Ukraine's forces hold line against Russian troops, rebels: Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday his troops were holding the line against separatists and Russian forces after a sharp increase in attacks and the withdrawal of government defenders from Donetsk airport.

Russian forces could 'conquer' Kiev 'in a fortnight': Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russian forces could conquer the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev in a fortnight if he so ordered, the Kremlin has confirmed.

US concerned about Russian forces along Ukrainian border

The White House has said that the US is concerned about the spread of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and will not accept any use of Russian forces in Ukraine, the media reported Saturday.

Ukraine parliament appeals to UN over Crimea

Ukraine`s parliament appealed on Thursday to the United Nations to discuss the occupation by Russian forces of its Crimea peninsula and said it reserved the right to ask individual countries for help in resolving the issue.

Russian forces enter Ukrainian missile unit in Crimea

Russian soldiers took over parts of a Ukrainian missile defence unit in Crimea on Wednesday, Ukraine`s defence ministry said, insisting however that all the missiles remained in Ukrainian hands.

Russian forces ready for war: Army chief

Russia`s armed forces are ready for a major war, chief of the military`s General Staff Colonel General Valery Gerasimov said Saturday.

Russian forces kill top militant in Caucasus

Russian forces killed a senior
militant in the North Caucasus where radical groups are
seeking to impose an Islamist state.

Caucasus war prompted radical reforms in Russian forces: Expert

The five-day Caucasus war between
Russia and neighbouring Georgia over the breakaway republic of
South Ossetia resulted in the most radical reforms of the
Russian armed forces since 1918, according to a top defence
expert.

Russian forces aid extradition of ex-Kyrgyz minister

Russian security forces have detained the ousted Kyrgyz government`s top police official and sent him overnight to Bishkek, officials in Kyrgyzstan`s interim government said on Monday.