Obama warns Putin ahead of Ukraine peace talks
Obama warns Putin ahead of Ukraine peace talks

US President Barack Obama called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, urging him to embrace a negotiated solution.

Barack Obama delays Ukraine arms decision

US President Barack Obama on Monday agreed to hold off a controversial decision on sending arms to Ukraine until German-led efforts to broker a ceasefire with Russia are given a chance.

US considering arming Ukraine with lethal weapons: Barack Obama

The US is examining the possibility of arming Ukraine with "lethal defensive weapons" President Barack Obama said today but insisted that no decision in this regard had been made yet.

West presses Putin to back `last-chance` Ukraine peace bid

Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine, warning both sides a new Franco-German peace drive may be a "last chance" to stop all-out war.

Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms

Ukraine's president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators have sought momentum for a deal to stem the fighting at Europe's edge.

Unipolar world unacceptable to Russia: Vladamir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that his country would never accept a unipolar world.

Russia's Vladamir Putin says will not wage war on anyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday Russia did not plan to wage war on anyone although a world order where one leader tells others what they can do would not suit Moscow.

German, French leaders in Kremlin for tense Ukraine talks

The leaders of France and Germany flew to Moscow on Friday in a last-ditch effort to negotiate a peace deal for Ukraine, but expectations of a breakthrough were low after gains on the battlefield by pro-Russian rebels.

Vladamir Putin has Asperger's syndrome: Pentagon study

A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, giving him a need to exert "extreme control" when faced with crises, according to the report released Thursday.

Russia to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine

 Russia will provide 500,000 tons of coal to Ukraine per month, as well as 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday.

Separatists say ready to extend ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatist leaders voiced willingness to extend a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine`s Russian-speaking east on Friday, after releasing four out of eight international observers captured over a month ago, in an apparent goodwill gesture.

Russia gives cautious welcome to reported ceasefire extension in Ukraine

Russia would welcome a three-day extension of a ceasefire in east Ukraine but it must not simply delay an "ultimatum" for separatists to lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.

Russia`s Putin calls for long-term Ukraine ceasefire, peace talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday a long-term ceasefire was needed in Ukraine to allow talks between the Kiev government and representatives of eastern regions where rebels are waging an armed insurgency.

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande to continue talks Thursday: Kiev

A crunch round of telephone diplomacy between Ukraine`s new Western-backed leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will continue Thursday, Kiev said.

Hollande, Merkel seek mechanism to oversee Ukraine truce

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday pressed for a mechanism to oversee the truce in Ukraine in a telephone conversation with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders that lasted more than an hour.

US welcomes Putin call to revoke authorization to use force in Ukraine

The White House on Tuesday welcomed President Vladimir Putin`s call to Russian lawmakers to revoke his authorization to invade Ukraine.

Putin tells Kiev to extend truce as nine die in helicopter attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Kiev to extend the shaky truce with insurgents in eastern Ukraine and launch talks despite them shooting down a helicopter with nine on board.

Putin says will continue to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine

Despite ordering the revoking of a parliamentary resolution allowing Russian troops to enter Ukraine, Moscow will continue to protect ethnic Russians there if necessary, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Putin says seven-day Ukraine ceasefire `clearly too short`

A seven-day ceasefire in Ukraine that ends on Friday is clearly too short to solve the crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Russia`s Putin renounces right to send troops to Ukraine: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin asked Russia`s upper house on Tuesday to revoke the right it had granted him to order a military intervention in Ukraine in defence of Russian-speakers there, the Kremlin said in a statement.