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.


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.

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