President Petro Poroshenko confronted a fresh crisis as a deadly standoff between interior ministry units and armed Ukrainian ultranationalists entered a third day in a western enclave near Hungary.
Kazakhstan ended up in the 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy compiled by Bloomberg.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel had pressed him to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.
President Petro Poroshenko warned Friday that the threat of terror was "significantly" rising across Ukraine as pro-Russian militias resumed attacks.
Amnestied Ukrainian lawyer Yelena Tishchenko has been appointed to lead the newly established department for return of criminally obtained assets in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed constitutional changes giving sweeping powers to the regions but critically failing to address demands of pro-Russian militants in the separatist east.
Ukraine announced the immediate suspension of all Russian gas purchases after EU-mediated negotiations aimed at keeping supplies running for at least three more months broke down.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Islamic State group's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear program.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has thanked Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko for supporting the country's accession to the WTO
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned there was still a risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine and urged Russia to halt its support for pro-Moscow rebels.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in finding "peaceful and diplomatic solutions" to the crisis in Ukraine.
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The IMF said that it would take part in a meeting between Ukraine and its private bondholders next week, amid rising pressure on creditors to reduce the debt.
EU member states agreed to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016.
Ukraine's parliament fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation's chief prosecutor.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has no short term solution and is part of a fabricated conflict with the West to distract everyday Russians from corruption and incompetence.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pressed his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to ensure that Moscow respects the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that Ukraine cannot use its central bank reserves to pay creditors, rebuffing a suggestion by bondholders that it do so.
Washington's UN envoy accused Russia of spinning "outright lies" on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin's direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev's pro-Western drive.
The International Monetary Fund said it could continue to support Ukraine with bailout funding even if Kiev does not reach a debt restructuring deal with private creditors.
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