Four Ukrainian troops were wounded in the anti-terrorist operation zone in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, Andriy Lysenko, a representative of the Ukrainian defense and security agencies, said.
BRUSSELS - The European Union scaled back its sanctions on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's inner circle on March 6, removing four people from its list of targets because of a lack of credible evidence.
A group of both Republican and Democrat members of Congress have written to President Obama, urging him to supply the Ukrainian military with weapons.
DONETSK, Ukraine - Former crane-operator Alexander Zubko staggers along the dark hospital corridor leaning on a stick. He survived when a mortar bomb hit his house but lost his toes to frostbite after sleeping in the snow-covered rubble.
SAINT PETERSBURG - Filled with patriotic bravado and a thirst for adventure, Yevgeny Pavlenko and his friend Yevgeny Markin volunteered with dozens others to leave their home in Russia to go and fight in eastern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on March 6.
The second-highest ranking U.S. diplomat promised on March 6 to maintain pressure on Russia via economic sanctions to get it to change tack on Ukraine but appeared to rule out arming Kyiv, saying Moscow would easily be able to send many more weapons.
Nadiya Savchenko is feted as a hero in Ukraine. Captured during fighting with pro-Russian rebels, the military pilot has become a symbol of resistance to Russia in her home country.
The Ukrainian authorities have taken 50 bodies of Ukrainian military servicemen killed near Debaltseve from the militants, Markiyan Lubkivsky, an adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, told Interfax-Ukraine.
Britain's foreign minister said on March 6 the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk ceasefire agreement is broken.
Naftogaz Ukrainy will fulfill Gazprom's increased gas transit order to the European Union although the Russian gas giant did not ship additional gas 36 hours in advance and does not have gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities, the Ukrainian state company said.
When Sasha entered the room, he was told to strip and bend down. "Look how nice and healthy!" said the middle-aged woman as she felt the young man’s back in a quick medical check. "We mothers bring you into this world so that you can live, not go to get shot or kill others!"
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reaffirmed the need to deploy a peacekeeping mission for de-escalating tensions in the conflict-ridden Donbas.
In a phone call on March 5, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need to send more Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors to the south-east of Ukraine in order to speed up the deployment of observation posts along the line of contact.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has welcomed the United Kingdom's contribution to efforts aimed at settling the Ukrainian crisis and maintaining security in the country.
RIGA, Latvia - NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on March 5 with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.
On the night of Feb. 27th 2014, Russian soldiers without insignias - soon to be known as "little green men" - seized the parliament of Crimea. It was the start of Russia's annexation of Crimea and its war against Ukraine. Exactly a year later, Boris Nemtsov, a leader of Russia's liberal opposition, was shot dead on a bridge by the walls of the Kremlin. A few days earlier Mr Nemtsov had been handing out leaflets for a March 1st anti-war rally. The march turned into his memorial procession.
Undergoing oxygen treatment in a pressure chamber, this is a survivor of the deadly explosion at a Ukrainian coal mine that killed 33 people. Andrei Serebrennikov, who was exposed to dangerous levels of methane, is being treated at the Regional Hospital of Occupational Diseases in Donetsk after the incident on March 4.
A key reason for the outbreak of hostilities was that Moscow wanted Kyiv to join the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union, not the European Union Association Agreement. Ukraine should not have been forced to choose - or rather should be able to pursue both avenues. It is time to ensure that a country is able to take either path without negative repercussions, domestic or international.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Kyiv, and reaffirmed a commitment to provide British military trainers to Ukraine.