Presidents Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin have spoken on the sidelines of memorial services in Armenia, discussing the fragile truce in Ukraine and a suspended French warship delivery for Moscow's military.
When Ukrainians began toppling statues of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin at the height of the Euromaidan revolution, it seemed almost retro. As if we had gone back in time to 1991.
France and Russia have all-but reached agreement to terminate a contract for two warships. French president Francois Hollande and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed the delivery, or not, of the “Mistral” vessels at a meeting in the margins of genocide solemnities in Yerevan on April 24.
Russia is building up forces on its borders with Ukraine, prompting pro-Kyiv forces and analysts to predict an impending pro-Russian attack in the near future.
President Petro Poroshenko said he’s ready to place Ukraine under martial law if his army is attacked in the embattled eastern part of the country. "If Ukrainian troops are attacked, we can do everything to introduce martial law," Poroshenko said in an interview with the Ukraina television channel on April 24.
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has launched a criminal inquiry into alleged funding of protests in Kyiv and said that the security services of the aggressor states may be involved in the attempts to destabilize the situation.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has supported amendments to the law denouncing the Communist and Nazi totalitarian regimes and banning their propaganda and symbols.
ISTANBUL - Turkey said n April 24 that it rejected and condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin calling the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a genocide.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will be among other Central and Eastern European leaders who will attend festivities in Poland on May 7 to honor the 70th anniversary in the Second World War, the Polish television TVN-24 said on its website.
Deputy Head of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine Alexander Hug has said there was artillery fire in the area of the village of Shyrokyne, Donetsk Oblast, on April 2 and that most of it had come from territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and targeted Ukrainian army positions.
French President Francois Hollande says he has still not decided on whether France will deliver a Mistral-class warship to Russia amid growing speculation that he could choose to refund it.
Ukraine and Chile have signed an agreement on the terms of mutual trips by their citizens, the provisions of which stipulate that citizens of both countries may stay in the other country for to up to 90 days without a visa within a six month period, or 180 days.
Holding international military exercises in Ukraine does not run contrary to the Minsk agreements, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko argued in a television program on April 25 evening.
MOSCOW - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said that defense funding will be continuous so as to prop up the diplomatic means and methods used by Ukraine.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said that while the Ukrainian army is not planning to launch an offensive in Donbas, he will propose a martial law bill in the event of a hostile attack.
KHARKIV - Kharkiv District Administrative Court has banned the Communist Party of Ukraine from holding a march and a rally on May 1 to mark Labor Day.
A former investigative journalist serving as a pro-presidential lawmaker has accused the country’s richest oligarch, Rinat Akhmetov, of trying to thwart a broadening and reform-minded “de-oligarchization” campaign by the government and “stop any actions to reform the electricity sector and preserve [his] status-quo as a monopolist” by staging this week’s coal miner protests in Kyiv.
MOSCOW - Participants of the Moscow-Berlin motor rally organized by the Night Wolves bikers club are set to begin the rally this Saturday, as initially scheduled, despite being refused entry to Poland, the club's vice president, Felix Chernyakhovsky, told Interfax.
No decision has yet been taken on the future of France's suspended contract to deliver Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said on April 24 after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Fighting involving tanks, mortars, grenades and small arms continued in and around the village of Shyrokyne, Donetsk Oblast, on April 23, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) reported on Friday.