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- EU offers Ukraine help with implementing association deal — 12 December 2013, 21:53 CET
The EU said Thursday it would help Ukraine implement the association pact they have negotiated, and offered to assist it to obtain an IMF loan.
- Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts — 12 December 2013, 23:03 CET
Ukraine's opposition called Thursday for a mass weekend rally, as pro-European demonstrators sought to increase the pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych following a failed police raid.
- Echoes of Cold War colour US stand on Ukraine — 12 December 2013, 22:48 CET
Amid a mounting political crisis, the United States is turning up the heat on Ukraine's leaders, seeking to push the former Soviet republic into the EU's embrace and away from the grasp of former foe Russia.
- Romania PM wants new vote on MPs' immunity from graft charges — 12 December 2013, 20:33 CET
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta Thursday called for a new vote on snap amendments granting lawmakers immunity from graft charges, after the United States and the European Union slammed the move.
- Ukraine protesters dig in behind barbed-wire barricades — 12 December 2013, 17:35 CET
Helmeted volunteers stared down from a wall of sandbags stuffed with
snow, reinforced with iron bars, and topped with barbed-wire and the
waving flags of Ukraine and the European Union.
- Celebrities sprinkle stardust on Ukraine's protest — 12 December 2013, 17:40 CET
From George Clooney to Hayden Panettiere to a galaxy of homegrown stars,
the protests in Ukraine have become a magnet for celebrities wanting to
show their empathy with a popular uprising.
- Ukraine protesters hold firm as US mulls sanctions — 12 December 2013, 17:34 CET
Ukrainian demonstrators celebrated holding three weeks of protests Thursday over the government's decision to reject a historic EU deal, as the United States threatened sanctions after a failed police raid on the protest barricades.
- Ukraine president intends to sign EU accord: Ashton — 12 December 2013, 13:02 CET
EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton said Thursday that Ukraine
President Viktor Yanukovych "intends" to sign an EU association accord,
having ditched it only last month under Russian pressure.
- Ukraine welcome to work with Russia on Customs Union: Putin — 12 December 2013, 11:27 CET
Ukraine is still welcome but not obliged to work with Russia on its
post-Soviet Customs Union, seen as a potential counterweight to the
European Union, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
- Bungled crackdown weakens Ukraine leader, deepens crisis — 12 December 2013, 11:23 CET
A failed attempt by the Ukrainian security forces to push protesters
from the centre of Kiev has weakened President Viktor Yanukovych and
scotched any chance of a rapid end to the three-week crisis, analysts
- Ukraine protest confident as US mulls sanctions — 12 December 2013, 11:13 CET
Ukrainian demonstrators celebrated three weeks of protests Thursday over the government's decision to reject a historic EU deal, as the United States threatened sanctions after a failed police raid on the protest barricades.
- Ukrainian protesters dig in as pressure mounts on Yanukovych — 11 December 2013, 23:10 CET
Pro-EU Ukrainian demonstrators dug in on Wednesday night as domestic and
international pressure mounted on President Viktor Yanukovych to end a
three-week standoff over his refusal to sign an EU deal.
- Romania MPs under fire after voting for immunity from graft charges — 12 December 2013, 11:20 CET
Domestic and international critics poured scorn on Romanian lawmakers
Wednesday after they unexpectedly voted to exempt MPs and the president
from corruption charges while in office.
- Key points in Ukrainian protests — 11 December 2013, 18:45 CET
Thursday will mark three weeks of Ukrainian protests against their
government's rejection of a historic pact with the European Union (EU).
- Kiev protest unbowed after failed police raid — 11 December 2013, 18:42 CET
A police raid may have reduced their protest barricades to a pile of
snow, but it has only made the demonstrators on Kiev's Independence
Square more determined than ever.
- Ukraine opposition figure Klitschko cancels Paris trip — 11 December 2013, 16:57 CET
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday urged "restraint and
dialogue" in Ukraine as Vitali Klitschko, an opposition leader,
cancelled a planned visit to Paris due to anti-government protests
wracking his country.
- Ashton condemns force against 'peaceful' Ukraine protests — 11 December 2013, 16:52 CET
EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton on Wednesday condemned the use
of force against pro-EU demonstrators in Kiev after police tried and
failed to disperse them overnight.
- Ukraine risks 'full-scale conflict': Patriarch — 11 December 2013, 12:07 CET
The powerful Ukrainian Orthodox Patriarch Filaret warned Wednesday that
continued violence in Kiev could lead to a civil conflict and called on
the government to sign a pact with the European Union.
- Yanukovych urges talks after Ukrainian protesters force police from square — 11 December 2013, 22:46 CET
Ukrainian demonstrators on Wednesday forced riot police to retreat after a pre-dawn raid on their protest camp, in a blow to the authority of President Viktor Yanukovych who called for talks after nearly three weeks of rallies.
- Ukraine seeks EUR 20 bn in return for EU deal — 11 December 2013, 18:45 CET
Ukraine's prime minister said Wednesday Kiev would like to secure a 20-billion-euro loan from the European Union before it signs a landmark association pact with the bloc.
- Germany urges Ukraine to refrain from violence — 11 December 2013, 11:39 CET
Germany on Wednesday called on Ukraine to refrain from violence after
security forces overnight stormed Kiev's Independence Square which
protesters have occupied for over a week.
- Ukrainian police storm Kiev's Independence Square — 11 December 2013, 11:39 CET
Ukrainian security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square early
Wednesday, occupying the area protesters had held for over a week and
ripping down their tents.
- Ukraine protesters defiant after police storm square — 11 December 2013, 11:30 CET
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters and police were on Wednesday locked in a potentially explosive standoff after security forces stormed the epicentre of mass protests but demonstrators refused to leave.
- Ukraine leader says opposition 'threatens national security' — 10 December 2013, 21:07 CET
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday accused the
pro-European opposition of posing a threat to national security, in a
show of defiance as he held talks with the EU foreign policy chief to
seek a way out of an explosive stand-off with protesters.
- Ukraine leader holds crisis talks, slams 'revolution' calls — 10 December 2013, 19:12 CET
President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday held talks with his three
predecessors and the EU foreign policy chief to seek a way out of an
explosive standoff with protesters, warning that opposition calls for a
revolution were a threat to national security.