A Pro-Russian militant walks past burnt cars near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk, April 20, 2014© REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich
Local residents look at burnt cars near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk, April 20, 2014© REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich
The wife of a man who was killed in a gunfire, reacts at the scene of the overnight gunfight at a checkpoint near the city of Slaviansk, April 20, 2014© REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich
A communal bus drives past burnt cars near a checkpoint that was the scene of an overnight gunfight near the city of Slaviansk, April 20, 2014© REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich
A curfew has been announced in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk after a group of unknown gunmen launched a deadly attack on a checkpoint near the city early Sunday as people were celebrating Easter.
- 15:10 14/07/2014 MOSCOW, July 14 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:34 28/05/2014
Against a backdrop of mounting tensions in Ukraine, a group of history professors from the United States were set to hold a forum on Wednesday laying responsibility for the Ukrainian crisis on the West’s broken promises and aggressive eastward military expansion.
- 17:47 21/05/2014
- 14:19 20/05/2014
An association of Russian NGOs will be set up to coordinate the legal protection of human rights in eastern Ukraine, the region hit by the Kiev regime's punitive operations, a member of the Russian President's Council for Human Rights told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
- 17:37 19/05/2014
The deputy head of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council has accused LifeNews journalists detained Sunday in eastern Ukraine of supporting terrorism in the region and announced that Ukrainian law enforcement officers are ready to draw the appropriate conclusions.
- 16:53 19/05/2014
Ukrainian authorities should respect the safety of journalists working in the country and act in line with acting President Oleksandr Turchynov’s statement on the matter, a representative of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) told RIA Novosti Monday.
- 14:45 19/05/2014
The Russian Embassy in Kiev regards the systematic manhunt for Russian journalists by Ukrainian special forces as an infringement on the freedom of speech and calls for the immediate release of detained LifeNews journalists, the embassy said in a statement.
- 18:57 16/05/2014
Italian peace activists will gather in Rome to protest against the EU support for the Kiev government which they see as neo-Nazist, Italian antiwar activist Marinella Correggia from the No-War Network told RIA Novosti Friday.
- 14:09 16/05/2014
Talking to RIA Novosti, Michael Rivero, US peace activist and talk show host, gave his account of why US Vice President's son has taken a job in Ukraine, who in the US is interested in escalation of Ukrainian conflict and what drives the tensions.
- 13:39 16/05/2014
Washington is interested in destabilizing Ukraine as a means to outcompete the independent Russian government standing in the way of Western imperialism, US professor Steven Jonas told RIA Novosti Friday.
- 15:39 14/05/2014
- 18:49 13/05/2014
Peace activists in Rome have gathered to demonstrate against the EU’s support of the authorities in Kiev, Italian antiwar activist Marinella Correggia from the No-War Network told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
- 18:39 13/05/2014
Henri Hude, a prominent French philosopher, expert on war ethics and lecturer at a number of NATO military academies, has written an open letter to French President Francois Hollande urging him to stop backing violence in Ukraine and step away from sanctions against Russia.
- 19:05 12/05/2014
- 18:26 12/05/2014
- 18:11 12/05/2014
- 18:06 12/05/2014
- 17:55 12/05/2014
Ukraine’s Party of Regions has been studying the possibility of appealing to international courts in order to seek prosecution of the perpetrators of crimes committed during the country’s ongoing special operation in eastern Ukraine, faction leader Oleksandr Yefremov said Monday.
- 17:47 12/05/2014
- 17:25 12/05/2014
At least 50 people have died and 245 have been injured in Ukraine’s southeastern Donetsk region since the beginning of a violent standoff between federalists and pro-regime forces on March 13, officials said Monday.
- 17:21 12/05/2014
- 17:05 12/05/2014
- 16:59 12/05/2014
Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has demanded the interim authorities immediately withdraw their troops as well as mercenaries from the southeastern Ukraine and condemned the rise of a fascist regime in the country.
- 16:58 12/05/2014
The chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has called for decentralization and minority rights in the country to be the focus of the anticipated nationwide reconciliation dialogue.
- 16:43 12/05/2014
- 16:29 12/05/2014
The leadership of the Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine does not rule out the possibility of a referendum on joining Russia, said Vasiliy Nikitin, a representative of the region’s self-defense forces.
- 16:23 12/05/2014
- 16:08 12/05/2014
Over 96 percent of voters in Ukraine's easternmost Luhansk region supported the independence of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic during a referendum on Sunday, Electoral Committee Head Aleksandr Malykhin said Monday.
- 16:02 12/05/2014
The atrocities in Odessa and Mariupol have the fingerprints of what happened in other countries where private security contractors were involved, Director of the Center for Research on Globalization Michel Chossudovsky told RIA Novosti Monday.
- 15:54 12/05/2014
Ukraine has accepted the proposal of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to nominate German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger as co-moderator for Ukrainian national dialogue, OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter said Monday.
- 15:47 12/05/2014
- 14:40 10/05/2014
- 13:31 08/05/2014
Friday's Victory Day holiday in Ukraine comes against a backdrop of escalating tensions in eastern regions and heightened nationalist rhetoric elsewhere, with pro-coup activists in Kiev gearing up for a witch hunt to thwart possible “provocations.”
- 11:27 05/05/2014
Russia's Presidential Human Rights Council (HRC) has called on the UN and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to help arrange talks between the warring parties in Ukraine, the council said Monday.
- 19:15 13/04/2014
- 19:42 10/04/2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter to leaders of 18 states, in which he says that unbalanced trade with EU members has brought Ukraine to the brink of economic collapse and calls for urgent ministerial meetings on the issue.
- 22:30 07/04/2014
- 20:30 07/04/2014
Ukraine must adhere to its international obligations on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and prevent the sale of ballistic missile technologies to third countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
- 22:50 04/04/2014
- 17:43 02/04/2014
The decisions taken at meetings of the NATO Council and the Ukraine-NATO Commission have impeded intra-Ukranian talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone conversation.
- 12:24 02/04/2014
- 12:19 02/04/2014
The European Union and leading EU countries have essential capitulated on their Ukraine politics and the connected hostility towards Russia, says Jon Hellevig, Managing Partner of the Moscow-based Awara Group company and a longtime observer of Russia's development.
- 12:13 02/04/2014
The Russian Foreign Ministry called on Ukrainian authorities Wednesday to take decisive action in disarming radical paramilitary groups, while expressing concern about continued extremist activity in the country.
- 10:55 02/04/2014
Russia's Foreign Ministry urged the Ukrainian government Wednesday to adopt a more balanced constitution to protect minority populations, blaming the ongoing political crisis in the country on an unstable legal foundation.
- 17:32 01/04/2014
The development of closer ties, including economic cooperation, between Moscow and Kiev will depend on Ukraine's commitment to maintaining a non-aligned status, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
- 13:35 01/04/2014
A scenario similar to the Arab Spring has unfolded in crisis-hit Ukraine during and after the events leading up to the ouster of the country's president in February, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.
- 12:15 01/04/2014
Ukraine's parliament has ordered the immediate disarming of illegally armed groups in the country following a fatal shooting Monday on the city's main square believed to have involved a political activist of the Right Sector movement.
- 10:50 01/04/2014
Kiev's plans to hire foreign private security firms to maintain law and order in Ukraine violate the country's legislation and prove that the new authorities are unable to ensure security of its citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
- 10:31 01/04/2014
- 19:03 31/03/2014
Ukrainians want their democratic rights respected, but democracy has no chance of emerging after the upcoming presidential election is held in May, said Stephen Lendman, a Chicago-based radio host and author.
- 18:15 31/03/2014
- 14:01 31/03/2014
- 11:16 31/03/2014
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed at talks in Paris on Sunday to seek a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, showing signs of agreement on the need for a federal constitution in the country.
