Rebels seize 3 govt bases in eastern Ukraine

2014-06-05 09:16

Pro-Russian insurgents have captured three government bases in eastern Ukraine in a series of humiliating defeats for the beleaguered armed forces.

Early results show Poroshenko winning Ukraine vote

2014-05-26 10:40

Early returns have suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko has been elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting.

EU efforts squashed by fresh Ukraine violence

2014-05-14 13:33

Separatist rebels have killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in a bloody ambush in the restive east, rattling efforts by Europe to step up a diplomatic push to resolve the escalating crisis.

Ukraine in assault on rebel-held town

2014-05-02 12:55

Ukraine’s army has launched what insurgents say is a full-scale military assault on the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, raising the stakes in the stand-off with Russia.

Kiev: Police helpless to restore order

2014-04-30 13:30

Ukraine’s police and security forces are "helpless" to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia, the country’s president says.

Wounded Ukraine mayor 'stable' in Israel hospital

2014-04-29 14:08

The mayor of eastern Ukraine's biggest city is in a stable condition in a hospital in Israel, where he was flown after being wounded in a high-profile assassination attempt.

Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

2014-04-24 14:58

Ukrainian government troops have moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints.

'Stop talking and start acting' Biden tells Russia

2014-04-22 14:55

US Vice President Joe Biden has warned Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

With Crimea won, Putin tries not to lose Ukraine

2014-04-14 13:14

Vladimir Putin looks likely to go down as the leader who won back Crimea, but he is fighting to avoid also being remembered as having let Ukraine escape from Moscow's sphere of influence.

Russia, West lock horns at UN over Ukraine

2014-04-14 07:51

The UN Security Council has held emergency talks after Ukraine declared a "full-scale" military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.

Putin wants chaos, not invasion - analysts

2014-04-11 12:42

President Vladimir Putin is seeking to maintain influence in Ukraine by fomenting instability in its Russian-speaking eastern regions but will stop short of sending troops there, analysts say.

56 leave offices seized by Ukraine separatists

2014-04-09 09:43

Ukraine's Security Service says that 56 people held inside an agency's headquarters in the city of Luhansk occupied by pro-Russian separatists have been allowed to leave the premises.

Ukraine detains 12 riot police for 'mass murder'

2014-04-03 11:03

Twelve members of Ukraine's disbanded 'Berkut' riot police have been detained on suspicion of shooting peaceful participants in Kiev's months-long anti-government protests.

Ukraine protesters 'watching' new leaders

2014-03-28 13:11

Time appears to have stood still in the weeks since protests turned Kiev's Independence Square into a battleground, the site almost perfectly preserved as a warning to Ukraine's new leaders.

Russia hopeful for OSCE observers in Ukraine

2014-03-22 14:05

Russia’s foreign ministry says it hopes a monitoring mission in Ukraine will help ease the tension in Ukraine.

Putin bold amid US opposition on Crimea

2014-03-18 08:23

In a bold challenge to Washington Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognised Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an "independent and sovereign country".

Ukraine mobilises as Merkel warns Russia

2014-03-13 14:57

Ukraine has moved to mobilise a volunteer force to ward off Russia's expansionist threat as Berlin warns Moscow of long-term damage to its economy and EU relations over the Crimea crisis.

Khodorkovsky backs Ukraine's new leaders

2014-03-10 18:12

The man who was once Russia's most famous prisoner says the country is ruining its longstanding friendship with Ukraine by its aggressive and pro-separatist actions in Crimea.

Russia 'will respect Crimea referendum'

2014-03-07 13:11

Russia’s parliament will abide by the "historic choice" to be made by Crimea when the Ukrainian region’s people vote in a referendum on joining Russia later this month, the speaker of the Russia lower house says.

Interpol mulls Yanukovych arrest warrant

2014-03-07 09:19

Interpol says it is considering a request from Ukraine's new government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych.

EU freezes assets of Ukraine's ousted leader

2014-03-06 10:10

The EU has frozen assets held in the 28-nation bloc by 18 Ukrainians accused of embezzlement, including ousted Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych.

Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody'

2014-03-05 09:06

President Barack Obama says Russia is not “fooling anybody” over the Ukraine crisis after it denied its forces are operating in Crimea.

Putin: Yanukovych has no political future

2014-03-04 15:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych remained its only legitimate leader despite fleeing to Russia conceding he lacked any political future.


Curb Ukraine unrest, G7 warns Putin

2014-06-05 13:24

World leaders have urged Vladimir Putin to stop destabilising Ukraine or face further sanctions, as they met without a Russian president for the first time since the 1990s.

