A U.S. citizen who worked for NGOs in Russia and is the wife of a prominent St. Petersburg human rights lawyer, has left the country after a court upheld an order to deport her as a threat to national security.
Ukraine intends to start building a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in 2015, Yuriy Nedashkovsky, the president of Energoatom, the national operator of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants, said during the project's inauguration ceremony.
MOSCOW - There was a tense handshake and a suggestion of future talks. But Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko's one-on-one face-off across a bargaining table in Minsk on Tuesday produced no deal to resolve the steadily worsening situation in Ukraine.
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov on Aug. 26 signed a government bill adopted by the parliament - bill No. 4453a on international sanctions against the support and financing of terrorism in Ukraine - and sent it for signature by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian parliament reported on its Web site.
Evidence mounts of the Russian army's stealth invasion of east Ukraine. A verified footage of Russian armour column in a Ukrainian village near the border was released.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by phone the results of the Minsk meeting and the further format of international negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.
Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called snap elections, as government forces continue to fight pro-Russian rebel forces in the east.
“We were screaming. They kept saying, ‘Take off your pants! Someone is going to come and hurt you!’ One man held a knife to my ear, whilst the other fired blanks. They then poured petrol all over my head,” said Pavlo Yurov, a theater director from Kyiv who endured 70 days of captivity by Kremlin-backed insurgents in Sloviansk. “We kept saying, again and again, that we meant them no harm.”
MOSCOW - Ukraine is claiming that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where the Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
Traders are betting Russia's conflict with Ukraine will take a bigger toll on state-run OAO Rosneft, reducing its premium to OAO Lukoil to the narrowest in more than a year.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine hold key talks on Aug. 26 with little hopes for a breakthrough in the conflict pitting the former Soviet state against pro-Russian separatist rebels.
ZURICH - A four-day visit to Russia in October by Switzerland's economy minister and high-profile Swiss business representatives has been postponed until next year due to the crisis in Ukraine, a government spokesman said on Aug. 26.
Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Aug. 26 that Russian Mi-24 helicopters had attacked a border post in Luhansk region the previous day, killing four border guards.
Malaysians are marking the return of the remains of the first 20 victims from the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.
Ukraine released a video of captured Russian soldiers on Aug. 26, sharply escalating a dispute over Moscow's alleged backing for separatist rebels in the east of the former Soviet republic.
The leaders of the two countries meet for talks - as Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine say: 'We are here as cannon meat.'
Moscow - Non-conformist rocker Andrei Makarevich walked a thin line in Soviet times but his outspoken stance on Ukraine has seen him savagely pilloried by the Russian establishment.
On Aug. 25, a resident of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine said she saw a column of armoured vehicles approach the town and start shooting.
The reality of air travel in the 21st century is that flying economy is unpleasant. Airlines are cutting service and packing planes to improve razor thin profit margins, while flights aren't getting any shorter.
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents have held their first direct talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but there appears to be no breakthrough.