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US accuses Russia of sending tanks into eastern Ukraine

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 08:38

The US Friday accused Russia of sending tanks into eastern Ukraine, calling Moscow`s new effort to support the militants there "unacceptable".

Iran to hold direct talks with US, Russia

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:49

Iran will hold bilateral talks with the United States and Russia next week ahead of the next round of its nuclear talks with the six western nations due to begin in Vienna June 16, the country`s foreign ministry said.

Obama says Putin must recognize new Ukraine president

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 04:43

US President Barack Obama said Friday that Russia must recognize Ukraine`s newly elected leader as legitimate if it wants to resolve months of crisis.

With Russia outside the tent, G7 takes aim at Moscow

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 00:14

The US and its allies used the first Group of Seven meeting without Russia in 17 years to condemn Moscow`s actions in Ukraine and threaten hard-hitting sanctions if President Vladimir Putin does not help restore stability.

Ukraine boosts security for vote as US warns Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:20

The United States piled the pressure on Russia Wednesday over its actions in Ukraine, where the authorities are mobilising tens of thousands of police for a presidential vote in the face of a bloody insurgency gripping the east.

Russia to face tougher sanctions if Ukraine polls undermined: Joe Biden

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 17:59

Tougher sanctions must be imposed on Russia if it undermines crucial presidential elections in Ukraine on Sunday, US Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday in Bucharest.

US vows to punish Russia if it disrupts Ukraine vote

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:27

Kiev: The United States warned Russia of punishing new sanctions if the Kremlin and its allies in Ukraine disrupt crucial presidential elections in the former Soviet republic less than 10 days away. Kiev`s interim leaders are battling to keep Ukraine from disintegrating ahead of the May 25 vote, pressing on with a military offensive to put down a bloody pro-Moscow insurgency in the eastern industrial heartland.

US warns Russia ahead of referendum in eastern Ukraine

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:43

The US has termed the referendum being planned in eastern Ukraine today as "illegal", warning Russia of imposing greater costs on Moscow if it continues to destabilise its neighbouring country.

No evidence that Russia pulled back troops from Ukraine: US

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 12:07

The US has rejected Russia`s claim of withdrawing troops from the Ukrainian border, saying there was no evidence to prove that Moscow has taken any such step.

US to withdraw Russia from trade benefits programme

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 06:13

US President Barack Obama Wednesday notified the Congress of his plan to drop Russia from a programme that allows duty-free imports of certain goods, known as the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), the White House said.

US, Russia discuss possible talks on Ukraine

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 03:36

The United States said on Tuesday it wants to see talks between Washington, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union to seek a way to calm the political crisis in Ukraine.

US and Germany warns Russia of `painful` economic sanctions

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 23:59

The United States and Germany delivered a firm warning to Russia on Friday that it would face direct and painful economic sanctions if the elections in Ukraine later this month are disrupted.