An interview with Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, German politician and former member of the German National Parliament (Bundestag).
The conflict parties in Donbas should work together on mine clearance in the security zone as required by the Minsk agreements, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to present legal initiatives to increase the independence of the regulator of the Ukrainian stock market. He announced that during the meeting with David Wright, secretary-general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on Nov.25.
The Russian Association of Travel Agencies says several Russian agencies have stopped selling package tours to Turkey.
Turkey, along with Egypt, has long been a top destination for Russian tourists.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Ukraine has imposed a ban on transit flights over Ukraine for all Russian airlines.
One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another eight injured in the Donbas over the Nov.24, said Andriy Lysenko, the military spokesman at a press briefing on Nov. 25.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Nov. 25 that his country does not want an escalation of the situation with the downed Russian Sukhoi Su-24 plane.
We all knew it would happen, whether off the coast of Alaska, over the Baltic Sea, or in the Middle East. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been routinely challenging the NATO airspace for months, well before entering the Syrian conflict. Military experts warned that Russian aircraft flying in crowded airspace with transponders off is a recipe for disaster.
Under the instruction of Chief of the General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko, Ukrainian forces will not open fire in response to militant provocations, according to a Ukrainian envoy in Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).
Almost a century ago, the Bolsheviks could not secure their victory and retain power over the vast Russian Empire without controlling Ukraine, which used to be the resourse base of the entire region. The Communists brought together overwhelming force to destroy the newly independent Ukrainian People’s Republic, which emerged in 1918. Ukraine lost this battle, yet the fight for freedom continued. The sole fact that Ukrainian territories were not annexed and incorporated into Russia, but assembled as a Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, demonstrated that the war had exhausted both sides. However, this status quo was short-lived.
Ukraine has banned all Russian planes from using its airspace after Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom said it had halted gas deliveries to its neighbour.
Russia's Gazprom said on Nov. 25 it was halting gas supplies to Ukraine until it makes a prepayment for supplies.
What makes a government “legitimate”? Well, being elected in a free and fair manner, by an educated population choosing from a varied choice of candidates, each of whom had equal opportunities to vie for votes, is certainly a very good start, but equally certainly that’s not the end of it.
Ukraine's prime minister says his government has decided to close the country's airspace to all Russian planes.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered Naftogaz Ukrainy to stop purchasing natural gas from Russia.
Only three short hours of Turkey announcing it had shot down a Russian warplane for violating its airspace, an unusual phrase appeared as a new trending topic on Twitter: "World War 3." The conversation is both joking and not joking.
The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers imposes a ban on transit flights in the Ukrainian air space for all Russian airlines without exceptions.
Putin has a big problem in Syria - one to which Western coverage of the Russian military intervention in Syria has not paid much attention.
Naftogaz Ukrainy is expecting on Wednesday to receive the entire volume of Russian gas that was paid for earlier and will continue to meet its obligations for the transportation of gas to Europe, the state holding's press service said.