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EU hits out at 'arbitrary and unjustified' Russia travel blacklist

Brussels - The European Union hit out Saturday at a travel ban imposed by Russia on 89 European citizens, calling it "totally arbitrary and unjustified".

Ukraine president appoints ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili governor

Odessa - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-Western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, as governor of the strategic Odessa region.

Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist

Den Haag - Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

Germany warns Ukraine truce turning 'very fragile'

Kiev - Germany's foreign minister warned Friday that the situation in Ukraine's separatist east was turning "very fragile" and required all sides to refocus their efforts on salvaging a three-month truce.

Baltics mull joint air defence system against Russia

- Defence ministers for the three Baltic states said Thursday they are mulling a joint air defence system in response to security concerns over Russia's activity in the region.

Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a 'state secret'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday banned the release of information about troop deaths in "special operations" during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

Ukraine faces looming HIV treatment shortage

Kiev - A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on Wednesday that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the virus responsible for AIDS.

Ukraine under 'continual attack' despite truce: NATO

Kiev - A top NATO commander warned on Wednesday that "continual attacks" against Ukraine were hampering Kiev's efforts to modernise its army enough to one day join the Western military bloc.

Six killed in east Ukraine fighting: Officials

Kiev - Four pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian soldier and one civilian were killed in clashes that broke out over the past 24 hours in violation of a February truce deal, officials said Tuesday.

Ukraine agents raid UniCredit in expanding terror probe

Kiev - Ukrainian security agents on Monday seized documents at the Kiev headquarters of Italy's UniCredit bank as part of a probe aimed at cutting off the suspected illicit financing of pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east.

German MP linked to Ukraine denied entry to Russia

Berlin - A German deputy with strong links to Ukraine was denied access to Russian territory over the weekend, a decision slammed as "unacceptable" by Berlin on Monday.

Ukraine rebels deny internal strife behind commander's slaying

Kiev - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels rushed Sunday to dispel speculation that a bloody internal battle for control of Moscow's money was behind the gangland-style slaying of a top warlord.

Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

Donetsk - A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced.

Russia vows 'tough' action if Ukraine defaults on debt

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that his government will adopt a "tough stance" if Ukraine defaults on its debt, which includes a $3 billion loan from Moscow.

Ukraine court orders arrest of two 'Russian soldiers'

Kiev - A Kiev court on Friday ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured by Ukrainian troops in the separatist east to be placed in pre-trial detention until July 19.

Ukraine truce talks make no breakthrough in Minsk

Minsk - A top pro-Russian rebel said on Friday that a new round of Ukraine crisis talks had resulted in no breakthrough but would continue in the coming weeks.

'War crimes' rampant in Ukraine: Amnesty

Kiev - Amnesty International on Friday accused Ukrainian forces of torture and pro-Russian rebels of even more serious war crimes such as summary executions committed both before and after a February truce deal.

Kremlin seeking to free Russians held by Kiev

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Friday the Kremlin was doing all it could to secure the release of two men that Ukraine says are captured Russian soldiers.

Ukrainians don embroidered shirts to show unity

Mariupol - Ukrainians led by President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday donned the country's traditional embroidered dress -- a yearly celebration that has become a manifestation of national identity and unity.

Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia's army: OSCE

Kiev - European mediators in the Ukrainian crisis said Thursday that two men captured by Kiev's troops had confessed to being members of the Russian armed forces sent in to back up pro-Moscow separatist fighters.

Ukraine rips up key cooperation deals with Russia

Kiev - Kiev lawmakers on Thursday annulled five crucial security agreements with Moscow that had allowed Russia to transport troops to a separatist region of Moldova and purchase weapons that are only produced in Ukraine.

Poroshenko says Ukraine waging 'real war' with Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sparked fresh Kremlin fury by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time.

Russian activists say find fresh graves of soldiers killed in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian opposition activists investigating the deaths of three special forces soldiers said Wednesday their findings indicate that elite Russian army reconnaissance units are operating in Ukraine.

Ukraine charges two suspected Russian soldiers with 'terrorist activity'

Kiev - Ukraine has charged two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured during a gun battle in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk with involvement in "terrorist activity", a security official said Wednesday.

Poroshenko says Ukraine waging 'real war' with Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sparked fresh Kremlin fury on Wednesday by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time.

Ukraine takes first step toward debt payment freeze

Kiev - Ukraine's cash-starved government took the first step Tuesday toward freezing the payment of billions of dollars in sovereign and state-backed debt owed to some of the world's most powerful creditors.

NATO urges Russia to be more 'transparent' on military exercises

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia on Tuesday for full transparency during snap military exercises in order to avoid potentially catastrophic misunderstandings as the Ukraine crisis stokes tensions.

Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media

Kiev - Kiev on Tuesday showed off two purported Russian soldiers it captured during a gun battle in the separatist east that Ukraine's pro-Western leadership says proves the Kremlin's direct involvement in the war.

Ukraine vows to show off 'captured Russian soldiers'

Kiev - Ukraine vowed on Monday to show off two Russian soldiers it claimed to have captured while fighting Moscow-backed forces in the separatist east.

Ukraine says two Russian soldiers captured in east

Kiev - Ukraine has captured two Russian soldiers in its conflict with separatists in the country's east, Kiev said Sunday.Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko simply named those captured as "Russian soldiers", while giving no further details.
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