The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine.
Russia called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not interested in the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine.
The day after her husband was arrested, Elvira Ablyalimova woke up to find her home in Crimea surrounded by snipers while a squad of men combed through her belongings for 10 hours.
US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through "land grabs''.
US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian leaders of lying "to my face" about Moscow's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.
Despite pressure from sanctions and a high-level Franco-German mediation, the conflict in east Ukraine shows little sign of ending, Lithuania's foreign minister said.
The West sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine's battered truce as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol.
Thousands of Ukrainians gathered for an emotional ceremony on Kiev's Independence Square to mark one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down.
The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia pledged renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations.
The French Court of Cassation will pronounce its rule on the fate of the fugitive Kazakh billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov on March 4.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart to urge him to stop separatist attacks on a strategic Ukrainian town and respect a fragile ceasefire.
President of Kazakhstan has met with the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolay Patrushev.
Russian MPs spoke out and fans launched a Twitter campaign after the European Union slapped sanctions on a popular singer often compared to Frank Sinatra.
The United States called on Russia and the separatists it backs to "immediately" halt attacks in eastern Ukraine.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov has expressed concerns over the implementation of the agreement signed in Minsk.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed the outcomes of the Norman meeting of leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the outcomes of Norman Talks in Minsk, Belarus.
The separatist guard at a crossing point between Ukraine and Russia poured scorn on Kiev regaining control despite a new peace deal.
The UN Security Council is expected to meet on Sunday for an emergency session to shore up the Minsk ceasefire deal for east Ukraine.
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