Home > News > World
Tuesday August 12, 2014 MYT 7:50:03 PM
Tuesday August 12, 2014 MYT 7:51:29 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin will meet his top security officials on Wednesday and address members of government and parliament travelling with him on a trip to the Crimean peninsula a day later, the Kremlin said.
A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross onto its territory.
Kiev and Western governments warned Moscow against any attempt to turn the operation into a military intervention by stealth in a region facing a humanitarian crisis after four months of warfare.
The United States and European Union imposed sanctions on Moscow following its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March and over its purported support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
Council of Europe to send observers to Crimea, look into Kiev unrest
Gazprom, Rosneft chiefs will be on EU sanctions list, paper says
Yanukovich request for Russian military aid is invalid - Ukraine
Olympic gymnast to lead pro-Kremlin media holding
Ukraine assembly wants Yanukovich tried in international criminal court
Canada's Parliament Hill reopens following Wednesday shooting
Google exec skydives from edge of space, beats Baumgartner's record
Mali to keep Guinea border open despite Ebola death - president
Greece's anti-bailout party leads conservatives in latest poll
WHO: Ebola cases cross 10,000 mark, fatality rate close to 50%
Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola - officials
Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome
Hiking haven: The Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania
Dortmund slump to fourth Bundesliga defeat in a row
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)