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    Ukraine on alert after politician killed
    Kiev, April 23 : Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov has ordered relaunching military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east after two people, one a local politician, were "tortured to death".

    War with Ukraine unlikely: Russia
    Moscow, April 22 : A war between Russia and Ukraine is most unlikely, a senior Russian defence official said Tuesday.

    Five killed in Ukraine gas station blast
    Kiev, April 22 : At least five people were killed and five injured in a gas station explosion in Ukraine's northern Kiev region Tuesday, authorities said.

    Ukraine's Yanukovych calls for immediate dialogue
    Moscow, April 22 : Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych Monday called for immediate dialogue between Kiev and eastern regions, urging the withdrawal of armed forces from those territories.

    John Kerry urges Russia to help implement Ukraine deal
    Washington, April 22 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to "take concrete steps" to help implement the agreement aimed at defusing tensions in Ukraine.

    Russia blames Ukraine for not eliminating crisis
    Moscow, April 21 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday said Ukraine broke last week's Geneva accord as the authorities have done nothing to eliminate the crisis.

    Ukraine launches probe into eastern town shootings
    London, April 21 : Ukraine said Monday that it will launch an investigation into the shooting in the east of the country which has raised further tensions with Russia, a media report said.

    Ukraine criticises Russia for gun attack
    Kiev, April 21 : Russia should be responsible for a fatal shootout between unidentified gunmen and pro-Moscow activists in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk, authorities said Sunday.

    Pope prays for peace in Syria, Ukraine on Easter
    Vatican City, April 20 : Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria as thousands gathered in Vatican City to celebrate Easter Sunday.

    After clash, Russia asks Ukraine to de-escalate tensions
    Moscow, April 20 : Following the armed clash and killing of three pro-Russian protestors at a checkpoint Saturday, an angry Russia has demanded that Kiev de-escalate tensions in southeast Ukraine.

    Five killed in eastern Ukraine clash
    Kiev, April 20 : Five people were killed Sunday during a clash between gunmen and pro-Russia protestors in eastern Ukraine's town of Sloviansk, a media report said.

    Ukraine takes first steps to apply Geneva accord
    Kiev, April 20 : The Ukrainian foreign ministry announced Saturday that it has taken first steps toward applying the Geneva accord, including the suspension of active anti-terrorism operations and the beginning of a public debate on constitutional reform.

    US threatens Russia with tougher sanctions if it fails to act on ...
    London, Apr. 19 : The US has reportedly threatened Russia with stricter economic sanctions if it did not comply with the new international agreement to help contain the crisis in Ukraine.

    Ukraine halts operations against protestors over Easter
    London, April 19 : Ukraine has suspended its anti-terrorist operations against pro-Russian protestors over Easter and will resume them if they continued to occupy government offices, media reported Saturday.

    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 ...

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