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Emmanuel Macron says France will not recognise Crimea 'annexation'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014, in a trip that Kiev condemned as a violation of its sovereignty.

 

US sanctions to stay until Russia quits eastern Ukraine: White House

President Donald Trump met earlier on Tuesday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in talks that the White House said were about ways to resolve peacefully the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
 

Ukraine delays vote on religious bill outraging Russia

Ukraine's parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on a religious bill that has outraged Russia because it suggests imposing severe restrictions on the branch of the Orthodox Church headed by the Moscow patriarchate.

Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma

Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio.

Kremlin expects `no breakthrough` on Ukraine at Berlin talks

The conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have seen Moscow`s relations with the West plunge to their post-Cold War nadir. 

IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday resumed its bailout of war-torn Ukraine, approving disbursement of $1 billion from an aid package that had been held up in part on corruption concerns.

Hollande voices `concern` to Putin over Ukraine tension: Presidency

French President Francois Hollande voiced his "concern" over a spike in tensions in Ukraine, in a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his office said on Tuesday.

US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko in a phonecall urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said late Friday.

US urges Ukraine to avoid escalating tension with Russia

US urges Ukraine to avoid escalating tension with Russia

US Vice President Joe Biden has urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko "do his part to avoid escalating tensions" with Russia in the Crimean peninsula, the White House said.

Ukraine eyes Thursday vote on new pro-EU government

Ukraine eyes Thursday vote on new pro-EU government

Ukraine has been gripped by a months-long political crisis that forced Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk`s to resign Sunday.

Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk resigns, paving way for new government

Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk resigns, paving way for new government

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Sunday, paving the way for Western-backed coalition parties to nominate an ally of President Petro Poroshenko to try to form a more stable government.

Russia court hands Ukraine pilot Nadiya Savchenko 22-year sentence

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison over the killing of two journalists, in a ruling set to exacerbate Moscow`s feud with Kiev and the West.

Ukraine PM scrapes through crisis but uncertainty remains

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has scraped through the biggest challenge to his leadership so far, lawmakers said on Wednesday, but still faces an uphill battle to achieve reforms that Western backers demand.

Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk survives no confidence vote

Ukraine`s embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no confidence vote in his government Tuesday that came just hours after the president asked him to stand down.

Russia decries 'new Cold War'; East-West tensions cloud talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference that "the vast majority of Russia's attacks (in Syria) have been against legitimate opposition groups."

Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine: White House

US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday threatened to quit along with his entire government in the latest development of a political crisis rocking the former Soviet state.

Angela Merkel tells Vladimir Putin to `use influence` to rein in Ukraine rebels

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence to rein in pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, a day after the German leader warned that a peace deal was not being fully implemented.

MP lifts Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk up by his crotch in Parliament – Watch

MP lifts Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk up by his crotch in Parliament – Watch

A bizarre scene was witnessed in Ukraine Parliament when an MP forcibly pulled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk off the podium by his crotch.

Joe Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev late Sunday to reassure its pro-Western leaders that Washington remains committed to Ukraine despite stepped-up efforts to work with Russia against Islamic State jihadists.