Ukraine crisis

  • Crimea 'theft' accusation sparks Russian threats at UN

    Russia and the US exchanged threats on Wednesday at a tense UN Security Council meeting over the Ukraine crisis, with Moscow’s envoy threatening that US “insults” will jeopardise Moscow’s willingness to cooperate on other diplomatic matters. It was the council’s eighth meeting in less than three weeks on the...
  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea holds secession referendum

    Crimea is voting on whether to rejoin Russia or stay with Ukraine but with more autonomy. The referendum has been condemned as “illegal” by Kiev and the West but is backed by Moscow. Since the fall of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, Russian troops have in effect taken control of the...