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Russia accuses West of Ukraine plot

Russia accuses West of Ukraine plot

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of wanting to "seize" Ukraine, amid escalating rhetoric between Russia and the US. On Thursday US Secretary of State John Kerry had accused Russia of "distraction, deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine. The US says Russia has failed to live up to an agreement to end...

Russia, Ukraine hold first meeting

Russia, Ukraine hold first meeting

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Andriy Deshchytsia, for the first time since Russia's move into Crimea triggered a diplomatic crisis. Lavrov says Russia is unfazed by the prospect of being expelled from the G8. Other members of the group of industrialised countries have agreed not to hold a...

Ukraine standoff intensifies

Ukraine standoff intensifies

Russia said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula. In a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister...

West makes diplomatic push on Ukraine crisis

US and Russian top diplomats yesterday held talks on Ukraine as the EU unveiled an aid package worth at least 11 billion euros to support the country's new pro-Western leaders. The talks in Paris to defuse the worst East-West stand-off since the Cold War came as pro-Moscow forces seized part of two missile bases in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, although all missiles remained in Ukrainian hands. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergei Lavrov were meeting for the first time...

US-Russia talks over Ukraine crisis

US-Russia talks over Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are due to hold crucial talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis. The US accuses Moscow of deploying troops in Ukraine's Crimea region, describing it as an "act of aggression" - a claim denied by the Kremlin. Despite the sharp...

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