Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are internationally monitored.

Four civilians reported killed in Ukraine fighting
Four civilians reported killed in Ukraine fighting

Four civilians were killed in intense shelling attacks between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-torn state, officials from both sides said today.

Ceasefire brings limited respite for east Ukrainians

 Natalya Brazhnikova goes to sell bread each day at a badly charred market on the outskirts of Donetsk in east Ukraine despite the risk of shelling and gunfire.

Ukrainian military, Russian separatists accuse each other of shelling in Donetsk

Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have indulged in a blame game accusing each other of shelling in central areas of Donetsk.

New footage of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight emerges

 A new footage emerged on Friday reportedly showing pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last year in eastern Ukraine after they realised they had shot down a commercial airliner.

Ukraine leader lays out vision of new war-time constitution

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday proposed constitutional changes designed to give broader powers to the regions, but failed to address the demands of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist east.

Four reported killed in Ukraine ahead of crunch Paris talks
Four reported killed in Ukraine ahead of crunch Paris talks

Ukrainian rebels Tuesday accused government forces of killing three civilians in attacks launched hours before the start of talks in Paris on ways to halt the 15-month separatist war.

Two Ukraine troops killed ahead of peace talks

Ukraine on Monday reported the death of two soldiers in the past day of fighting with pro-Russian insurgents across the industrial east.

Three killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks

Ukraine on Sunday reported the death of two soldiers, while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev`s forces of killing a civilian as fresh clashes preceded peace talks aimed at ending the 15-month war.

Ukraine accuse own soldiers of killing pro-rebel civilians

Prosecutors in war-torn east Ukraine on Wednesday charged two government soldiers with the murder of an elderly woman and her daughter in the separatist eastern province of Donetsk.

East Ukrainians in rare protest against Russian-backed rebels
East Ukrainians in rare protest against Russian-backed rebels

 Several hundred Ukrainians in the country`s war-torn east demanded Monday that pro-Russian insurgents remove scores of rocket launchers from crowded city neighbourhoods and stop provoking government fire on their homes.

Six Ukraine soldiers killed in separatist east: Kiev
Six Ukraine soldiers killed in separatist east: Kiev

 Ukraine`s army on Saturday reported the death of six soldiers in the past day of fighting against pro-Russian insurgents in the former Soviet nation`s separatist east.

Seven Ukraine troops die in mine blast, endangering truce

At least seven Ukranian soldiers died on Monday when their truck hit a mine not far from a town where a recent flareup in fighting with pro-Russian insurgents has imperilled the fate of a four-month truce.

Ukrainian Army accuses rebels of launching `large-scale offensive`
Ukrainian Army accuses rebels of launching `large-scale offensive`

Ukraine`s Army on Wednesday accused pro-Russian forces of launching a big new attack against government positions in breach of a shaky ceasefire.

Separatists say 15 people killed in clashes in east Ukraine: Report

A senior rebel commander said around 15 fighters and civilians had been killed as a result of clashes between Ukrainian government forces and separatists near rebel-controlled Donetsk on Wednesday, separatist press service DAN reported.

One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist east: Kiev military

One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and five wounded in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Saturday.

Ukraine rebel leader says has released two US aid workers

Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko said on Saturday that insurgents had released two US aid workers detained for alleged spying.

Five Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: Ukraine military

 Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed and twelve wounded in separatist eastern territories over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Wednesday.

Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site

Dutch and international investigators will renew their search for body parts and debris at the MH17 plane crash site in restive eastern Ukraine, including at a location previously considered unsafe, the team`s chief announced Wednesday.

One Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: Military

One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev`s military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing on Wednesday.