia, though, she's an important propaganda asset and a woman they allege is complicit in the murder of journalists.
Before she was appointed to head Ukraine's central bank last June, Valeriia Gontareva was praised as one of the most successful investment bankers in the country. Since then, she has heard little but demands for her downfall.
The office of the Ukrainian president has written an appeal to the UN and EU for international peacekeepers. At the same time, President Poroshenko unveiled his plans to increase the size of the military.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Despite the ongoing cease-fire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack.
BRUSSELS - Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks after the Russian gas supplier said it would cut off deliveries to the war-torn country as soon as on March 3 if it does not get new payments.
The last time Ukraine experienced hyperinflation was in the early 1990s when the re-issued country was figuring out what a market economy was after decades of communist suppression. Then intrepid entrepreneurs grabbed assets on the cheap and built billion dollar fortunes.
A cease-fire is broadly holding at last on the front line in eastern Ukraine, but fighters in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk are training for another round of clashes against government troops.
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande repeated demands for an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine and the withdrawal of heavy weapons following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on March 2.
GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on March 2 that Russian President Vladimir Putin misinterpreted a lot of what Washington was doing and trying to do in Ukraine.
GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on March 2 that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face consequences that could hit Russia's economy.
GENEVA - The United Nations said on Feb. 3 that a sharp escalation in the fighting in eastern Ukraine from mid-January to the middle of last month had left at least 842 people dead and over 3,400 wounded, with hundreds missing and many buried without their deaths being recorded.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on March 2, warning Moscow it could face more economic sanctions if pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine failed to comply with a ceasefire.
More than 6,000 people have been killed since eastern Ukraine's separatist insurgency erupted last April, the UN says. The Geneva-based body warned the situation had "dramatically deteriorated" in recent months.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva late March 1 ahead of discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. The pair's discussions began on March 2 morning.
Russia's foreign minister says there has been tangible progress in implementing the truce aimed at ending the fighting in Ukraine. Speaking at the UN after meeting his US counterpart, Sergei Lavrov said weapons were being withdrawn from front lines.
US secretary of state meets Russian counterpart for 80 minutes at UN human rights panel, where he was expected to have warned of fresh sanctions if ceasefire deal fails to hold.
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will talk by telephone about a peace agreement in Ukraine and a gas dispute between Moscow and Kyiv.
Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.