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The EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and US Secretary of State John Kerry have met in Geneva ahead of crisis talks on the critical situation in Ukraine. The prospects of significant progress appears difficult, however the fact that ..
A grim faced John Kerry arrived in Geneva for today’s crucial talks between top foreign ministers on the Ukraine crisis. Expectations of progress are low as diplomatic efforts appear to have fallen far behind the pace of events. The US Secretary ..
On Tuesday (15.04.2014), the Ukrainian government launched a 'full-scale anti-terrorist operation' to remove the pro-Russian protesters and militias who have been occupying nearly 10 cities in eastern Ukraine. In a telephone conversation with ..
In 1834 members of the Molokan religious community set up home in a rural area of Azerbaijan.Families settled there after being exiled from Russia for breaking away from the rules of the Russian Orthodox Church. Their descendants still speak Russian ..
Ukraine’s new Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has reacted angrily to unfolding events in the east of the country. Addressing the cabinet in Kyiv he condemned what he said was Russian agitation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. He described ..
BILD Zeitung, Germany's best-selling, most important tabloid, has launched a terse petition drive: the paper urges its readers to support a petition to the Bundestag that demands 'the removal of the Russian tanks at the Soviet War Memorial in ..
Russian media and politicians call them 'supporters of federalization.' Their Ukrainian counterparts have branded the thousands of activists who have occupied regional administration offices and police headquarters in eastern Ukraine since April as ..
A UN human rights report describes measures taken in Crimea since it was annexed by Russia as 'deeply concerning'. It says the introduction of Russian citizenship has made it hard for those who want to remain Ukrainian to stay. The report finds ..
US President Barack Obama has called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to use his influence to rein in pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine. The two leaders spoke by phone as militia continue to occupy government buildings. Putin has ..
EU foreign ministers have agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Announcing the move, the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said there’d be more visa bans and more people would have their assets frozen. 'We ..