Kiev `failed` to probe protest violence: Council of Europe

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.

Ukraine`s `blue train` forges path through the chaos

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. 

IAF's AN-32 planes stranded in Ukraine

The last lot of five AN-32 aircrafts, which were sent for upgrade to Ukraine, continues to remain stranded there due to the geo-political situation there, the Air Force said on Monday.

Lithuania claims one-third of Russian diplomats are spies

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.

World Women Chess Championship: D Harika signs peace treaty in first game
World Women Chess Championship: D Harika signs peace treaty in first game

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika drew her first game of the semifinal against Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the World Women Chess Championship that concluded here on Monday.

290 US paratroopers to train Ukraine forces

Hundreds of US paratroopers will train Ukrainian soldiers from April 20 as Kiev battles to contain pro-Russian separatists in the country`s east, Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov said Monday.

Spain`s former glories not far away: Vincente del Bosque
Spain`s former glories not far away: Vincente del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque insists his side are not as far away from the form that saw them win three consecutive major tournaments between 2008 and 2012 as their critics suggest.

Ukraine leader says he will not let oligarchs sow `chaos`

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday pledged to stop oligarchs from sowing "chaos" after the governor of a key industrial region quit following a row over a state oil firm.

EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko

A summit between top European Union officials and Ukraine`s leaders will take place in Kiev at the end of April, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

Ukraine accuses rebels of firing Grad rockets

Ukraine government forces on Saturday accused pro-Russian separatists of using Grad multiple rocket launchers overnight in the country`s war-torn east in violation of a truce deal signed last month.

Spain`s Jordi Alba out of Netherlands friendly
Spain`s Jordi Alba out of Netherlands friendly

Spain left-back Jordi Alba will return to his club side Barcelona for further tests on a thigh injury picked up in the European champions 1-0 win over Ukraine on Friday.

Goalscorer Alvaro Morata hailed as ''the future of Spain''
Goalscorer Alvaro Morata hailed as ''the future of Spain''

Alvaro Morata was designated "the future of the national team" after the Juventus forward fired holders Spain to a 1-0 win against Ukraine in Euro 2016 qualifying in Seville on Friday.

Judge looks to build `new society` in Ukraine rebel bastion

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.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Alvaro Morata goal edges Spain past Ukraine
Euro 2016 qualifier: Alvaro Morata goal edges Spain past Ukraine

Reigning champions Spain took a significant step towards sealing their place at Euro 2016 with a hard-fought 1-0 over Ukraine on Friday.

Syria's Assad says West wants to weaken Russia

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he said had also been used against his own country.

Russia threatens to prosecute MP who opposed Crimea annexation

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. 

Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, four dead: Officials

Kiev: Four people were killed and 21 injured when a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-controlled town in eastern Ukraine, local officials said Thursday.

Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch

 Ukraine on Wednesday dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor.

4 killed when bus hit land mine in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian officials say a bus accidentally hit a land mine in eastern Ukraine, killing 4 and wounding 11 people.

Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, three dead: Police

 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.