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  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    Ukraine celebrates 20th independence anniversary in BA

    Ukraine celebrated the 20th independence anniversary of the Eastern European nation, and the celebrations will extend to Argentina as Ukrainian artists will exclusively come to Buenos Aires to take part of a event that will take place at the Coliseo theatre on September 2.

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blasts world powers' 'double standard' in Crimea, Malvinas

    The Ukraine question must be settled through political negotiations and peace, President Kirchner said in a press conference in France where she arrived this week to meet with her French counterpart Francois Hollande. A “sad paradox,” CFK added, if the Crimea crisis triggers violence as the world readies to mark the centenary of World War I this year.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Putin calls CFK, praises Argentina's 'double standard' concerns

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin has called President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and praised Argentina’s position against the “double standard” of world powers in the resolution of conflicts.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, EU agrees more Russia sanctions

    Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine today, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on threatened military crackdown leaving Moscow's partisans essentially unopposed.

  • 15/04/2014 | World

    Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation against Russian militia

    Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited.

  • 13/04/2014 | World

    Ukraine to rebels: Disarm or face military operation

    Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Ukrainian president open to referendum on federalization amid increasing tensions

    In a rather surprising statement, Ukrainian acting President, Olexandre Turchinov, said he wasn’t opposed to the possibility of a national referendum to change to a federalized system, offering greater autonomy to the regions, a key demand of pro-Russian militants in the East of the country.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Ukraine: Separatists build barricades in the east; Kiev warns of force

    Pro-Russian separatists reinforced barricades around the state security building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk today and called on President Vladimir Putin for help after the government warned it could use force to restore order.

  • 10/04/2014 | World

    Satellite photos show Russian military buildup near Ukraine, says NATO

    NATO presented satellite photographs today that showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action.

  • 12/04/2014 | World

    Pro-Russia militants raise flags in east Ukraine, risk of 'gas war' looms

    Pro-Russian militants raised their flags over official buildings in two eastern Ukrainian cities on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    Pro-Moscow protesters seize arms in Ukraine, declare republic

    Pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine have seized arms in one city and declared a separatist republic in another, in moves Kiev described as part of a Russian-orchestrated plan to justify an invasion to dismember the country.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Kiev moves against pro-Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine

    After pro-Russians protesters in Donetsk yesterday seized in arms and declared the region independent from Kiev, Ukrainian police detained 70 demonstrators occupying a regional administration building in eastern Ukraine overnight.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    US, Russia, Ukraine and EU to meet on Ukraine crisis, EU says

    The United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine will meet at ministerial level next week to discuss the Ukraine crisis, the EU said today, offering a glimpse of possible diplomatic progress in the conflict.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    NATO interrupts cooperation with Russia over Crimea annexation

    Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region touched off the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    Russia protests over German minister's Nazi-Crimea comparison

    Russia protested to Germany over remarks by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble likening Russia's annexation of Crimea to Nazi Germany's expansion under Adolf Hitler. "We consider such pseudo-historical references by the German minister provocative," the Russian foreign ministry said.

  • 06/04/2014 | World

    Pro-Russia protesters seize Ukraine buildings, Kiev blames Putin

    Pro-Russian protesters seized state buildings in three east Ukrainian cities today, triggering accusations from the pro-European government in Kiev that President Vladimir Putin was orchestrating "separatist disorder".

  • 30/03/2014 | World

    Russia's Lavrov says Moscow, Washington to work with Ukraine

    Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said today that Moscow and Washington had agreed to work with the Ukrainian government and the country's people to overcome the crisis, after meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian agencies reported.

  • 31/03/2014 | World

    Russian prime minister visits Crimea

    Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there , angering Ukraine and defying Western demands to hand the peninsula back to Kiev.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    No sign of Russian pullback from Ukraine, says NATO

    NATO studied new steps to bolster its military presence in eastern Europe while saying it saw no sign that Russia was withdrawing tens of thousands of troops from the Ukrainian border.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Obama urges EU to reduce dependency on Russian energy

    US President Barack Obama has told the European Union it cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US Congress passes bills for Ukraine aid, sanctions

    The US Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Russia says it has 'no intention, interest' in crossing Ukraine's borders

    Russia has said it had no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine, signaling Moscow wants to ease tensions in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold war.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    US Congress Republicans want small arms sent to help Ukraine

