FLORIDA CITY, Florida — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk will visit Washington this week for talks as tensions build over Russian forces' seizure of the Crimea, a White House official confirmed on Sunday.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday that the steps taken by the authorities in Ukraine's Crimea region were in accordance with international law.
Ukrainian troops are performing training exercises in base but there are no plans to send the country's armed forces to the Crimea region, Interfax news agency quoted Acting Defence Minister Ihor Tenyukh as saying on Sunday.
As separatists in Crimea kept up pressure for unification with Moscow, Ukraine on Sunday solemnly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet, with the prime minister vowing not to give up "a single centimeter" of Ukrainian territory.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Sunday he would go to the United States this week to discuss the standoff with Russia over Ukraine's southern region of Crimea.
When President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Ukraine in two lengthy phone calls this past week, neither expected the other to say: “You know what (Barack/Vladimir)? You’re right.”
Europe would face the "great danger of a real shooting conflict" if Russian forces move beyond Crimea to enter the main part of easternUkraine, William Hague has said as he accused Vladimir Putin of a major miscalculation.
Russian forces tightened their grip on Crimea on Sunday despite a U.S. warning to Moscow that annexing the southern Ukrainian region would close the door to diplomacy in a tense East-West standoff
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Sunday vowed Ukraine would not give "an inch" of its territory to Russia, at a rally of thousands of people in Kiev in honour of 19th-century national hero Taras Shevchenko
Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has visited protesters on Kyiv's Independence Square, the hub of three months of Ukrainian antigovernment demonstrations and unrest.
The Russian deputy prime minister in charge of defense said “overt threats” by the United States and NATO demonstrate the necessity of equipping the Russian army with modern weapons.
Shots were fired in Crimea to warn off an unarmed international team of monitors and at a Ukrainian observation plane, as the standoff between occupying Russian forces and besieged Ukrainian troops intensified.
Young men in fatigues, bulletproof vests and masks patrol one of Kiev’s better hotels, the Dnipro, and they have occupied several floors. Armed with clubs, pistols and even slingshots, they are the militant Ukrainian nationalists of Pravy Sektor, or Right Sector.
Fortune's reporter on the ground in Kiev sees a new government that seems very optimistic.
WASHINGTON — They wanted to break away from a country they considered hostile. The central government cried foul, calling it a violation of international law. But with the help of a powerful foreign military, they succeeded in severing ties.
WASHINGTON — Since the first major protests in Kiev that triggered the current crisis with Moscow, American intelligence agencies have been on high alert for cyberattacks aimed at the new government in Ukraine. They were a bit late: the attacks started long before President Viktor F. Yanukovych was forced from office, and as might be expected, no one can quite pinpoint who is behind them, although some suspicion is falling on Russia.
An aggressive cyber weapon called Snake has infected dozens of Ukrainian computer networks including government systems in one of the most sophisticated attacks of recent years.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Two weeks ago, Sergey Aksyonov was a small-time Crimean politician, the leader of a tiny pro-Russia political party that could barely summon 4 percent of the votes in the last regional election. He was a little-known businessman with a murky past and a nickname — "Goblin" — left over from the days when criminal gangs flourished here after the collapse of the Soviet Union.