While France on Tuesday indefinitely postponed the delivery of the first of two Mistral warships to Russia, Moscow City Hall has stepped in to rescue Paris' star Christmas tree in a "friendly step" that is "unrelated to politics," Russian officials said.
Ukraine's course towards integration with Europe remains unchanged, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
The editor-in-chief of an independent Russian news website says he will seek political asylum in the United States.
Moscow - The Central Bank of Russia has banned several divisions of Ukrainian banks from doing business in Crimea and Sevastopol due to failure to honor liabilities to creditors or depositors, the Central Bank said in a press release.
Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and two more have been injured in the Donbas conflict zone over the past 24 hours, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its support to Ukrainian exporters and importers by increasing financing available under its Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) to the Sate Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (Ukreximbank) by $100 million to $270 million, the bank said in a press release.
Ukraine and the international community must recognize that Russia grossly violates the Minsk protocol, Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said.
The Bank of Russia is looking at easing monetary policy starting from the second half of next year, according to central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina.
BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Nov. 26 accused Russia of violating Europe's peaceful order, insisting that economic sanctions against the country remain inevitable due to its actions in Ukraine.
It is now one year since popular protests began in Ukraine against President Viktor Yanukovich and his refusal to sign a far-reaching trade and co-operation deal with Europe.
Washington - The U.S. Department of Defense continues providing "non-lethal aid" to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, has said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is alarmed by President Petro Poroshenko's plan to hold a referendum on Ukraine joining NATO, seeing it as a dead end that would only inflame tensions with Russia.
The fighting continues in Stanytsia Luhanska, according to Luhansk region state administration head Hennadiy Moskal.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday, Nov. 26 met with NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, who is on a visit to Ukraine, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers has reported.
Moscow - A first group of modern Su-27SM and Su-30 fighters entered service with a recently established fighter regiment in Crimea on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Kyiv's Pechersky District Court has decided to arrest Major-General of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Nazarov for two months, Radio Liberty has reported.
Minsk - The Belarusian Council of Ministers has endorsed a Belarusian-Ukrainian intergovernmental agreement on the demarcation of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border.
Ukraine is ready to cooperate with CIS member countries, without politicizing this union, however, Russia does not comply with the obligations approved earlier as part of the CIS, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis has said.
Members of illegal armed groups have shelled the positions of Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas 47 times over the past 24 hours, using different types of artillery guns, mortars, rocket systems, and tanks, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation has reported.