Son of Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich drowns - interior minister's aide

A son of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has drowned after a minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake, an aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

Ukraine Parliament agrees to dismissal of top prosecutor

 Ukraine`s Parliament voted on Tuesday to approve a presidential proposal to dismiss the General Prosecutor, criticised by deputies and activists for failing to roll out reforms and bring justice for those killed in last year`s "Euromaidan" revolution. 

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.

Ukraine president heckled by relatives of Maidan dead

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 protesters killed in Kiev`s "Euromaidan" revolution at a ceremony on Friday to pay tribute to the victims.

Ukraine votes in poll likely to elect pro-West assembly

War-weary Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko`s mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but could fuel tension with Russia.

Ukraine calls on FIFA, UEFA to impose sanctions on Russia
Ukraine calls on FIFA, UEFA to impose sanctions on Russia

The Ukrainian football federation (FFU) has appealed to FIFA and UEFA to impose the highest possible sanctions on the Russian Football Union (RFU) over what it describes as gross violation of football regulations.

Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead

The mayor of the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk was shot dead on Saturday and the house of another mayor in Lviv to the West was hit by fire from a grenade launcher, the Interior Ministry said.

Ukraine sees "understanding" with Russia on peace moves

Ukraine said on Monday it had reached a "mutual understanding" with Moscow on parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in the east of the country.

Dynamic Poroshenko grabs his chances on path to Ukrainian presidency

It was a moment showing Ukrainian tycoon Petro Poroshenko`s energy and his eye for political opportunity. The man now poised to become president decided to stage a lightning visit to Crimea in late February as Kiev was losing its grip on the region.

Ukrainians pick `chocolate king` Poroshenko to find way out of crisis

Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate manufacturer, claimed the Ukrainian presidency with an emphatic election victory on Sunday, taking on a fraught mission to quell pro-Russian rebels and steer his fragile nation closer to the West.

Ukraine defends vote despite unrest, Putin pledges `respect`

Vladimir Putin promised that Russia would work with the new Ukrainian administration formed after a presidential election on Sunday that the Kiev government said on Saturday would anchor the ex-Soviet state to the West.

Ukraine offensive deals final blow to peace deal: Putin spokesman

President Vladimir Putin`s spokesman said Friday Ukraine`s offensive against pro-Russian rebels in the east dealt a final blow to a peace deal on the crisis.

Toppled ``mafia`` president cost Ukraine up to $100 billion, prosecutor says

Ukraine`s chief prosecutor has accused Viktor Yanukovich of heading a mafia-style syndicate whose crimes cost the former Soviet republic up to $100 billion.

Ukraine`s east braces for `full-scale` anti-rebel operation

Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a 9 am (0600 GMT) deadline to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation.

Ukraine boxing champ urges Putin to avoid `mistakes of history`

Heavyweight boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday not to "repeat the mistakes of history" in his confrontation with Ukraine, the boxer`s homeland.

Ukraine boxing champ urges Putin to avoid `mistakes of history`

Heavyweight boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday not to "repeat the mistakes of history" in his confrontation with Ukraine, the boxer`s homeland.

Ukraine standoff intensifies; Russia says sanctions will `boomerang`

Russia said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

Ukraine move in line with international law: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended the country`s moves in Ukraine consistent with international law during a phone call with President Barack Obama.

Lavrov says agreed with Kerry that Ukraine should uphold February 21

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that he and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed that Ukraine should uphold a deal signed two weeks ago between now-ousted president Viktor Yanukovich and the opposition.

Conciliatory words hide Putin`s anger over Ukraine

At almost midnight and with little fanfare, the Kremlin put out a statement outlining President Vladimir Putin`s orders on Ukraine - and they were as conciliatory as earlier Russian announcements had been confrontational.