Ukraine

    1 day, 1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    Thousands demonstrate in Moscow over Ukraine conflict

    Thousands of people marched through central Moscow today to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict.

    5 days, 1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    Death toll rises in eastern Ukraine

    Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swathes of the east.

    5 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    New shelling hits eastern Ukraine

    A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old ceasefire.

    8 days, 4 hours, 6 minutes ago

    Ukrainian city targeted by shelling despite ceasefire

    Residents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling despite a fragile ceasefire agreement imposed last week.

    15 days, 2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Ukraine truce shaky as clashes break out

    Clashes have broken out outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged ceasefire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.

    15 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes ago

    Ceasefire fears after shelling reported near Ukraine port

    Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city last night, and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions.

    17 days, 12 hours, 9 minutes ago

    EU to unveil new Russia sanctions; Ukrainian President 'optimistic' over ceasefire

    The European Union will today unveil a fresh raft of economic sanctions against Russia in a show of support by Western leaders for the beleaguered government of Ukraine.

    17 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes ago

    EU to unveil new Russia sanctions

    The European Union is set to unveil a fresh package of sanctions against Russia as western leaders staged a show of support for the beleaguered Ukrainian government.

    18 days, 1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    EU to impose further sanctions on Russia

    The European Union is set to unveil a fresh package of sanctions against Russia as western leaders staged a show of support for the Ukrainian government.

    18 days, 2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    Ukraine and rebels ’close to deal’

    Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appear increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting.

    19 days, 1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    Obama: Russia a threat to peace

    Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama has cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe.

    19 days, 4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    Putin urges rebels to stop advance

    Vladimir Putin has called on Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine to “stop advancing” and urged the Ukrainian army to withdraw their troops from the region.

    19 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Ukraine 'agrees truce with Putin'

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said he and Russian president Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

    20 days, 8 hours, 42 minutes ago

    Putin's Kiev remarks 'taken out of context'

    A Russian official has complained that EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying that Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.

    21 days, 10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Rebels 'fire on border guard boat' in Ukraine

    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.

    23 days, 1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    Putin 'in state of war with Europe'

    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.

    23 days, 7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Ukraine fighter jet 'shot down by Russian missile'

    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.

    24 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    EU ministers want sanctions against Russia

    Several European Union (EU) foreign ministers today accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions.

    24 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago

    EU ministers meet on Ukraine crisis

    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.

    24 days, 12 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Ukraine: West blasts Moscow ’lies’

    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.

    25 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Ukraine: Rebel leader says Russian soldiers fight by choice

    Pro-Russian rebels have reportedly entered a strategically important town on Ukraine's south-east coast.

    26 days, 9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    East Ukraine town comes under fire by pro-Russian rebels

    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.

    27 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Putin and Poroshenko enter talks

    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.

    27 days, 9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Ukraine 'captures 10 Russia soldiers'

    Ukraine has claimed that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.

    31 days, 2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    NATO observes 'alarming' number of Russian forces near Ukraine

    The head of NATO says it has observed an "alarming" build-up of Russian ground and air forces near the Ukrainian border.

    31 days, 7 hours, 17 minutes ago

    Russia convoy an 'invasion' of Ukraine

    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.

    35 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    Ukraine rebels 'fired on fleeing women and children'

    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.

    37 days, 10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    US slams Russia over Ukraine action

    The White House has accused Russia of stepping up its destabilising activity in Ukraine in an “extremely dangerous and provocative” way.

    42 days, 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    Ukraine agrees to Red Cross mission

    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.

    42 days, 9 hours, 55 minutes ago

    Inmates flee as rocket hits jail in Donetsk

    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.

    47 days, 2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Putin orders restrictions on imports

    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.

    47 days, 5 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Donetsk hit by airstrikes as Ukrainian troops advance

    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.

    54 days, 12 hours, 7 minutes ago

    Russia hit by new world sanctions

    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.

    55 days, 1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    EU to adopt more sanctions against Russia

    The European Union is adopting tough new economic sanctions against Russia over its support of rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine, diplomats have said.

    57 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Ahern taking part in secret Ukraine peace talks

    Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is reportedly taking part in secret peace talks in Ukraine.

    92 days, 7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    Putin calls for Ukraine compromise

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has urged both sides in the Ukrainian conflict to sit down at the negotiating table and find a compromise.

    98 days, 9 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Russia to cut off gas supply to Ukraine

    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.