Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, in a Sept. 21 interview with major local television channels, defended his controversial peace plan that includes ceding control over large parts of Ukraine's eastern Donbas region to Kremlin-backed separatists.
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky declared his ambition over the weekend to play a leading role in steering Russia down the path toward European-style democracy.
German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families has said.
Some 100 million tons of annual oil production — or about 20 percent Russia's total oil output — is at risk because of sanctions related to the supply of Western technology and expertise to Russia, Vagit Alekperov, the head of Russia's No. 2 oil company, said Friday.
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While we see a great deal of media coverage of Ukraine-related geopolitical risks, there hasn't been sufficient discussion about the dire economic and fiscal conditions the nation is facing.
Russia has endorsed a draft resolution on combatting terrorist fighters proposed by the US at a UN Security Council meeting. This plan will demand that countries ‘prevent and suppress’ the recruitment of foreign fighters to join militant groups.
Ukraine’s truce was tested by battles between government forces and separatists as Russia’s opposition held a peace march to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policy in the neighboring country.
Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed yesterday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists have been carrying out prisoner swaps in eastern Ukraine, under the terms of the recently-agreed ceasefire.
Kyiv and Moscow confirmed that a number of prisoners were due to be exchanged on Sept. 21, but did not provide details of where or when.
Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine on Sept. 21 in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels.
For all the celebrations in Kiev over ratifying the trade deal with Europe, it is the Russians who got most of what they wanted.
Historians will struggle to put dates on Russia's murky war against Ukraine.
It had no official start and no formal end. Russia never admitted that it was in the conflict, which it fanned and fought both directly and through proxies, so has not celebrated victory as it did after the annexation of Crimea. Ukraine never formally declared itself under attack, so it cannot formally admit its defeat.
Tens of thousands of people are marching in Moscow in protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict.
People are chanting "No to war!" and "Stop lying!" Similar rallies are taking place in St Petersburg and other Russian cities.
Thousands of Russians on Sept. 21 marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April.
A huge column of protesters, including prominent opposition activists, moved through the heart of the capital to condemn Moscow's role in a conflict that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives and pitted Russians against Ukrainians.
Inside Ukraine, driving north from the Sea of Azov, an appendage of the Black Sea, along rutted country roads that snake parallel to the Russian border, we saw abandoned Ukrainian military encampments and the twisted remains of tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other vehicles. The Ukrainian cell phone signal died and our phones picked up the Russian one. Wherever we met rebel soldiers, they joked and chatted. They were relaxed. A cease-fire had been agreed on the day before, on Sept. 5, and along the border there was no reason not to be relaxed. Ukrainian forces had been driven out of here, just as they had in other parts of eastern Ukraine.
A Ukrainian security official said Sunday that attacks by Russia-backed rebel fighters are continuing despite a cease-fire called for by both sides more than two weeks ago.
Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security council, said two Ukrainian servicemen and about 40 rebels had died in clashes over the past day. He said the fighters fired on Ukrainian positions at 22 locations and that they fired artillery at the airport in Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city.
Thousands of people are marching through central Moscow to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.
An Associated Press reporter estimates the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at about 5,000.
While residents of the Russian capital Moscow have generally voiced approval of the results of the Scottish referendum that saw a majority vote in favor of staying with the United Kingdom, a team of election observers from Moscow said the vote was flawed.
Kremlin-backed insurgents in east Ukraine have been using captured Ukrainian soldiers as a free labour force.
Mariupol is bathing in Ukrainian national colours.