France delays warship delivery to Russia `until further notice`
France delays warship delivery to Russia `until further notice`

France on Tuesday pushed back "until further notice" the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis, sparking a measured initial response from Moscow.

Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels

 Ukraine levelled fresh charges on Tuesday that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that five columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday.

Hollande says postponing warship delivery to Russia `until further notice`

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday delayed the controversial delivery of a high-tech warship to Russia "until further notice" over the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine to remove Great Patriotic War mentions from textbooks

 Mentions of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 will be removed from Ukrainian history textbooks, director of the Ukrainian National Memory Institute Vladimir Vyatovich told Ukrainian media.

Ukraine to hold referendum on joining NATO

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said here on Monday a referendum will be held to decide whether his country should join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperilling Western assistance.

Train with MH17 wreckage arrives in Ukraine's Kharkiv

 A train carrying the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine in July arrived Monday in the city of Kharkiv, which is controlled by Ukrainian government forces.

Russia to lose some USD 40 bn a year due to sanctions: Minister

Russia is set to lose around USD 40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said today.

Vladimir Putin breaks silence on family to say daughters live in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin, famously reticent about his private life, broke silence on Sunday on the whereabouts of his two daughters, whose lives are a highly kept secret.

Kiev says Russia has 7500 troops in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine has reportedly claimed that Russia has thousands of troops in conflict-torn Eastern Ukraine and has vowed to boost its own military capacity.

Russia accuses West of seeking regime change in Moscow over Ukraine
Russia accuses West of seeking regime change in Moscow over Ukraine

Russia on Saturday accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

Time to act on energy security, Biden tells EU

US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday told Europe it was time to act on improving its energy security, warning of Russia`s "track record" in using energy supplies as a weapon.

Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

Ukraine`s defence minister said Saturday that Russia has 7,500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops for months.

Four soldiers, civilian killed in eastern Ukraine: Officials

Four Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 10 others wounded in unrest in the east during the past 24 hours, security officials in Kiev said Saturday.

Ukraine coalition agrees to make NATO membership a priority

Ukraine`s pro-Western political parties on Friday agreed to make joining NATO a priority in a coalition deal that will give them a parliamentary majority.

Ukraine accuses Russia of cross-border shelling

Ukraine Friday accused Russia of carrying out cross-border shelling against Ukrainian positions in the eastern part of the country even as pro-Russian separatists put the toll in the ongoing conflict at 5,000.

Russia risks more isolation over Ukraine aggression: Biden

 US Vice-President Joe Biden on a visit to Kiev warned on Friday that Russia risked further isolation over its "unacceptable" aggression in Ukraine.

Merkel aide raps Russia after report on aid to Ukraine rebels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s spokesman accused Moscow on Friday of actively stoking the conflict in eastern Ukraine after a senior separatist in the region was quoted as saying the rebels were receiving "a lot" of Russian money.

A year after Kiev protests, Ukraine vanishes in rebel east

 The symbols of Ukraine have been hidden somewhere in the school in the country`s war-torn east -- but the headmistress will not say exactly where. 

Ukraine shelled from Russian territory: Kiev

Ukraine`s military on Friday accused Russia of shelling its territory for the first time since the signing of a nominal ceasefire in early September.