Ukraine

Poroshenko to Biden: Ukraine will never submit to Russia

Ukraine will never submit to Russian aggression and return to being a vassal of the Russian empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday to US Vice President Joe Biden, who was...

13 die from hypothermia in Ukraine and Belarus amid unusual cold

At least eight people have died from hypothermia in Ukraine and another five in neighbouring Belarus in recent days, local media reported Monday, as temperatures sank below minus 20 degrees...

Ukraine threatens to ban France's Le Pen over remarks on Crimea

Ukraine on Wednesday threatened to ban Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, from entering the country following her claim that Russia's annexation of Crimea was not...

Austria gives 2 million euros for aid to eastern Ukraine

Austria is providing an additional 2 million euros (about 2.1 million dollars) "for humanitarian aid to the people in eastern Ukraine," Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday on Twitter....

West gets "Ukraine fatigue" as conflict with Russia appears unending

Ukraine continues to fend off the advances of Russian-supported troops in the country, but the West is losing interest in providing crucial backup to a government in Kiev fraught with corruption....

Ukraine takes down 1,320 Lenin statues in move away from Soviet past

Ukraine has taken down 1,320 statues of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin and renamed 51,500 streets in the last year as part of a sweeping transition away from its communist past, the Ukrainian...

Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador over cancelled visit by Netanyahu

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Israel's ambassador to discuss a cancelled meeting between the nations' prime ministers, said an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.

Stolen Old Masters' paintings recovered in Ukraine to return to Italy

A collection of 17 Old Masters' paintings, stolen from a museum in Italy last year and later recovered in Ukraine, was due to return home on Wednesday, the Italian ministry for culture said in a...

NATO, Russian officials refuse to budge over Ukraine conflict

Top officials from NATO and Russia found no common ground on the situation in Ukraine when they gathered behind closed doors on Monday for the first NATO-Russia Council in more than five months....

EU extends sanctions on Russia by six months

EU member states extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months.

Ukrainian government in surprise takeover of largest bank

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday that the government had taken over the country's largest bank, Privatbank, citing concerns of instability in the domestic financial system....

NATO-Russia Council meets to discuss Ukraine, European security

Top officials from NATO and Russia gathered behind closed doors on Monday for a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at the military alliance's headquarters in Brussels.

NATO-Russia Council to discuss Ukraine next week in Brussels

The NATO-Russia Council, the military alliance's only current channel for dialogue with Russia, will meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels on December 19, a NATO official confirmed Friday.

Ukraine deal won't lead to membership, EU leaders assure Netherlands

EU leaders have given Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte the assurance he wanted that a free trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine would not put the former Soviet republic on the path to...

EU leaders to discuss Syria, Ukraine, Brexit at last summit of 2016

EU heads of state and government gathered in Brussels on Thursday for a one-day summit to discuss some of the major crises faced by the European Union this year.