Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has traveled to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. There, he received encouragement from Merkel about Ukraine's path toward peace and reforms.
MOSCOW - Russia pulled the plug on the last independent television station serving Crimean Tatars on April 1, continuing what members of the minority called a pattern of discrimination because of their opposition to Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has detained three people suspected of involvement in a series of explosions in the southeastern city of Odesa.
Deutsche Welle has interviewed Ukraine's Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius.
Crimea’s only independent TV news channel, ATR, has been forced to stop broadcasting after the new authorities rejected its attempts to register for a licence.
Russia's Industry and Trade Ministry on April 1 announced measures to support the struggling domestic car industry, including subsidies aimed at cutting high interest rates that have slowed the auto loan market to a crawl.
Ukrainian Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko has been summoned by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) for questioning over a recent trip to Russia.
An incestuous relationship between government and business has brought Ukraine to the brink of failing as a state. Now, a multimillionaire who made his fortune thanks to his ability to coexist with the country's previous leaderships may be helping to bring it back. His name is Boris Lozhkin, and he is chief of staff for President Petro Poroshenko.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on April 1 that the situation in Ukraine had become calmer in the weeks following the Minsk agreement but added that the ceasefire had not yet been fully implemented.
Monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) were restricted in access and freedom of movement in eastern Ukraine five times on April 1, including three times by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and two times by representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's republic, the OSCE SMM said in a report on Wednesday.
MOSCOW - Detectives raided a factory in Lipetsk, Russia, belonging to Ukraine's Roshen Confectionery Corporation, as part of an investigation into a suspected fraudulent tax rebate of more than 180 million rubles, the Russian Investigative Committee's chief spokesman has said.
The Ukrainian National Guard's volunteer battalion Donbas remains in Mariupol and is going to return to the frontline at Shyrokyne, its former commander Semen Semenchenko said on April 1.
BERLIN - The Ukrainian government signed a memorandum of intent with the German government on an untied financial loan worth a total of 500 million euro and the Framework Agreement with the German Credit Institution for Reconstruction (KfW) at the eighth session of the Ukrainian-German High Level Group on Economic Cooperation in Berlin on Wednesday, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.
MOSCOW - Zaur Dadayev, the suspected murderer of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, has claimed that he was kept in an unknown place for two days without being shown any official documents related to his detention.
RIGA - A year after she was fired as editor of one of Russia's most popular news websites for falling foul of the authorities, Galina Timchenko has decamped to Latvia and launched a new site to keep the flame of Russian independent media alive.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has traveled to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Yatsenyuk is looking to drum up support for Ukraine from Germany and the rest of the EU.
The Obama administration on April 1 launched the first-ever sanctions program to financially punish individuals and groups outside the United States that are engaged in malicious cyber attacks.
FRANKFURT - Lufthansa was supposed to be celebrating the 60th anniversary of its postwar rebirth this month. Instead, on Wednesday, the day of that anniversary, the German airline faced perhaps the worst crisis in its history after admitting that it was aware that the co-pilot who deliberately crashed one of its planes in the French Alps last week, killing himself and the other 149 people on board, had a history of severe depression.
Ukrainian Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko is going to be issued with a notice to arrive at the Security Service (SBU) headquarters for an interrogation on April 2, SBU's chief spokesperson said on April 1.
An American official in Brussels recently informed me of a meeting he had with a highly placed European Union diplomat during which the latter "stressed that Ukraine is an 'almost existential' issue for Europe."