- 18:14 28/03/2014
- 16:59 28/03/2014
- 15:45 28/03/2014
Russia expects international human rights groups to give their assessment on violations, including national minorities, by the "new Ukrainian authorities," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement published by its information department on Friday.
- 15:15 28/03/2014
The killing of a notorious ultranationalist by police in Ukraine has ignited a firestorm that could lead to a civil war and spark a broader European conflict, said Stephen Lendman, a Chicago-based radio host and author.
- 10:43 28/03/2014
The radical group Right Sector could be banned in Ukraine after around 2,000 of its supporters encircled and threatened to storm the country's parliament late Thursday, a source in Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna party told RIA Novosti.
- 18:32 27/03/2014
- 17:42 27/03/2014
- 14:52 27/03/2014
The International Monetary Fund has reached an agreement with Ukraine to loan $14-$18 billion within a standy-by stabilizing program, Prime news agency said, citing a statement released by the IMF on Thursday.
- 14:29 27/03/2014
- 13:23 26/03/2014
A senior Russian official called on the international community Wednesday to influence Kiev in reversing a decision to block the broadcast of Russian TV channels in Ukraine, which has a substantial Russian-speaking population.
- 11:59 26/03/2014
The killing by Ukrainian law enforcement of a notorious ultranationalist wanted for war atrocities is a sign of an emerging rift in the new leadership in Kiev that illegally seized power in a coup last month, a senior Russian lawmaker said Wednesday.
- 10:42 26/03/2014
- 21:54 25/03/2014
Ukraine’s interim Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has authorized the detention and questioning of the leaders of radical Right Sector party after receiving threats of retaliation for the killing of one of its notorious activists, a ministry’s source said Tuesday.
- 18:46 25/03/2014
- 18:32 25/03/2014
The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed allegations Tuesday that Moscow is threatening nuclear sites in Ukraine as an attempt to redirect blame for ongoing instability in the country away from the new Ukrainian government.
- 17:05 25/03/2014
- 16:27 25/03/2014
- 15:25 25/03/2014
- 13:21 25/03/2014
Ukrainian ultranationalist Olexander Muzychko, put on an international wanted list for committing war atrocities in Russia's Chechnya, was gunned down overnight in an operation by Ukrainian special forces, a senior official in the country said Tuesday.
- 12:49 25/03/2014
- 20:10 24/03/2014
- 18:42 24/03/2014
The signing of a political pact between Ukraine and the European Union is a hasty step which points to the prospect of closer military ties between Kiev and NATO, a Russian foreign ministry source said Monday.
- 18:21 24/03/2014
- 16:00 23/03/2014
- 15:41 22/03/2014
- 13:12 22/03/2014
- 00:51 22/03/2014
- 22:21 21/03/2014
- 19:29 21/03/2014
- 14:31 21/03/2014
- 02:19 21/03/2014
- 22:59 20/03/2014
- 19:04 20/03/2014
- 18:22 20/03/2014
- 15:27 20/03/2014
- 02:34 20/03/2014
Kiev will abandon its post as this year's rotating head of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a loose Moscow-led association of former Soviet republics, a senior Ukrainian diplomat said on Wednesday.
- 23:50 19/03/2014
- 19:23 19/03/2014
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Moscow and Kiev later this week in an effort to resolve the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine through peaceful dialogue, the UN press service said Wednesday.
- 22:20 18/03/2014 Originally posted at 21:47
- 19:28 18/03/2014
- 18:24 18/03/2014
- 17:20 18/03/2014
- 01:20 18/03/2014
- 20:37 17/03/2014
Russia will allow Ukrainian military inspectors to carry out an emergency monitoring flight over Russian territory in line with the 2011 Vienna Document on confidence and security-building measures, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
- 16:21 17/03/2014
- 13:28 17/03/2014
Turbulence in Ukraine
After a wave of violent clashes in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities, the country’s parliament voted to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych, release Yulia Tymoshenko and hold early presidential elections on May 25.