German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday (28 June) called for Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related ceasefire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (26 June) he saw no better way of negotiating an end to the Ukraine conflict than through the Minsk agreements, sharply differing with comments made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The European Union extended on Monday (19 June) for another year its trade sanctions on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, and diplomats said they expected the bloc to do the same for its sanctions on Moscow soon.
Ukrainians on Sunday (11 June) celebrated the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with thousands crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "exit" from Moscow's grip.
The Commission asked the member states on Friday (9 June) for a mandate to negotiate with Russia an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. It is very likely to obtain permission, despite several Central European countries strongly oppose it.
Ukraine's parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia yesterday (22 May) by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in Ukrainian language.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to reboot attempts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine with a summit between the presidents of France, Ukraine and Russia. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Ukraine accused Russia yesterday (16 May) of carrying out an organized cyber-attack on President Petro Poroshenko's website in response to Kyiv's decision to impose sanctions against a number of major Russian internet businesses.
In a statement on the occasion of the long-awaited EU visa waiver for Ukrainian citizens, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said today his country had now registered its “complete break up with the Russian Empire”.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a rare visit to Russia, said that Berlin and Moscow had to keep talking despite their disagreements, but those same differences overshadowed her talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday (2 May).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will today (2 May) meet President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in her first visit to Russia since 2015, signalling renewed dialogue between Berlin and Moscow.
The European Union's top diplomat said yesterday (24 April) that the bloc wanted better ties with Russia but could not pretend Moscow did not annex Ukraine's Crimea in 2014 and that EU sanctions would stay in place.
An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday (23 April).
After less than three months in office, President Donald Trump has abruptly shifted his stance on an array of foreign policy issues from the US relationship with Russia and China to the value of the NATO alliance.
Ukraine's reformist central bank chief, Valeriya Gontareva, submitted her resignation today (10 April) after coming under intense pressure from tycoons whose banks were shut down for illegal transactions and loans.
The International Monetary Fund has decided to release the next $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine, which had been postponed following the blockade imposed on the separatist east of the country, the Ukrainian president said yesterday (3 April).
Ahead of France's presidential election, Ukraine's experience shows that opinion polls may be skewed by underlying hatred of the ruling classes and institutions. Vadym Omelchenko warns that ultra-conservatism stands to gain in the end.
Ukraine accused Russia of "state terrorism" after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kyiv today (23 March).