Home > News > World
Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 3:20:02 AM
Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 3:21:01 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that it is not in Russia's interest for Ukraine to be gripped by violence, and rejected the notion that the situation in Ukraine represented a Cold War style "tug of war" between the United States and Russia.
"It is in Russia's interest that Ukraine not be engulfed in violence - Kiev or other places - and that it return to stability, and that progress be made towards a future in Ukraine that reflects the will of the Ukrainian people," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a news briefing.
"So it's very important to view this not as a tug of war between East and West or the United States and Russia," Carney added on the same day that Ukrainian opposition leaders signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich aiming to resolve a violent political crisis.
(Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Singapore navy to get eight new warships
Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight
Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank
Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Japan broadcaster NHK is testing 8K resolution for Wimbledon
LBU signs MoU to deliver Sarawak highway project
Buka puasa buffet with 80 dishes
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)