With the Tajik presidential election campaign in full swing, a member of the sitting president's campaign team has come under criticism for borrowing lines used by other leaders.
The CIS summit in Minsk has ended with leaders calling on Georgia to rejoin the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Before a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk, Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, which seeks to unite post-Soviet states in a common economic space.
Vitali Klitschko, the leader of the opposition Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms (UDAR), has reiterated his intention to run for president.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has scheduled some tense meetings on the sidelines of a summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk.
Two European Union ministers have told Ukraine "the time for talk is over" and that action is "urgently" needed for a deal on the release of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
A Ukrainian postgraduate student in Britain has pleaded guilty to murdering an elderly Muslim man and planting explosive devices outside mosques.
Ukraine will face former world and European champions France in a two-leg playoff for a spot at next year's football World Cup in Brazil.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Ukraine must do more to address the issue of selective justice, including resolving the case of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, before signing a key agreement with the European Union.
The husband of Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has criticized a draft bill that could allow his wife to travel abroad temporarily for medical treatment -- saying it doesn't go far enough.
A Ukrainian lawmaker has submitted to parliament a bill that would allow jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to travel abroad for medical treatment.
The EU's enlargement commissioner and Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter both say they expect the jailed former Ukrainian prime minister to be released for medical treatment abroad before next month's European Union summit.