Russian flags have been hoisted in the Parliament and the Government buildings seized by armed men in the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea while the Ukrainian interim president warns that any movement of armed Russian troops outside the naval base of Sevastopol would be seen as a military aggression.

Yanukovych’s decision to leave Kiev in the middle of the crisis has led to his impeachment by the parliament and the appointment of an interim president and has created a dangerous situation for the country, deepening its division.

An estimated 240,000 Syrian remain trapped in areas under siege resulting in severe hardship, suffering and deaths of civilians, in clear breach of the obligations under international human rights and humanitarian laws, the United Nations today reported. The analysis, based on information collected between April 2013 and 20 January of this year by the Office […]

1DM48399, a photo by Guillaume Briquet on Flickr. The Ukrainian crisis has reached a new dimension with the last burst of violence. A hundred deaths, people killed by police using live ammunition, protesters parading policemen taken as a hostages, riots in several cities other than Kiev… a situation that is sliding to a total chaos. […]

Violent clashes in Kiev with at least 25 dead have changed in one night completely the situation in Ukraine. From a deadlock to a complete breakdown.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the EU of trying to create a “sphere of influence” in Ukraine and warned the West against interfering in the crisis. He said also that Russia is ready to mediate in Kiev.

MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday. Egypt’s defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in […]