3 killed after Ukraine Black Sea base attack

2014-04-17 13:57

Three pro-Russian militants have died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior minister says.

Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

2014-04-17 10:46

Russia and Ukraine will sit down for talks in Geneva, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.

Kerry heads for Ukraine talks, tensions mount

2014-04-16 17:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has left for Geneva for high-stakes talks on Ukraine, armed with the threat of more sanctions against Moscow if diplomacy fails.

Oil prices advance on Ukraine, weak dollar

2014-04-16 13:29

Global oil prices have rallied on Ukraine tensions, the weak dollar and before weekly data about crude inventories in the US.

EU struggles to unpick gas logistics

2014-04-16 09:51

Unprecedented talks across the European Union show it scrambling for solutions on the ground to break its dependence on Russian gas and help supply Ukraine.

German economic growth to accelerate

2014-04-15 15:39

German economic growth will accelerate and pick up again next year, although a closely watched survey shows Ukraine is weighing on its outlook.

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.

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

2014-04-14 21:30

The European Union threatened Russia with more sanctions over its actions in eastern Ukraine, which Britain says is being destabilised by Moscow.

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.

Ukraine to deploy 12 000 in 'anti-terror' operation

2014-04-14 00:22

Ukraine is deploying troops in a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, says acting president Oleksandr Turchynov.

Ukraine raid: 'Dead, wounded' on both sides

2014-04-13 12:30

Ukraine's interior minister says both sides have suffered casualties during a raid launched by Ukrainian special forces on a police station in the eastern city of Slavyansk that was seized by pro-Russian gunmen.

Fighting erupts in 2 east Ukraine towns

2014-04-12 20:30

Ukraine's interior minister says pro-Kremlin gunmen have opened fire on police stations in two heavily Russified eastern cities and blamed the attacks on Moscow’s "aggression".

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.

US threatens tougher sanctions on Russia

2014-04-11 08:29

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is warning Russia that it could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine but so far other economic power reluctant.

Nato shows 'proof' of Russian build-up

2014-04-10 19:10

Nato has unveiled satellite photographs it says shows Russian deployments of about 40 000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier, along with long lines of tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and aircraft.

BP to act as bridge between Russia, West

2014-04-10 16:12

BP will use its presence in Russia to help enhance relations between Moscow and the West, says its chief executive Bob Dudley.

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.

Putin warns Ukraine against irreversible steps

2014-04-09 18:53

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hoped Kiev would not take any irreversible steps amid the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's diplomatic efforts would be successful.

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.

Oil market rallies on Ukraine tensions

2014-04-08 20:14

Global oil prices have advanced on renewed Ukraine tensions after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk.

Russia warned against intervention in Ukraine

2014-04-08 14:59

Nato's chief has warned Russia it would be committing a "historic mistake" if it intervenes further in Ukraine.

Russia trying to dismember Ukraine - PM

2014-04-07 14:43

Ukraine's embattled prime minister accused Russia of trying to "dismember" his country by plotting seizures of government buildings in eastern regions that are seeking to break away from Kiev.

Ukraine arrests 15 alleged coup plotters

2014-04-05 22:50

Ukraine's security service says it has arrested 15 men for allegedly plotting to stage an armed revolt in an eastern region neighbouring Russia.

Ukraine - stop sending Crimea mail to us

2014-04-04 22:34

Ukraine's post office has asked its foreign counterparts to stop sending it mail destined for breakaway Crimea because it can no longer deliver it.

McDonald's quits Crimea as trade fears grow

2014-04-04 16:16

McDonald's has closed its restaurants in Crimea, prompting fears of a backlash as a politician called for all the US fast food chain's outlets in Russia to be shut.


Ukraine disbands army unit

2014-04-17 11:50

Ukraine has disbanded an army unit that lost six armoured vehicles to pro-Russian militants, as Kiev's military reeled from a failed attempt to oust separatists in its eastern regions.

Nato steps up presence over Ukraine crisis

2014-04-16 22:40

Nato will deploy more aeroplanes, ships and military staff to eastern member states in response to the unrest in Ukraine, as a military standoff intensified.

'More bloodshed ahead if Ukraine talks fail'

2014-04-16 14:33

Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says scheduled four-way talks on the Ukraine crisis must not fail, warning of "the threat of more dead and injured".

Ukraine on the verge of civil war, Putin warns

2014-04-16 13:26

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin says after the Kieve government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war

2014-04-15 16:25

Russia has declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way.

Nato head urges Russia to pull back troops

2014-04-15 14:47

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Russia to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine and withdraw troops massed on the border with its Soviet-era satellite.

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

2014-04-15 08:02

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken for the first time in more than two weeks but showed little sign of agreement over the situation in east 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.

Ukraine: Russia waging 'war' in separatist east

2014-04-13 20:01

Ukraine's acting president has accused Russia of waging war in his country's separatist eastern rust belt and declared the launch of a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation".

Ukraine launches 'anti terrorist' operation

2014-04-13 08:34

Ukrainian security forces have launched an "anti-terrorist" operation to end the grip of separatists on an eastern town, Ukraine's interior minister says.

Ukraine PM: Regions should have more powers

2014-04-11 19:22

Ukraine's prime minister has gone on a charm offensive as he visited the country's southeast, pledging to give regions more powers and to defend the rights of Russian speakers.

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.

Russia: Nato photos of forces taken last year

2014-04-10 21:19

An official in the Russian military general staff has said that Nato satellite photographs purporting to show Russian forces near the Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013.

Ukraine offers amnesty to pro-Russian militants

2014-04-10 16:28

The embattled acting president of Ukraine has promised not to prosecute pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in the east of the country if they laid down their arms.

Russia has options if West shuns its energy

2014-04-10 12:36

Russia is a reliable energy supplier to Western countries, but it has other potential partners if they turn elsewhere for oil and gas.

Nato may send troops to European allies

2014-04-09 21:41

Nato's top military commander in Europe has said that they could include sending American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe feeling at risk.

Dozens leave offices seized by separatists

2014-04-09 16:53

Ukrainian authorities have warned that they are prepared to use force to clear several government buildings seized by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

Kerry blames Russia for unrest in eastern Ukraine

2014-04-08 21:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry squarely blamed Russian forces for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to lay the groundwork for military action.

IMF: Crisis a shock for Ukraine

2014-04-08 19:14

Ukraine is facing a severe contraction in its economy due to the country's political turmoil and tension with Russia, the International Monetary Fund says.

Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent

2014-04-08 08:14

Ukraine is threatened with disintegration as pro-Kremlin militants seize government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declare independence and vow to vote on joining Russia.

Pro-Russians storm Ukraine govt buildings

2014-04-06 21:13

Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators have stormed government buildings in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests.

Ukraine threatens to take Russia to court

2014-04-05 16:20

Ukraine says it rejected Russia's latest gas price hike and threatened to take its neighbour to arbitration court over a dispute that could imperil deliveries to Western Europe.

Ukraine eyes coal after gas price hike

2014-04-04 19:00

Ukraine's Western-backed leaders scrambled to find new sources of energy after Russia hiked its gas price by 80%.

Ukraine in 'emergency' talks over gas

2014-04-04 14:44

Ukraine is in emergency talks with European neighbours on the possibility of importing natural gas from the West, its prime minister says.

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