Putin - Latest News on Putin | Read Breaking News on Zee News

Ukraine, Europe leaders talk with Moscow before ceasefire expires

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:23

Ukraine`s new president has enlisted support from the leaders of Germany and France for a call on Sunday to Vladimir Putin as a ceasefire deadline looms and after pro-Russian rebels released more European monitors.

Ukraine ceasefire: Pro-Russian separatists free all OSCE monitors

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:44

Four OSCE monitors - three men and a woman – who were abducted by pro-Moscow separatists on May 29, were released a month later and were said to be in “good health and good spirits”.

Ukraine seeks concrete steps from Russia on truce

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 15:55

Ukraine on Saturday sought concrete steps from Russia to back up a tenuous truce it extended with pro-Moscow rebels in the hope of calming a deadly insurgency sparked by its new westward course.

Russia delays landmark rocket launch again: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 14:54

Russia put off the maiden launch of its first new space rocket design since Soviet times for a second day on Saturday, RIA news agency said, a fresh blow to the country`s once-pioneering industry. 

Ukraine`s deal with EU may have serious consequences: Putin

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 05:53

As Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed partnership agreements with the European Union Friday, Russia said the move will have "serious consequences".

Separatists say ready to extend ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:23

Pro-Russian separatist leaders voiced willingness to extend a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine`s Russian-speaking east on Friday, after releasing four out of eight international observers captured over a month ago, in an apparent goodwill gesture.

France, Germany to discuss Ukraine with Putin, Poroshenko on Sunday

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:13

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will talk with Russia`s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine`s Petro Poroshenko over the phone on Sunday to assess the situation in Ukraine, Hollande said.

Russia abruptly aborts launch of new-generation rocket

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:29

The test launch of Russia`s newest rocket ended in embarrassment on Friday as authorities were forced to abort the flight overseen by President Vladimir Putin due to a last-minute glitch.

Russia gives cautious welcome to reported ceasefire extension in Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:50

Russia would welcome a three-day extension of a ceasefire in east Ukraine but it must not simply delay an "ultimatum" for separatists to lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.

Ukraine signs EU deal, Poroshenko calls it `most important day since independence`

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:45

Ukraine`s new leader on Friday signed a landmark EU pact that drew immediate threats of retaliation by Russia in its standoff over the ex-Soviet country`s future with the West.

Russia`s Putin calls for long-term Ukraine ceasefire, peace talks

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday a long-term ceasefire was needed in Ukraine to allow talks between the Kiev government and representatives of eastern regions where rebels are waging an armed insurgency.

Sharp rise in people fleeing eastern Ukraine: UNHCR

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:50

Some 16,400 people fled their homes in eastern Ukraine in the past week, many citing a deteriorating situation and fears of abduction, bringing the number of displaced within the country to 54,000, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.