Ukraine considers the Russian soldiers, the members of the main intelligence directorate of the Russian General Staff, detained in Luhansk region, namely Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Sergeant Alexander Alexandrov, to be terrorists, but will provide them with all the necessary legal and medical assistance, Adviser to the Ukrainian Security Service Head Markiyan Lubkivsky has stated.
Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission will hold their next trilateral meeting on Russian natural gas exports to Ukraine - a meeting to agree exports for the third quarter - before the end of June, the Russian energy minister said on Saturday.
A top commander of Russian-backed forces in Luhansk has been assassinated, along with several members of his entourage.
RIGA, LATVIA - Latvia represents one of the few ex-Soviet states that successfully joined the European Union and had sought NATO membership. Now, as a member of the EU, it can teach a lot to its neighbors about how to deal with economic and political problems, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma believes.
WASHINGTON. May 23 (Interfax) - The United States has excluded a number of U.S. Internet services, which were previously not available to the residents of Crimea, from the sanctions list, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has reported.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that his government will adopt a "tough stance" if Ukraine defaults on its debt, which includes a $3 billion loan from Moscow.
Significant personnel changes in the Cabinet of Ministers will take place in autumn, while some ministers could be replaced at the current session of the Verkhovna Rada, Head of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko parliamentary faction Yuriy Lutsenko forecasts.
Russia's Sberbank is preparing to restructure a loan owed by Ukrainian steel company Metinvest, the Tass news agency reported on Saturday, citing a Sberbank executive.
Ukraine's Interior Ministry has sent a summons to Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash for questioning and carrying out investigative actions, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.
Ukraine is currently paying for Russian gas supplies "in driblets," but nevertheless Gazprom's interests are not damaged in this situation, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Ukraine has asked Russia for an extension of a discount on the price of gas until the end of the year, Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday, RIA news agency reported.
The election program of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the first year of his presidency has been largely unfulfilled, but remains relevant, experts have stated.
A delegation of the French National Assembly has visited Donetsk region, where met with Deputy Chairman of the Regional State Administration Mykhailo Slyvka, the press service of Donetsk Regional State Administration has reported.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, on a working visit in Riga, has discussed the European integration of Ukraine and reforms in the country with Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann and European Parliament President Martin Schulz.
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and five wounded in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire agreement, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Saturday.
The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's decisions on the country's foreign debts may be seen as grounds for demanding that the loans be repaid early, even if these decisions are not put into practice, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Russia would adopt a tough position if Ukraine decided not to pay off debts owed by its previous government, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast by Russian TV on Saturday.
The Cabinet of Ministers has asked the parliament to change the law on the order of admittance and stay of foreign armed forces in the territory of Ukraine.
The ongoing events in Ukraine have shown vividly what debates on a choice between the West and the East in the Eastern Partnership region countries could be fraught with, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said at a plenary session of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga on Friday.
Fortifications being built by Ukraine in its eastern part are "practically 90%" ready, Ukrainian Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Services Hennadiy Zubko has reported.