The killing of at least one man at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk on Sunday has exacerbated doubts over the implementation of the recently reached Geneva agreement, with Moscow condemning Kiev for failing to restrain armed militants.
Poles are more worried about their national independence than at any time since at least 1991, soon after the collapse of communism in the region, and 80 percent named Russia as the main threat, a survey shows.
Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation into the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced.
Gazprom on Friday shipped the first oil from the country's only offshore Arctic field in operation to Europe, marking the latest step in the development of the environmentally fragile and ice-cold site.
The catchphrase "polite people," a term used to describe the unidentified but gentlemanly soldiers who occupied Crimea before the Russian annexation, has gone from Internet meme to sought-after trademark, with the Defense Ministry's own uniform and foodstuffs supplier among contenders for rights to the phrase.
European Union foreign ministers will hold talks on Monday to discuss how to toughen sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine without losing the support of some EU governments worried about antagonizing a power with an energy stranglehold over Europe.
President Vladimir Putin has denied accusations that Russia is involved in the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine during a phone conversation with U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, the Kremlin has said.
Ukraine and high housing bills are expected to be among the top issues on President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show Thursday when he answers questions from across Russia and perhaps as far afield as Alaska.
As the death count rises in Ukraine's eastern regions, Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings against Russia's largest lender, state-owned Sberbank, and 13 other banks on suspicion of “financing terrorism.”
The world's financial leaders are likely to discuss possible risks to Europe's economy from the crisis in Ukraine, but there are no plans to mention it in the final document from their Washington meeting, two G20 officials said.
Amid the "great Crimean conquest," Russians view Putin as a hero who rectified a historical injustice, stood up to the West and saved Russians from Ukrainian nationalists. But the annexation will backfire once the sanctions and global isolation hit the economy and once Ukraine joins NATO.
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