MOSCOW/KYIV - In Russia, powerful friends helped him make a fortune. In the United States, officials want him extradited and put behind bars. In Austria, where he is currently free on bail of $155 million, authorities have yet to decide what to do with him.
The city of Popasna, Luhansk region, came under fire from Grad systems on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26, Hennadiy Moskal, the head of Luhansk Regional Administration, said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Russia's actions in Ukraine are a violation of international law and a threat to peace in Europe, but warned that the West will need "patience and staying power" to deal with the problem.
The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which arrived to Kyiv on Nov. 11 has finished its work, a source in the government has told Interfax-Ukraine.
BEIJING - A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.
In what would seem to be the perfect gift for patriotic candy lovers, a Russian chocolate maker has started producing chocolate bars that feature images of President Vladimir Putin. The chocolate bars by the St. Petersburg-based chocolate manufacturers Shokobox are part of a series titled "President," and come in dark, milk and white flavorings.
Donetsk - A delegation from Abkhazia led by Abkhaz Prime Minister Beslan Butba arrived in Donetsk on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
The Minsk agreements reached in September are still capable of helping resolving the armed conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
TBILISI -- Latvian President Andris Berzins said on Nov. 26 an agreement deepening cooperation between Russia and Georgia's Abkhazia region threatened regional stability and security.
Ukraine's real GDP will decline by 7 percent in 2014, which is better than was expected just recently, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Wednesday, Nov. 26 there are no new threats on the southern track in the Mariupol area.
There has been enormous headline reaction in the world's media to the Ferguson protests, and many commentators have taken the opportunity to question America's credentials as a human rights champion.
Russian media and politicians have used the disorder ravaging the St. Louis suburb to take revenge on the American opposition and its interventions in Ukraine by slamming the country's record on human rights.
Lower oil prices will close ineffective oil projects, decreasing output to support prices which will return to a "fair level," Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Nov. 26.
Russia sees an average oil price of around $80-90 per barrel in the medium- and possibly in the long-term, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Nov. 26, underlining growing pressure on the Russian budget.
Shipment of coal from South Africa to Ukraine has been stopped due to blocking of sale of currency to Ukrinterenergo to pay to the supplier - Britain's Steel Mont Trading Ltd., the Ukrainian state company has told Interfax-Ukraine.
The Ukraine's government for the whole period of its nine-month work allocated Hr 19 billion for the needs of army, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk reported.
The leaders of Germany's opposition have taken aim at the oft-touted victories of Chancellor Merkel's government. The grand coalition is making bad decisions, which will harm Germany's future, they say.
A slump in crude oil prices on the global market will lower the price of Russian natural gas for Ukraine to $350 per 1,000 cubic meters in the first quarter of 2015 instead of the $385 and then $365 expected earlier, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has said that it cannot keep a record of civilian casualties on the militant-occupied territory in Donbas.