Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels poised for prisoner exchange

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels in the country's east appeared ready on Friday to exchange prisoners.

Pro-Russian rebel leaders ban opening fire on Ukrainian military

The leaders of the two major pro-Russian separatist groups in eastern Ukraine announced on Tuesday that they are banning their militias from opening fire against the Ukrainian military, Russian...

Ukraine reports three soldiers dead, 15 wounded, in fighting in east

Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 15 wounded during fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the country's east in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for Ukraine's military operation said Tuesday...

Czech President Zeman says Crimea belongs to Russia

The Black Sea peninsula of Crimea belongs to Russia, the Czech Republic's pro-Moscow President Milos Zeman reportedly said Friday.

Ukrainian military shelling kills civilian, pro-Russian rebels say

Pro-Russian rebels on Thursday said Ukraine's military killed a civilian woman with shelling that hit a residential area, as both warring sides trade allegations of ceasefire violations.

NATO: Russian military activity in Crimea is "not helpful"

NATO is concerned about heightened tension between Moscow and Kiev, an alliance official says on condition of anonymity, adding that recent Russian military activity in Crimea "is not helpful."...

Ukraine puts troops on combat alert as tensions flare with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to be on combat alert on the de facto border with Crimea and in the country's two easternmost regions amid heightened tensions with...

EU: Russian claims of Crimea incursion not independently confirmed

Russian claims that Ukrainian military forces attempted a terrorist attack in Crimea are unverified, an EU foreign policy spokeswoman says, noting that the Organization for Security and Co-...

Putin meets with security council after alleged Ukraine incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the country's security council on Thursday to discuss further security measures to secure Crimea's land border with Ukraine as well as its surrounding...

Putin vows to ensure Crimea safety after alleged Ukrainian incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday vowed to take steps to ensure safety in Crimea, hours after Russian authorities accused Ukraine of attempting to attack critical infrastructure in the...

Russia accuses Ukraine of trying to attack Crimea, says two killed

Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of attempting to attack critical infrastructure in Crimea and said two Russians were killed in related clashes.

Poroshenko: Ukraine must restore sovereignty in war-torn east in 2016

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday assured his country that it should regain control over its war-torn eastern regions this year.

Putin describes EU sanctions over Crimea as "theatre of the absurd"

A defiant President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's positions on Ukraine, NATO expansion and the Crimea in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper published Monday, describing European Union...

EU ambassadors extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months

EU ambassadors have agreed to extend their bloc's economic sanctions against Russia for another six months following halting progress on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.