A border guard vessel has been attacked by land-based forces, Ukraine said, hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin called for immediate talks on a political solution to the crisis in the east of the country.
Vladimir Putin has been warned that he is “practically in a state of war with Europe” as EU leaders mull tougher sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
Ukrainian forces said that one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Several European Union (EU) foreign ministers today accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions.
European Union (EU) foreign ministers were today set to consider adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.
Pressure is mounting on Russia after it was accused of sending tanks, artillery and troops into Ukraine and Western powers said Moscow “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.
Pro-Russian rebels have reportedly entered a strategically important town on Ukraine's south-east coast.
A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels amid fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine have sat down for talks, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine has claimed that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
The head of NATO says it has observed an "alarming" build-up of Russian ground and air forces near the Ukrainian border.
Russia’s sending of a massive aid convoy into Ukraine without Kiev’s agreement is a “direct invasion”, Ukraine’s Security Service chief has said.
Ukraine has claimed that rebels in the east of the country fired rockets and mortars on civilians trying to flee from the region’s intense fighting.
The White House has accused Russia of stepping up its destabilising activity in Ukraine in an “extremely dangerous and provocative” way.
Ukraine says it has agreed on a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid operation with Russia, the European Union and other international partners to alleviate suffering in the separatist-held city of Luhansk.
More than 100 prisoners fled from a high-security prison in eastern Ukraine after it was hit by shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, local authorities have said.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
Airstrikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city centre as Kiev’s forces move in on the rebel stronghold.
The European Union and US are to impose new economic sanctions against Russia following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which has been blamed on Moscow-backed rebels in Ukraine.
The European Union is adopting tough new economic sanctions against Russia over its support of rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine, diplomats have said.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is reportedly taking part in secret peace talks in Ukraine.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has urged both sides in the Ukrainian conflict to sit down at the negotiating table and find a compromise.
Russia is to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on prices and unpaid bills.
An immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is necessary to create conditions for talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today.
Hundreds of armed insurgents have attacked a border guards’ camp in eastern Ukraine leaving at least five rebels dead, a spokesman for the guards said.
An insurgent leader's fighters in Ukraine are holding four observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Dozens of dead insurgents lay piled in a van outside a morgue, and a rebel said more were on the way.
The bodies of at least 30 fighters have been taken to a hospital following a day of heavy fighting in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, in which government forces used combat jets against pro-Russia rebels, an insurgent said today.
Moscow is ready for a direct dialogue with Ukraine’s new president and does not need any Western mediation, Russia’s foreign minister has said.