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Russian Security Service Says Detains Ukraine Diplomat

Russia's FSB security service said on Saturday it had detained a Ukrainian diplomat, accusing him of receiving sensitive information from a Russian national.

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Ukraine-Russian Tensions on Menu at Paris Talks

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a show of support for the former Soviet state, which fears a Russian invasion.

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Fresh Ceasefire Begins in Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatists began a tense ceasefire Monday in a new bid to try and end years of hostilities in the ex-Soviet country's east.

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Ukraine Demands Punishment for Iran Plane Downing

Ukraine on Saturday demanded that Iran punish those guilty for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner and compensate victims while praising Tehran for cooperating with the "objective" investigation.

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Iran Says 'Unintentionally' Shot Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet

Iran said Saturday it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people aboard, in an abrupt about-turn after initially denying Western claims it was struck by a missile.

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Iran Civil Aviation Boss 'Certain' Ukraine Plane Not Hit by Missile

Iran's civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh said Friday he was "certain" a Ukrainian airliner which crashed outside Tehran this week was not hit by a missile.

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Iran Finds Black Boxes after Ukrainian Plane Crash Kills 176

A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday killing all 176 people on board, mainly Iranians and Canadians.

Search-and-rescue teams were combing through the smoking wreckage of the Boeing 737 flight from Tehran to Kiev but officials said there was no hope of finding anyone alive.

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Russia and Ukraine Finalize Gas Transit Deal ahead of NYE Deadline

Moscow and Kiev on Monday signed a five-year agreement on the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, after months of difficult talks but just ahead of a looming New Year deadline.

The current gas transit deal between the two ex-Soviet countries expires Tuesday and ties between them have been shredded since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 and supported a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine Says Trump Impeachment 'Internal U.S. Issue'

Ukraine on Thursday brushed off the impeachment of Donald Trump an a US "internal issue", despite the process being triggered by a telephone conversation between the American leader and his Ukrainian counterpart.

Trump was impeached on Wednesday by the House of Representatives for abuse of power over the July conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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From Crimea to Trump, Five Things to Know on the Ukraine Conflict

Monday's summit aiming to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine will see Russia's Vladimir Putin face off with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time.

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