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‘Question of whether West really wants de-escalation of Ukraine crisis’
While the Geneva framework agreement seems to be an attempt to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine, it’s a question to what degree the US and the West are really genuine in this agreement, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

18.04.2014 09:48

Russia: ‘We’ll only return to PACE after sanctions lifted’
Russia’s State Duma has prepared a statement detailing conditions of resuming dialogue with PACE, claiming nations who repeatedly violated international law causing thousands of casualties have no moral right to judge Russia or impose sanctions on it.

18.04.2014 07:18

​‘West out of options on Russia over Ukraine?’
The West threatening Russia with political isolation are the tactics of people who have no other options, and that will not work, Lode Vanoost, former deputy speaker of the Belgian parliament, told RT.

17.04.2014 14:52

Londoners say UK politicians, media getting Ukraine crisis wrong
WORLDbytes, a citizen TV channel, hit the streets of London to gather residents' views on the situation in Ukraine. 'View on the Streets: Ukraine' found that the majority of those asked don't believe the version of events reported by mainstream UK media.

17.04.2014 20:48

Russian journalist detained, questioned for 15 hours by Ukraine law enforcement
A journalist for Russia’s LifeNews has been released after being detained and questioned for 15 hours by Ukraine law enforcement. Police allegedly “kicked” the reporter and “other peaceful civilians” during an armed confrontation in Mariupol on Wednesday.

17.04.2014 18:34

Putin’s annual Q&A: 10 most compelling quotes
Ukraine’s crisis was, predictably, at the center of Vladimir Putin’s annual televised interview. He said the situation can only be solved through a compromise between internal players. Below are the president’s ten most significant quotes.

17.04.2014 16:12

Obama: We are preparing additional sanctions against Russia
United States President Barack Obama said Thursday afternoon that his administration is prepared to take further action against Russia if an agreement reached earlier in the day in Geneva concerning the crisis in Ukraine fails to materialize.

17.04.2014 19:37

​Ukrainian recipe for tackling dissent: More mini-armies, bounty payouts
Several Ukrainian politicians have announced the set-up of new military units for coping with the unrest in the country’s East. And one of them suggested bounty-payouts for giving up arms and handing in ‘mercenaries.’

17.04.2014 12:19

Anti-govt activists take control of TV tower in Donetsk region
Anti-Maidan activists in south-eastern Ukraine have reportedly seized a TV tower broadcasting for the Donetsk region, cutting off some digital Ukrainian channels and replacing them with Russian ones.

17.04.2014 15:36

Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement
Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there.

17.04.2014 17:48

Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine agree on de-escalation roadmap
Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine have adopted a joint document on the de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, after talks in Geneva. It calls for all illegal armed groups to lay down arms and a wide amnesty.

17.04.2014 16:18

Ukraine imposes severe entrance restrictions on adult Russian males
Russian men aged 16 to 60 entering Ukraine without their families will only be allowed in if they have close relatives or an invitation, according to Ukrainian officials. Previously, all Russians could travel to Ukraine with just their internal IDs.

17.04.2014 13:13

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