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Russia confirms will attend gas talks with EU, Ukraine 27 February 2015, 11:00 CET
Russia has confirmed that it will attend talks with the European Union and Ukraine on Monday aimed at resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe.

EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot 'urgently' 26 February 2015, 15:13 CET
The European Union called on Russia Thursday to "urgently" release Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75 days on hunger strike to protest her detention.

EU invites Russia, Ukraine to fresh gas talks 26 February 2015, 20:09 CET
The EU said it has invited the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers to Brussels on Monday for talks on resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe.

Russia's Gazprom threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine, Europe 25 February 2015, 16:35 CET
Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom warned Tuesday it could cut off gas deliveries to Ukraine within two days, upping the stakes in the crisis there -- and threatening supplies to the rest of Europe.

Concern in Britain over diminished role on world stage 25 February 2015, 18:48 CET
British lawmakers accused the government of failing to show leadership over Ukraine on Friday in what the opposition Labour party said was "a growing chorus of concern" about Britain's foreign policy.

EU head Tusk eyes further sanctions over Ukraine 20 February 2015, 20:45 CET
EU head Donald Tusk said Friday he was consulting EU leaders on the next steps to take to increase "the costs of aggression" in eastern Ukraine where a ceasefire has failed to stop the fighting.

Errors over Ukraine 'catastrophic': UK parliament report 20 February 2015, 12:10 CET
Britain and the European Union are guilty of "sleepwalking" into a crisis in Ukraine, a scathing report from a British parliamentary committee said on Friday.

EU condemns 'clear violation' of Ukraine ceasefire in Debaltseve 19 February 2015, 11:28 CET
The European Union on Wednesday condemned a rebel offensive against the strategic town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine as a "clear violation" of an internationally-backed ceasefire.

Fans protest as 'Russian Sinatra' hit by EU sanctions 17 February 2015, 18:37 CET
Russian MPs spoke out and fans launched a Twitter campaign Tuesday after the European Union slapped sanctions on a popular singer often compared to Frank Sinatra who has performed for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

EU calls for immediate withdrawal of heavy arms in Ukraine 17 February 2015, 17:49 CET
The European Union on Tuesday called for the immediate pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine and voiced concern about the surge in fighting in a key flashpoint town.

EU says 'shooting needs to stop' in Ukraine 16 February 2015, 13:17 CET
The European Union called Monday for full implementation of a hard-won Ukraine ceasefire, insisting that "the shooting needs to stop."

Russia vows to respond to 'illogical' EU sanctions 16 February 2015, 22:20 CET
Moscow said on Monday it would respond to the latest EU sanctions over the Ukraine conflict which target several prominent figures including a popular singer, condemning them as "inconsistent and illogical".

New EU sanctions hit two Russian deputy defence ministers 16 February 2015, 22:20 CET
The European Union included two Russian deputy defence ministers in its latest Ukraine sanctions list Monday, hitting them with travel bans and asset freezes for their role in the conflict.

EU ready for 'necessary steps' if Ukraine pact breached: Tusk 12 February 2015, 23:33 CET
The EU warned Russia Thursday it was ready to take further measures in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said.

EU to go ahead with Ukraine sanctions despite peace deal: sources 12 February 2015, 22:42 CET
The European Union will go ahead with fresh sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals despite the signing of a peace deal in Minsk earlier Thursday, EU sources said.

Poroshenko says 'not easy' to implement Ukraine peace deal 12 February 2015, 22:09 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that it would be hard to make a success of a new peace deal between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists.

Hollande says 'coming hours decisive' for Ukraine deal 12 February 2015, 14:17 CET
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday the next few hours would be critical for a new Ukraine peace deal, adding that it was essential to keep up pressure to ensure the accord's success.

EU summit start delayed due to Minsk talks 12 February 2015, 11:58 CET
A European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday has been delayed because of marathon Ukraine peace talks involving the French, German and Ukrainian leaders, a spokesman for EU president Donald Tusk said.

Fleeing war at home, Ukrainians seek security in Poland 11 February 2015, 20:32 CET
For a rising number of Ukrainians, Poland is looking like the promised land as the war at home forces them to seek safe haven in their European Union neighbour.

Hurt by Russian embargo, Polish farmers hit roads in protest 11 February 2015, 21:37 CET
Hundreds of Polish farmers on Wednesday tried to block roads with their tractors to the capital Warsaw, demanding government compensation for losses due to a Russian embargo on EU agricultural products.

Minsk talks 'turning point for good or bad': Mogherini 11 February 2015, 15:18 CET
EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said AFP on Wednesday that a high-stakes Ukraine peace summit in Minsk would be a turning point in the conflict.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko to attend EU summit Thursday 11 February 2015, 12:48 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the war in his country, EU President Donald Tusk said Wednesday.

Europe's outcast Belarus unlikely star of Ukraine talks 10 February 2015, 11:37 CET
Political pariah turned would-be peacemaker, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko will bask in the limelight this week when European leaders desperate to end the Ukraine war are expected to gather in Minsk.

EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit 10 February 2015, 17:56 CET
EU foreign ministers postponed new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a four-way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said.

EU freezes new sanctions ahead of Ukraine peace summit 09 February 2015, 14:35 CET
The European Union on Monday put fresh sanctions against Moscow on hold ahead of a summit to thrash out a Ukraine peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed.