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Russia accuses U.S. of 'running the show' in Kiev

Moscow - 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.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Russia will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine: Lavrov

Moscow - 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.
In the Media by AFP

VICE News' Simon Ostrovsky remains captive in Ukraine

VICE News reporter Simon Ostrovsky remains in captivity under the order of "People's mayor" Vyacheslav Ponomare in Sloviansk, Eastern Ukraine.
In the Media by George Arthur - 2 comments

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

Moscow - The maverick founder of Russia's top social network, Pavel Durov, said Tuesday he had fled the country after selling his share in the company under pressure from the security services.
In the Media by Anna Malpas, Anna Smolchenko (AFP)

Russia ready for new sanctions over Ukraine: Medvedev

Moscow - Russia is ready to face a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday."I am sure we will be able to minimise their consequences," he said in a televised speech to parliament.
In the Media by AFP

Deadly Ukraine gunfight imperils Geneva deal to relax tensions

Slavyansk - A fatal gunfight involving pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine has imperiled last week's multi-nation accord aimed at reducing tensions in the troubled region.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Nothing should impede normalisation of Russia-West relations: Putin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalisation of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine.
In the Media by AFP

Russia, West still far from breakthrough in Ukraine crisis

Moscow - The four-way agreement on Ukraine thrashed out in Geneva is the first sign of progress between Russia and the West in a months-long standoff, but a litany of problems remain unresolved, analysts said.
In the Media by Stuart Williams and Olga Rotenberg (AFP)

Russia's new culture policy a weapon against West

Moscow - The Kremlin is preparing a new culture policy for Russia focusing on its distinctive civilisation and traditional values, which observers say has political ends amid Moscow's standoff with the West.
In the Media by Maria Antonova (AFP)

Russia’s ‘Virtual reality’ stance on Ukraine slammed at UN

New York - On the eve of Thursday’s four-way talks which took place in Geneva, today, Russia again came in for flak at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held yesterday, both from UN officials and a number of Western Ambassadors.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance in phone-in

Moscow - Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday joined a phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin, quizzing him over the extent of Moscow's surveillance activities.
In the Media by Anna Malpas (AFP)

Putin admits Russian troops in Crimea during referendum

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted for the first time that Russian soldiers were present on the Crimean peninsula before and during the referendum that backed rule from Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

Putin says Ukraine risks abyss, dialogue only solution

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country towards the abyss but said that dialogue was the only way out of the intensifying crisis.
In the Media by AFP

Dave Tippett to coach Team Canada at IIHF hockey championships

Hockey Canada named Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett as the coach of Team Canada for the 2014 IIHF World Hockey championships to take place in Minsk, Belarus on May 9-25. They made the announcement on Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Ukraine lands troops to fight pro-Russia separatists

Kramatorsk - Ukraine launched its counterattack Tuesday against protesters who seized buildings in the east but has had only limited success so far.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 5 comments

Russia warns of zero growth as economic alarm rises

Moscow - Russia's economy may not grow this year, the finance minister said Tuesday, warning that Ukraine standoff could see Moscow face its toughest times since the start of the global financial crisis.
In the Media by Maria Antonova (AFP)

'Russia could be hit by zero growth in 2014 amid crisis'

Moscow - The Russian economy could be set back to zero growth this year, the finance minister warned on Tuesday amid growing spending on Crimea and capital flight.
In the Media by AFP

Russia, China try to finish gas talks before Putin's visit

Moscow - Moscow and Beijing plan to wrap up a decade of talks on supplies of Russian natural gas before President Vladimir Putin's expected to travel to China next month, a deputy prime minister said on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Putin receiving requests for help from eastern Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is receiving many requests for help from eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow protesters have clashed with authorities, and is watching the situation with "great concern", his spokesman said on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Russian weatherman warns of 'wind of change' in Ukraine

Moscow - A weatherman on Russian state television surprised viewers on Monday by weaving comments on Ukraine's political crisis into his weather forecast and warning of a "wind of change" in the country's troubled east.
In the Media by AFP
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