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  • moscow slams kiev for diversion of minsk peace agreements

    Moscow slams Kiev for diversion of Minsk peace agreements

    World | Mar 18, 2015, 08:11 AM IST

    Moscow: Russia has slammed the Ukrainian leadership for diverting the Minsk peace agreements reached in February between Kiev and Donbass insurgents.The bill on the "special status" of Donbass territories under the control of insurgents, which

  • poroshenko kerry stress diplomatic solution to ukraine

    Poroshenko, Kerry stress diplomatic solution to Ukraine conflict

    World | Feb 05, 2015, 09:37 PM IST

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday discussed the crisis in Ukraine, stressing the need for a diplomatic solution to the ongoing conflict in the eastern regions.Speaking

  • ukrainian president arrives in australia to discuss mh17

    Ukrainian president arrives in Australia to discuss MH17 tragedy

    World | Dec 11, 2014, 08:51 AM IST

    Canberra:  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Australia Thursday morning ahead of a two-day visit, in which he will address the MH17 tragedy with Australian leaders.Both Poroshenko and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will attend

  • russia sees threat in ukraine s potential nato membership

    Russia sees threat in Ukraine's potential NATO membership

    World | Nov 28, 2014, 09:56 AM IST

    Moscow: Russia considers Ukraine's potential NATO membership as a threat to global stability, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Thursday."Our partners are aware of Russian principal position that Ukraine's NATO membership will undermine European

  • ukraine supports peace but ready for war poroshenko

    Ukraine supports peace, but ready for war: Poroshenko

    World | Nov 05, 2014, 09:40 AM IST

    Kiev: Ukraine remains committed to a peace process with pro-Russian separatists, but is rearming and prepared for war should they attempt to launch a new offensive, President Petro Poroshenko said today.Speaking at the start of

  • russia to recognise ukrainian parliamentary poll results

    Russia to recognise Ukrainian parliamentary poll results

    World | Oct 27, 2014, 09:27 PM IST

    Moscow: Russia is prepared to recognise the outcome of the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday on the LifeNews television channel.“The way I see it, the elections did take place, although not

  • poroshenko s bloc leads ukraine s polls

    Poroshenko's bloc leads Ukraine's polls

    World | Oct 27, 2014, 12:00 PM IST

    Kiev: The political bloc that supports Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is leading the country's parliamentary election with around 23 percent votes.According to exit polls conducted Sunday night, the People's Front of Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk

  • no sign of major russian pullback from ukraine nato

    No sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine: NATO

    World | Oct 17, 2014, 07:36 AM IST

    Brussels: NATO said today it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine's border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks."We would welcome the withdrawal of

  • barak obama pledges diplomatic resolution of ukraine crisis

    Barak Obama pledges diplomatic resolution of Ukraine crisis

    World | Sep 19, 2014, 06:43 AM IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged continued efforts to seek a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis."In addition to the concrete expressions of support through security assistance and economic assistance, we are going

  • ukraine president offers temporary autonomy to rebel held

    Ukraine president offers temporary autonomy to rebel-held areas

    World | Sep 16, 2014, 10:55 AM IST

    Kiev: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has proposed granting temporary autonomy to some rebel-held areas in the eastern part of the country.The autonomy would last for three years, according to the draft legislation Poroshenko submitted to

  • putin poroshenko discuss ukraine crisis

    Putin, Poroshenko discuss Ukraine crisis

    World | Sep 09, 2014, 07:41 AM IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko talked over phone about ways to end the crisis in east Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday."The two presidents continued the Saturday talk on steps

  • ukrainian president rebels back ceasefire plan

    Ukrainian president, rebels back ceasefire plan

    World | Sep 05, 2014, 06:53 AM IST

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday said he was ready to agree to a ceasefire with independence-seeking rebels if international mediators agree on it."Tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m., if the planned meeting in Minsk

  • crisis with russia close to full scale war

    Crisis with Russia close to 'full-scale war'

    World | Aug 31, 2014, 07:28 AM IST

    Brussels: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday that his country is "close to the point of no return" and "point of no return is full-scale war"."I think that we are very close to the

  • ukrainian president disbands parliament calls early polls

    Ukrainian President disbands Parliament, calls early polls

    World | Aug 26, 2014, 08:14 AM IST

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Parliament on Monday and called for early elections on October 26, as tensions were still running high in eastern Ukraine amid fighting between government forces and separatists."We must begin

  • poroshenko merkel call for peaceful settlement of ukraine

    Poroshenko, Merkel call for peaceful settlement of Ukraine crisis

    World | Aug 23, 2014, 11:26 PM IST

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday called for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis, the presidential press service said.At a joint press briefing following their talks here, the

  • ukraine blames russia separatists for rejecting ceasefire

    Ukraine blames Russia, separatists for rejecting ceasefire efforts

    World | Jul 11, 2014, 08:01 AM IST

    Washington: Amid growing calls for a fresh ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the country's president told US Vice President Joseph Biden on Thursday that both Russia and the separatists were rejecting his efforts in this regard.During

  • ukrainian president ready for dialogue with insurgents

    Ukrainian president ready for dialogue with insurgents

    World | Jul 09, 2014, 07:09 AM IST

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday said he is ready to hold a dialogue with militias in eastern Ukraine.The Ukrainian leadership is prepared for a dialogue with the insurgents who are ready to "give

  • ukraine president calls vladimir putin angela merkel and

    Ukraine President calls Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to keep peace plan

    World | Jun 30, 2014, 06:54 AM IST

    Kiev, Ukraine: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tried to keep his peace plan to settle the conflict with pro-Russian separatists on track in a four-way phone call Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders

  • putin orders central russia forces on full combat alert

    Putin orders central Russia forces on 'full combat alert'

    World | Jun 21, 2014, 03:05 PM IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert as well as a drill of airborne troops, a day after Ukraine ordered a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels. Nato

  • ukraine 49 dead as rebels down military plane

    Ukraine: 49 dead as rebels down military plane

    World | Jun 14, 2014, 11:13 PM IST

    Novohannivka (Ukraine): Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane today, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard in a bloody escalation of the conflict in the country's restive east.It was a bitter setback

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