KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to release a jailed Russian journalist in exchange...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An appeals court in Amsterdam said Tuesday it needs more time to rule on the ownership of a valuable trove of historical artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum by four...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's soccer league is expanding back to 16 teams after years of turmoil sparked by the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the country's east.
Dozens rally on Red Square to support Crimean Tatars
MOSCOW (AP) — More than two dozen people have rallied on Red Square in a rare public protest against the crackdown on Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea.
Ukraine’s new president invites Putin for talks
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president has proposed holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in the east and Russia's 2014 annexation of...
ROME (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday for help in improving relations between the European Union and Russia and stop sanctions on...
Russia hails return European body amid objections
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country's delegation, restoring Russia's participation...
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister has recalled the country's permanent representative to the Council of Europe after the human rights organization's assembly approved a resolution to...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of "wholesale violations" of its mineral resources and fishing rights in the Black Sea and other waters bordered by the two...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia urged an international arbitration panel Monday to throw out a case filed by Ukraine linked to mineral and fishing rights in waters around the Crimean...
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is rejecting a state governor's call for an end to sanctions against Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is open for talks with Ukraine's newly-elected president.
Asked Friday why he didn't congratulate comedian Volodymyr...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbass region and...
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's new president has visited military positions in the country's east, where the army has been fighting Russia-backed separatists for five years.
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels it captured in November and free the 24 sailors it detained.
Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again
MOSCOW (AP) — The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent's main human rights body despite its 2014 annexation of the Crimea...
HELSINKI (AP) — Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe.
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BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. court said Friday it will deliver a decision this month on Ukraine's demand for the release of 24 sailors and three naval vessels captured by Russia in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The crisis in Venezuela has been thrust to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the United States and Russia, with both sides entrenched in diametrically opposed...
Putin raises possibility of meeting Ukraine leader
BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday raised the possibility of meeting Ukraine's president-elect in a sign Moscow might want to improve relations that soured after its 2014...
Presidents of Russia, Estonia meet after nearly a decade
MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Estonia held talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade Thursday, a step toward reversing an absence of high-level contacts that Russian...
BERLIN (AP) — A series of potential scandals is plaguing the far-right Alternative for Germany party, overshadowing the launch of its campaign for next month's elections for the European Union's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO foreign ministers approved a series of measures Thursday aimed at countering Russia in the Black Sea region, an agreement that comes amid public rifts between the United...
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF's Athletics Integrity Unit says runner Ksenia Savina and her husband have been charged in a doping case that includes allegations of "complicity" and tampering with a...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local):
Ukraine's central elections commission says nearly 64 percent of the country's...
Rare white lion cubs born in Crimea safari park
What’s at stake in Ukraine’s presidential election
Awash in corruption, plagued by a war with Russia-backed separatists, reliant on international institutions for billions of dollars in aid, Ukraine presents stern challenges for its next...
Unified cruiserweight champ Usyk moves to heavyweight
MOSCOW (AP) — The undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, is finally moving up to heavyweight.
The Ukrainian fighter said he's vacated the WBA cruiserweight title rather...
Russian security forces raid homes of Crimean Tatars
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian intelligence agency in the occupied Ukrainian Crimean peninsula says that it is searching multiple homes for members of a banned extremist organization.
MOSCOW (AP) — Five years into Ukraine's conflict with Russia, Moscow seems to have Ukraine pinned against the ropes. Ukraine's ambition of joining the European Union and NATO is indefinitely...
Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
Ukraine introduces new sanctions against Russia
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has ordered new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals involved in construction and other activities in Crimea.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and...
NATO, EU condemn Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory.
House passes 4 bills targeting Russia, Putin’s wealth
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House passed a series of bills Tuesday pushing back on the Russian government, demanding accountability for corruption, human rights abuses and...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian leading Ukraine's presidential race says the country needs to negotiate with Russia to put an end to fighting in the east.
Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politically-tinged dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country's...
Putin spokesman’s daughter interning at EU Parliament
BRUSSELS (AP) — The daughter of the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has secured an intern's job at the European Union's legislature at a time of increasing political confrontation...
Ukraine blocks Eurovision nominee in politically-tinged spat
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's public broadcaster on Monday refused to sign a contract with the performer who won the right to represent her country in the Eurovision contest — a move that follows a...
UN: 2015 peace accord for Ukraine’s east not implemented
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 2015 agreement to bring peace to Ukraine's volatile east remains largely unimplemented and civilians are paying the highest price, with more than 3,300 killed and 3.5 million needing humanitarian aid this year, U.N. officials said Tuesday.
Ukraine has 44 presidential candidates in all-time record
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Election officials in Ukraine said Friday that 44 candidates have registered to compete in the March presidential election — a record for the nation.
The latest polls show that comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV series, has surged ahead of both incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the run-up to the March 31 vote.
Ukrainian lawmakers bar Russians from observing election
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has barred Russian citizens from serving as election monitors during an upcoming presidential election.
The Supreme Rada voted to exclude Russians from international observers' missions that will be monitoring the voting in Ukraine next month.
Ukraine’s exiled ex-president claims possible vote rigging
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's exiled former president, who was found guilty of fueling a deadly separatist conflict in the east, on Wednesday claimed there could be possible vote rigging in the country's upcoming presidential election.
Comedian takes lead in Ukraine presidential race, polls show
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian has taken the lead in Ukraine's presidential race, according to the latest polls released Thursday.
A poll by the Razumkov Center and two other organizations shows Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played the nation's president in a popular TV series, surging ahead of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
6 remain missing after Black Sea ship fire
MOSCOW (AP) — Ambulance crews on the Crimean Peninsula transported a dozen survivors of a ship fire to hospitals on Tuesday while six of their crewmates have remained missing in the Black Sea. At least 14 sailors died in the tragedy.
Moscow courts extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight Ukrainian seamen who were among 24 captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea.
Three Ukrainian vessels and their crews were fired at and seized by the Russians in November. Russia insists the men should be put on trial for violating its border. Ukraine calls them prisoners of war who were illegally captured.
Ukraine FM: Russia will do everything to break up
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Ukrainian foreign minister says Russia "will be doing everything to break up Ukraine, somehow to divide Ukraine further."
Pavlo Klimkin says Moscow doesn't want "to have a free and democratic Ukraine as such" and his country needs "military, political and economic support to fight Russia's attempt to 'suffocate' southern Ukraine by blocking access to the Azov Sea."
Klimkin spoke Friday to the Baltic News Agency during a visit to Lithuania.
EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month.
Ukraine has been seeking help from its international partners at the EU and NATO since Russian border guards fired on three Ukrainian navy vessels in the Black Sea on Nov. 25. The crews were captured and the ships seized.