Dozens killed in fighting at Ukraine airport

At least 40 people, including two civilians, were killed in fierce fighting between armed activists and government troops in Ukraine`s eastern city of Donetsk, authorities said Tuesday.

Ukraine vs Russia: Military mismatch, but does that mean no contest?

Russia has the world`s second-ranked military after former Cold War foe the United States. 

Russia`s upper house of parliament ratifies treaty on absorbing Crimea

Russia`s upper house of parliament on Friday unanimously voted to ratify the treaty incorporating Crimea into Russian territory in defiance of the international community`s insistence that the peninsula is part of Ukraine.

In Ukraine`s Crimea, a tense and surreal standoff

Holed up on their bases, Ukraine`s besieged servicemen and the Russians surrounding them in Crimea are locked in a standoff that at times is tense and at others surreal.

UN chief urges leaders `to lower temperature` in Ukraine crisis

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon today said he had phoned US Secretary of State John Kerry and senior European ministers to discuss Ukraine, calling on all sides to "lower their temperature".

UN holds `urgent` meeting on Ukraine, calls for dialogue

The UN Security Council has held an "urgent" meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, asking all political actors in the strife-torn country to exercise maximum restraint and resolve issues through inclusive dialogue.

Pro-Russia armed men seize Crimea parliament, government HQ

Pro-Russian armed men Thursday seized the parliament and government buildings in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and raised Russian flags above them, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.

Militants threaten to shatter fragile Ukraine truce

Militant anti-government activists in Ukraine on Saturday threatened to storm the President`s palace and shatter a fragile peace deal to end the ex-Soviet country`s bloodiest crisis since independence.

EU, Yanukovych discuss `roadmap` from crisis: Source

Three EU foreign ministers and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday discussed a possible "roadmap" out of the country`s political turmoil.

Kremlin sending representative as Ukraine mediator: Spokesman

Yanukovych called Putin and "proposed that the Russian leader send to Kiev a Russian representative to participate as a mediator in the talks with opposition," Peskov told Russian news agencies.

Three months of anti-government protests in Ukraine

Here is a chronology of the main developments in Ukraine since a political crisis erupted three months ago, leaving around 60 dead:

Ukraine unrest: Don`t be doormat, Russia tells cash-starved Kiev

Russia warned Ukraine`s president not to let opponents walk over him "like a doormat", its strongest signal yet on Thursday that Moscow wants order on the streets before handing over more cash to stave off bankruptcy.

Violence in Kiev `completely outrageous`: White House

The United States on Wednesday called the deadly violence on the streets of the Ukrainian capital "completely outrageous" and renewed its appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych to de-escalate the situation. 

Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West readies sanctions as 26 die

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders on Wednesday of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

Police clash with protesters near Ukraine Parliament

Police on Tuesday fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters as they demonstrated close to Ukraine`s parliament in Kiev, an AFP reporter at the scene said. 

Kiev readies for protest as focus moves to occupied city hall

Anti-government protesters in Kiev readied for a new, mass demonstration today, amid expectations that the capital`s occupied city hall could soon be vacated in what would be a highly symbolic move.

Ukraine leader calls for concessions as protesters freed

Ukraine`s leader called for the opposition to yield some ground ahead of a new mass demonstration on Sunday, after authorities released all protesters arrested in the anti-government unrest.

Judge who arrested Ukraine protesters killed: Ministry

A judge who placed several anti-government protesters under house arrest has been killed by two unknown assailants in central Ukraine.

Ashton to meet Ukraine leader in fresh push to resolve crisis

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was set on Wednesday to meet Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych amid opposition accusations the embattled leader was dragging his feet over proposals to resolve a crisis.

Ukraine President blasts protests as West mulls aid

Ukraine`s President Viktor Yanukovych blasted mass protests against his rule as "extremism" on Monday.