LONDON— Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Wednesday that it withdrew from negotiations over an offshore exploration deal in the Black Sea, west of Crimea. Shell made the decision to pull out in January, a spokesman said.
Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s friend and his only agriculture minister, faces up to 12 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $67 million from the state, the prosecutor’s office announced on April 7.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said he is sure that Russia is behind the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine.
The Obama administration has suggested that Ukraine's operations against pro-Russian separatists are justified, but that the U.S. is not considering providing lethal assistance.
Ukraine's Constitutional Court has ruled unconstitutional a resolution by the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol of March 11, 2014.
Ukraine has proposed that Crimea, scene of a Russian-backed armed takeover, be declared a demilitarised zone by the United Nations with a pull-out by both Russian and Ukrainian forces.
The Obama administration on Monday imposed a new round of sanctions on Russian officials, self-declared leaders in Crimea and others deemed responsible for the unrest and instability in Ukraine.
(Reuters) - Russia proposed on Monday creating an international "support group" to mediate in the Ukraine crisis but outlined terms that Kyiv said were absolutely unacceptable and the West is unlikely to welcome.
Ukraine has recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.
Count Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican, among those unimpressed with President Obama’s response to Crimea’s taking steps to split from Ukraine and align with Russia
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Chief Executive Officer Norbert Reithofer said the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimean region needs a negotiated settlement rather than military involvement.
SEVASTOPOL/MOSCOW, March 19 (Reuters) - Russian troops backed by unarmed volunteers stormed Ukraine's naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday and raised the Russian flag, as Moscow tightened its control of the Black Sea peninsula.
MOSCOW, March 17 (Reuters) - As Russian forces took control of Crimea in the last few weeks, Russian media started referring to a broad belt of land in southern Ukraine as Novorossiya, or New Russia.
In response to Crimea's farcical secession referendum, the European Union and the U.S. are imposing personal sanctions against Russian officials. All they will do to Russian President Vladimir Putin is tickle him pink.
Russian president recognises Ukrainian region as an independent country hours after EU and US announce sanctions.
MOSCOW — Russia's President Vladimir Putin has approved a draft bill for Crimea's annexation.
Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk ended the weekend intact, after the regional parliament building was stormed in pro-Russian protests that were high in energy.
In Moscow sanctions imposed by US President Barack Obama described as the most comprehensive applied to Russia in more than two decades have been brushed off.
U.S. stock futures were mostly staying in positive territory ahead of March 18 opening bell as Asia markets also advanced.
Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna on Tuesday, with Western officials hoping the uphill challenge will not be made even more difficult by the Ukraine crisis.