Tag: kiev protests

Russian parliament speaker: There will be no Russia-Ukraine war

There will be no war between Russia and Ukraine, the speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament said on Friday. “It’s complete nonsense, it absolutely does not reflect our intentions, the feelings of empathy and the pain we feel for the Ukrainian people,” Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Russian Federation Council, said. Photo: Military personnel…

Obama team announces $1 billion in aid to Ukraine

The Obama administration announced $1 billion in economic and energy aid to Ukraine on Tuesday, part of its emerging response to Russian military activity in Crimea. President Obama, aides and allies are also considering a number of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into the Crimea region. The administration announced the assistance package for…

Ukraine arrest warrant for ex-leader Yanukovych

Ukraine has issued a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interim interior minister has announced. Arsen Avakov said on Facebook that a criminal case had been opened against Mr Yanukovych and other officials over “mass murder of peaceful citizens”. > “An official case for the mass murder of peaceful citizens has…

Ukrainian president and opposition sign early-poll deal

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition protesters have agreed to an early presidential poll before the end of the year. The election is part of a deal to end the country’s political crisis. The deal has not been published, but Mr Yanukovych referred to a national unity government and constitutional changes reducing the president’s power.…

Ukraine: Protesters capture 67 police in Kiev

Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 33 people dead. Video footage on Ukrainian television showed shocking scenes Thursday of protesters being cut down by gunfire,…