French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rapidly implement measures agreed under the Feb. 12 Minsk ceasefire, Hollande's office said in a statement.
Ukraine will hold a formal call with international creditors on Friday afternoon as the two sides attempt to break a stalemate in debt negotiations.
If Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum were in charge, he’d send more U.S. troops to advise Iraq and direct air strikes and would give arms to Ukraine for its defense, he said Friday.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill allowing the government to impose a moratorium on debt repayment.
The Kremlin has long denied having troops deployed in Russia, despite recurring evidence thereof. Putin's decision to classify information about military casualties during peacetime "special operations" may be meant to end further questioning.
The first proposal by a group of Ukraines creditors to restructure about $20 billion of debt would extend maturities as much as 10 years and reduce interest payments, a person with knowledge of the committee’s thinking said.
Creditors of the State Savings Bank of Ukraine formed a committee to negotiate restructuring $1.3 billion of debts, the second state-owned lender to seek new terms on its Eurobonds.
MOSCOW - Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on May 28 slammed President Vladimir Putin's move to intensify a crackdown on dissenting voices with a law against "undesirable NGOs."
President Vladimir Putin ordered on May 29 that deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine.
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.
On July 21st 2014, only a few days after Flight MH17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defence held a lengthy press conference, detailing what they claimed to be evidence of who was responsible for the downing of Flight MH17.
The Denisenkos and their four children fled the conflict in eastern Ukraine last fall. But the warm welcome they had been promised in Russia never materialized. Instead, the family is facing hostility, unemployment, and crushing poverty. They now desperately want to return home.
From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country, its leaders and even the local Russian consul.
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and six other have been wounded in attacks by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a Kyiv military spokesman said on May 29.
A bomb exploded outside a sweet shop in Kiev that is owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's Roshen chain, police said on May 29.
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Ukraine's creditors including Franklin Templeton put forward a restructuring proposal that includes maturity extensions of up to 10 years and reductions in interest payments of about $500 million.
President Petro Poroshenko has signed legislation granting Ukraine's cash-starved government the right to stop payments to foreign debt holders.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 28 signed a law that gives the government the right to halt scheduled repayments on foreign debts if necessary, his press service said.
Legal amendments introduced on May 28 that classify as state secrets any losses sustained during peacetime special operations are further confirmation of Russia's direct involvement in the Ukraine conflict, legal and military experts told The Moscow Times.