    Republicans in the US Congress have urged the Obama administration to dispatch small weapons and other military equipment to aid Ukraine as Russian troops amassed at that country's eastern border.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Ukraine announces military pull-out from Crimea

    Ukraine announced the evacuation of its troops and their families from Crimea today, effectively acknowledging defeat in the face of Russian forces, who stormed one of the last remaining Ukrainian bases on the peninsula.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    G7 warns of more Russia sanctions if crisis in Ukraine escalates

    US President Barack Obama and major industrialised allies have warned Russia it faced damaging economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin takes further action to destabilise Ukraine following the seizure of Crimea.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Standard & Poor's sees 'negative' Russia outlook following sanctions

    International rating agency Standard & Poor's have lowered the outlook on Russia to "negative", due to a torrent of sanctions slapped on the nation from the United States and European Union during the current crisis in Crimea.

  • 21/03/2014 | World

    Putin signs laws annexing Crimea

    President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea today, as investors took fright at a US decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    Russia says flag now flying over 189 Crimea military sites, complying with limits

    Russia said its flag is now flying over 189 Ukrainian military installations in the Crimea, the defence ministry said on Sunday, two days after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Russian forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

    The United States warned Moscow it was on a "dark path" to isolation as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Ahead of summit, Europe weighs Russia sanctions

    European leaders were analyzing how to tighten the screws on Russia following its seizure of Crimea, how to support Ukraine's stricken economy and how best to wean themselves off Russian energy in years to come.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Obama hits closest Putin allies with further Russia sanctions over Crimea

    US President Barack Obama raised the stakes in an East-West confrontation over Crimea by targeting some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest long-time political and business allies with personal sanctions.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    Ukrainian serviceman killed, PM decries 'war crime'

    A Ukrainian serviceman was killed today at a Ukrainian base that came under attack in Crimea's main town Simferopol, the first death on the peninsula from a military clash since the region came under Russian control three weeks ago.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    White House promises new Russia sanctions

    The White House has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Russian forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

    The US warned Moscow it was on a "dark path" to isolation as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    Ukraine parliament backs mobilising 40,000 reservists against Russia's 'blatant aggression'

    Ukraine's parliament endorsed today a plan to mobilise 40,000 reservists to counter Russia's "blatant aggression" in Crimea and guard against what a senior official described as further incursions in the south and east of the country.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    Putin signs Crimea treaty, while foreign minister slams sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, signed a treaty today making Crimea part of Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Crimeans vote on union with Russia as troops build up rapidly

    Crimeans voted in a referendum today on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Kiev accusing Moscow of rapidly building up its armed forces on the peninsula in "crude violation" of an international treaty.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    US warns of Russia sanctions over Crimea

    The White House has warned President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would face sanctions in coming days and international isolation that will hurt Russia's economy, as Washington fumed over a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region that it was powerless to stop.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Crimeans vote in referendum for union with Russia

    Russian state media said Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to break with Ukraine and join Russia today, as Kiev accused Moscow of pouring forces into the peninsula and warned separatist leaders "the ground will burn under their feet".

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Draft UN resolution declares Crimea referendum invalid

    A draft UN Security Council resolution declares that Sunday's planned referendum on Crimea's status "can have no validity" and urges nations and international organizations not to recognize it, according to a copy obtained by Reuters.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Kerry and Lavrov fail to reach breakthrough

    The US and Russia found no middle ground on the Ukraine crisis, with the Russians saying they would respect an independence referendum in Crimea and the Americans vowing to impose sanctions if they do.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Kerry: US, EU ready to act if Crimea vote held

    The United States and the European Union will take serious steps against Russia if a referendum planned for Sunday in Ukraine's Crimea region results in Russian annexation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Russia vows to veto US draft at UN declaring Crimea vote illegal

    The United States circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would declare Sunday's planned referendum on independence for Ukraine's Crimea region illegal, but Russia has vowed to veto it, council diplomats said.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    More Russian troops shipped into Crimea as Ukraine crisis escalates

    Russia has shipped more troops into Crimea and repeated its threat to invade other parts of Ukraine, showing no sign of listening to Western pleas to back off from the worst confrontation since the Cold War.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    US Senate bill seeks sanctions on Russia

    US lawmakers will consider legislation that would impose strict sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, implement reforms of the International Monetary Fund and provide aid to the new government in Kiev.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    US Senate panel approves sanctions for Ukraine

