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Ukraine leader slams Russia over arms given to rebels

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday demanded Russia's Vladimir Putin halt arms supplies to rebels as the leaders of France and Germany tried to revive a peace plan.

Russia is responsible for 'hot war' in Ukraine: US envoy

Kiev - The new US special envoy on Ukraine said Sunday that Russia is responsible for the "hot war" in the country's east, after fresh clashes between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.

In rebel-held Ukraine, activists struggle to stem HIV spread

Donetsk - As clashes drag on in east Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, health activist Natalia Gurova is fighting another battle of her own.

International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict

Kiev - The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold telephone talks on Monday, officials said, amid a fresh flare up in fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed rebels.

Fighting kills 6 Ukraine soldiers in fresh spike of violence

Kiev - Clashes with Russian-backed rebels killed six Ukrainian soldiers Thursday, officials said, in the bloodiest surge in fighting along the volatile frontline in recent months.

Colleagues demand answers a year after Kiev journalist slaying

Kiev - Journalists gathered in Kiev on Thursday to demand results from a stalled investigation into the car bomb killing of prominent independent reporter Pavel Sheremet one year after his death.

Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new 'state'

Kiev - Fresh clashes in east Ukraine left two soldiers dead Wednesday in a spike in fighting as a key rebel leader announced he planned to create a new "state".

Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'

Kiev - Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev on Tuesday announced a plan to create a new "state" they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory.

Ukraine wants Russia held to account over MH17 downing

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday insisted Russia must be held to account over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three years on from the tragedy that killed 298 people.

Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis

L'viv - Ukraine's western city of Lviv is famous for its picture-postcard graceful domes and cobblestone streets but it's not such a pretty sight in the back alleys, which are blighted by growing mountains of garbage.

Kiev raids properties in $800 mln ministerial graft probe

Kiev - Ukrainian law enforcement officers on Friday raided property allegedly controlled by a former minister under toppled pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych as part of an $800 million corruption probe.

EU pushes Ukraine on corruption at high-profile summit

Kiev - European Union leaders on Thursday pushed Ukraine to step up its battle against corruption after the 28-nation bloc agreed to ratify a landmark cooperation deal.

NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'

Kiev - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Tillerson urges Moscow to take 'first step' to ease Ukraine conflict

Kiev - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Russia Sunday to take the "first step" to ease the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and the West believe is being fuelled by Moscow.

Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

Kiev - Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide.

Ukraine says Russian soldier killed in clashes in east

Kiev - A Russian military officer fighting alongside Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine was killed and another Russian captured in recent skirmishes with Ukrainian forces, Kiev said Wednesday.

Relatives hold on to missing in war-torn east Ukraine

Mariupol - In August 2014, Anastasiya Chub could not wait to share wonderful news with her husband -- that she was pregnant with the couple's second child.

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman

Kiev - The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday.

Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks

Kiev - Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Ukraine serviceman killed in Kiev car blast

Kiev - A suspected car bombing in Kiev on Tuesday killed a Ukrainian soldier in an incident classified as a "terrorist act" by police, the interior ministry said.
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