Oleksander Usyk, the undefeated Ukrainian boxer notorious for colorful performances with a high dose of patriotism, beat Russia’s Andrei Knyazev in an eighth round technical knock out in front of an emotional crowd at Kyiv’s Palace of Sports.
Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.
Russian President Vladimirv Putin warned Israel on April 18 against selling weapons to the pro-Western government in Kyiv as retaliation for Moscow’s recently announced weapons deal with Iran.
Ukraine's army chief of staff on Saturday listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kyiv alongside pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.
At the end of another day’s work in eastern Ukraine, Igor Slyusar and two colleagues sip coffee in a quiet cafe, and decline the offer of something stronger. “What we do is tough, physically and mentally. It can be hard on the nerves,” Slyusar says. “We don’t need alcohol on top of that – it only makes things worse.”
Russia’s economy contracted further in the first quarter triggering a 5 per cent slide in the rouble, a day after president Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation that the worst of the crisis was over.
Though many parts of the February Minsk agreement are unresolved, the ongoing cease-fire has significantly lowered the intensity and frequency of fighting in eastern Ukraine. This relative lull has given Ukrainian authorities an opportunity to take greater control of the volunteer battalions that have augmented Kyiv's military footprint on the ground.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he will travel to Moscow to participate in events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on May 7 and 8, but he will not attend a Victory Day military parade in the Russian capital on May 9.
BERLIN — Greece is poised to sign a gas deal with Russia as early as Tuesday which could bring 3-5 billion euros into depleted government coffers, German magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing a senior figure in the ruling Syriza party.
The Russian Federation uses the facts of resonant killings to discredit Ukraine, Advisor to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Stanyslav Rechynsky has stated.
The EU-Ukraine Summit is important for Kyiv, as it will allow the newly elected EU leadership to take "a mental decision" on support for Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said.
Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview.
The main cable-television provider in the city of Yevpatoria, in the Ukrainian region of Crimea that was annexed by Russia in March 2014, has stopped distributing five Ukrainian television channels.
The Kremlin said on April 17 the arrival of about 300 U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kyiv's National Guard could destabilize the situation in the east of the country, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.
Militants have been shelling Ukrainian government forces' positions in Triokhizbenka, Luhansk Oblast, since Saturday morning, the press service of Hennadiy Moskal, the head of the Luhansk regional military-civilian administration, reported on April 18.
Ukrainian prosecutors are investigating cases where more than 2,500 soldiers took unauthorized absence from their units, pursuing desertion proceedings against 8,652 servicemen, and looking into 107 cases of other forms of evasion of military service, Radio Liberty cited Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios as saying.
MOSCOW - Moscow is concerned about the arrival of U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine, believes this is in direct conflict with the Minsk agreements and views this as a first step toward shipments of modern U.S. weapons to Kyiv, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement on April 17.
It's been fascinating to watch the Russian economy adjust to sharply lower oil prices. With a little help from the central bank, the country's recession might not be as bad as previously thought.