Ukraine, Russia to extend Black Sea Fleet lease

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday to extend the stay of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol after the existing lease expires in 2017, news agencies reported. The move is among the strongest concrete signs since President Viktor...

Russian president boosts ties on visit to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Ukraine on Monday, where he oversaw the signing of several cooperation deals with the new Moscow-friendly leadership. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has advocated stronger ties with Russia, reversing his predecessor's attempts...