New Ukraine-Russia gas talks in Brussels this week: Sources

A new round of EU-brokered talks between Ukraine and Russia aimed at restoring Kiev's gas supplies during winter will take place in Brussels at the end of this week, sources said on Tuesday.

Thirteen killed in Ukraine fighting

Thirteen soldiers and civilians have died in Ukraine, officials said Monday, in the deadliest surge of violence since the government and pro-Russian insurgents struck a shaky truce in their five-month conflict.

Dynamo squander two-goal lead in Kuban draw

Dynamo Moscow squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with visitors Kuban Krasnodar on Sunday, a result which left them six points behind Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg.

Russia's Kalashnikov 'undecided' on new brand ambassador

Russia`s largest arms manufacturer, Kalashnikov Concern, is still "undecided" on who will promote the new brand, the head of the company`s press service said Tuesday.

Ukraine rebels plan November vote despite peace plan

Pro-Russian rebels defiantly announced Tuesday they would stage their own elections in November, raising the stakes in a standoff with Kiev despite both sides moving to end five months of deadly fighting.

Thousands protest in Moscow against Russian intervention in Ukraine

 Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in downtown Moscow against the war in neighbouring Ukraine and, in particular, against the Kremlin`s support for the pro-Russian rebels there.

 Thousands protest in Moscow against Russian intervention in Ukraine
Thousands protest in Moscow against Russian intervention in Ukraine

 

Moscow: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in downtown Moscow against the war in neighbouring Ukraine and, in particular, against the Kremlin's support for the pro-Russian rebels there.

Ukraine says won`t pull back troops without full ceasefire

Ukraine insisted Sunday it would not pull back its troops from the frontline until all sides cease fire under a peace plan aimed at ending five months of bloodshed in the rebel-held east.

Thousands march in Moscow against Kremlin role in Ukraine conflict

Thousands of Russians on Sunday marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin`s involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country`s first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April.

Moscow ready to cooperate with West: Russian PM

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.

Vladimir Putin seeking power to `unplug` Russia from Internet: Report
Vladimir Putin seeking power to `unplug` Russia from Internet: Report

Moscow is considering measures to disconnect Russian cyberspace, the last forum for free expression in the country, in emergency situations such as military hostilities or major protests, a newspaper reported on Friday.

UEFA hopes to solve Crimea club issue `within month`
UEFA hopes to solve Crimea club issue `within month`

European football`s top officials said Thursday they wanted to resolve whether or not Crimean clubs can play in Russia or Ukraine within a month, even as Kiev called for sanctions against Moscow.

Jens Voigt breaks cycling`s hour record
Jens Voigt breaks cycling`s hour record

Germany`s Jens Voigt on Thursday lowered cycling`s hour record, covering 51.115 kilometres at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen.

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: Minister
Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: Minister

Russia`s defence minister called on Tuesday for the deployment of reinforcements to Crimea and southern Russia, citing the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby.

EU sanctions limit opportunities for dialogue: Moscow

The European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia limits the possibilities of bilateral dialogue, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday.

NATO expansion to Russian borders unacceptable: Lavrov

NATO's expansion by pulling more Russia's neighbouring countries into the alliance is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

Ukrainian neutrality "a basic issue" for Russia: Lavrov

Ukraine`s non-aligned status is "a basic issue" for Moscow and efforts in Kiev to scrap it are an American-inspired bid to drive a wedge between Russia and Europe, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

'Several lorries in Russian aid convoy arrive in Ukraine's Luhansk'
'Several lorries in Russian aid convoy arrive in Ukraine's Luhansk'

All 200 lorries in Russian humanitarian aid convoy, waiting for their turn to undergo customs proceedings, arrived in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine, as per Russian media reports on Saturday.

US sanctions are `disconnected from reality`: Russian Parliament speaker

 Russia`s parliamentary speaker on Friday denounced new US sanctions against Moscow as "disconnected from reality", and charged the Ukraine crisis was an excuse for Washington to drum up tensions with its Cold War-era foe.

China offers Russia `helping hand` in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a "helping hand" in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan on Thursday, state media reported.