Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, a day before Ukraine’s Catholic leaders meet at the Vatican to discuss the crisis in their country,
The Russian president on Saturday said Moscow was considering plans to make it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship, after it earlier moved to grant passports in the country's separatist east.
Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine said.
International investigators are on Wednesday expected to announce charges against several suspects in the shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine five years ago in an attack which killed all 298 people on board.
Six people died when fire swept through a psychiatric hospital for war veterans in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, authorities said on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony on Tuesday, saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat.
The comedian-turned-president’s Servant of the People party had around 42 per cent of the vote, well ahead of its nearest rival on just over 12 per cent, with 44 per cent of votes counted,
Ukraine passed similar legislation in 2015, clearing the way for bailout loans from the IMF, but the constitutional court overturned that bill in February on the grounds that it
An international tribunal is due to rule on Saturday on a dispute over Russia’s holding 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval vessels seized off the Crimea peninsula late last year.