Washington's UN ambassador met with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at a time of renewed hostilities with pro-Russian fightersю
A majority of citizens from eight NATO countries are against sending arms to Ukraine to help battle pro-Russian separatists.
Hundreds of Ukrainian firefighters battled to keep a blaze sparked by a deadly string of fuel depot blasts from engulfing a strategic military unit outside Kiev.
The leaders of Germany and the United States hammered home a tough line on Russia as they kicked off a G7 summit dominated by crises in Ukraine and Greece.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Western sanctions must remain in place against Russia until it complies with a ceasefire deal with Ukraine.
At least 10 people were injured and 25 arrested in Kiev as scuffles broke out between members of a rare Ukrainian gay pride march and their nationalist foes.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned of a "colossal threat" of renewed fighting with pro-Russian rebels after a surge in violence that left at least 26 people dead.
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Idrissov said that the conflict in Ukraine was an anomaly.
The Kremlin accused Ukrainian forces of "provocative actions" as fresh clashes flared in east Ukraine after Kiev said pro-Moscow rebels had launched a new assault.
A Russian freelance journalist who claims she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll says she is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin's online army.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed the "absurdity" of EU complaints over a travel ban imposed by Moscow on 89 Europeans over the Ukraine crisis.
Kazakhstan boxer Gennady Golovkin has retained his place in the Pound for Pound (P4P) rating according to The Ring magazine.
Germany's foreign minister warned that the situation in Ukraine's separatist east was turning more "fragile".
Russian President Vladimir Putin banned the release of information about troop deaths in "special operations" during peacetime.
US Vice President Joe Biden denounced Vladimir Putin's "pure aggression" in Ukraine, warning that Western nations must be prepared to respond with further sanctions.
Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous.
A top NATO commander warned that "continual attacks" against Ukraine were hampering Kiev's efforts to modernise its army enough to one day join the Western military alliance.
A Kiev court ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured by Ukrainian troops in the separatist east to be placed in pre-trial detention until July 19.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview broadcast that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" with Russia that could escalate at any time.
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has warned European Union leaders against letting Russian aggression in Ukraine undermine the bloc's project of building closer links with ex-Soviet nations.
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