Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko told reporters that sanctions remained the only way to keep Putin at the negotiating table over the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry accused Russia of 'acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its unlawful aggression' in the filing to the International Court of Justice.
According to Brazilian police an Italian member of an international socialist group called Misanthropic Division was recruiting youngsters to fight in Ukraine.
Le Pen's office dismissed the threat, saying she had no intention of visiting Ukraine.
'In 2017 we will defeat the invaders and send them back where they came from. To Vladimir Putin - you will never defeat the Ukrainian people and deprive them of their independence and freedom,' McCain said.
The decision was made in light of Ukraine's vote in favor of a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, senior official says.
Israeli politicians call on Ukrainian authorities to investigate the desecration of rabbinical sage's grave after worshipers find pig's head adorned with swastika.
From Syria to Ukraine to Afghanistan, the incoming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces multiple challenges across the globe.
Kiev began two days of missile tests on Thursday, Russia deployed warships and air defense units to remain in water off Crimea until Ukraine ends the tests.
Ukraine lost two-thirds of its fleet, when Russia seized Crimea from Kiev in 2014, which began a conflict that has since killed nearly 10,000 people.