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UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of annexation
UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of annexation

The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine.

UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of annexation
West's shows 'unwillingness' in Ukraine truce: Lavrov
West's shows 'unwillingness' in Ukraine truce: Lavrov

Russia called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not interested in the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine.

West's shows 'unwillingness' in Ukraine truce: Lavrov
Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia
Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia

The day after her husband was arrested, Elvira Ablyalimova woke up to find her home in Crimea surrounded by snipers while a squad of men combed through her belongings for 10 hours.

Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia
Putin 'destabilizing' Ukraine, Kerry says
Putin 'destabilizing' Ukraine, Kerry says

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through "land grabs''.

Putin 'destabilizing' Ukraine, Kerry says
Moscow lying 'to my face,' says Kerry
Moscow lying 'to my face,' says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian leaders of lying "to my face" about Moscow's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

Moscow lying 'to my face,' says Kerry
West making little headway in Ukraine crisis: Lithuania FM

Despite pressure from sanctions and a high-level Franco-German mediation, the conflict in east Ukraine shows little sign of ending, Lithuania's foreign minister said.

West making little headway in Ukraine crisis: Lithuania FM
West hikes warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites
West hikes warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites

The West sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine's battered truce as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol.

West hikes warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites
Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings
Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered for an emotional ceremony on Kiev's Independence Square to mark one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down.

Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings
Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire
Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire

The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia pledged renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations.

Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©pravgazeta.info
French court to decide on Ablyazov extradition on March 4

The French Court of Cassation will pronounce its rule on the fate of the fugitive Kazakh billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov on March 4.

French court to decide on Ablyazov extradition on March 4
Kerry calls on Russian FM to stop Ukraine attacks
Kerry calls on Russian FM to stop Ukraine attacks

US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart to urge him to stop separatist attacks on a strategic Ukrainian town and respect a fragile ceasefire.

Kerry calls on Russian FM to stop Ukraine attacks
Photo © akorda.kz
Nazarbayev meets Russia's Security Council Secretary Patrushev

President of Kazakhstan has met with the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolay Patrushev.

Nazarbayev meets Russia's Security Council Secretary Patrushev
Fans protest as 'Russian Sinatra' hit by EU sanctions
Fans protest as 'Russian Sinatra' hit by EU sanctions

Russian MPs spoke out and fans launched a Twitter campaign after the European Union slapped sanctions on a popular singer often compared to Frank Sinatra.

Fans protest as 'Russian Sinatra' hit by EU sanctions
US urges Russia, rebels to 'immediately' halt Ukraine attacks
US urges Russia, rebels to 'immediately' halt Ukraine attacks

The United States called on Russia and the separatists it backs to "immediately" halt attacks in eastern Ukraine.

US urges Russia, rebels to 'immediately' halt Ukraine attacks
 Yerlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of Turar Kazangapov
Minsk agreement might fail again: Kazakhstan's Idrissov

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov has expressed concerns over the implementation of the agreement signed in Minsk.

Minsk agreement might fail again: Kazakhstan's Idrissov
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petro Poroshenko.Photo  © tengrinews.kz
Nazarbayev and Poroshenko discuss Minsk meeting

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Nazarbayev and Poroshenko discuss Minsk meeting
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev and Putin discuss Minsk meeting

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed the outcomes of the Norman meeting of leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine.

Nazarbayev and Putin discuss Minsk meeting
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Angela Merkel. Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com.
Nazarbayev discusses Norman meeting in Minsk with Angela Merkel

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the outcomes of Norman Talks in Minsk, Belarus.

Nazarbayev discusses Norman meeting in Minsk with Angela Merkel
Separatists doubt Kiev will control 'their' Russian border
Separatists doubt Kiev will control 'their' Russian border

The separatist guard at a crossing point between Ukraine and Russia poured scorn on Kiev regaining control despite a new peace deal.

Separatists doubt Kiev will control 'their' Russian border
UN Security Council to meet Sunday on Ukraine ceasefire
UN Security Council to meet Sunday on Ukraine ceasefire

The UN Security Council is expected to meet on Sunday for an emergency session to shore up the Minsk ceasefire deal for east Ukraine.

UN Security Council to meet Sunday on Ukraine ceasefire