ASTANA - Ukraine plans to establish cooperation with Kazakhstan on aircraft engineering, an adviser to the Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine, Oleh Yakovenko, has said.
ASTANA - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Friday. This is the first official visit by Poroshenko to Astana.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as a part of his official visit to Kazakhstan, at a meeting with Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov on Oct. 9 discussed the gas sector and transport infrastructure.
ASTANA - Kazakhstan's companies have expressed their interest in the privatization of Ukrainian energy enterprises, Energy and Coal Industry Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn has said.
Ukraine's finance minister has called for the US, EU and other donors to double their financial commitment to the conflict-torn country next year, warning that a $40 billion rescue led by the International Monetary Fund would do too little to guarantee long-term economic stability.
WASHINGTON - The United States will continue to work with the European Union to keep the current sanctions against Russia in force until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has said.
The Ukrainian military report that Donbas militants fully observed the ceasefire regime on Oct. 8, the press center for the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation reported on Oct. 9.
Pope Francis and a line-up of anti-nuclear campaigners headed lists of favorites to win the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize on the eve of Friday's announcement.
Partially blind Tetyana has been living near the skeletal remains of a rebel-held airport in eastern Ukraine and surviving off hand-picked vegetables since war gripped the EU's backyard last year.
The crisis in Ukraine has been painful for nearly everyone involved. Russia finds itself under sanctions and at loggerheads abroad. NATO faces as grave a challenge as any since the cold war ended. And Ukraine itself, dismembered and drained by war, struggles to recover even as the fighting in the east of the country grinds to a halt. Yet one clear winner has emerged from the mess: Alexander Lukashenko, the mustachioed strongman of Belarus, to Ukraine's north.
Belarusian author and investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich, a vocal critic of totalitarianism whose writing has chronicled the lives of ordinary people crushed in some of the 20th century's most tragic events, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature.
Even by the standards of Vladimir Putin's Russia, the show trial of Lt. Nadya Savchenko sets a high bar for cynicism. The 34-year-old Ukrainian helicopter pilot stands accused by a court in Russia's southern Rostov region of committing "war crimes" for allegedly directing mortar fire that killed two journalists.
For an election deemed unnoticeable by international observers, there will be plenty of global attention when Belarus votes for president on Oct. 11.
There's a reason most revolutions in Eastern Europe begin in the winter, from Russia in 1905 to Ukraine's Maidan in 2013. Once the cold settles in, a government's empty promises are laid bare. Over the next several days, forecasters are predicting, the temperature in Ukraine will plunge to freezing. When President Petro Poroshenko looks at the thermometer, he should be worried.
"Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" is a thorough and detailed examination of the 93-day occupation of Maidan square in the country's capital, Kyiv, a situation whose international, geopolitical repercussions are still being felt.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, has said the United States will maintain sanctions imposed on Russia over its actions in Ukraine until the terms of the Minsk peace plan are fully implemented.
Geopolitics dominates discussion of Russia's new alliance with Iran to defend Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad. Will Russia's air attacks and planned use of Russian "volunteers" tip the military balance for Mr. Assad and force a negotiated solution to Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war? Did Putin double-cross the West, promising to attack Islamic State military targets, but then bombing military units supplied by the West? Will NATO react?
Europe must improve its relationship with Russia and should not let this be something decided by Washington, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Oct. 8.