Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine's east.
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy is heading to Paris to meet the French president. He is predicted to win the presidential election run-off, despite his only political experience of playing the president in a TV show.
Kremlin dismisses Ukrainian leader's statement that the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion, as an "absurd" attempt to inflame tensions.
The latest confrontation between Ukraine and Russia has escalated tensions in their four-year-old conflict raising fears that it could turn into a full-scale war.
Some 12,000 people were evacuated after an explosion at the ammunitions depot east of the capital Kiev.
Britain, the EU, and the United States blame Russia for a nerve agent attack against a Russian double agent in the English city of Salisbury earlier this year. The Kremlin denies involvement.
Arkady Babchenko had reportedly been shot dead on Tuesday at his home in Kiev, but it turns out the Russian journalist and Kremlin critic is very much alive.
President Andrzej Duda says UN peacekeepers should be sent to the Russia-Ukraine border where fighting has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014.
The statement comes a day after US State Department said Washington would provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" as Kiev battles Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.
The death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has risen to 32 since the latest fighting erupted on Sunday.
The conflict in Ukraine's separatist east, between Russian-backed militias and Ukrainian forces, flared in recent days with at least seven soldiers killed in renewed clashes.
Ukrainian parliament approves Volodymyr Groysman as new prime minister of Ukraine
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