Protests in Kiev’s central Independence Square started on Nov. 21, after the Ukrainian government said it would not sign a trade association agreement with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. Opposition groups wanting closer ties with Europe have demanded that the government of President Viktor Yanukovych resign, and that early elections be held.

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Kiev publishes text of trilateral gas protocol

The legally binding protocol which was signed by Ukraine, Russia and the European Union in Brussels sets the conditions for natural gas deliveries from Russian gas giant Gazprom to Naftogaz of Ukraine from November 2014 to March 31, 2015 and is aimed at covering Ukraine's domestic gas needs over this period and guaranteeing the security of the gas supply

Russian aid convoy reaches Donetsk

Several dozen trucks from Russia's fourth humanitarian aid convoy have arrived in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and will be unloaded at a warehouse in the city's Budyonnovsky district, an Interfax correspondent has reported

Naftogaz and Gazprom agree prepaid daily gas deliveries

Naftogaz of Ukraine and Russian gas giant Gazprom have signed an additional agreement that will regulate daily gas deliveries to be paid for upfront, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan said after the trilateral gas talks in Brussels

Russia, Ukraine could reach gas agreement on Thursday

Russia and Ukraine could reach agreement today on a resumption of gas deliveries, given the signing of the documents that the sides discussed late last night, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government meeting.

OSCE monitors say Ukraine elections democratic

The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission that conducted the on-the-ground monitoring of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Ukraine claimed on Monday that the polls had met necessary democratic standards

Exit poll: Seven parties get through to Verkhovna Rada

Seven parties got through to the Verkhovna Rada in Sunday's parliamentary polls: Poroshenko Bloc, People's Front, Samopomich, Opposition Bloc, Radical Party, Svoboda and Batkivshchina, according to data, obtained in the Rada-2014 national exit poll, announced after the polling stations closed in Ukraine

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