Britain's Hague to visit Kiev

2014-03-01 14:05
Former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Yulia Tymoshenko's portrait is pictured through a barbed wire on a barricade in central Kiev. (Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP)

Former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Yulia Tymoshenko's portrait is pictured through a barbed wire on a barricade in central Kiev. (Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

London - British Foreign Secretary William Hague will visit Kiev on Sunday for talks with the interim Ukrainian government as tensions rise with Russia over Crimea, a Foreign Office spokesman said.

The spokesperson had no further details about the trip, but Hague tweeted overnight: "Have just spoken to Acting President (Oleksandr) Turchynov.

"I will travel to Kiev on Sunday for talks with the new government."

Turchynov had appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to "stop military provocation" and withdraw from Crimea, after pro-Russian gunmen seized the government and parliament buildings in the capital Simferopol.

A little earlier, British Prime Minister David Cameron had called Putin to stress the importance of respecting Ukraine's territorial integrity.

US President Barack Obama has also said he is "deeply concerned" by reports of Russian military movements in Ukraine, and warned there would be "costs".

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    david cameron  |  barack obama  |  us  |  russia  |  ukraine publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Wallabies achilles heel now a strength
LIVE: Ireland 3-0 Italy
Argentina overpower spirited Tonga
As it happened: Tonga 16-45 Argentina
Traffic Alerts

Spontaneity is the order of the day. Let go and have some fun. Try not to set too many set plans and expectations and enjoy more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.