Captive Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has sent a stark message to Russian President Vladimir Putin as she awaits trial in a Moscow jail. In a letter from prison, written in response to questions from CNN, she said: "If Putin wants to defeat Ukraine - let's try to defeat me first!"
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) observers were trying to agree on prolonging the ceasefire in Shyrokyne to clear unexploded munitions from the Ukrainian controlled part of the town but the so-called Donetsk People's Republic threatened to shoot them, reads the mission's report which was posted on March 28.
22 Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine's separatist-held eastern territories over the weekend, as pro-Moscow forces continue to seep into Ukraine's war-stricken Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, Donetsk's local pro-government officials reported on March 29.
A high-ranking bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Ukrainian branch has paid a visit to Ukrainian troops in the war zone – a move that is at odds with the church’s officially neutral position on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
While the world watched Russia's North Fleet with trepidation as it launched surprise exercises near the Arctic Circle last week, Vladimir Putin has quietly been arming another area inside Europe's borders: Kaliningrad, the Russian seaport city in a region sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, with convenient access to the Baltic Sea.
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin has said that the Buk missile system which downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014 in Donbas did not belong to Ukraine, but it did enter Ukrainian territory from Russia and it subsequently returned to Russia.
The recent public squabble between two Ukrainian billionaires, President Petro Poroshenko and Igor Kolomoisky, over control of two state energy companies may create the impression that Ukraine's economic reforms have bogged down in traditional oligarch infighting. But this is not strictly true. In recent months, the intellectual backbone of Ukraine's reform effort has actually grown stronger. A team of Western-educated professionals has been cutting deeper and deeper into the soft underbelly of the country's mismanaged economy.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law and a decree allowing the Ukrainian Armed Forces to join multinational drills to be held both in Ukraine and abroad this year, as well as permitting foreign troops to take part in military exercises on Ukrainian territory.
The international investigation of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane crash can be completed by the end of 2015 at the earliest, according to Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
When a large swath of land changed hands from Russia to the United States 148 years ago, both sides in the Alaska Purchase felt it was a good bargain. At the time, the deal allowed the United States access to Alaska's resources while also significantly extending its territory. The Russian Empire, on the other hand, got to fill its coffers: It received $7.2 million for 1,518,800 square kilometers of land.
But what if the Alaska Purchase had never happened? How would Russia differ today? And what has it lost out on by giving it away?
Tbilisi - Georgia is the largest beneficiary of NATO aid in the field of combat readiness compared to Ukraine and Moldova, and the special package approved at the Wales summit has been implemented well enough, James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, said on March 30.
One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and three were wounded in clashes with Russia-backed separatists in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire, the Kyiv military said on March 30.
The inspectors of the United States and Ukraine will conduct observation flight over Russia and Belarus under the Treaty on Open Skies this week, Sergei Ryzhkov, head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, announced March 29.
With the Minsk II agreement stalled and EU sanctions tied to its full implementation, it is getting increasingly hard to see Moscow's endgame in Ukraine.
Clashes were reported between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine, while regional officials said 22 tanks crossed the border from Russia into the conflict zone.
Its currency is wounded and its economy besieged by sanctions, yet Russia still has money to spare for potential allies overseas. Even as it scrabbles for foreign funds, Moscow is poised to make a 10 billion euros ($10.8 billion) loan to Hungary, one of the European Union members most sympathetic to it.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on March 29, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fueling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar Assad.
Russia's Victory Day, celebrated on May 9th, has for decades been its most unifying event of the year domestically and its least controversial holiday internationally. But because of the peculiarities of the Kremlin's politics of history, Moscow's annexation of Crimea and the ongoing struggle over Ukraine, even the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War has become divisive.
Abraham Lincoln opened his Gettysburg Address with these famous words: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation...”
Russia's largest aircraft manufacturer will receive a 100 billion ruble ($1.7 billion) capital boost from the government to stimulate production of passenger airliners, President Vladimir Putin said on March 27.