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Britain cautiously welcome Ukraine agreement
London, April 19 : British Foreign Secretary William Hague Friday offered his "cautious welcome" to the agreement reached at the four-way Geneva talks over the Ukraine crisis Thursday.
US warns of more sanctions on Russia
Washington, April 19 : The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian government ready for constitutional reforms: PM
Kiev, April 19 : Ukraine's government is prepared to conduct constitutional changes, granting more say to local governments on budget and tax policy and giving the Russian language a special status to overcome the current crisis in the country, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said here Friday.
Ukraine admits progress in Geneva talks
Kiev, April 19 : Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya Friday acknowledged the progress achieved in Geneva during the four-party talks over Ukraine crisis, but said some differences still remained.
Deal to 'de-escalate' Ukraine crisis agreed in Geneva
London, Apr. 18 : A deal has been struck among Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union agreeing to steps to 'de-escalate' the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Geneva: Ban welcomes initial talks to defuse Ukraine crisis
New York, Apr 18 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said he was encouraged by the initial round of diplomatic negotiations on the crisis in Ukraine held in Geneva, but stressed that all sides need to follow up words with deeds as the situation remains 'extremely volatile.'
Ukraine urges ICC to probe deaths of protesters
Kiev, April 18 : Ukraine has asked the Intentional Criminal Court(ICC) to investigate the civilian deaths during the protests that led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, local media reported Friday.
Pro-Russian protestors snub Geneva dialogue on Ukraine
London, April 18 : Pro-Russian protestors in eastern Ukraine have refused to leave the government buildings they seized last week and threatened to launch a new international deal on Kiev, a media report said Friday.
NATO to step up presence near Russian borders amid Ukraine crisis
London, Apr. 17 : NATO is immediately stepping up its presence around Russian borders to reassure eastern European member states.
France, Germany discuss situation in Ukraine
Paris, April 18 : French President Francois Hollande held phone talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy over the situation in Ukraine, the president's office said.
Obama warns Russia of new sanctions
Washington, April 18 : US President Barack Obama Thursday spoke cautiously about an agreement on the Ukraine crisis and warned that Russia could face additional sanctions if situation fails to improve.
Geneva talks: UN chief 'encouraged' by agreement on Ukraine
United Nations, April 18 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was encouraged by "concrete and urgent steps" aimed at de-escalating the Ukraine situation agreed at four-way talks in Geneva Thursday.
Vladimir Putin urges Ukraine dialogue
Moscow, April 17 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday urged Ukrainian authorities to begin a dialogue between the eastern and southeastern regions.
Four-way talks on Ukraine commence
Geneva, April 17 : The European Union (EU), Russia, the US and Ukraine Thursday began talks in Geneva to discuss the ongoing crisis in the former Soviet republic.
India calls for political, diplomatic solution to Ukraine problem
New Delhi, Apr 17 : India has called for restraint in political and diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine and hoped that the talks between Russia, Ukraine, US and the EU in Geneva today would make a positive contribution in that direction.
Unrest in eastern Ukraine risks entire country: UN
New York, Apr 17 : The ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine, if not addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the rest of the country, a senior United Nations human rights official warned the Security Council on Wednesday, as he also urged steps to counter misinformation and ...
Obama warns Russia over Ukraine
Washington, April 17 : US President Barack Obama once again warned Russia against further destabilizing Ukraine.
US says Ukraine not on brink of civil war
Washington, April 17 : The US said Wednesday that it did not see a crisis-ridden Ukraine on the brink of civil war as Russia has put it.
India calls for safeguarding interests of Ukraine's people
Moscow/New Delhi, April 16 : Amid escalating tension in Ukraine caused by pro-Russian separatists, India Wednesday urged for restraint and for a political and diplomatic solution that would "safeguard the legitimate interests of all sections of Ukraine's population" and countries in the region.
Ukraine approves directives for Geneva talks
Kiev, April 16 : The Ukrainian cabinet has approved the negotiating guidelines for the four-party talks in Geneva on the country's crisis, acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said here Wednesday.
Ukraine begins 'anti-terror operation' against pro-Russian separatists
London, Apr. 16 : Acting Ukrainian President Olexander Turchynov announced that an 'anti-terrorist operation' against pro-Russian separatists has begun in Donetsk.
Ukraine on verge of civil war: Putin
Moscow, April 16 : The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has brought the country to the verge of civil war, Kremlin said in a statement Wednesday.
Ukraine: UN urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatred
New York, Apr 16 : While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that have followed must be urgently countered to avoid further escalation of tensions in the ...
EU, US mulling further economic sanctions on Russia amid Ukraine ...
London, Apr. 15 : The European Union and the United States are mulling imposing 'further costs' sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
Ukraine crisis amplifies need for defense cooperation: NATO
Brussels, April 15 : NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday said that the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and other partners.
Ukraine declares Crimea 'temporarily occupied territory'
Kiev, April 15 : The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday passed a bill declaring the southern Crimea peninsula as "territory temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation", the parliament's press service said.
Obama urges Putin to ease eastern Ukraine crisis
London, April 15 : US President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin over phone to influence the pro-Russian activists to stop their protests in eastern Ukraine, media reported Tuesday.
Ukraine launches anti-terror operation
Kiev, April 15 : The Ukrainian government Tuesday launched an anti-terror operation against pro-Russia activists in the eastern city of Donetsk, Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said.
Russia warns of civil war in Ukraine
Vienna, April 15 : Russia is concerned that the use of armed force against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine may lead to civil war, Moscow's ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Monday.
Pentagon says Russian jet flies near US warship
Washington, April 15 : A Russian fighter jet flew near a US warship in the Black Sea for 12 times Saturday amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Monday.