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.
Ukraine will hold a parliamentary election on Oct. 26 following the dissolution of the current assembly by President Petro Poroshenko, his spokesman said on Aug. 25. "The next election is on Oct. 26," Sviatoslav Tseholko said on a Twitter post.
The Hotel Ukraine is now owned by Forbes listed billionaires God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev from Azerbaijan. The world traveling real estate moguls both have a residence inside the five star hotel, which was ranked again in 2013 as the best business hotel in Europe by the World Travel Awards.
After losing in straight sets on Aug. 25 afternoon to become one of the first men knocked out of the United States Open this year, Sergiy Stakhovsky admitted that his mind had been elsewhere.
A correspondent for Russia's Ekho Moskvy radio has been attacked while covering single-person pickets supporting Ukraine in St. Petersburg.
Ukrainian and Russian leaders are set to meet in Minsk on Aug. 26, in a bid to ease tensions in the region.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expected to take part in talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Belarus’s capital, Minsk, on Aug. 26.
“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.