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Ukraine Peace Talks Break Down

Belarussian officials on Friday announced the breakdown of the negotiations but did not give a reason
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Ukraine Peace Talks Close Without Deal

Talks between Ukrainian government negotiators and their pro-Russian separatist counterparts produce no breakthrough
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Ukraine Warns of More Power Cuts if Mild Weather Fades

Kyiv had already temporarily cut off electricity to Crimea
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Russia Threatens to Cut Ties with NATO if Ukraine Joins

Kyiv parliament's renunciation of Ukraine's neutral status in pursuit of NATO membership has outraged Moscow, deepened confrontation between Russia and West
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No Progress Seen After Initial Ukraine Talks

Separatist envoy calls discussions on ending rebellion near Russian border 'difficult'; no date set for next meeting
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Eurasian Economic Union on Shaky Ground at Outset

Western sanctions over Ukraine, sinking oil prices are pushing Russia's economy into recession that's hurting others in trade group
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Multimedia Ukraine's Parliament Drops Non-aligned Status

MPs vote overwhelmingly to scrap status adopted in 2010 under Russian pressure, which prevented Kyiv from entering into military alliances
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Ukraine Peace Talks to Resume This Week

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says negotiations will be held in Belarusian capital, Minsk, Wednesday and Friday
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Video Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia

Painting dire picture, former finance minister says sanctions over Ukraine, not falling oil prices, primarily behind ruble collapse
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Kremlin: Putin to Talk by Phone With EU, Ukraine Leaders

EU to be represented by France, Germany; call later Monday to focus on finding political resolution to Ukraine crisis, according to Kremlin adviser
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Belarus President Offers Support to Ukraine

Belarus, also a close ally of Russia, hosted major peace talks in September that resulted in a cease-fire, since flouted by warring sides
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UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War

UNICEF seeks $32.4 million to provide warm clothing, hygiene items, medicine, school supplies to hundreds of thousands of kids
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EU Levels Tougher Sanctions on Crimea

Tighter restrictions will target Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration, tourism
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Ukraine President: Peace Talks Could Resume Dec. 21

Analysts say economic setbacks are crippling Kremlin efforts to lend further support to the ongoing rebellion in eastern Ukraine
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Ukraine Leader Wants to Join 'Euro-Atlantic' Security Alliance

Poroshenko, speaking on visit to Poland, did not mention NATO by name, but comments likely to anger Moscow, which has said Ukraine's accession would threaten its own security
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Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions

Measure also authorizes president to provide $350 million in military aid to Ukraine
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Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine

Crediting sanctions, US secretary of state says drop in ruble's value, decline in oil prices also have added pressure on Moscow
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Ukraine's Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East

Country is under pressure from Western backers to defuse the conflict, which has left many people struggling to survive the winter
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Ukraine PM: $10B Needed to Avoid Bankruptcy

EU demands Ukraine implement economic reforms in exchange for financial aid
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Multimedia Russian Ruble Falls to New Lows

Ruble weakened by more than 5 percent, breaking through level of 60 to dollar, 75 to euro for first time as Moscow's bank predicts higher inflation, recession
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UN: Millions in E. Ukraine Struggle to Survive

New report says more than five million people face mounting hardships in rebel-controlled areas because of violence, breakdown in law and order
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'Fragile' Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Poroshenko said if the cease-fire held it would be 'a great step for peace and stability in Ukraine'
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Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference

Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors come up with more funds on top of financial aid already promised, says PM Yatseniuk
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Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops

Poroshenko said if Russia closes its border with Ukraine, there will be 'peace and stability' within weeks
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Russia: Western Integration Not Bosnia's Only Option

Britain, Germany propose unlocking EU cash and putting economic measures before political reforms in bid to bolster nation, move it along path to EU accession
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Citing Rebel Attacks, Kyiv Rules Out Peace Talks This Week

Russian-backed separatists accused of launching fresh attacks one day after so-called 'Day of Silence'
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Ukraine, on Anti-graft Drive, Mulls Selling Stakes in State Firms

Kyiv is under pressure to reform state-controlled energy; Kyiv government will recommend abolishing graft
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Ukraine, Rebels Observe 'Day of Silence'

At midday, cease-fire appeared to be mostly holding, although scattered clashes were reported
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IMF Visits Ukraine for Bailout Talks

Officials say country may need as much as $19 billion in extra aid if nation's struggle with pro-Russian separatists runs into next year
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Video Observers: Human Rights Day Will Highlight ‘Horrific 2014’

War is major source of abuses and in past 12 months, major conflicts have intensified
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