Russian troops in Ukraine by 'accident'

A group of Russian soldiers, who have been captured in eastern Ukraine, crossed the border "by accident", BBC quoted Russian military sources as saying Monday.

100 Russian lorries return as Angela Merkel visits Ukraine

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Ukrainian capital, about 100 lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy crossed back over the border from eastern Ukraine, BBC reported.

Extreme sportsman says he painted a Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

A renowned Ukrainian extreme sportsman said he scaled a landmark Moscow skyscraper and painted a star at the top of the building in the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukrainian national flag in a burst of patriotic feeling.

Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars entry to some Japanese citizens

Russia`s foreign ministry said on Friday it had handed Japan`s ambassador in Moscow a list of Japanese citizens barred from entering Russia.

Moscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil

Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev`s permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which is fighting pro-Russian rebels.

`Dozens` killed in rebel strike on refugee convoy: Ukraine

Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of killing dozens of civilians fleeing the war-torn east on Monday, as crisis talks between Kiev and Moscow failed to halt months of bloodshed.

Ukraine says rebels killed fleeing civilians as talks fail

Ukraine on Monday accused pro-Russian rebels of killing dozens of civilians fleeing the war-torn east, as crisis talks between Kiev and Moscow failed to halt months of bloodshed.

Moscow denies weapon transfer to Ukrainian insurgents

The Kremlin on Sunday said Russia is not sending any military equipment to militia in eastern Ukraine.

US warns `provocative` Russia as Ukraine tensions rise

Washington has urged Moscow to stop its "extremely dangerous and provocative" activities after Ukraine said it had destroyed part of a Russian military convoy that entered its territory.

Britain summons Russian envoy over Ukraine `incursion`

Britain has summoned Moscow`s ambassador to London over reports of a Russian military incursion across its border with Ukraine, the Foreign Office said on Friday.

Four-year-old girl survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

A four-year-old girl was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in the Russian far north with only her puppy to defend her.

National Intelligence Chief Clapper`s comments pushed me to become leaker: Snowden

Edward Snowden says dishonest comments to Congress by the US chief of national intelligence pushed him over the edge and prompted him to leak a trove of national security documents.

Ukraine says stopped Russian `humanitarian` convoy into east

Ukraine said it warded off a Russian attempt to send troops across the border under the guise of a humanitarian mission, fuelling Western fears that Moscow is planning to invade.

Ukraine border battles leave 15 dead as sanctions war heats up

Fierce battles on Ukraine`s porous eastern border left 15 government troops dead as fears of a possible Russian invasion swirled on Friday despite NATO urging Moscow to withdraw its troops along the frontier.

Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border

Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine`s border grew today ahead of a visit by NATO`s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels.

NATO fears Ukraine invasion as Russia masses troops; Moscow restricts Western imports

Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine`s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbour.

Two civilians killed in Ukraine`s rebel-held Donetsk

At least two civilians were killed as fighting erupted Tuesday afternoon in a western suburb of the besieged main rebel bastion of Donetsk in war-torn east Ukraine, city authorities said. 

Intense fighting erupts in Ukraine`s rebel-held Donetsk: Authorities

Powerful explosions and shooting on Tuesday rocked a western suburb of the besieged main rebel bastion of Donetsk in war-torn east Ukraine, the city council said. 

Moscow threatens to block BBC Russian service Service

Russia on Tuesday threatened to block the website of the BBC`s Russian service because it reported an activist`s public appeal to get people to attend a rally mocking Moscow`s annexation of Crimea.

Russia staging military exercises near Ukraine: Report

Russia announced new military exercises involving bombers and fighter jets on Monday in a show of strength near the border with Ukraine.