President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has thanked U.S. President Barack Obama for his promise to provide Ukraine with military aid in 2016.
Journalists have been ordered to vacate the Rada press box due to a bomb threat.
The line of contact between Russian-backed militants and Ukrainian troops is shifting near the strategic port city of Mariupol according to government troops.
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.
Fifteen people on board a Mi-8 helicopter died when their aircraft crashed in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia on Nov. 26, regional transport prosecutors said on their website www.zsproc.ru.
LUHANSK - The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) members observed 67 explosions and numerous occurrences of small arms fire in the Luhansk region over the day, a representative of the OSCE press service told Interfax.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey and Russia promised on Nov. 25 not to go to war over the downing of a Russian military jet, leaving Turkey's still-nervous NATO allies and just about everyone else wondering why the country decided to risk such a serious confrontation.
The press center for the headquarters of the Ukrainian army operation in Donbas has accused militants' forces of shelling the town of Horlivka, which is not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, from positions in the village of Spartak on the outskirts of Donetsk.
In April 2014, angry mobs and armed men stormed administrative buildings and police stations in eastern Ukraine, waving Russian flags and proclaiming the establishment of "Peoples' Republic" in Donetsk and Luhansk.
Militants opened fire on the Ukrainian army's positions in Donbas 22 times from 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 to 6 a.m. on Nov. 26, the press center of the Ukrainian army operation has reported.
KRASNOYARSK - The crash of a Mil Mi-8 helicopter in the Turukhan district of Russia's Krasnoyarsk territory has claimed the lives of 15 people, spokesperson for the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office Oksana Gorbunova told Interfax.
Russia and Turkey have been trading blows over who is to blame for the downing of a Russian jet close to the Turkish-Syrian border.
CHONGAR, Ukraine - Ground zero of the latest confrontation between Ukraine and Russia was a sea of mud and not much else on Nov. 25.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 25 inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling.
When it comes to relations with Russia, the Kremlin wants the West to choose between sticking by its diplomatic guns on Ukraine or working arm-in-arm in Syria.
Exchanging warm handshakes and smiles, Ukraine's cabinet ministers lined up to be photographed with US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker and an entourage of senior US executives who joined her for the autumn visit to Kyiv.
France said sanctions against Russia could be lifted if Moscow fulfils its pledges to bring peace to Ukraine, hours after Kyiv closed its airspace to its neighbour's airlines and Russia said it would stop delivering gas.
Russia has turned on its former ally and trade partner Turkey following the downing of a Russian warplane in disputed circumstances on Nov. 24, warning that diplomatic and commercial relations between the countries are at risk.