No chance for Putin to be invited to G7 summit, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no chance that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be invited to the next meeting of G7 leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will host the summit, was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push

Ukraine`s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko promised Monday to meet Russia`s Vladimir Putin and involve US President Barack Obama in his stalled push for peace with pro-Kremlin fighters in the separatist east.

Opponent calls for Vladimir Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis

A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered, as Russia awaits the president`s response to the dramatic decline of the rouble.

DNA: India's strategic ties with Russia incomparable, says PM Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost cooperation between the two strategic partners in sectors like defence, energy and trade.

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Three more Ukrainian troops killed in east: Kiev

Three more Ukrainian soldiers have been killed during fighting in the east over the past 24 hours, security officials in Kiev said Saturday.

Russians, Ukrainians should keep brotherly friendship: Putin

President Vladimir Putin Tuesday said Russian and Ukrainian people should preserve the traditions of brotherly friendship.

Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country
Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to wipe out Ukraine as an independent country despite a truce deal.

Putin says Ukraine must enter 'substantial' talks with rebels

President Vladimir Putin insisted on Friday that Kiev must enter substantial talks with pro-Russian rebels amid a dramatic escalation of the fighting in Ukraine.

Putin expresses `deep concern` over Ukraine victims in Merkel, Hollande talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed his "deep concern" over the growing number of civilian casualties and refugees in eastern Ukraine.

Putin urged to bring Ukraine separatists into talks

France and Germany urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to use his influence to put pressure on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to come to the negotiating table.

Putin accuses Ukrainian leader of shunning road to peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he and European Union states had tried unsuccessfully to persuade Kiev to extend a ceasefire in east Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president had veered off the road to peace.

Putin, Obama to discuss Ukraine, Iraq soon: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria "in the coming days," a top aide said on Friday.

Abkhazia parliament calls on president to quit

The parliament of Abkhazia, a small breakaway republic in the Caucasus, has voted for the resignation of the president, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

China`s Xi and Russia`s Putin meet facing West`s criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as the two powers seek to build ties in the face of Western criticism and territorial disputes.

Putin`s Crimea visit a `violation of sovereignty`: Officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s visit today to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in March, is a "flagrant violation" of Ukraine`s sovereignty, authorities in Kiev said.

Putin seeks immediate dialogue within Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an immediate "extensive national dialogue" in Ukraine, amid rising tension in the country`s east and southeast regions.

Putin wrong to link Crimea seizure, German unity: Berlin

Germany on Wednesday rejected as skewed history President Vladimir Putin`s claim that Russia absorbing the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea was akin to Germany`s reunification.

Putin gets Russian parliament approval to attack Ukraine

The upper house of Russian parliament on Saturday has approved the use of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory. This has happened after Putin asked the upper house of parliament to approve sending armed forces to the Ukrainian territory, in defiance of a direct warning from Washington that such a deployment would results in "costs" for Moscow.

Russian court puts Putin foe under house arrest, bars Internet use

A Russian court on Friday placed opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest for at least two months and barred him from using the Internet or speaking to the media.

Russia `sorry` Putin, Obama cannot meet

The Kremlin is sorry the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama will not take place at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian leader, told reporters Friday.