Putin answers questions from Russians and Snowden in marathon call-in show
The president gave his views on Ukraine, Crimea, China and relations with the U.S.
Protests in Kiev’s central Independence Square started on Nov. 21, after the Ukrainian government said it would not sign a trade association agreement with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. Opposition groups wanting closer ties with Europe have demanded that the government of President Viktor Yanukovych resign, and that early elections be held.
The United States and the European Union attempted to organize another 'colored revolution' in Ukraine, or an unconstitutional change of the regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
Military prosecutors have opened a criminal case on terrorism charges after an aircraft came under fire in the Donetsk region
The U.S. authorities have a direct impact on the actions of the current Kyiv authorities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
The Ukrainian government has called on Russia to comply with the provisions of the April 17 agreements in Geneva
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Kyiv has said no evidence has been found that the ultra-nationalistic Right Sector could have been involved in the death of protesters, who were killed in a shootout near the city of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, on Sunday
Brussels, Washington and Moscow reach consensus in Geneva talks
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed Konstantin Busygin, the new head of the state agency for the development of the state border facilities, Rosgranitsa, to start equipping the state border with Ukraine immediately in view of Crimea and Sevastopol's recent integration with Russia
The Kyiv authorities flagrantly violate the Geneva agreements reached last week between Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
Russian bloggers and politicians use social media to discuss the conflict in the Donbass
Russian Central Bank halts operations of standalone units of several Ukrainian banks in Crimea, Sevastopol
The Russian Central Bank has halted operations of standalone divisions of Ukraine's PrivatBank, All-Ukrainian Joint Stock Bank, Kyivska Rus and Imexbank in Crimea and Sevastopol, the Central Bank said in a press release
In the wake of an armed incident in Slovyansk, a town in Ukraine's Donetsk region, Kyiv urged Russia to assist implementation of the Geneva accords
Three activists of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" were killed and three others wounded in a skirmish at a checkpoint near Slovyansk outside the village of Bylbasovka in the Donetsk region early on Sunday
Russia's decision to readdress the idea to demand that Ukraine make advance payments for its gas in a month has no relation to upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said
Bilateral projectfaces uncertain future despite successfully completing testing
The number of Russians that Ukrainian border guards have denied entry has sharply dropped in the past 24 hours, i.e. on the second day after Ukraine introduced a virtually total ban on visiting the country for Russian men aged from 16 to 60
Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not have to use the Federation Council's permission to send troops to Ukraine for protecting the civilian population
In the midst of the crisis in Ukraine, Sergei Lavrov paid a visit to Beijing
Activists of the Donetsk region's self-defense forces have been detained by police at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city of Slovyansk, Donbas People's Army spokesman Miroslav Rudenko told Interfax on Friday
According to the agreements reached at the Geneva meeting, all illegal armed formations in Ukraine should be disarmed and all administrative buildings should be returned to owners, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said