The Council of Europe on Tuesday blasted Kiev for failing to properly investigate deadly violence against demonstrators at last year`s Maidan protests that ended with pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych`s downfall.
In the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine town of Yasynuvata, residents are overcoming their fear and boarding a popular local train for the first time in many months, spurred by the chance to see loved ones.
Lithuania on Monday alleged that one-third of Russian diplomats in the EU and NATO Baltic state were working for spy agencies, and warned that Moscow could test the alliance with unconventional tactics.
Even as he breaks down in tears, judge Alexander Klyanoshkin admits no regrets about ending a decade on the bench in his government-held hometown in eastern Ukraine to serve in the pro-Russian breakaway republic of Donetsk.
Russian prosecutors have asked parliament to lift the immunity from prosecution of the only member of Russia`s legislature who voted against the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, parliamentary officials said Thursday.
At least three people were killed and six injured in eastern Ukraine when a passenger bus hit a landmine in the government-controlled town of Artemivsk, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, a police official told AFP.