- Putin: Russia to buy $15 billion in Ukraine bonds Updated: Dec-17-13 2:35 pm
- Vitali Klitschko leaves boxing to pursue politics Updated: Dec-16-13 4:32 pm
- Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004 Updated: Dec-08-13 4:10 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened his wallet in the battle with the European Union over Ukraine's future, saying Moscow will buy $15 billion worth of Ukrainian government bonds and sharply cut the price of natural gas for its economically struggling neighbor.
FRANKFURT, Germany - Vitali Klitschko is leaving boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader.
KIEV, Ukraine - Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the president over the future of the country.