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Ukraine's president extends truce for the east

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended a week-long ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the east for another three days.

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Ukraine and Russia 'end gas talks without deal'

Talks over a gas pricing dispute between Ukraine and Russia have ended without an agreement, according to a source close to the negotiations.

A gas pipe in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Credit: Yaghobzadeh Rafael/ABACA/Press Association Images

The Ukrainian government has a deadline of 10.00 GMT tomorrow to pay its $1.95 billion debt.

It is possible that the Kremlin could now opt to cut off the gas supply to Ukraine, potentially causing difficulty for other European countries that receive their gas via Ukraine.

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