Category Archives: WORLD NEWS

Ukraine crisis: EU leaders to hold emergency talks

EU leaders are to begin an emergency summit to decide how strongly they should respond to Russia’s troop deployment in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Some members, particularly from Eastern Europe, press…

Ukraine crisis: US and Russia to hold key talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are due to hold crucial talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis. The US accuses…

Russian President Putin condemns Ukraine ‘coup’

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the events in Ukraine which toppled President Viktor Yanukovych amounted to an “anti-constitutional coup and armed seizure of power”. He said “militants” had plunged the…

Ukraine crisis: Russia tightens military grip on Crimea

Russia has tightened its military grip on Ukraine’s Crimea region, taking de facto control despite Western demands that it withdraw. Thousands of Russian troops are securing the region. Foreign Minister…

Ukraine crisis: Obama urges Putin to pull troops back

US President Barack Obama has told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Russia has flouted international law by sending troops to Ukraine. In a 90-minute telephone conversation, Mr Obama urged…

Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help

The new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” the…

Obama warns Russia against UKraine intervention

US President Barack Obama has warned Russia there will be “costs” for any military intervention in Ukraine. He said he was deeply concerned by reports of Russian military movements inside…

Ukraine: Gunmen seize Crimea government buildings

Ukraine’s security forces have been put on alert after government buildings in the Russian-majority Crimea region were seized by armed men. The Russian flag had been raised over both buildings…

Ukraine ‘disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police’

Ukraine’s acting interior minister has said the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. It is unclear what will happen to Berkut officers but…

Ukraine is not caught in East-West battle, says US

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Ukraine is not caught in a battle between East and West. Mr Kerry said it was not a zero-sum game and called…