Tough time to sell Ukraine president's "mouthwatering" candy empire

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury`s parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect. 

Tough time to sell Ukraine president's "mouthwatering" candy empire

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury`s parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect. 

Ukraine hosts US-led military drills as truce teeters

 US-led military exercises began in Ukraine on Monday as fighting rumbled on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels, despite a 10-day-old ceasefire.

Six civilians killed in fighting in Ukraine`s Donetsk: City hall

 Six civilians were killed in heavy fighting that erupted on Sunday in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city hall officials said on Monday.

NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: Heletey

Ukraine`s defence minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Main pro-Russia Regions Party to boycott Ukraine vote

The pro-Russian party that ruled Ukraine under ousted president Viktor Yanukovych said on Sunday it would boycott next month's parliamentary polls and form an "opposition government" to fight for regional powers and against Kiev's westward course.

Ukraine accuses pro-Russian rebels of threatening truce

 Ukraine on Sunday accused pro-Russian rebels of jeopardising the fragile peace push by intensifying their attacks on government positions despite a nine-day old ceasefire.

Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

Tensions over Ukraine festered after Kiev accused the Kremlin of seeking to "eliminate" the pro-Western former Soviet nation while Moscow charged Washington with orchestrating the entire crisis.

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.

Russian convoy delivers aid to Ukraine: TV

Russia has delivered a second shipment of aid to rebel-controlled Ukraine, sending trucks carrying 2,000 tonnes of goods unaccompanied across the border, national television said on Saturday.

MH17: Investigators focus on metal shards to identify missile that shot down plane

The investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is now focused on the 25 pieces of metal, recovered from bodies and debris from the ill-fated plane, to identify the missile that blew the plane apart.

Ukraine Army says repelled rebel assault on Donetsk airport

The Ukrainian military said on Saturday its forces had repelled an insurgent attack on the airport in the eastern separatist stronghold of Donetsk, despite an eight-day ceasefire.

'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.

'MH17 crash could have been averted had airlines been alerted about missiles in Ukraine'

According to the CEO of Emirates airline Tim Clark, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash could have been prevented if airlines had been informed about the missiles in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country
Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to wipe out Ukraine as an independent country despite a truce deal.

US sanctions another hostile step: Russia

Russia considers Washington`s new anti-Russian sanctions as another hostile step, the Russian foreign ministry said Friday.

Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine: Reports
Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine: Reports

The first 35 vehicles in a second Russian aid convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border, Russian news agencies reported late Friday.

EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal

The European Union said Friday it will delay implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine by more than a year until the end of 2015.

Putin dismisses new sanctions even as Russian ruble sinks

Fresh EU and US sanctions on Friday dragged the ruble to a new low, even as Russian President Vladimir Putin brushed them off and accused the West of using Ukraine as a political pawn.