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Ukraine Defence Minister heads to separatist east

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 14:48

Ukraine`s acting Defence Minister Mykhailo Koval headed to the separatist east of the country on Wednesday to check on the progress of his forces` push against pro-Kremlin insurgents, a top cabinet official said.

Putin tells Merkel Ukraine now `on verge of civil war`: Kremlin

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:19

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine was now on the verge of civil war after the Kiev government sent in the army against separatists in the east of the country, the Kremlin said.

Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:19

Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

Press pro-Russian groups to move out of Ukraine: Obama to Putin

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 07:35

Expressing grave concern over Russia`s support for separatists groups in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that all irregular forces in Ukraine need to lay down their arms.

Putin rewards Crimea PM with post of governor

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:19

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed the current premier of Crimea as the peninsula`s acting governor Monday, another step towards its establishment as a region of Russia.

Russia, China try to finish gas talks before Putin`s visit: Deputy PM

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:29

Moscow and Beijing plan to wrap up a decade of talks on supplies of Russian natural gas before President Vladimir Putin`s expected to travel to China next month.

Russian weatherman warns of `wind of change` in Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:18

A weatherman on Russian state television surprised viewers on Monday by weaving comments on Ukraine`s political crisis into his weather forecast.

Ukraine in bloody battle to oust pro-Russian gunmen

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:11

At least two people were killed and nine wounded on Sunday in gun battles between Ukrainian special forces and pro-Kremlin militias that threatened to scuttle the first international talks on the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:47

Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.

US accuses Russia after Putin warning on gas supplies to Europe

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:17

President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy "as a tool of coercion".

Crimea decision was based on public opinion: Putin

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 07:14

The decision to take Crimea was made following a thorough study of public sentiments in that peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

`US troops may be sent to Eastern Europe`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 08:33

Paris: NATO`s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said on Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe also feeling at risk.