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March 27, 2014
Her announcement came as the International Monetary Fund pledged up to US$18 billion in loans to prop up Ukraine’s teetering economy
March 25, 2014
The United States and some of its closest allies have also cut Russia out indefinitely from a major coalition of leading industrial nations and cancelled a summer summit Russia was to host in its Olympic Village of Sochi.
March 21, 2014
Russian president Vladimir Putin hails the annexation while his foreign minister slams the pact between Ukraine and the Brussels.
March 14, 2014
The vote in Crimea — Ukraine’s strategic Black Sea peninsula of 2 million people — is widely expected to back secession and possibly lead to annexation with Russia.
February 28, 2014
Former president lashes out at Kiev’s new rulers who earlier in the day had criticised Moscow after Russian troops had taken up positions around a coastguard base and two airports on its Crimea peninsula.
February 24, 2014
But the Ukraine’s new leaders hit the ground running on Monday by holding Viktor Yanukovich and about 50 other senior state and security officials responsible for deaths of protestes.
February 22, 2014
Sporting her distinctive blonde braid, the 53-year-old Yulia Tymoshenko said “a dictatorship has ended’ after parliament’s decision to remove Viktor Yanukovich from the presidency,
February 13, 2014
Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El Sisi came to Moscow for talks aimed at securing Russian assistance — stagnant since the late Soviet era — which could replace subsiding support from Cairo’s more recent ally Washington.
November 4, 2013
Animosity is strong among nationalists against migrants from the former Soviet Central Asian republics and against non-Slavs from the largely Muslim Russian Caucasus region.
October 21, 2013
Indian premier’s visits to Russia and China include talks about Moscow assisting with nuclear reactors and discussions over a border dispute with the Chinese. Samanth Subramanian reports
September 18, 2013
UN chemical investigators led by Ake Sellstrom confirmed the use of sarin nerve agent in the August 21 attack outside the Syrian capital in a long-awaited report that the United States, Britain and France said proved President Bashar Al...
September 17, 2013
Even Bashar Al Assad’s defeat by rebels aligned with Al Qaeda would be preferable to Damascus’s current alliance with Israel’s arch-foe Iran, Israeli diplomat says.
September 16, 2013
Three western nations on the UN Security Council outline stringent framework for the Assad regime to follow but Russia criticises attempts to ‘reinterpret’ deal struck with the US over disarmament.
September 13, 2013
US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met for a second day in Geneva to work on Moscow’s disarmament proposal, although Washington remains sceptical, warning military action is still possible to punish...