KIEV -- Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin says his country deserves military support from the West to combat militias of self-proclaimed people's republics.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has published a video claiming to show its members behead American journalist James Foley.
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a meeting of heads of the Customs Union members with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko in Minsk on August 26.
Kurdish television KNNC has reported that Kosovo Albanian Lavdrim Muhaxheri, who joined the Islamic State fighters, has been killed.
DONETSK -- Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk (DNR) Aleksandr Zakharchenko has said that 14 Serbs on Monday joined the separatist forces.
Helsinki -- The European Union and NATO are unable to provide military support to Ukrainian forces fighting against pro-Russian forces in the east of the country.
BERLIN -- Foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Berlin and agreed that the main objective remains achieving a ceasefire in Ukraine.
COPENHAGEN -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday a "Russian incursion" into Ukraine had occurred overnight.
BERLIN -- Germany is interested in building constructive relations with Russia, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper on Friday.
"We can disagree over the status (of Kosovo) for the next 200 years, but that does not mean that we should hate each other, that we should not do business with each other."
BELGRADE -- Members of the Serbian assembly have adopted a set of media laws - the Public Information and the Media Law, and the laws on Public Media Services and on Electronic Media.