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Russia, Ukraine discuss 'exchange' of Sentsov, other prisoners

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Both Moscow and Kiev says that rights ombudsmen would visit the two countries' prisoners 'in the near future'

Marathon Ukraine peace summit agrees ceasefire

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he German Chancellor Angela Merkel French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agree on the main points

MEET THE PRESS. (L-R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pose during for a group photo during the Ukraine peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, 11 February 2015. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Ukraine peace summit drags on as leaders wrangle

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:22 AM

The crunch 4 way meeting is the climax of a frantic European diplomatic drive aimed at stopping the worst East West crisis since the end of the Cold War from escalating

GROUP PHOTO. (L-R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pose for the media during a group photo opportunity at the Ukraine crisis meeting of the so-called Normandy group, in Minsk, Belarus, 11 February 2015. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool/EPA

EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:33 AM

EU foreign ministers postpone new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a 4 way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday

Servicemen of volunteers battalion Azov in action during their military training near Mariupol of Donetsk area, Ukraine, 06 February 2015. Ivan Boberskyy/EPA

4-way emergency Ukraine summit planned February 11

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:38 AM

The leaders of Ukraine Germany and France are pushing for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in eastern Ukraine

TIRED. Ukrainian servicemen rest on a tank in Artyomovsk of Donetsk area, Ukraine, 08 February 2015. Oleg Petrasyuk/EPA

West presses Putin to back 'last-chance' Ukraine peace bid

Feb 08, 2015 - 11:09 AM

While Western leaders are united in condemning Russia for supporting rebels they differ on whether to back Ukraine s beleaguered army with weapons

PICKING UP THE PIECES. A pro-Russian rebel picks up a Ukrainian flag on February 7, 2015 in the eastern Ukrainian town of Vuglegirsk in the Donetsk region. Andrey Borodulin/AFP

Hollande floats Ukraine peace plan as leaders flock to Kiev

Feb 05, 2015 - 8:16 PM

As the European leaders set out on the biggest peace push so far to end the near 10 month conflict at least 19 people were killed in fresh clashes

AGONY. A woman cries near the body of her son, killed during a shelling at the hospital of Donetsk's Tekstilshik district, on Febuary 4, 2015.

Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

Dec 21, 2014 - 12:38 AM

Moscow resolutely denies backing the rebels and brands all steps against it as an effort to either topple Putin or weaken Russia s military and industrial might

PUTIN. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) heads a meeting with business circles in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, 19 December 2014. Vladimir Putin called business to diversify economy and promised businesses state support. Photo by Alexey Druzhinyn/Ria Novosti/Kremlin/EPA

Ukraine, France, Germany urge Putin not to recognize rebel polls – Kiev

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The statement comes after Putin Ukraine s Petro Poroshenko France s Francois Hollande and Germany s Angela Merkel had a four way telephone conversation

GETTING READY. Valentina Borshchova (L) and Raisa Gorbova (R), both members of a local election commission, prepare a ballot box in a polling station based near the frontline in the eastern Ukrainian village Kamyshevakha, Luhansk region, 24 October 2014. Roman Pilipey/EPA

Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks

Oct 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM

The sacking highlights a sense of failure that has enveloped the once proud force as the 6 month conflict with pro Russian rebels drags on and the death toll from fighting approaches 3 400

A Ukrainian serviceman stands close to military convoy on a road near of Slaviansk, Ukraine, 05 October 2014. Konstantin Grishin/EPA

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border ahead of key talks

Oct 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

UPDATED Kremlin: The head of state has tasked the defense minister with beginning to bring troops back to their permanent bases

In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus, early 27 August 2014. Alexander Zemlianichenko/EPA

Merkel wants solution to Ukraine crisis that won't harm Russia

Aug 24, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Only a political solution not a military one can end the conflict between Ukraine and Russia says the German leader

LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS. German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for photographers after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin on December 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ JOHN MACDOUGALL

Putin calls for Ukraine truce extension: Kremlin

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:26 PM

UPDATED This comes before a deadline for the current truce runs out with no end to weeks of fighting in sight

(NOT) SEEING EYE TO EYE. In this file photo, Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko, (L), walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Ouistreham, France, 06 June 2014. Christophe Ena/Pool/EPA

Hollande, Merkel seek mechanism to oversee Ukraine truce

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:08 AM

The two leaders encouraged Russia s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine s Petro Poroshenko to work together especially in order to put in place a mechanism to oversee the truce

Putin, Poroshenko back talks to end eastern Ukraine revolt

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:59 AM

The twin calls from the central figures of the worst East West crisis since the Cold War era both came with conditions

(NOT) SEEING EYE TO EYE. In this file photo, Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko, (L), walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Ouistreham, France, 06 June 2014. Christophe Ena/Pool/EPA

Putin, Poroshenko talk Ukraine ceasefire as two Russian TV crew killed

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:32 PM

UPDATED A Russian state television reporter is killed Tuesday during a fierce battle in Ukraine s separatist east that put Kiev s tattered relations with Moscow under further strain

STRONGHOLD. Separatists after seizing a Ukrainian base in Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, 04 June 2014. Photo by Jakub Kaminski / EPA

US accuses Russia of sending tanks, rocket launchers to Ukraine rebels

Jun 14, 2014 - 8:41 AM

UPDATED Ukraine s President Petro Poroshenko tells his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the reported crossing of 3 tanks into his country s separatist east is unacceptable

D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes

Jun 07, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president elect Petro Poroshenko embraces the spirit of the day that signalled the end of World War II by announcing they would jointly seek a ceasefire in the conflict between their countries

WAY FOR PEACE? Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko (R) walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Ouistreham, France. Photo by Christophe Ena/ EPA

Ceasefire call boosts Ukraine peace hopes

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:32 PM

They were able to begin a dialogue on possible de escalation measures including Moscow recognizing Porochenko s election says a French official