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  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked 23-04-2014 10:48 PM

    Kiev: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. Lavrov's comments came a day after US Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for...
  • Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord: US 22-04-2014 10:16 AM

    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top US diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of...
  • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start 15-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Kiev/Slaviansk: Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down...
  • Russian fighter jets fly near American warship 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Wasihington: A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes on Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer...
  • Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, no sign of military crackdown 14-04-2014 08:32 PM

    Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize. Rebels in the town of Slaviansk, which was expected on Monday to be the focus...
  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes 14-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides 13-04-2014 05:53 PM

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the...
  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea 25-03-2014 11:41 AM

    Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been besieged on bases in Crimea, offering no armed resistance but refusing to...
  • Ukraine grapples with despair in Crimea takeover 19-03-2014 11:45 AM

    Ukraine's leadership simmered with a mix of hopelessness and anger at losing Crimea, tempering an influx of eager young men signing up as reservists with the growing certainty that no savior would deliver them from the Russian takeover. For Ukraine's government in Kiev, it is a crime - one the...
  • Defiant Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of Russia 18-03-2014 07:05 PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine. In a fiercely patriotic address to a joint session of the Russian parliament in the Kremlin, punctuated by...
  • Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia 17-03-2014 07:10 AM

    Simferpol: Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years. The vote was widely condemned...
  • Ukraine under siege: Ground view from Kiev

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As Russian forces encroach into Crimea and the US threatens action against Moscow, the situation in Ukraine is reaching a boiling point. People in ...

  • US prepares $1 billion aid package for troubled Ukraine 04-03-2014 09:02 PM

    Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev on Tuesday to show US support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1 billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments came as the United States readied economic sanctions amid worries that Moscow was ready...
  • Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine 04-03-2014 08:06 PM

    President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would only use military force in Ukraine as a last resort, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic. Russia however reserved the right to use all options in Ukraine to protect its...
  • Russia on 'wrong side of history': Obama on Ukraine 04-03-2014 01:08 PM

    US President Barack Obama has said Russia was on the "wrong side of history" and its invasion in Ukraine was an attack on sovereignty of a nation, warning that he was considering economic and diplomatic options to punish Moscow if it didn't reverse course quickly. Obama asserted that America's interest...
  • Russia tightens grip on Ukraine; world capitals, stock markets rattled 04-03-2014 09:16 AM

    Kiev: Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened...
  • Russia's Parliament permits military use in Ukraine 01-03-2014 09:18 PM

    Russia's Parliament granted President Vladimir Putin permission to use the country's military in Ukraine and also recommended Saturday that Moscow's ambassador be recalled from Washington over comments made by President Barack Obama. The unanimous vote in an emergency session formalized what Ukrainian officials described as an invasion of Russian troops...
  • Ukraine cites Russian troop movements as Crimea sliding from its grasp 01-03-2014 07:37 PM

    Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. Russia's RIA news agency said pro-Russian authorities in the region, which has an ethnic Russian majority,...
  • Armed standoff in pro-Russian region raises Ukraine tension 28-02-2014 11:50 AM

    The United States told Russia to demonstrate in coming days that it was sincere about its promise not to intervene in Ukraine as armed men stormed the regional parliament and hours later others seized the airport in a mainly ethnic Russian region. Crimea, the only Ukrainian region with an ethnic...
  • Ukraine: Viktor Yanukovich wanted for mass murder 24-02-2014 04:17 PM

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted for mass murder, authorities announced on Monday. As rival neighbours east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power vacuum in Kiev must not lead to the country...
  • Ukraine sets European course after ouster of Yanukovich 24-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Ukraine's interim leadership pledged to put the country back on course for European integration now that Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich has been ousted from the presidency, while the United States warned Russia against sending in its forces. As rival neighbors east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power...
  • Ukrainians turn Kiev street into shrine to their dead 24-02-2014 09:56 AM

    Kiev: Thousands of Ukrainians streamed into Kiev's Independence Square on Sunday, carrying flowers and candles in a spontaneous pilgrimage to commemorate the protesters who died for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich. Marshalled through barricades by helmeted members of a self-styled 'self-defense' force, families poured down Institutska Street, the scene...
  • With President's exit, tension turns into triumph in Ukraine 23-02-2014 07:35 AM

    Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament's vote to oust President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday was the end of a journey for Vasily Lyubarets that began in Salt Lake City 18 months ago. The relief and joy that swept protesters camped out on Kiev's Independence Square reminded the veteran of Moscow's Afghan war...
  • Ukraine: Protesters take Kiev, President Yanukovych flees to east 22-02-2014 07:29 PM

    Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted on Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east questioned the authority of the national parliament. Parliament sought to oust President Viktor Yanukovych and he left the capital and protesters took control. After a tumultuous few days that are changing Ukraine's political...
  • Ukraine peace deal halts violence but crowds still angry 22-02-2014 07:10 AM

    Kiev: A breakthrough peace deal for Ukraine halted two days of violence that had turned the center of the capital into a war zone and killed 77 people, bringing sweeping political change that met many demands of the pro-European opposition. Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich agreed to give up powers, hold...
  • Ukraine peace deal signed, opens way for early election 21-02-2014 11:37 PM

    Ukraine's opposition leaders signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday, aiming to resolve a political crisis in which dozens have been killed and opening the way for an early presidential election this year. Under pressure to quit from mass demonstrations in Kiev, Russian-backed Yanukovich made a...
  • Shaky peace reigns after Ukraine rocked by protest 21-02-2014 06:29 PM

    Talks between opposition leaders and the embattled Ukrainian president continued early on Friday as a shaky peace reigned in the protest camps in downtown Kiev. President Viktor Yanukovych, who was still engaged in talks with opposition leaders and foreign officials, was "going to make concessions in order to restore peace,"...
  • 100 people dead during protest in Ukraine 21-02-2014 09:10 AM

    Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. ...
  • Ukraine truce shattered, death toll tops 50 20-02-2014 10:49 PM

    Fresh fighting broke out in central Kiev on Thursday, shattering a truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, as the Russian-backed leader met European ministers demanding he compromise with pro-EU opponents. A Reuters photographer saw the bodies of 21 dead civilians in Independence Square, a few hundred metres (yards) from...
  • Ukraine clashes kill 21 more, EU talks shifted 20-02-2014 01:39 PM

    At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, and a presidential statement said dozens of police were also dead or wounded. Activists hurling petrol bombs and paving stones drove riot police off a corner of...