The European Union on Friday, Sept. 5, could prepare a package of new sanctions against Russia if Moscow does not stop its direct aggression against Ukraine, Ukraine's representative at the EU, Ambassador Kostiantyn Yeliseyev, has said.
Kremlin-backed separatists have staged another grim spectacle, parading captured Ukrainian soldiers in Snizhne, a small city in the volatile eastern region of Donetsk. Disturbing images show tens of Ukrainian military men handcuffed and being degraded by residents.
Illegal armed groups introduced a monthly tax of Hr 1,000 for all private businessmen on the territory of Krasnodon, Molodohvarsiysk and Sukhodilsk in Luhansk region, the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has reported.
Russia's repeated incursions into Finnish airspace are deliberate and designed to create tension, Prime Minister Stubb claimed on Aug. 30.
MOSCOW - Russia will update its military doctrine this year to take account of new threats including the Ukraine crisis, a Kremlin security aide said on Sept. 2 in forceful comments that highlighted a deepening Cold War-style standoff with NATO.
A Ukrainian official said on Sept. 2 that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is to visit Slovakia on Tuesday, Sept. 2 for a ceremony to launch the Vojany-Uzhgorod gas pipeline flow to Ukraine, the Ukrainian government's press service said.
A notorious Russian insurgent in eastern Ukraine has threatened to take his fight to Poland. After Warsaw diverted a plane carrying Russia's defence minister away from Polish airspace over the weekend, militant figther Arsen Pavlov, who goes by his call sign Motorola, posted a video online saying he would go to Poland to respond to the insult.
MOSCOW - A Kremlin aide on Sept. 2 sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kyiv in two weeks, if it wished.
Russian troops are coming daily into the Ukrainian territory, Kyiv is considering a possible change of the format of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Information and Analysis Center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said.
PRAGUE - The Czech Republic wants to modify some parts of the European Union's proposed new trade measures against Russia, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sept. 2, warning that escalating sanctions was risky.
Editor’s Note: The following is written testimony given by Edward Lucas to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.K. on Sept. 3, 2014.
Nearly 30 Ukrainian military men, who were taken hostages near Ilovaysk in Donetsk region, have been liberated, the head of the prisoner exchange center Colonel-General in Reserve Volodymyr Ruban said on Sept. 1 evening.
Editor's Note: To counter Russian propaganda lies about the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula on Feb. 27, Dmitry Tymchuk has set up the Center of Military and Political Research in Kyiv. He served in the Army air defense from 1995-1998, the National Guard from 1998-2000 and in the Defense Ministry in subsequent years on missions to Iraq, Lebanon and Kosovo. His blogs are translated into English by Voices of Ukraine. The Kyiv Post has not independently verified his findings, but will correct any misinformation brought to our attention at email@example.com or 38-044-591-3344 or any of our contacts at www.kyivpost.com/contacts.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.
Ukraine's defence minister has accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives. Russia dismissed the comments, saying they only pulled the Ukrainian people further into a bloody civil conflict.
Ukrainian investors, accelerators and consulting companies on Aug. 22 founded an association to have international investors park their money in Ukraine’s lucrative technology sector. Called Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), it strives to shape “the future direction of the private equity industry by…representing interests of private equity investors to policymakers and improving the investment and business climate in Ukraine,” according to the association's presentation.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Sept. 1 proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.
BRUSSELS - Two of the EU's new top officials - Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini - have spoken out against Russia's "war" on Ukraine.