Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed, and a further four were wounded, in separatist attacks by pro-Russian rebels in the country’s restive eastern region.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned of the ‘threat of war’ in restive eastern Ukraine, following an increase in attacks by pro-Russian separatists.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has fired a powerful tycoon as a regional governor, potentially damaging the internal balance of the Kiev government.
Fighting has been reported near the Donetsk Airport in restive city in eastern Ukraine, despite a standing ceasefire between the two sides.
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed, and another injured, in clashes in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian rebels, despite a standing ceasefire in the region.
Russian opposition politician, and former deputy prime minister, Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead by an unidentified attacker in central Moscow.
At least eight people are dead and 60 injured, mostly civilians, after the Ukrainian military headquarters and a residential area were hit by heavy rocket fire in the eastern city of Kramatorsk.
One of Russia’s largest and most well-stocked public libraries was severely damaged after a large fire broke out inside the building, taking more than 17 hours to be controlled by firefighters.
A Russian metro train has derailed in the capital city of Moscow. At least 19 people are believed to have been killed while the figure may rise as rescuers continue their efforts and critically injured survivors are treated in hospital.