Ukrainian PM warns West not to lift Russia sanctions

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday urged the West not to lift sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict unless the Minsk peace deal is fully implemented.

Athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik finally arrives four years after getting the boot

Four years after he was unceremoniously sacked in the wake of the 2011 doping scandal, Ukrainian Yuri Ogorodnik has returned to the country, ending days of speculation over his appointment as athletics coach to prepare the women quartermilers for Rio Olympics.

Nothing cooler for Wladimir Klitschko than 'beating up people'
Nothing cooler for Wladimir Klitschko than 'beating up people'

Wladimir Klitschko will match Joe Louis in boxing`s record books with his 27th heavyweight title fight on Saturday and could set more marks since he has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Donald Young topples third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov
Donald Young topples third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov

Donald Young toppled third-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to book a semi-final showdown with Australian Bernard Tomic at the ATP Delray Beach Open.

Ukraine forces come under attack from Russian troops: Kiev military

Ukrainian army units came under attack from Russian regular forces in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and heavy fighting was taking place, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

Ukrainian nationalists hurt in grenade attack, stokes anti-Russian feeling

Six people were treated in hospital for injuries on Tuesday after what police said was a grenade attack on a group of Ukrainian nationalists in the eastern city of Kharkiv which several officials blamed on pro-Russian forces.

Alexandr Dolgopolov a doubt for Melbourne after Kooyong final injury
Alexandr Dolgopolov a doubt for Melbourne after Kooyong final injury

Alexandr Dolgopolov is a major doubt for next week`s Australian Open after he retired hurt in the Kooyong Classic final on Friday and handed Spain`s Fernando Verdasco his second title at the exhibition event.

Nicole Scherzinger can chug more booze than guys
Nicole Scherzinger can chug more booze than guys

 Nicole Scherzinger has recently claimed that she has a better capacity than guys, when it comes to drinking.

Ukrainian president announces major police reform

Ukraine will carry out a major reform of its law enforcement agencies to improve their effectiveness and ensure the country's security, President Petro Poroshenko said here Friday.

Moscow calls on Kiev to halt military offensive against rebels

Moscow said on Monday that rebel leaders have enough support to establish dialogue with Ukrainian authorities and called on Kiev to halt its military offensive.

Ukraine observes day of silence ahead of poll

A day of silence is being observed in Ukraine Saturday ahead of the parliamentary election scheduled to be held Sunday.

Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that threatens to disrupt supplies to Europe this winter.

15 killed in Ukraine clashes

At least 15 people, including seven civilians, were killed during battles in eastern Ukraine since Monday, official reports said Tuesday.

Russian aggression undermined Ukrainian sovereignty: US President Barack Obama

Russian aggression in Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine has violated the sovereignty of Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said.

EU to unveil new Russia sanctions as Ukraine truce teeters

Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of waging fresh attacks in the restive east on Monday, further imperilling a fragile truce as EU leaders prepared to approve punishing new sanctions on Moscow.

Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

250 Russian mercenaries killed in combat: Ukraine

Some 250 Russian "mercenaries" have been killed in recent fighting in the eastern regions of Ukraine, the Ukrainian military command said Monday.

Rebel volunteers ready for Ukraine frontline

They may not get proper uniforms or much training but from former policemen to Soviet army veterans a growing number of volunteers in east Ukraine are signing up with insurgents to battle government troops.

US concerned about Russian forces along Ukrainian border

The White House has said that the US is concerned about the spread of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and will not accept any use of Russian forces in Ukraine, the media reported Saturday.

OSCE says loses contact with second team in east Ukraine

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Friday it had lost contact with a second four-member international team in restive eastern Ukraine.