Ukraine leader vows to punish rebels

2014-05-30 07:26

Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish pro-Russian rebels who downed an army helicopter in the east of the country, killing 12 troops.

Ukraine in 'full-scale civil war' - Putin

2014-05-23 13:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the crisis in Ukraine had evolved into a full-scale civil war, blaming Washington for backing the overthrow of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Ukraine wages costly assault on rebels

2014-05-06 08:53

Diplomatic efforts to contain the crisis tearing Ukraine apart has intensified as government forces stepped up an offensive around a town held by pro-Russian rebels.

Obama, Merkel talks focus on Ukraine

2014-05-02 08:56

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the escalating Ukraine crisis after Kiev brought back military conscription and a pro-Russian rebellion threatens the country.

More buildings seized in east Ukraine

2014-04-30 12:26

Pro-Russian gunmen have seized more administrative buildings in eastern Ukraine, further raising tensions in Ukraine's Russian-leaning regions shaken by separatist unrest.

Russia assures US it won't invade Ukraine

2014-04-29 08:04

Moscow has assured Washington it will not invade Ukraine, the US Defence Department says after the US and Europe imposed fresh sanctions on Russia.

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

2014-04-23 09:42

Ukraine has relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions.

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

2014-04-15 11:25

Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken over by pro-Russian forces, with most of the seizures following the same pattern.

Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation

2014-04-14 09:46

Towns in eastern Ukraine have braced for military action from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a deadline to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings.

Regions should have more powers - Ukraine PM

2014-04-11 13:47

Ukraine's prime minister has told leaders in the country's restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers.

Ukrainians in Russia torn between two sides

2014-04-10 10:27

Ukrainians in Russia have found themselves thrust into the heart of the standoff between Moscow and Kiev, confronting their often divided loyalties.

Ukraine blames Russia agents for Kiev carnage

2014-04-04 08:53

EU foreign ministers are preparing to meet over the Crimea crisis in Athens after Ukraine's leaders blamed the country's ousted president for organising bloodshed during February protests.

Russia pressures Ukraine to disarm far-right

2014-04-02 15:00

Russia has increased pressure on Ukraine to disarm paramilitary groups, urging it to go beyond "sham" promises to crack down on the far-right and protect Russian speakers.

IMF bails out Ukraine, UN rejects Crimea annex

2014-03-28 08:40

The IMF has announced a $14-$18bn bailout for Ukraine as the UN General Assembly refused to recognise Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.

Ukraine’s ex president's zoo animals face starvation

2014-03-20 14:53

When former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych vacated his presidential palace due to political reasons many asked who will take care of his private zoo?

Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians

2014-03-18 07:02

US President Barack Obama has slapped sanctions on two top aides to President Vladimir Putin and nine other people linked to Russia's military incursion into Crimea.

Ukraine won't intervene in Crimea - president

2014-03-12 12:43

Ukraine's acting president has said the country will not use its army to stop Crimea from seceding, the latest sign that a Russian annexation of the strategic peninsula may be imminent.

Russia won't budge on Ukraine's Crimea

2014-03-10 08:19

Diplomatic efforts to calm the Ukraine crisis has inched forward, with Moscow saying it would consider Western proposals for talks on the standoff but insisting Crimea had the right to secede.

Russia, US still far apart on Ukraine - Putin

2014-03-07 10:27

President Vladimir Putin says Russia and the US still stood far apart over Ukraine, but the two countries should not sacrifice relations over a disagreement.

West won't allow Ukraine carve up - Obama

2014-03-07 07:28

President Barack Obama has ordered the West's first sanctions in response to Russia's military takeover of Crimea, declaring his determination not to let the Kremlin carve up Ukraine.

EU sanctions target Yanukovych, closest aides

2014-03-06 08:21

The European Union says the asset freezes it has imposed against 18 people held responsible for embezzling state funds in Ukraine include the country's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

Russia test-launches ballistic missile

2014-03-05 06:48

Russia has carried out a successful test-launch of an "advanced" intercontinental ballistic missile, state news agencies report amid a fierce standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine.

Russia: Yanukovych requested troops in Crimea

2014-03-04 09:34

Ukraine's fugitive president has requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's UN ambassador says.

Pro-Russia troops take Crimea terminal

2014-03-03 14:06

Pro-Russian troops are in control of a ferry terminal in Ukraine's Crimea region close to Russia, intensifying fears that Moscow will send even more troops to the Black Sea region.

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