Despite its enormous economic power, the EU’s fractured political structure prevents the bloc from forming a united front against Russia.
Ukraine hopes to take back 19 of its citizens in the swap with two separatist entities in the rebel-controlled east, according to a statement from the office of the Ukrainian president.
At the first meeting between new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two leaders failed to find a compromise to bring an end to the 5-year-old war.
Impeachment proceedings in the US are obscuring US foreign policy on Ukraine, and only one victor will emerge from this scenario: Russia.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomes two gunboats and a tugboat seized in November 2018 after what Moscow says was an illegal breach of the Russian border. "Some of the equipment is missing, as well as some weapons," Zelenskiy says.
Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine's east.
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy is heading to Paris to meet the French president. He is predicted to win the presidential election run-off, despite his only political experience of playing the president in a TV show.
Kremlin dismisses Ukrainian leader's statement that the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion, as an "absurd" attempt to inflame tensions.
The latest confrontation between Ukraine and Russia has escalated tensions in their four-year-old conflict raising fears that it could turn into a full-scale war.
Some 12,000 people were evacuated after an explosion at the ammunitions depot east of the capital Kiev.
Britain, the EU, and the United States blame Russia for a nerve agent attack against a Russian double agent in the English city of Salisbury earlier this year. The Kremlin denies involvement.
Arkady Babchenko had reportedly been shot dead on Tuesday at his home in Kiev, but it turns out the Russian journalist and Kremlin critic is very much alive.
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