Ukraine army, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners under tattered truce
The swap was in rare compliance with a truce so badly breached that the US warned it could escalate sanctions on Russia within days.
This is what Pussy Riot has been doing since getting out of prison
They've been very busy.
Russia is signing deals with more separatist regions
While the world watches Ukraine, the Kremlin may be eyeing Georgian breakaway territories.
Ex-porn star Sasha Grey gets dragged into a propaganda war between Ukraine and Russia
But whose side is she on?
Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled town
Pro-Russian rebels announced they would not observe the truce at Debaltseve, where Ukrainian army forces were encircled.
Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
Fighting raged until the last minute and Kyiv and the US accused Russia of fueling a final push by rebels to gain territory.
Ukraine fighting rages ahead of ceasefire
Kyiv and the US accused Russia of fueling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.
8 Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours despite peace deal
The peace deal doesn't technically start until Sunday. But it's not a good omen.
Free speech or treason? Welcome to Ukraine’s information war
Controversial journalist Ruslan Kotsaba called on fellow Ukrainians not to go to battle. Now he's under arrest accused of treason and spying.
It looks like Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are becoming BFFs
Russia has even announced military exercises with North Korea.
West presses Putin to back 'last-chance' Ukraine peace bid
Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine.
Europe and US clash over how to confront Putin on Ukraine
On Saturday, Germany's Angela Merkel warned against sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists.
Europe's other Greek problem
Beyond the economy, Athens' ties with Moscow are causing concern for allies.
Ukraine army and rebels manage brief truce to evacuate civilians
The pummeling of a key eastern Ukraine rail hub will resume momentarily.
Here’s how you know the war in Ukraine is getting worse
And why the White House may be considering sending weapons there.
A mother of seven is the Kremlin’s newest enemy of the state
Svetlana Davydova alerted Ukrainian authorities there might be Russian soldiers in their midst. Now she's accused of treason.
Ukraine's war is getting worse, and not everyone wants to fight
Whether out of fear or political frustration, some Ukrainians are dodging the draft.
Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine
Svetlana Davydova, 36, has been accused of treason and faces up to 20 years in jail after she called the Ukrainian embassy with information about possible Russian troop movements.
US charges 3 in alleged Russian spy ring in NYC
The alleged conspiracy began in 2012, following the 2010 expulsion of several Russian spies from the United States.
Greek elections: The view from the Kremlin
Analysis: For Putin's Russia, the Syriza win comes in handy.
This is the gruesome aftermath of another rocket strike on civilians in eastern Ukraine
Civilians keep dying as pro-Russian rebels promise more war.
None of these things work anymore in Crimea
It’s been downhill ever since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula last March.
Russia basically just called Obama a hypocrite
"The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all," Russia's foreign minister said.
Mysterious bombs are exploding in Ukraine — and not in the war-torn east
More often than not, the attacks appear to be targeted at pro-Ukrainian political and social organizations, causing injuries but no deaths.
#JeSuis … Volnovakha?
This is Ukraine’s (highly debatable) answer to #JeSuisCharlie.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
#MakeAMovieRussian is trending and now we want to watch all these hilarious movies
The Kremlins. Dude, Where's My Czar? How to Train Your Drago. And so much more!
Russian police arrest Kremlin critic Navalny at protest
Police detained Alexei Navalny on Tuesday after he violated his house arrest to join a protest in Moscow over a guilty verdict against him and his brother in a controversial fraud case.
Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation'
Russia also threatened to sever ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine's hopes of joining it were realized.
Think it’s just Putin who runs Russia? Guess again
He gets by with a little help from his friends.
Europe finds unity on Russia
But a stress-free year-end summit can't hide the huge challenges facing the EU in 2015.