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Pro-Russian activists declare 'Donetsk Republic'
Europe's East 02-07-2015

Russia ‘deeply concerned’ over Ukraine’s decentralisation plan

Russia expressed "deep concern" today (2 July) over Ukraine's plans to decentralise power as part of a peace deal with separatist rebels, underlining the gulf between Moscow and Kyiv as the conflict rumbles on despite a ceasefire.

Europe's East 22-06-2015

Russians go to fight in Ukraine ‘out of emotions’

The secretary of Russia's security council said today (22 June) it is impossible to stop Russians from going to fight in Ukraine because they are guided by "emotions."

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Energy 03-03-2015

Šef?ovi?: EU gas supply ‘secure’

Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? has said that he is 'reassured' that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains 'secure.' Šef?ovi? comments came after he held trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine on Monday.

Europe's East 27-01-2015

Stylianides’ visit to Ukraine highlights downside of humanitarian effort

A visit by Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Christos Stylianides to Dnepropetrovsk today (27 January) highlighted the assistance the EU was providing to Kiev. EURACTIV reports live from Ukraine.

Europe's East 19-01-2015

Russia says Poroshenko rejected peace plan

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko rejected a peace plan proposed to him last week by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on 18 January, according to Russian media. Ukraine is on the agenda of EU foreign ministers who meet in Brussels today (19 January).

Europe's East 04-11-2014

Ukraine’s rebel leader is sworn in, crisis deepens

A pro-Russian separatist leader was sworn in on Tuesday as the head of a self-proclaimed 'people's republic' in eastern Ukraine, in a ceremony that worsened a standoff with Kyiv.

Andriy Deshchytsia
Europe's East 28-04-2014

Deshchytsia: Russia’s goal is to control the Ukrainian government

The main goal of Russia is to control Ukraine and its government, which means Moscow wants to be able to change the Ukrainian government, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchytsia told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an interview.

Pro-Russian activists declare 'Donetsk Republic'
Global Europe 10-04-2014

Ukraine separatists call on Putin for help

Pro-Russian separatists reinforced barricades around the state security building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk yesterday (9 April) and called on President Vladimir Putin for help after the government warned it could use force to restore order.