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Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from Russia's President Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops have launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine. Ukraine said Russian forces had crossed the border and were supporting separatist attacks. The US State Department said it suspected a Russian-directed counter-offensive was under way. Russia has repeatedly denied arming...

Ukraine president vows peace 'roadmap'

Ukraine president vows peace 'roadmap'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" will be prepared to end fighting between troops and pro-Russian separatists in the east. He was speaking after holding his first direct talks on the crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Belarus. Putin said Russia would assist a dialogue, but stopping the fighting was a matter for...

Leaders to hold Ukraine-Russia talks

Leaders to hold Ukraine-Russia talks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to take part in talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Minsk, capital of Belarus. The meeting comes amid rising tension between the two countries over Ukraine's military campaign against pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine said on Monday that its troops had captured 10 Russian servicemen in...

Ukraine Crisis

Kiev, West slam Russia's convoy 'invasion'

The West yesterday blasted Moscow for unilaterally sending a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion". The European Union said it "deplored" Russia's decision to order in the convoy, which local officials said had arrived in Lugansk, without consent and called on Moscow to withdraw the trucks Meanwhile, the UN Security Council was to hold snap consultations on the issue later yesterday and NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Moscow's decision an...

Ukraine crisis: Russia aid trucks 'an invasion'

Ukraine crisis: Russia aid trucks 'an invasion'

A senior official in Kiev has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission. Security chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko said it was a "direct invasion" but no force would be used against the convoy. Russia began sending in its lorries, stranded at the border for more than a week,...

Russia has no right to send vehicles to Ukraine: White House

Russia has no right to send vehicles to Ukraine: White House

The White House said on Friday it could not confirm reports that Ukraine had disabled vehicles in a Russian convoy inside Ukraine and warned Moscow that any intervention into Ukraine without Kiev's permission was unacceptable. "Even as we work to gather information, we reiterate our concern about repeated Russian and Russian-supported incursions into Ukraine,"...

Russia defies West

Russia defies West

A convoy of 262 Russian trucks rolled toward the Ukrainian border yesterday as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels. The convoy of what Russia says is humanitarian aid has sparked fears of an escalation in a conflict that has left...

Russia sends 280 trucks with humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Russia sends 280 trucks with humanitarian aid to Ukraine

A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine set off on Tuesday amid Western warnings against using help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine reporting Russia has massed 45,000 troops on its border, Nato said there was a "high probability" that Moscow could intervene militarily in the country's east,...

Putin mourns launch capsize deaths

Putin mourns launch capsize deaths

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep shock and sorrows at the loss of lives in a tragic launch capsize in the Padma river in Bangladesh. In separate messages sent to President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday, the Russian President expressed profound condolences at the loss of lives in the launch...

Putin mourns launch capsize deaths

Putin mourns launch capsize deaths

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep shock and sorrows at the loss of lives in a tragic launch capsize in the Padma river in Bangladesh. In separate messages sent to President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday, the Russian President expressed profound condolences at the loss of lives in the launch...

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