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The revolt led to Moscow canceling a much-needed $15bn loan to the country after only $3bn had been disbursed, leaving Kiev with little cash in its coffers and dwindling foreign exchange reserves.
The new government was dealt a new jolt when Russia’s energy giant Gazprom bluntly warned Kiev that it had accumulated a “huge” debt for unpaid natural gas that needed to be urgently paid.
Ukraine’s parliament on Friday appealed to the United States and Britain to uphold a 1994 pact signed with Russia that guaranteed the country’s sovereignty in return for it giving up is Soviet nuclear arsenal
In the 1960’s, the Egyptian state newspaper Al-Ahram was filled with headlines about the amazing scientific breakthroughs of the Egyptian military. One such headline celebrated the invention of the first “Arab-made” airplane – one that could reach Mach 2 – while the other announced to the world the creation of Egyptian missiles that could reach …
Ukraine’s new interim head of the federal police said on Monday that he held Yanukovych and his team of feared security insiders directly responsible for the deaths.
On Kiev’s Independence Square, where many people were killed this week, life creaked back to normal as onlookers filed through giant, makeshift barricades set up to keep security forces at bay after anti-government protests erupted in November.
AFP – Ukrainian lawmakers on Sunday appointed parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov interim president, a day after they voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych following three months of protests. Deputies voted by an overwhelming margin for Turchynov to act as head of state until new elections are held on May 25. Yanukovych, whose whereabouts are unknown, insisted …
The crisis in Kiev has evolved into a Cold War-style standoff between Moscow and the West over the future of the strategic nation sandwiched between them.
Swathes of the tent encampment have already been destroyed by fire and flames poured out of the windows of a gutted building on the square.
The European Union and United States cranked up pressure on Yanukovych to impose serious reforms to end a standoff that has turned parts of Kiev into a war zone patrolled by masked protesters and that has left three activists dead.
Ukrainian opposition leader and world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko on Thursday urged protesters to observe an eight-hour truce in clashes with security forces
Protesters stepped up their attacks, flinging stones and Molotov cocktails but could do little against the tear gas and stun grenades used by the elite Berkut riot police who also fired rubber bullets.
Ambassadors criticise western media and governments, stress that Egypt is fighting terrorism
Protesters disrupt Ukrainian president’s speech on press freedom
By Maria Danilova / AP It’s a game that every Ukrainian knows about: The “Death Match” of 1942, when top Kiev soccer players trounced a team of Nazi occupiers and reportedly paid for it with their lives. But Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday froze the release of a movie depicting that Soviet defiance of Nazi Germany because …