The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.
There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.
Russia ‘‘has to provide a sustainable and comprehensive cease-fire’‘ in eastern Ukraine before steps towards peace can be taken, Petro Poroshenko has warned.
Ukraine’s parliament has resumed business after the summer break, and gathered to hear some warnings from President Poroshenko.
A ceasefire is supposed to be in place, but as Ukraine's Independence Day nears, fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the east has intensified.
President Poroshenko of Ukraine has warned he may bring in martial law because of increased tension in the east with pro-Russian separatists.
It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.
Sharply escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine are raising concerns in the international community.
Russia's 2014 annexation of the strategic peninsula of Crimea is at the centre of renewed tensions between Moscow and Kyiv.
Hundreds of people came to pay tribute to a prominent Ukrainian journalist who died in a car bombing in Kyiv earlier this week.
Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said on Friday the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine — the “Normandy Quartet” — have agreed on deploying an OSCE police mission to Ukraine’s eastern r
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home to scenes of jubilation on Wednesday after her release by Russia in a prisoner swap and she promptly offered to fight again for Kyiv in its confl
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kyiv on Wednesday (May 25) after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of an exchange in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned t
Detained Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko ‘has arrived in Kyiv’ after being flown home in a prisoner swap with Russia, reports say.
Confectionery tycoon turned President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, one of the most high-profile names in the ‘Panama Papers’ data leak, is
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday (April 4) he had done nothing wrong, after lawmakers called for an investigation into allegations
Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned claiming senior figures within the government of President Petro Poroshenko attempted to
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is seeking help from the EU and the US in securing the return of Crimea to Ukrainian sovereignty. The
The Minsk peace accord on Ukraine has been extended into 2016. The Kremlin says it was agreed following a phone call between the leaders of Russia
The EU’s foreign policy chief has urged Ukraine to take tougher action against corruption as it moves closer to Europe. Federica Mogherini visited
The French are claiming some movement on the situation in eastern Ukraine following a summit in Paris. President Francois Hollande met with Russian
French President Francois Hollande welcomes the presidents of Russia and Ukraine and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Paris. Vladimir Putin has
Ukraine President Petro Poreshenko in his speech at the United Nations assailed Moscow for what he called its “brutal aggression” in the east of the
While Syria is the key talking point at this year’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, efforts to resolve the conflict in
Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko says he is optimistic the requirements of the Minsk peace agreement will be fulfilled by the end of the year
The Ukrainian President has visited those injured in Monday’s violent clashes in Kiev. The authorities now say three police officers were killed