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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says sister of jailed pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been allowed by Russia to return to Ukraine - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

French parliament vote in favor of lifting sanctions against Russia 55-44 with 2 abstentions

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine says Russia detained the sister of jailed pilot Nadiya Savchenko and seized her passport - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Supreme Court in Russia-occupied peninsula of Crimea bans the Crimean Tatar legislature as extremist - Reuters

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President Obama travels to Middle East and Europe, April 2016

President Obama says he wants good relations with Russia but sanctions must be maintained

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President Obama travels to Middle East and Europe, April 2016

US President Obama says agreed with German Chancellor Merkel that sanctions against Russia can only be lifted when there is political solution for eastern Ukraine - Reuters

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President Obama travels to Middle East and Europe, April 2016

Germany's Merkel says ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is not being respected - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Kremlin says Putin, Merkel have 'agreed to continue political and diplomatic effort' to resolve Ukraine crisis within diplomatic group comprised of Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France - Interfax

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

1st formal meeting between NATO, Russia confirms 'profound disagreements' over Ukraine crisis, European security, NATO chief says - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian President Putin, Ukraine's President Poroshenko discuss jailed Ukrainian pilot, Russian troops held in Ukraine, Kremlin says - AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine court finds Russian servicemen Alexandrov and Yerofeyev guilty of waging war and assisting a 'terrorist organization' - Reuters

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu urges leaders of Islamic world to give strong support to Palestinian cause, Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Crimea in Russian occupation - Jerusalem Post

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Russia's President Putin hosts call-in show, April 2016

Russian President Putin says much has stalled in Minsk peace agreement on Ukraine, says West should use influence to get Ukraine to fulfill deal - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine's parliament approves appointment of Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister, replacing Arseniy Yatseniuk - @markmackinnon

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine's President Poroshenko says fighting corruption with new government is a key element to improve investment climate - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Lithuania blacklists several dozen Russians, Ukrainians for their role in trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and 2 other Ukrainians, official says - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Dutch voters rejected Ukraine-EU treaty by large margin in a nonbinding referendum held last week, according to final results published by country's Election Commission - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

NATO envoys to hold their first formal meeting with Russia in almost 2 years on April 20, NATO says - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Medical tests show jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko at risk for fatal blood clot due to hunger strike, says lawyer - AFP

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Syrian civil war

Effort to rid world of nuclear weapons made more complex by Syria, Ukraine and by North Korea's 'repeated provocations,' G7 foreign ministers say - Reuters

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