The Ukrainian military says four of its soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past day.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said that the consent of Kyiv is required for foreign delegations to visit occupied Crimea.
MINSK - Representatives of the sub-groups within the trilateral Contact Group for Ukraine have launched the next round of their negotiations in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry has said.
Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and another 15 have been injured in the war-torn zone in the country's eastern regions over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian presidential administration spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said.
Ukraine on Aug. 3 reported the death of four soldiers in clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came only hours ahead of fresh talks on ending the 15-month separatist revolt.
A Muslim battalion will be set up under the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and deployed in Kherson region to control the passage of goods across the border between Crimea and mainland Ukraine, the Crimean News Agency (qha.com.ua) has reported, with reference to the Ukrainian President's Commissioner for the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev.
MINSK - A meeting of the coordinators of the sub-groups within the Trilateral Contact Group for Ukraine began in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Aug. 3, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry has reported.
The Second World Congress of the Crimean Tatars has called on the international community and international organizations to recognize Russia's actions in Crimea from 1783 onward as the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.
The United States has a major public relations problem in former Soviet countries. Not only in Russia, but in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and even Ukraine, ordinary people see the U.S. as an arrogant, hegemonic superpower that meddles in the affairs of other countries in a cynical pursuit of its own interests - perceptions that dovetail with the Russian government's official critiques of the United States, which may explain the success of these particular memes.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Aug. 3 accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of wanting to take over the "whole of Europe" and potentially aiming his sights next at Finland and the Baltics.
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
Stanytisa Luhanska and the village of Valuiske in Stanytisa Luhanska district were shelled with 122mm artillery weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk peace accords for Ukraine, on Aug. 2, the press service of Luhansk Region Military-Civilian Administration reported on Aug. 3.
A world congress of Crimean Tatars has called for "all necessary measures" to be taken to return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia's takeover and annexation of the peninsula last year.
The situation remains tense near Donetsk, with armed provocations continuing in the anti-terrorist operation zone in Donbas, the special operation's press center said on July 2.
According to Márton Gyöngyösi, Hungarian MP from the far-right Jobbik party, members of his party have already received an invitation "from the Russian side" to visit Russian-occupied Crimea. The visit, he says, will take place in the autumn with the exact date to be announced in the coming weeks. He told Sputnik that members of the Jobbik party "considered to represent the party at the highest level" had been invited.
On Aug. 2 Ukraine celebrates the Airborne Forces Day.
Nadiya Savchenko, Ukraine's most famous female military officer, has languished in a Moscow prison for more than a year since Moscow-backed separatists captured her in eastern Ukraine last June and smuggled her across the border to Russia shackled, her head covered by a sack.
MOSCOW - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on August 1 placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
Oleksandr Brodiuk loves to give hugs, even though hugging became hard for him.
Over a year ago Polish writer Wadim Krzyzaniak left his native Warsaw in order to fight for Ukraine's volunteer battalion 'Donbas' against combined Russian-militant forces which invaded eastern Ukraine. Today he is stranded in the combat zone waiting for Ukrainian officials to make good on promises to grant him Ukrainian citizenship.