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.

Hope ties with EU have not crossed point of no return: Sergei Lavrov

Minsk: Russia hopes its ties with the EU had not yet crossed the point of no return over the Ukraine crisis after Brussels slapped more sanctions against Kremlin-backed separatists fighting Kiev.

Ukraine crisis should not mar France-Russia ties: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande Sunday said the Ukraine crisis should not be an irritant in France`s ties with Russia.

Kerry warns Russia over Ukraine, urges against 'tit-for-tat'

Paris: US Secretary of State John Kerry today warned Russia that sanctions pressure could be intensified over the Ukraine crisis but urged Kiev not to get drawn into "tit-for-tat" measures.

Ukraine crisis deepens after rebel elections in the east

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of a breakaway republic on Monday after weekend elections which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state.

Ukraine, Russia see imminent end to latest gas war
Ukraine, Russia see imminent end to latest gas war

Ukraine and Russia stood on the verge today of resolving their latest gas war in time to keep the war-scarred nation and EU clients warm through the winter months.

Rebel commander wages fight to the death for east Ukraine airport

From an empty flat overlooking the shattered remains of eastern Ukraine`s biggest airport, Givi is leading an all-out assault against the last government outpost in the main pro-Russian stronghold.

Libya releases 24 detained foreigners

 Twenty-four Russians and Ukrainians arrested in Libya in 2011 on charges of aiding Libya`s former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been released, a Libyan attorney, said Tuesday.

Latvians hold election in shadow of Ukraine crisis

Latvian voters on Friday cast ballots for a new Parliament in an election overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis and worries over how to deal with resurgent neighbour Russia.

Ukraine crisis: 'Significant' Russian forces have withdrawn, says NATO

Even as the lull in fighting between Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents continued, NATO on Wednesday said that “significant” number of Russian troops have withdrawn from eastern Ukraine.

Canada announces further sanctions against Russia

Canada has imposed further economic sanctions and travel bans against Russia in support of Ukraine, Canadia's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Tuesday.

Macedonia, Serbia not to join EU's sanction against Russia

Macedonia and Serbia, both candidate countries of the European Union (EU), reiterated Monday that they would not implement the EU's sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

EU hits Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

Tough new EU sanctions came into effect against Russia over the Ukraine crisis Friday, with Moscow angrily accusing its foes of trying to wreck the push for peace in the former Soviet state.

Rebels accuse Ukraine forces of breaking ceasefire
Rebels accuse Ukraine forces of breaking ceasefire

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine on Saturday accused Kiev`s forces of breaking a ceasefire just hours after it was agreed and vowed to pursue their independence drive in the east.

US senators urge aiding Ukraine with arms to fight “Russian invasion”
US senators urge aiding Ukraine with arms to fight “Russian invasion”

The American senators have urged the US to supply Ukraine with arms so that it can fight a “Russian invasion.”

NATO holds emergency meeting over Ukraine crisis
NATO holds emergency meeting over Ukraine crisis

Ambassadors of the 28 NATO members Friday met in an emergency meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, as the West stepped up its accusations of direct Russian involvement in the conflict.

Ukraine maternity ward nurtures new life as the shells fall

In a Ukrainian city stalked by death, Tatyana Makarchuk, the director of Donetsk Maternity Hospital No. 3, is making sure that new life can survive.

Ukraine crisis: Petro Posroshenko to meet Vladimir Putin in Minsk

The Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko will be meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on August 26 in Minsk and are expected to discuss the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Merkel calls Russia sanctions over Ukraine `necessary`

erman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union`s sanctions against Russia were "unfortunately necessary" to convey that the West was serious in its stance on the Ukraine crisis.

Russia says agreement reached on aid to Ukraine but not on ceasefire

Russia on Monday said all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress had been made in Berlin talks toward a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in the east of the country.