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  1. beyondbrics

    August 26, 2014

    Guest post: low expectations for Ukraine and Russia in Minsk

    By Ben Aris of bne Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin of Russia are to meet in Minsk today for the...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Sergei Lavrov says Russia to send second aid convoy

    Moscow will send a second humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine this week using the same route and procedure as the first one,...

  1. August 10, 2014

    Ukrainian army edges closer to Donetsk

    The newly-appointed prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic has ruled out ceasefire negotiations as...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Putin and Poroshenko meet at D-Day ceremonies

    D-Day 70th anniversary Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, met for the first time...

  3. May 27, 2014

    Vladimir Putin urges Ukraine to halt offensive against separatists

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Ukraine to halt a military offensive against pro-Russia separatists in the...

  4. May 26, 2014

    Kiev in airport offensive as Moscow says ready to talk to president-elect

    Ukraine’s government launched air strikes and deployed paratroops against pro-Russian militants who seized the city of...

  5. May 26, 2014

    Ukraine launches air strikes against pro-Russia militants

    Ukraine on Monday launched air strikes and deployed paratroops against pro-Russia militants who had seized Donetsk...

  6. April 23, 2014

    Kiev implicates Russia in politician’s murder

    Ukraine’s interim government on Wednesday accused Moscow of being involved in the murder of a regional Ukrainian politician...

  7. April 21, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Russia steps up rhetoric on possible intervention

    Russia’s foreign minister vowed to “stop” unrest in eastern Ukraine on Monday, fuelling concerns about escalation of the...

  8. April 18, 2014

    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

  9. April 17, 2014

    Four-way talks end with agreement on calming Ukraine tensions

    International talks between Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday evening with an unexpected...

  10. April 9, 2014

    Russia presses Kiev on gas as armed stand-off continues

    Russia threatened to force Ukraine’s cash-strapped government to pay in advance for its gas imports, adding fresh pressure...

  11. The World

    April 8, 2014

    How to destroy a state, Putin style

    Vladimir Putin speaking at a session of the Russian security services board April 7 (Getty) At one level, what is happening...

  12. April 3, 2014

    Nato chief defends eastern advance

    Nato’s secretary-general has angrily defended the alliance’s stepped-up military deployments in central and eastern Europe,...

  13. April 2, 2014

    Russian push to ‘federalise’ Ukraine stirs resentment

    Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, succeeded at tweaking one of the most sensitive spots in the Ukrainian national...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were upbeat on the final day of the quarter but for most major indices the climb did little to...

  15. March 31, 2014

    John Kerry warns on ‘intimidation’ of Ukraine

    Moscow had created a climate of “fear and intimidation” in Ukraine, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said after talks in...

  16. Gavyn Davies

    March 30, 2014

    President Putin's economic Achilles heel

    The Ukraine crisis has been widely described as the most dangerous confrontation between Russia and the west since the end...

  17. March 30, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev ‘outrage’ over Russia’s demands

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, met Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, on Sunday evening in Paris for talks that...

  18. March 24, 2014

    Russia braced for $70bn in outflows

    The Russian government is braced for the country’s capital outflows to soar to $70bn in the first three months of the year...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    March 20, 2014

    Russian officers head to meet Ukrainian colleagues

    Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters Russian officers walk to meet Ukrainian colleagues on the ship Slavutich in Sevastopol. The legal...

  20. March 14, 2014

    Russia and US fail to reach breakthrough on Ukraine

    Key developments ● Foreign ministers Kerry and Lavrov fail to make breakthrough on Crimea referendum ● Russia accuses Kiev...

  21. The World

    March 14, 2014

    Ukraine, Syria and global attention-deficit-disorder

    How do we decide what matters in the world? The question is prompted by the coincidence of the crisis in Ukraine and the...

  22. March 12, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US warns of reprisals if Crimea poll goes ahead

    The stand-off between Russia and the US over Ukraine reached its gravest point on Wednesday as the US and its allies warned...

  23. March 10, 2014

    Europe prepares sanctions against Russia

    European officials were preparing sanctions against Russia and additional aid for Ukraine as diplomats acknowledged their...

  24. FT Alphaville

    March 6, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: A sense of calm returned to equity markets as the crisis in Ukraine retreated further from view. But investors...

  25. March 5, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Blows for west in bid to counter Moscow

    The west’s diplomatic efforts to counter Russia’s takeover of Crimea faced setbacks on multiple fronts on Wednesday as the...

  26. March 5, 2014

    Russia snubs talks with Ukraine government

    Russia on Wednesday resisted western efforts to persuade Moscow to engage in direct talks with Kiev’s interim government at...

  27. February 22, 2014

    Russia declares Ukraine agreement a failure

    Russia has declared the failure of the agreement signed less than 24 hours earlier by the conflict parties in Ukraine to end...

  28. February 7, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Angela Merkel raps US diplomat for leaked remarks

    German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned as “totally unacceptable” a US official’s expletive-laced dismissal of EU efforts...

  29. February 2, 2014

    Frosty points in post-cold war politics

    In March 2009, the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrived in Moscow with a gift for Sergei Lavrov, her Russian...

  30. February 1, 2014

    Russia and west clash over Ukraine at Munich conference

    Russia’s foreign minister and his European and American counterparts traded heated words on Saturday morning over civil...

  31. January 21, 2014

    Iran warns on exclusion from Syria talks

    When Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, visited the tomb of an assassinated Hizbollah leader during a visit to...

  32. January 17, 2014

    Syria and Russia propose Aleppo ceasefire ahead of conference

    Syria’s foreign minister on Friday proposed a ceasefire in the battle-scarred city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners...

  33. January 13, 2014

    US and Russia to push for ceasefires to allow aid flows in Syria

    The Syrian government and some of the rebel groups it is fighting might be willing to sign local ceasefires and to allow...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 12, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 12-17

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Bangkok rally, China’s Q4 GDP, Egypt referendum on the new constitution and several...

  35. November 14, 2013

    Egypt and Russia hail new era of military co-operation

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s defence minister and de facto ruler, announced a new era of military co-operation with Moscow...

  36. November 8, 2013

    Egypt turns to Russia as relations with Washington sour

    The Russian foreign and defence ministers will travel to Egypt next week on a visit seen as signalling a growing...

  37. September 17, 2013

    Syria crisis: Lavrov urges wider probe into chemical weapons

    Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, on Tuesday called for a wider investigation into a chemical weapons attack in the...

  38. September 14, 2013

    Syria crisis: Realpolitik is winner in US-Russia weapons agreement

    Who has got the better of whom in the negotiations between the US and Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons? Poring over the...

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