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Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal
Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal

German Foreign Minister has called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine.

Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal
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Kazakhstan ready to host Donbass contact group negotiations

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Belarus has declares Kazakhstan's readiness to host a contact group meeting to resolve the situation in Donbass.

Kazakhstan ready to host Donbass contact group negotiations
'Lady Death' WWII sniper film aims for hit in Russia and Ukraine
'Lady Death' WWII sniper film aims for hit in Russia and Ukraine

A Russian-Ukrainian film about a legendary Soviet sniper nicknamed "Lady Death" is aiming to be a hit on the silver screen in both nations.

'Lady Death' WWII sniper film aims for hit in Russia and Ukraine
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Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers

Halo franchise has made free Halo Online FPS available to Kazakhstan and other former Soviet countries.

Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers
Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year
Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year

Six Ukrainian troops were killed by landmines in the restive separatist-held east, breaking a lull of several days in a conflict that began a year ago this week.

Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year
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Russia launches fraud probe against Poroshenko's candy factory

Russia launched a probe into tax fraud against a candy factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and conducted a search of its premises.

Russia launches fraud probe against Poroshenko's candy factory
US financier George Soros. ©RIA Novosti
Soros ready to pour $1 bn into Ukraine

US financier George Soros said Monday he was ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if the West promised to help the embattled country.

Soros ready to pour $1 bn into Ukraine
Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch
Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch

Ukraine dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor.

Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch
Ukraine president dismisses powerful oligarch as regional governor
Ukraine president dismisses powerful oligarch as regional governor

Ukraine's president has dismissed one of the country's most controversial tycoons from his regional governor's post.

Ukraine president dismisses powerful oligarch as regional governor
Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit
Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels to release vital funds to help his debt-laden country.

Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit
NATO allies come to grips with Russia's 'hybrid warfare'
NATO allies come to grips with Russia's 'hybrid warfare'

NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare, a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war.

NATO allies come to grips with Russia's 'hybrid warfare'
No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief
No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief

The European Union must not compromise with Russia over sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, the bloc's chief Donald Tusk said in an interview.

No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief
Ukraine leaders says truce deal 'not working'
Ukraine leaders says truce deal 'not working'

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko slammed a month-old peace deal with pro-Russian rebels as "not working".

Ukraine leaders says truce deal 'not working'
West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions

The IMF handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebelsю

West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Photo ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko to meet in Astana

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashanko, President of Belarus, in Astana.

Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko to meet in Astana
Mukhtar Ablyazova ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
French Cassation Court approves Ablyazov's extradition

The Court of Cassation of France has rejected Mukhtar Ablyazov's appeal against his extradition, bringing the extradition of the fugitive banker to Russia or Ukraine closer to reality.

French Cassation Court approves Ablyazov's extradition
Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis
Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks on the Ukraine crisis .

Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis
Detained Ukrainian lawmaker released from custody in Moscow
Detained Ukrainian lawmaker released from custody in Moscow

A Ukrainian lawmaker said he was detained by Russian police ahead of a Moscow march to honour opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Detained Ukrainian lawmaker released from custody in Moscow
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev and Putin discuss Ukraine

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the crisis in Ukraine in a phone call.

Nazarbayev and Putin discuss Ukraine
Special representative of the acting OSCE chairman Heidi Tagliavini. ©RIA Novosti
Ukraine at a 'crossroads', still faces threat of war: OSCE

The OSCE's envoy to Ukraine warned that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine at a 'crossroads', still faces threat of war: OSCE