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    Ukraine, breakaway Donetsk leaders agree on 'full truce'
    Kiev, Dec 30 : Representatives from Kiev and the leadership of independence-seeking insurgents from Donetsk region have agreed to sign a deal on "full truce" during their latest meeting, a senior Ukrainian defence official said Tuesday.

    Russia to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine
    Moscow, Dec 28 : Russia will provide 500,000 tons of coal to Ukraine per month, as well as 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday.

    Ukraine allows passage of cars to Crimea
    Simferopol, Dec 27 (IANS/TASS) Ukraine reopened its border with the Crimean peninsula for passenger cars after closing it earlier Saturday.

    Ukraine stops cargo, passenger trains to Crimea
    Simferopol (Crimea), Dec 27, : Ukraine has stopped cargo and passenger train movements to Crimea from Saturday morning, Crimean Railway head Andrei Karakulkiny said.

    Russia to supply coal to Ukraine
    Moscow, Dec 27 : Russia has decided to supply 500,000 tonnes of coal to Ukraine every month to solve the latter's energy problems, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Kozak said Saturday.

    Flamengo confirm Shakhtar friendly
    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 27 : Brazilian football club Flamengo will meet Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk in a friendly next month.

    Prisoner exchange goes ahead in Ukraine despite blame game
    Moscow, Dec 27 : The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists went ahead with the prisoner exchange Friday, despite having called off a third round of peace talks set to take place in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

    Ukraine to soon swap prisoners with rebels
    Kiev, Dec 26 : The Ukrainian military forces are planning a fresh round of prisoner exchange with independence-seeking insurgents soon, a senior security official said here Friday.

    Ukraine broadens powers of top security body
    Kiev, Dec 25 : The Ukrainian parliament Thursday approved a bill granting more powers to the country's top security body, the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC), the legislature's press service said.

    Russia calls Ukraine's decision to drop non-aligned status ...
    Johannesburg, Dec 24 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticised Ukraine's decision to drop the country's non-aligned status, calling it "counterproductive".

    Russia threatens to stop gas supplies to Ukraine
    Moscow, Dec 24 : Russia, Tuesday, threatened Ukraine of halting gas supplies, if it failed to pay Russia $1.65 billion before the end of 2014, as an advance for January deliveries.

    Ukraine to resume peace talks with rebels Wednesday
    Kiev, Dec 23 : A fresh round of peace talks between representatives from Kiev and the leadership of independence-seeking pro-Russian insurgents will take place Wednesday in Minsk, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said here Tuesday.

    Ukraine votes to renounce non-aligned status
    Kiev, Dec 23 : Ukraine's parliament Tuesday voted to renounce the country's non-aligned status and work towards NATO membership.

    Key Russian allies distancing themselves from Putin?
    By Boris Klimenko, Kiev, Dec 23 : Kazakhstan, one of the principal allies of Russia, Monday, renewed its military cooperation with Ukraine, to which it also promised vital supplies of coal.

    Russia vows to retaliate against US, Canadian sanctions
    Moscow, Dec 21 : Russia vowed to take retaliatory measures against fresh US and Canadian sanctions, calling the moves an evidence that the West lacks interest in settling the Ukraine crisis.

    Arming Ukraine will endanger peace process: Russia
    Moscow, Dec 20 : Russia has warned that possible arms supplies to Ukraine would disturb the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.

    Ukrainian president announces major police reform
    Kiev, Dec 19 : Ukraine will carry out a major reform of its law enforcement agencies to improve their effectiveness and ensure the country's security, President Petro Poroshenko said here Friday.

    EU bans export of 200 items to Crimea
    Brussels, Dec 19 : The European Union (EU) has imposed a ban on the supply of more than 200 items to Crimea in eastern Ukraine.

    Russia disappointed at new sanctions
    Moscow, Dec 19 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed disappointment over a new round of sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict, the Russian foreign ministry said Friday.

    Putin offers Russian mediation to settle Ukraine issue
    Moscow, Dec 18 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proffered to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and said that the only way to solve the crisis is through dialogue while saying that the bounce back from its current economic crisis within two years.

    Putin offers Russian mediation to settle Ukraine crisis
    Moscow, Dec 18 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proffered to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and said that the only way to solve the crisis is through dialogue.

    Kiev warns hostilities may resume in eastern Ukraine
    Kiev, Dec 17 : Full-scale hostilities may again erupt in eastern Ukraine as "constant ceasefire violations" are undermining the truce, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary Oleksandr Turchynov official said here Wednesday.

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill
    Washington, Dec 17 : US President Barack Obama intends to sign into law a bill that will ratchet up sanctions on Russia and provide additional assistance to Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday.

    Toll tops 4,700 in Ukraine conflicts: UN
    Kiev, Dec 16 : At least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the violent conflicts in eastern Ukraine since mid-April, a senior UN official said here Monday.

    Russia slams new US law on Ukraine
    Moscow, Dec 13 : Moscow severely criticised Friday the adoption of a bill in the US Congress aimed at providing lethal and non-lethal aid to Ukraine and imposing additional sanctions against Russia.

    UN political chief to visit Ukraine
    United Nations, Dec 13 : Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, is scheduled to visit Ukraine early next week in a bid to support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to seek a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, a UN spokesman said here Friday.

    Obama says "Putin does not have good cards" in feud with West over ...
    Washington, Dec 12 : United States President Barack Obama has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "does not have good cards" and that he has not played them as good as the western media sometime gives him credit for, in his fight with the west over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

    Kiev confirms ceasefire takes hold in eastern Ukraine
    Kiev, Dec 12 : Ukraine confirmed Friday the cessation of hostilities between its troops and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country, as a new truce accord reached earlier this week entered into force.

    Concerned over humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: Putin
    Moscow, Dec 12 : Russian President Vladimir Putin met the permanent members of the Russian Security Council Friday and expressed deep concern over the difficult humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

    Russian aid convoys reach Ukraine's Donetsk, Lugansk
    Donetsk, Dec 12 : A convoy of trucks from Russia's emergencies ministry delivered humanitarian aid to the people of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine Friday.

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