    A US Senate panel approved legislation today that would impose strict sanctions on Russians involved in Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, provide aid to the new government in Kiev, and implement reforms of the International Monetary Fund.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Russia intensifies military activity near Ukraine

    Russia has launched new military exercises near its border with Ukraine, showing no sign of backing down in its plans to annex its neighbor's Crimea region despite a stronger than expected drive for sanctions from the EU and United States.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    Crimea's Parliament asks to join Russian Federation, Ukraine calls for US, UK assistance

    The Parliament in Crimea have asked Moscow today to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation and closed its airspace to commercial flights.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    EU to offer Ukraine trade benefits to boost economy

    The European Commission has agreed to give nearly 500 million euros ($685 million) worth of trade benefits to Ukraine, which had been teetering towards default even before pro-Western unrest in Kiev revived Cold War tensions.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    G7 leaders tell Russia to halt Crimea referendum

    Leaders of the Group of Seven economies told Russia to stop its work on a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region and "cease all efforts to change the status of Crimea" or face action.

  • 09/03/2014 | World

    Putin defends Crimea's decision to hold referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin defended breakaway moves by the pro-Russian leaders of Crimea in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

  • 09/03/2014 | World

    US won't recognize Crimea annexation

    The United States will not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia if residents of the region vote to leave Ukraine in a referendum next week, US national security official Tony Blinken said.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    Pro-Russian groups open fire in Ukraine as diplomacy stalls

    A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing.

  • 07/03/2014 | World

    Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates

    President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from US Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying today that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Moscow warns sanctions will 'boomerang'

    Russia has said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Moscow warns sanctions will 'boomerang'

    Russia has said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    US Obama: Crimea referendum would violate international law

    President Barack Obama said today that a proposed referendum in Crimea to join Russia would violate international law and said US sanctions were aimed at punishing Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    Crimea: Tymoshenko calls for tough action from west

    Leading Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko called for Europe to take strong action over Crimea's attempt to join Russia, warning that otherwise Moscow would move to take over the rest of Ukraine and destabilise the continent.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    US Congress steps into action on Ukraine

    The US House of Representatives approved a bill backing $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine, the first formal response by US lawmakers to the worst crisis in US-Russia relations since the Cold War.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Little progress made in diplomatic efforts to solve Ukraine crisis

    High-level diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine made little apparent headway at talks in Paris with Moscow and Washington at odds and Russia's foreign minister refusing to recognise his Ukrainian counterpart.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Obama and Cameron consult on Ukraine

    President Barack Obama spoke to British Prime Minister David Cameron about the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis

    Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia today and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Russia says can't control Crimea troops; NATO, Moscow to hold talks

    Russian forces remain in control of Crimea, where Interfax reported they seized control of two Ukrainian missile defence sites overnight, and Putin gave no sign of backing down.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Britain to freeze assets of 18 Ukrainians

    Britain's finance ministry said it would join other European Union countries in freezing the assets of 18 Ukrainians suspected of misappropriating state funds, in line with an agreement reached by the EU earlier in the day.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Putin says use of military force in Ukraine choice of last resort

    Vladimir Putin has said that Russia saw no need to use military force in the Crimea region of Ukraine for now and that ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was still the legitimate leader of Ukraine.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Russia says it would retaliate for US sanctions as Kerry visits Kiev

    Russia warned the United States from taking unilateral sanctions against its country, while Secretary of State John Kerry visited Ukraine’s capital, Kiev.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    China's Xi says Russia can push for political solution in Ukraine

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he believes Russia can push for a political settlement to the Ukraine crisis in coordination with other parties, China's foreign ministry said.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    Medvedev warns Ukraine's new leaders they won't last

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Facebook that Ukraine's leaders had seized power illegally, and predicted their rule would end with "a new revolution" and new bloodshed.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    Ukrainian leader urges to stop aggression

    Russia took a financial hit over its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with its markets and currency plunging as President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    US prepares sanctions against Russia

    The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia for its military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea region although no decisions have yet been made, the US State Department said.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    Kerry condemns Russia's 'incredible act of aggression' in Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia's "incredible act of aggression" in Ukraine and threatened "very serious repercussions" from the United States and other countries, including sanctions to isolate Russia economically.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    NATO meets on Ukraine, says Russia risks destabilizing Europe

    NATO's secretary-general warned Moscow it was threatening peace in Europe with its seizure of Crimea and should "de-escalate tensions", but diplomats said the alliance was unlikely to agree on major steps to rein Russia in.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    German foreign minister Steinmeier against excluding Russia from G8

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged world leaders to work to calm the crisis in Ukraine and defended Russia's membership of the Group of Eight leading economies, which enabled the West to talk directly with Moscow.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    Barack Obama warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama warned Russia that any military intervention in Ukraine would lead to unspecified "costs," and expressed deep concern about reports of Russian military movements.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    Ukraine mobilises after Russia's 'declaration of war'

    Ukraine mobilised for war, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine will seek Yanukovich extradition if he is in Russia

    Ukraine will ask Russia to extradite ousted President Viktor Yanukovich if it is confirmed that he is in Russia, the general prosecutor's office said today.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    EU calls for political solution in Crimea, urges restraint

    The European Commission called today for a political solution to tensions in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and urged all sides to show restraint.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    Yanukovich says will 'continue struggle for Ukraine's future'

    Viktor Yanukovich, appearing in public for the first time since he was ousted as Ukraine's president, said in Russia today he would not give up the fight for his country's future.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine crisis: Putin puts Russian troops on alert

    President Vladimir Putin put 150,000 Russian combat troops on high alert for war games near Ukraine today, the Kremlin's boldest gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president in Kiev.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Armed standoff in pro-Russian region raises Ukraine tension

    The United States told Russia to demonstrate in coming days that it was sincere about its promise not to intervene in Ukraine, after armed men seized the regional parliament in a mainly ethnic Russian region and raised the Russian flag.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    Armed men seize main regional airport in Ukraine's Crimea

    A group of armed men in military uniforms have seized the main regional airport in Simferopol, Crimea.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    Russian gov't accuses Ukraine opposition of seizing power

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of States John Kerry opponents of Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich had failed to abide by a peace deal they signed on Friday and had seized power, the ministry said.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine's fugitive president wanted for mass murder

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted on an arrest warrant for mass murder, authorities announced today.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine assembly wants Yanukovich tried in international court

    Ukraine's parliament voted today to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to be tried for 'serious crimes' by the International Criminal Court once he has been captured.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    US welcomes release of Ukraine's Tymoshenko

    The United States on Saturday welcomed the release from prison of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and pledged to work with its allies, Russia and international organizations to support a unified and democratic Ukraine.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine parliament names acting president

    Ukraine's parliament, exercising power since mass protests put the president to flight, has named its new speaker as acting head of state to replace Viktor Yanukovich and worked to form a new government.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    EU ready for Ukraine trade deal with new gov't

    The European Commission has said it was ready to conclude a trade deal with Ukraine and offer aid once a new government was formed, and that it believed a deal was in both parties' interests and would be signed.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine opposition leader freed

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    Ukrainians gawp as Yanukovich's luxury estate is opened to public

    When the dream ended and Yanukovich's staff fled the Gatsby-like mansion in the early hours of Saturday, the Kiev protest movement that had opposed him invited Ukrainians to go to see the opulence Yanukovich lived in.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine president calls for elections, protesters' council backs deal

    Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich announced plans for early elections today in a series of concessions to his pro-European opponents, as a council representing anti-government protesters in Kiev backed a draft agreement on ending the country's crisis but set conditions, an opposition leader was quoted as saying.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Pope Francis pledges for peace, harmony in Kiev

    Ahead of Saturday's official appointment of 19 cardinals for the first time of his pontificate, Pope Francis appealed for peace in Ukraine saying he hopes for “all violent action to end” and for “peace and harmony” to be resumed soon.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    US assures Ukraine support in IMF talks

    The United States has assured Ukraine it will have "strong support" from Washington in seeking an IMF-backed economic program to stabilize the country's economy after months of crippling street violence, a State Department official said.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine President agrees truce, US introduces travel ban

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said he had reached agreement with opposition leaders on a "truce" to halt fighting that has killed 26 people, even as the United States stepped up pressure by imposing travel bans on 20 senior Ukrainian officials.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine truce shattered; at least 75 people killed today in protests

    Fresh fighting broke out in central Kiev today, shattering a truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, as the Russian-backed leader met European ministers demanding he compromise with pro-EU opponents.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    EU hits Ukraine with sanctions, threatens more

    The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on those responsible for deadly violence in Ukraine and warned it would ratchet up the pressure if the situation there got worse.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West weighs sanctions

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders today of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Obama warns Ukraine against military violence

    President Barack Obama warned today that there would be consequences if violence continues in Ukraine, saying the Ukrainian military should not step into a situation that could be resolved by civilians.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine places security forces on alert

    Ukraine's state security service has placed anti-terrorist units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations including atomic power stations, airports and gas and oil pipelines.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine protesters increase pressure on president Yanukovich

    Ukrainian protesters, now in their third month of action, kept up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich with a mass rally where opposition leaders called for an end to his "dictatorial" powers.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    Russia boosts Ukraine with new credit

    Russia said today it would give Ukraine a fresh cash injection of $2 billion to support its heavily indebted economy in a boost to the embattled president in Kiev, who has been forced onto the back foot by 12 weeks of unrest.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    EU plays down Ukraine aid reports

    The European Union has played down reports that it was working on a large aid package to help Ukraine through its economic crisis, saying it had no intention of getting into a bidding war with Moscow.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    Moscow accuses US of fomenting Ukraine coup

    An east-west struggle over Ukraine turned nastier as Moscow accused the United States of fomenting a coup and Washington pointed a finger at Russia for leaking a recording of US diplomats discussing how to shape a new government in Kiev.

  • 07/02/2014 | World

    US warns of cybersecurity, privacy threats at Sochi Olympics

    The United States issued a fresh travel alert for Americans attending the Sochi Winter Olympics, citing cybersecurity threats and warning them to have "no expectation of privacy" using Russian communications networks.

  • 01/02/2014 | World

    West offers treatment to Ukrainian injured activist

    Western governments pressed Ukraine's president to compromise with protesters camped on the streets, prompting a war of words with Russia and offering treatment to an opposition activist who says he was tortured.

  • 02/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine's Yanukovich to return, opposition demands change

    Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovich announced he would return to work after four days' sick leave, as protesters filled Kiev's main square demanding he give up power.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine president Yanukovich warns 'radicals' on return

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work today after four days of sick leave, issuing a warning about rising "radicalism" after more than two months of unrest but giving no word on a new prime minister.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine's Yanukovich goes on sick leave in midst of political crisis

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich went on sick leave today after a bruising session of parliament, leaving a political vacuum in a country threatened with bankruptcy and destabilized by anti-government protests.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Protesters clash with police in Ukraine after Yanukovich compromises

    Police have clashed with protesters in central Kiev and the fate of Ukraine's government was uncertain after embattled President Viktor Yanukovich offered important posts to opposition leaders, including the role of prime minister.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Yanukovich, Ukraine opposition agree to scrap anti-protest laws

    Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, in talks with opposition leaders, agreed to the repeal of some anti-protest laws and to discuss the fate of the present government at a crunch session of parliament, called to end two months of unrest against his rule.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine parliament repeals anti-protest laws to calm street unrest

    Ukraine's parliament, in a concession which drew wild cheers of 'Hurrah' from protesters on the streets of Kiev, voted to repeal a set of anti-protest laws which had triggered violent unrest in the capital.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine opposition meet protesters after Yanukovich talks

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called for an emergency session of parliament to end the country's political crisis and violent unrest, in a sign he might be ready to soften his hardline stance and strike a compromise.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine protesters occupy gov't building after talks fail

    Ukrainian protesters have erected more street barricades and occupied a ministry building after the failure of crisis talks with President Yanukovich.

  • 25/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine opposition seek more after offer of top government posts

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich offered the opposition several top government posts, hoping to coax his opponents into ending protests that threaten to bring the country to a standstill.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine leader signs laws against protests

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich signed into force a set of tough new laws that would ban virtually all forms of anti-government protests despite an outcry from Western governments which have criticised them as anti-democratic.

  • 19/01/2014 | World

    Protesters clash with police at Ukraine protest

    Protesters attacked riot police with sticks in Kiev and tried to overturn a bus blocking their path to parliament, as up to 100,000 Ukrainians massed in defiance of sweeping new laws aimed at stamping out anti-government demonstrations.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine protest leaves 3 dead, PM takes hard line

    Ukraine's prime minister has assured that anti-government protests had brought "terrorists" onto the streets of Kiev and pledged to punish all "criminal action", even as protesters confronted police near government headquarters.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    US to consider sanctions on Ukraine but no decision yet

    The US State Department said it is considering all options, including sanctions, toward Ukraine, where riot police moved against demonstrators overnight after weeks of protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.

  • 15/12/2013 | World

    Ukrainians rally against govt, EU suspends talks

    Thousands rallied today against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich just days before he heads for a meeting in the Kremlin and opposition leaders told him not to bother coming back if he "sells out" Ukraine.

  • 17/12/2013 | World

    Russia agrees $15-bn Ukraine bailout, intensifying protests

    Russia has agreed a $15-billion bailout for Ukraine and slashed the price of gas exports, in a deal that keeps the cash-strapped country in Moscow's orbit but fuelled street protests in Kiev.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine's Klitschko ready for talks with Yanukovich, fears police action

    Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko said today he was ready, with other opposition leaders, to hold compromise talks with President Viktor Yanukovich but added he feared that police action to break up peaceful protests was imminent.

  • 10/12/2013 | World

    Ukrainian police enter square occupied by pro-EU protesters

    Ukrainian riot police reoccupied part of the square in central Kiev where protesters have been demonstrating against the government's decision to pull out of negotiations on a trade pact with the EU and rebuild economic ties with Russia.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine protesters defy police, leaders reject talks with president

    Ukrainian protesters stood their ground after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favouring ties with Russia over the European Union.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    Amid growing unrest, Ukraine's Yanukovich heads to China

    Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flew to China with his government facing uproar in parliament and turmoil on the streets over a decision to spurn closer ties with the European Union under pressure from Russia.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    US urges Ukraine to listen to people

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Ukrainian government to "listen to the voices of its people" after President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to spurn a pact with the European Union sparked mass protests.

  • 08/12/2013 | World

    Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue in challenge to Yanukovich

    Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Opposition urges Ukraine vote recounts as crowds rally

    Ukraine's opposition demanded a recount or a re-run in 13 constituencies on today, stepping up its campaign against the results of last month's parliamentary election which it says was rigged by President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party.

  • 01/12/2013 | World

    Ukrainians hold mass protest against Yanukovich's EU U-turn

    Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians shouting "Down with the Gang!" rallied against President Viktor Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe and some used a building excavator to try to break through police lines at his headquarters.

  • 02/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine opposition blocks government offices in call for general strike

    Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building today, trying to bring down President Viktor Yanukovich with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Court jails Ukraine ex-Prime Minister for 7 years

    A Ukrainian court today sentenced former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abuse of office in relation to a 2009 gas deal with Russia which she brokered.

  • 28/10/2012 | World

    Ukraine votes, Yanukovich's party expected to keep majority

    Ukrainians voted in an election that President Viktor Yanukovich's pro-business ruling party seemed likely to win, but it may now face a re-energized opposition which has promised to fight growing authoritarianism and corruption.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Hundreds rally in protest over 'stolen' Ukraine election

    Hundreds of people rallied in central Kiev to protest against what the Ukrainian opposition says was vote-rigging by President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party in the October 28 parliamentary election.

  • 07/07/2011 | World

    Ukrainians protest before pension vote, reforms key to IMF lending

    Thousands of protesters rallied outside Ukraine's parliament today before a final vote on a pension reform that would raise the retirement age for women and is key to unfreezing a $15 billion IMF lending programme.

  • 05/08/2011 | World

    Court orders detention of former Ukraine Prime Minister

    A Ukrainian court ordered the detention of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko following a state prosecutor's motion to take her into custody during her trial on charges of abuse of office.

  • 08/08/2011 | World

    Ukraine judge refuses to free ex-Prime Minister from custody

    A judge rejected today requests by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's lawyers to free her from police detention during her trial on a charge of abuse of office.

  • 15/06/2012 | Sports

    France storm past Ukraine in wet Donetsk

    Sparkling attacking football and goals from Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye earned France a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2012 Group D match after the game was halted for 55 minutes due to a thunderstorm.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Late Lampard penalty rescues point for England

    Frank Lampard rescued a point for England when he scored an 87th minute penalty to force a 1-1 draw with Ukraine in their Group H World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

  • 20/02/2014 | Sports

    Ukraine athletes leave Sochi Olympics in protest support

    Two members of Ukraine's Olympics team have decided to pull out of the Sochi Winter Games in support of demonstrators back home after widespread anti-government protests left dozens dead and hundreds injured.


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