Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia insurgents have created a buffer zone as part of a ceasefire agreement. Expert Joerg Forbrig tells DW that Kyiv now faces an unresolved, frozen conflict in its eastern region.
Two weeks ago commentators were hyperventilating about a return to the 1930s in Europe, following a Russian invasion-of-sorts into eastern Ukraine. Then, President Barack Obama announced that the United States was on a war footing against the Islamic State. Ukraine - and the Russian threat to Europe, for that matter - was promptly, if temporarily, sidelined. So much for the half-life of stories in an incoherent media age.
SOCHI, Russia - The Russian government is not discussing the second package of measures responding to the sanctions imposed b the West, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said.
Five medical professionals have been killed, 50 have been injured, and four have gone missing during the anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine's east since its start, Ukrainian presidential adviser Olha Bohomolets said at a meeting with foreign ambassadors in Kyiv.
ZAPORIZHIA, Ukraine - More than 50 unidentified Ukrainian servicemen, killed during the anti-terrorist operation, will be buried in Zaporizhia on Sept. 26, chief of the Zaporizhia regional state administration Valeriy Baranov said at a press briefing on Sept. 22.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a telephone call on Sept. 23, discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine after a ceasefire was declared there.
DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – The home of Evgeny Gorbachev at 56 Vorovskova St. was reduced to rubble last week when a rocket crashed into it, igniting a fire that that burned down what it didn’t immediately destroy. Luckily, he, his wife and mother made it to the basement before it hit. They heard the incoming volley of shells and had just enough time to seek shelter underground.
The commander of the Donbas volunteer territorial defense battalion, Semen Semenchenko, has said that he has signed a contract on arranging the training of the battalion's soldiers and officers by mobile teams of U.S. instructors who are currently inactive military servicemen.
An artillery attack on the village of Talakivka in the Mariupol district of the Donetsk Oblast restarted on Sept. 22 evening, the press service of the Mariupol City Council said citing village head Mykola Krasykov.
Ukraine is planning to replace missing volumes of natural gas with fuel oil and other alternative types of fuel during the upcoming heating season, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman has said.
Markets are reacting in real time to tension in Ukraine following Russia's March incursion into Crimea and subsequent annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.
Astelit LLC (the life:) brand) plans to fully restore the work of its Crimean network if external circumstances allow this, Oksana Rudiuk, the head of PR department life:), told Interfax-Ukraine.
The western Ukrainian city of Lviv prides itself on being both physically and culturally close to Western Europe. The Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country are 1,200 kilometers away, and seemingly even farther away in their world view. Still, as VOA's Al Pessin reports, the war is having an impact in Lviv.
The Ukrainian Central Election Commission (CEC) has ruled out the possibility of postponing early parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 26, including in the east of the country, the CEC's press service has reported.
NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia - VTB could see losses exceed 50 billion rubles in Ukraine due to the sharp decline of the bank's loan portfolio amid geopolitical and economic crisis, but the Russian bank is not planning to leave the Ukrainian market, VTB CEO Andrei Kostin said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 22.
Four out of ten helicopters owned by the Interior Ministry and earlier leased by a private company have been returned to the ministry and are already operating in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in Ukraine's east, Ukrainian Interior Ministry Arsen Avakov has said.
Six Ukrainian servicemen, including a border guard, have been released from the captivity of illegal armed groups operating in the east of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said.
MOSCOW - The Moscow City Court has upheld the seizure of a building in central Moscow belonging to Russian company Elite Holding as part of the in absentia prosecution of Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, whom Russia has charged with the use of prohibited means of warfare.
OSCE participating states, during the official opening of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, which started in Warsaw on Sept. 22, have drawn attention to human rights violations by members of illegal armed formations in Donbas and Crimea, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported.
PJSC Ukrtransgaz, the operator of the country's gas transportation system, has announced a tender to raise three renewable credit lines of Hr 100 million each and one of Hr 60 million.