Russia's provocative rhetoric on nuclear weapons and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are "deeply troubling" and "dangerous," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on May 27.
The United States will stand by Ukraine to fight Russian aggression, which has become a prominent consideration for European security, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on May 27.
GENEVA - Russia and Ukraine have seen their economic competitiveness plummet amid heightened tensions in the region, according to a global ranking topped by the United States and Hong Kong.
WASHINGTON - Ukraine's government needs to investigate and prosecute corruption at all levels and implement difficult political reforms to retain the support of the United States, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on May 27.
Russia's largest grassroots election watchdog, Golos, has been almost driven out of existence by a law passed three years ago that saddled it with a "foreign agent" label - which connotes "spy" in Russian. Since then, the organization has been subject of an ongoing wave of tax and criminal investigations, including an official ban on carrying out its primary mission of monitoring elections.
Lennart Johansson, former president of European soccer's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.
US Vice President Joe Biden on May 27 denounced Vladimir Putin's "pure aggression" in Ukraine, warning that Western nations must be prepared to respond with further sanctions against Russia if necessary.
Days before the dawn raids on soccer’s governing body, FIFA's executive committee agreed to revamp how future World Cup hosts will be chosen to eliminate potential sources of corruption and human rights violations, according to a senior FIFA official.
The defense lawyer for Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev, a Russian citizen who was arrested in Donbas, has appealed against Kyiv's Shevchenko District Court order to remand him in custody.
BRUSSELS - Representatives of EU member states and employees of the Council of the European Union continue to study the situation with sanctions against former senior officials of Ukraine, a representative of the EU Council told Interfax-Ukraine.
Two U.S. lawmakers say Russia is using mobile crematoriums to hide its military involvement in eastern Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - The debate over whether to provide lethal defensive aid, such as anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine is "worth having," Vice President Biden said on May 27.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's meeting with the current and the newly elected presidents of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski and Andrzej Duda, has been moved to a later date, the Ukrainian president's press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko has reported.
MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on May 27 that the arrests of officials with the soccer governing body FIFA appeared to be an illegal attempt by the United States to impose its laws on foreign states.
A two-week NATO training exercise in northern Europe is now underway. We spoke with security expert Ulrich Kühn about the purpose of the military drills, and their effect on relations with Russia.
RFE/RL has recorded dramatic evidence of the cease-fire in Ukraine being violated, with pro-government forces coming under sustained shelling in the village of Shyrokyne. The attack, filmed on May 24, resulted in one Ukrainian soldier dying and another being wounded.
A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on May 27 that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the deadly virus that causes AIDS. The activists staged a moving protest in which they marked out territory for a symbolic new cemetery outside the government building in central Kyiv.
MOSCOW / LONDON - As Russia prepares to meet OPEC next week, a briefing paper from a Moscow think tank has shed light on how the government was warned against cutting oil output late last year even though global prices were plummeting.
The joint high-level working group of Ukraine and NATO on defense reform has adopted a joint communiqué at its meeting in Kyiv on May 27, which includes its work schedule and areas of activities until the end of this year.
The situation in the economy and financial system will raise the issue of cutting the refinancing rate of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) to relax the access of companies to credit resources, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.