Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko used commemorations of the liberation of Auschwitz as fodder for their current conflict.
Standard and Poor’s declared that Russia’s debt was junk rated, thanks to “the effect we expect Russia’s weakening economy to have on its financial system.”
Four government servicemen were killed in the last 24 hours of fighting in the city, according to Ukraine’s military.
The president is again pointing the finger of blame at Moscow for the latest breakdown in the cease-fire between Ukraine’s government and Russian-backed rebels.
Pro-Russian rebels unleashed a barrage of rocket fire against the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol Saturday. The rockets killed at least 30 civilians.
At least 30 civilians are dead after rocket fire rained down on a new front in eastern Ukraine. Moscow appears to be using the offensive to extract a new settlement from Kiev and the West.
“If there is no banking relationship, it means the countries are on the verge of war.”
Bus passengers and a nearby car driver were reportedly among at least six victims in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Ukraine has blamed pro-Russian rebels, but Russia’s foreign minister described the incident as a “monstrous attack” by Ukrainian forces. WARNING: Some embedded images in this article are graphic.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko begs for help at the Davos World Economic Forum while Russian oligarchs party.
The strategically important site has been a focus of fighting for quite some time.
It wasn’t just you. From Ukraine to Ebola to Gaza, it’s been a year of big, horrifying international news stories that just wouldn’t end.
The director of JFK and other classic movies made the claim in a Facebook post on Tuesday after interviewing Ukraine’s former president.
Photographer Misha Friedman captures the hours surrounding a major prisoner exchange between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists.
The move could pave the way to closer ties with NATO – and anger Russia.
“It has become a tradition,” Petro Poroshenko said. “I come to work, take the doll, and think what I must do today to protect the country.”
UEFA, soccer’s European governing body, ordered three Crimean teams who defected from the Ukrainian league this year to be kicked out of the Russian league.
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Figures linked to massive Russian fraud cases or connected to Russian state institutions on Western sanctions lists will speak at a Russian business forum at University College London this weekend.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will discuss potential lethal aid to the Ukrainian government in Kiev on Friday. Russia has already sounded ominous warnings.
A year ago this Friday, a small group of Ukrainian journalists and opposition politicians organized uneventful protests to tear their country away from Russia. Now they’re running it.
Armed pro-Russian rebels were on hand to supervise the start of the clean up operation, four months after the jet was brought down. A new video of the immediate aftermath of the crash has also emerged.
“I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Russian leader.
“How could we check it?” a Russian “expert” said when confronted with glaring mistakes in the image. “It came to us from the internet.” UPDATE — The original source for the image told BuzzFeed News that he found it online and never expected to see it on Russian TV. “Those guys are either desperate or totally unprofessional.”
“There’s more chance of confirming that Bin Laden was fighting there.”
Kiev said the tanks were joined by military trucks, troops, and artillery.
The Russian ruble is worth 41% less, in dollar terms, than it was on January 1. U.S. and E.U. sanctions, plus a big drop in oil prices, are to blame.
Les vestiges fascinants d’un passé encore récent.
“Many Western countries would be jealous of elections like these.” Max Seddon reports from Donetsk, Ukraine, for BuzzFeed News.
Kiev’s oldest movie theater was set on fire last week while an LGBT film was playing. Men in camouflage tried to stop a second screening days later.
President Petro Poroshenko gets an overwhelming mandate for his reform plan and bid to end the war with pro-Russian separatists — but faces significant obstacles in implementing them.