Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made an impromptu offer Friday to merge gas powerhouse Gazprom with Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz. Ukraine's opposition labeled the proposal an attempt to rob the country of its independence.
Smoke bombs went off and eggs rained down on Ukraine's parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Litvyn on Tuesday as the chamber voted to extend the presence of a Russian Navy fleet in the Black Sea to 2042, in return for cheaper gas from Russia.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych arrives for the first visit to Russia by a Ukrainian head of state in two years, a week after pledging to pursue "non-alignment" regarding Russia's relations with the West in his inauguration speech.
A top Ukrainian court said Wednesday it would delay the results of a Feb. 7 presidential vote in which Viktor Yanukovych claimed victory until it finishes hearing a legal challenge from rival candidate Yulia Tymoshenko (pictured).
In her first public address since the Feb. 7 presidential election, Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko vowed to contest what she called the “falsified” poll, which saw her narrowly lose to arch rival, Viktor Yanukovich.
Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich (pictured) has called on Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to resign, warning that her refusal to concede defeat in last week's presidential run-off could plunge the country back into crisis.