• AFP - 2 hours 14 minutes agoRussia will respond if interests attacked …

    Russia will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as they were in South Ossetia in 2008 which led to war with Georgia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. More »

  • AFP - 2 hours 17 minutes agoRussia accuses US of 'running the …

    Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of controlling the actions of the pro-West Ukrainian government, saying that Washington was now "running the show" in Kiev. More »

  • IB Times - 5 hours agoUkraine to Resume 'Anti-Terror' …

    Ukraine's interim President Oleksander Turchinov has called on security personnel to resume the "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russian protesters after finding the bodies of two Kiev officials. The bodies, which were found in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, were those of local officials. One of the victims has been identified as Volodymyr Rybak, a local councillor representing Turchinov's political party in the town of Horlivka, who went missing recently. The bodies of Rybak and the second, yet-to-be-identified man were found in a river in the Slavyansk region. More »

  • Sky News - 13 hours agoUkraine To Restart 'Anti-Terrorism …

    Ukraine's acting president has called for new anti-terrorist measures to protect citizens of his country after "brutally tortured" bodies were found near Slavyansk. Oleksandr Turchynov said the body of Volodymyr Rybak, a member of Turchynov's Batkivshchyna party, was one of two found showing signs of torture. Mr Rybak was deputy head of Horlivka city council. Mr Rybak went missing on April 17. More »

  • Reuters - 16 hours agoUkraine president calls for new anti-rebel …

    By Alastair Macdonald and Darya Korsunskaya KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. Kiev's first push failed last week to retake one of the towns in the mainly Russian-speaking east occupied by the separatists, and its military has largely suspended operations since the United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union signed a deal in Geneva last week intended to calm the crisis. But the agreement is already in trouble, with Washington and Moscow putting the onus on each other on Tuesday to ensure that it is implemented, including a stipulation that the rebels must disarm and leave the government buildings they have occupied. One was that of Volodymyr Rybak, a member of Turchinov's Batkivshchyna party, who had recently been abducted by "terrorists", he said in a statement. More »

  • AFP - 18 hours agoUS troops head to Poland, Baltics to …

    The United States is deploying 600 troops to Poland and the Baltics to highlight its commitment to NATO allies amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine, officials said Tuesday. More »

  • IB Times - 19 hours agoRussia Defiant Over Sanctions: PM says …

    Russia's Prime Minister shrugged off the threat of further economic sanctions against Moscow on Tuesday and said the country could minimize their impact. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the Russian parliament that further sanctions would provide an opportunity for Russia to expand in other markets and reduce its dependency on imports. The United States and the European Union have imposed asset freezes and travel bans on a number of individuals with close ties to the Kremlin after Russia annexed the Crimea region in a disputed referendum. Washington has spoken about the prospect of imposing deeper sanctions "within days" if Russia fails to make moves to implement the Geneva agreement reached on Thursday. More »