As Russia’s war against Ukraine drags into its second year, now is a bad time to be an openly Russian business in Ukraine.
DONETSK, Ukraine - In front of the sober-grey, Soviet-era building where the seized Donetsk National University is housed, 19-year-old Artem Glushuk stands waiting for his class to begin.
In another move to curtail the influence of billionaire oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, President Petro Poroshenko is expected to name ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of Odesa Oblast.
A new decree making the number of Russian war dead a state secret could have serious consequences for freedom of speech and human rights in Russia, human rights activist Sergey Krivenko has told DW.
Germans' view of Ukrainian history often has more to do with Russia than Ukraine, but a new commission aims to change that. Its co-chair fills DW in on what historians have to offer when it comes to the current crisis.
Advisers for both sides negotiating Ukraine's debt restructuring will meet in London next week to work on a deal, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
PARIS – French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked on the phone on Friday to come to an agreement on arranging the next 'Normandy format' meeting on June 10, the Elysee Palace reported in a communique.
Just 24 hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin passed a law that made information relating to Russian military casualties sustained during peacetime operations secret, the Kremlin has denied that two Russian men captured by Ukrainian armed forces are members of the regular Russian army.
May 29 A debt restructuring plan proposed by Ukraine's biggest bondholders is based on raiding central bank reserves for up to 40 percent of the amortising debt, but that would be illegal under Ukrainian law, a source with knowledge of the discussions said on May 29.
Naftogaz Ukrainy considers the work of the Ukrnafta board to be unsatisfactory and intends to propose its shareholders fix this fact at a meeting scheduled for July 22, 2015.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) observed an increased number of ceasefire violations in areas around Donetsk airport during the past 24 hours, on May 28, as compared to previous days.
Germany's foreign minister has called for faster reforms from Kyiv, also saying that the truce in eastern Ukraine's conflict had become "fragile." Separately, he accused Russia of instigating the fighting.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "rapidly" implement measures agreed under the Minsk cease-fire agreement.
Germany's foreign minister warned on Friday that the situation in Ukraine's separatist east was turning more "fragile" and that negotiators must focus their efforts on averting further deterioration.
Sepp Blatter has been officially re-elected as FIFA's president for a fifth term by the world governing body's 209 member associations.
Militants shelled a Ukrainian checkpoint near the village of Rodyna in Luhansk region several times on May 28, no Ukrainian troops were injured, but several shells hit the village and wounded two local residents.
Ukraine's finance minister said on May 29 that Kyiv and its private creditors were about to launch direct debt restructuring negotiations that could save the war-torn country from a devastating default.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) has provided evidence of increased activity and increased instability in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said.
Karl-Georg Wellmann, a representative in the German parliament, flew to Moscow Sunday night on a behind-the-scenes mission to help break the deadlock in eastern Ukraine. But when Wellmann landed at Sheremetyevo Airport, border officials denied him entry, without any explanation, until 2019. Wellmann, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, had to spend the night in a transit lounge and was escorted onto the first flight home the next morning.
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.