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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.

Ukrainian government tries to negotiate with eastern protesters

Kiev - The government ultimatum to protesters in Donetsk to surrender or face forcible eviction from the regional administration building has expired but the building remains occupied. Instead the government is seeking a negotiated solution to the situation.

Russian forces in Crimea brings Europe to the brink of war

Kiev - Following Russian deployment of troops in Crimea, Ukraine has ordered a full military mobilization of its reserves — the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

Ukraine accuses Russian naval force of occupying Crimean airports

Simferopol - Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov has accused the Russian navy of occupying Sevastopol airport in the autonomous region of Crimea.

U.S. warns Russia against military action in Ukraine

Amid ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering massive military exercises Wednesday, the Obama Administration warns Russia against any military intervention that would violate Ukrainian sovereignty.

Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko freed from prison

Kiev - Amid unrest and political instability in Ukraine, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has reportedly been released after serving more than 2 years in prison, a move that possibly signals Ukraine’s shift toward the European Union.

Ukrainian president Yanukovich flees as opposition controls Kiev

Kiev - Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich appears to have lost control of the government and the presidential offices have been vacated. A number of security bodies and police have pledged not to enter conflict with the people.

Ukrainian President agrees to hold a presidential election

Kiev - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has agreed to hold an election before the end of 2014, in a bid to end the crisis that has gripped the nation.

Op-Ed: Ukraine heading for trouble amid Western-Russian rivalry

Kiev - Diplomatic wrangles, massive protests in Ukraine, prospects of a European-Union alliance amid threats and inducement by Moscow have turned Ukraine into a political hot potato in the post cold-war era.

Pro-Western protesters topple Lenin's statue in Kiev

Kiev - The streets of Kiev in Ukraine echoed with the memories of 2004’s pro-democracy Orange Revolution. Angry protesters poured into streets Sunday, toppled and destroyed the statue of Russia’s Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev.

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