Sigmar Gabriel told reporters after talks in Kiev with Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin that such a force was "essential" for ensuring the territorial integrity of the war-scarred former Soviet state.
Merkel, Macron call on Russia to reconsider pulling out Russian officers from cease-fire monitoring body
US decision on arming Ukraine is 'transatlantic vaccination' against Russia, President Petro Poroshenko says
State Department says Ukraine is sovereign country, has right to defend itself
Ukraine hopes approval will influence US to follow suit
Mikheil Saakashvili is accused of colluding with a fugitive businessman in an attempt to bring down Ukraine’s president
President Petro Poroshenko proposes Ukraine's parliament establish supreme anti-corruption court
EU Commission says it will continue to stand by Kiev as it progresses with reforms, economic adjustment
The Kremlin said late Wednesday that Putin spoke by telephone with Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, and Igor Plotnitsky, head of the Lugansk People's Republic.
Move comes after Ukraine’s ambassador to Serbia said Russia is using Serbia to ‘provoke a new war in the Balkans’
'Fundamental' differences remain with Russia regarding Ukraine conflict, NATO Secretary-General says
The explosion takes place near a TV station in the Ukranian capital.
Defense company signs major agreement on communications systems
Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads up high-level delegation for one-day visit
Turkish president expected to discuss bilateral ties with his counterparts
Recep Tayyip Erdogan due to visit Kiev on Monday and co-chair 6th meeting of Turkey-Ukraine High-Level Strategic Council
One person also injured in fire in western Ukraine, coming on heels of similar explosion in March
Before the start of the conflict between Moscow-backed rebels and Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine in 2014, the factory used to employ about 1,500 workers.
The 28-nation bloc relies on Moscow for about a third of its gas supplies, with half of that amount transiting through Ukraine.
Findings say life is 'particularly dangerous' for civilians living close to front lines
Russia asked the UN Security Council on Tuesday to authorize the deployment of a lightly-armed mission to protect international observers monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine.