Articles tagged 'crimea'

Russia in new Ukraine attack threat 23 April 2014 MOSCOW - Russia will respond if its interests in Ukraine are attacked, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war. Speaking to Russian state TV channel RT, Mr Lavrov also accused the US of "running the show" in Ukraine. It was "quite telling" that...
Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine 14 April 2014 KIEV - Pro-Russian activists have attacked another official building in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces. A crowd stormed a police station in the town of Horlivka, near Donetsk, taking control of the building. Ukraine's interim president hit ou...
Russia warns Ukraine of civil war 8 April 2014 KIEV - Russia's Foreign Ministry warned Kiev on Tuesday that any use of force in Ukraine's eastern region could lead to civil war, as Ukraine's government seeks to regain control after pro-Moscow uprisings in three cities. Pro-Russia protesters seized government buildings, raised Russian flags...
Nato to step up pressure on Russia 1 April 2014 BRUSSELS - Nato foreign ministers are due to discuss ways to help Ukraine and reassure allies in Eastern Europe, at a meeting in Brussels. It is the first time ministers from the 28 member states of the alliance have convened since Russia's takeover of Crimea caused a diplomatic crisis. Nat...
Crimea parliament asks to join Russia 6 March 2014 MOSCOW - MPs in Crimea have asked Moscow to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation. Parliament said if its request was granted, Crimean citizens could give their view in a referendum on 16 March. A government minister in Kiev said it would be unconstitu...