Russia circulates new UN resolution on Ukraine

2014-06-17 11:59

Russia has circulated a new UN resolution on Ukraine in a fresh effort to get the divided security council to address the humanitarian situation and escalating conflict in the east.

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 steps up security for polling day

2014-05-21 14:26

Ukraine plans to deploy more than 55 000 police and 20 000 volunteers to ensure that the presidential ballot goes off smoothly despite the bloody separatist uprising gripping the industrialised east.

Two million votes at risk in Ukraine

2014-05-17 18:35

Almost two million people in eastern Ukraine could be prevented from voting in the presidential election if the government fails to ensure security in rebel areas.

Russia 'still open' to Ukraine gas solution - Putin

2014-05-16 09:43

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is "still open" to talks on Ukraine's gas debt, accusing the EU of failing to make specific proposals to help prevent a cut-off of supplies from next month.

Russia on "dangerous" path on Ukraine

2014-05-08 13:18

US deputy Secretary of State William Burns says Russia is heading down a "dangerous and irresponsible path" over Ukraine.

Russia, Ukraine eye Victory Day celebrations

2014-05-07 13:32

Russia is gearing up for hugely patriotic celebrations of its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, but festivities in neighbouring Ukraine will be muted amid fears of provocations.

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.

Violence flares in Ukraine as crisis deepens

2014-04-30 08:25

Fresh violence has erupted in eastern Ukraine as thousands of pro-Russian protesters stormed key buildings, escalating the crisis after Moscow hit back at "Iron Curtain"-style Western sanctions.

Russia not abiding by Geneva agreement - Obama

2014-04-24 10:45

US President Barack Obama says that Russia is not abiding by agreements aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine, in his first public comments since the Geneva meeting.

'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.

'Evidence' of Russia troops in Ukraine - US

2014-04-22 10:07

The US State Department released images provided by Ukraine which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers.

Biden heads to Ukraine

2014-04-21 13:01

US Vice President Joe Biden is to begin a two-day visit to Ukraine amid Russian "outrage" over a deadly weekend shootout in the rebel east that shattered a fragile Easter truce.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Nato sees no Russian troop pullout from Ukraine

2014-04-01 15:08

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he could not confirm the withdrawal of Russian troops from near the Ukrainian border as announced by the Kremlin.


Ukraine rebels besiege hospital

2014-05-24 16:10

Armed rebels have besieged a hospital in their eastern Ukraine stronghold in an apparent bid to seize wounded foes after a deadly firefight, a report says.

Journos see 11 dead at Ukraine checkpoint

2014-05-22 12:46

AP journalists have seen 11 dead bodies at a Ukrainian military checkpoint. Three charred Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers and several other burned military vehicles stood at the site.

Ukraine tycoon calls for action against rebels

2014-05-20 15:35

Ukraine's richest man called for workers to rally against the pro-Russian insurgency in the east, in an impassioned plea for an end to the bloodshed issued just days before the country's crunch election.

'Alarming deterioration' of rights in east Ukraine

2014-05-16 14:11

The UN has warned of an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine, where the government is battling an insurgency by armed pro-Russian separatists.

Russia doesn't recognise east Ukraine vote - report

2014-05-12 17:37

The head of the influential East-West OSCE security organisation has stressed that Russia had expressed "respect but not recognition" of the separatist vote in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine rebels mull Putin's referendum U-turn

2014-05-08 10:47

Pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine are weighing whether to postpone a vote on independence, as urged by President Vladimir Putin.

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.

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.

Biden offers Kiev US help, condemns corruption

2014-04-22 11:08

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian members of parliament that Washington was ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned them they must fight the "cancer" of endemic corruption.

US demands 'concrete steps' by Moscow

2014-04-22 09:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to take "concrete steps" to implement an agreement on defusing the crisis in Ukraine.

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.

'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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Russia incursion possible in 3-5 days - Nato

2014-04-02 13:05

Russia has massed all the forces it needs on Ukraine's border if it were to decide to carry out an "incursion" into the country and it could achieve its objective in three to five days.

US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

2014-03-31 09:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

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