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Ukraine forces suffer major setbacks as pro-Russian rebels seize ...
London, Sep 02 : Ukrainian forces have suffered a series of setbacks in Luhansk and Donetsk as pro-Russian separatists continue to seize one town after the other in the eastern part of the country.
NATO mulls 'Spearhead' Rapid Reaction Force to deal with Ukraine-type ...
London, Sep 02 : In the backdrop of increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders are expected to endorse a Rapid- Reaction Spearhead Force in Wales this week that would be able to respond more quickly to a crisis.
Number of displaced civilians inside Ukraine doubles: UNHCR
Geneva, Sep 2 : The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday said the number of people displaced inside Ukraine has doubled in the past three weeks since the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine is driving more people from their homes.
15 troops, 50 militants killed in Ukraine clashes
Kiev, Sep 2 : At least 15 troops and 50 pro-Russian militants have been killed since Monday as Ukrainian forces engaged in fierce fighting against militias in the country's eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Russia may retaliate against fresh EU sanctions
Moscow, Sep 2 : Russia will take retaliatory measures to defend its legitimate interests if the European Union imposes new sanctions over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, the country's foreign ministry said Monday.
'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'
Kiev, Sep 1 : Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a "war".
Russian foreign minister calls for Ukraine ceasefire discussions
London, Sep 1 : Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said that a ceasefire in Ukraine must be the top concern in negotiations taking place today.
No interference by Russian military in Ukraine crisis: Minister
Moscow, Sep 1 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday said Moscow will not send out military troops to intervene in the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine's eastern regions.
Putin calls on Ukraine to change its state model
Moscow, Sep 1 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday urged Ukraine to open negotiations to change its state model, raising the stakes by calling for statehood for the Russian-speaking eastern part of the former Soviet region.
Ukraine crisis: EU to draft tougher sanctions against Russia 'within ...
London, Aug 31 : In a move signaling further tightening of EU sanctions on Russia, the EU has given Russia one week to reduce its military intervention in Ukraine or face new sanctions.
Russia, Ukraine swap detained troops at border
Moscow, Aug 31 : Russia has handed over a total of 63 Ukrainian soldiers who crossed the border into Russian last week in exchange for all the Russian paratroopers detained in Ukraine, a paratroop commander said Sunday.
Kiev, Moscow discuss next aid convoy for Ukraine's war-torn east
Kiev, Aug 31 : A second convoy of Russian humanitarian aid for the embattled eastern Ukraine is being discussed, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Council for National Security and Defence told reporters Sunday.
Russian-Ukraine conflict won't hit India tourism: Minister
Panaji, Aug 31 : The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine may not have much effect on tourists coming from those countries, union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said here Sunday.
EU ready to impose new sanctions on Russia
Brussels, Aug 31 : The European Union's leaders decided Sunday to give Russia one week to de-escalate Ukraine crisis, otherwise they would impose tougher sanctions on Russia, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said.
Germany warns of a potential military conflict in eastern Ukraine
London, Aug 30 : German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned that the crisis in eastern Ukraine needs to be controlled to prevent a direct military conflict between Russian and Ukraine.
Putin flexes 'nuclear muscle' in veiled warning to West
Atlanta (U.S), Aug 30 : In a veiled attack on the West on Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned them that it is better not to mess with his country, pointing towards its robust nuclear stockpile.
Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon
Washington, Aug 30 : Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.
Putin, Poroshenko agree on aid delivery to Ukraine by railway
Moscow, Aug 30 : Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he has agreed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the proposal of delivering humanitarian assistance to southeastern Ukraine by train.
UN human rights report on Ukraine distorts facts: Russia
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) The latest report of office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights distorts the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday.
NATO releases images showing Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine
London, Aug 29 : A report has revealed that NATO has released satellite images that show Russian armed forces in Ukrainian territory supporting the pro-Russia rebels fighting against Kiev.
No facts to substantiate accusations against Russia: Lavrov
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday said accusations against Russia of invading Ukraine have been voiced repeatedly but the US and European countries have failed to substantiate such accusations with facts.
NATO accuses Russia of direct involvement in Ukraine crisis
Brussels, Aug 29 : NATO Friday accused Russia of direct involvement in the Ukraine crisis, saying Russian military was supporting rebels in east Ukraine in a "blatant violation" of that country's sovereignty, a media report said.
Intense fighting increases civilian deaths in Ukraine: UN
Geneva, Aug 29 : Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both independence-seeking rebels and Ukrainian troops in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday in a new ...
NATO holds emergency meeting over Ukraine crisis
London, Aug 29 : Ambassadors of the 28 NATO members Friday met in an emergency meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, as the West stepped up its accusations of direct Russian involvement in the conflict.
Putin urges Ukraine militants to open humanitarian corridor
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday urged militants in southeastern Ukraine to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian soldiers to allow them to get out of the combat areas.
Obama blames Russia for east Ukraine violence
Washington, Aug 29 : US President Barack Obama has blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.
Russian forces involve in operations inside Ukraine: NATO
Brussels, Aug 29 : The NATO Thursday released some "satellite imagery" to show that "Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside Ukraine".
Ukraine kicks off early parliamentary election campaign
Kiev, Aug 28 : Ukraine Thursday started a two-month campaign for an early parliamentary elections in October, the country's electoral authority said.
Ukraine seeks urgent UN meeting as tensions escalate
Kiev, Aug 28 : Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk Thursday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over the Russian military presence in the country.
No humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine, UNHCR official
Kiev, Aug 27 : There is no ground to declare a "humanitarian catastrophe" in eastern Ukraine, a senior UN official said Wednesday.