Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas -- hoping to rely on supplies from other countries -- and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbour.
Two human-rights groups have teamed up to oppose a plan by the outgoing Conservative government to allow the sale of so-called prohibited weapons to Ukraine, including automatic assault rifles and armoured vehicles.
Four exit polls from Ukraine's local elections released Monday indicated the governing coalition would retain its dominant position in the west and centre of the country despite widespread disappointment with the government of President Petro Poroshenko.
The Ukrainian excursion boat that capsized in the Black Sea, killing 14 people, was carrying twice as many passengers as allowed and was knocked over by a big wave, officials and survivors said Sunday.
A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-calibre weapons.