Chinese President Xi Jinping has repeated a call for the crisis in Ukraine to be resolved politically via an inclusive dialogue, during talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, China`s Foreign Ministry said.
Moscow has drawn up new anti-Western sanctions targeting imports of second-hand cars and consumer goods, President Vladimir Putin`s economic aide said Thursday, as the EU agreed to slap new punitive measures on Russia.
Ukraine`s new Western-backed leader on Tuesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin`s request for lawmakers to revoke a resolution allowing him to invade his western neighbour "the first practical step" toward peace.
Russia has withdrawn "several thousand" military personnel from the Ukrainian border in the past few days but tens of thousands of soldiers remain deployed in the region, a US defense official said Tuesday.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has "lost Ukraine for good" with his move to annex Crimea, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Friday in her first live television appearance since returning to the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday and was immediately confronted by an emotional Ukrainian protest on a politically-charged night.
Sochi`s $50 billion Olympics, closely interwoven with President Vladimir Putin`s image and plagued by controversy in the build-up, closed on Sunday with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.
Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be everywhere at the Sochi Olympics these days, whether it is the competition venues, team headquarters or even posing for pictures with sports fans and volunteers.