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Russian MFA calls U.N. resolution on Ukraine "counterproductive"

Russian MFA calls U.N. resolution on Ukraine "counterproductive"

March 28 (UPI) -- The Russian government responded to the UN resolution on Ukraine that was passed Thursday, calling it "counterproductive."
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U.S., Russia reach preliminary agreement on Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine, March 16 (UPI) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday Russia and the United States had reached a preliminary agreement on the crisis in Ukraine.
Russia vetoes Security Council resolution on Ukraine

Russia vetoes Security Council resolution on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, March 15 (UPI) -- Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution Saturday that would have urged nations not to recognize the Crimean vote on secession from Ukraine.
Ousted Ukrainian president asks Putin to send Russian forces to Ukraine

Ousted Ukrainian president asks Putin to send Russian forces to Ukraine

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- A senior Russian diplomat to the UN announced Monday that deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has requested Russia send armed forces into Ukraine.
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Obama confers with Putin by phone on Russian troops in Ukraine

Obama confers with Putin by phone on Russian troops in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama held a 90-minute phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday as the U.N. Security Council met on Ukraine.
U.N. Security Council votes to destroy Syria's chemical arms

U.N. Security Council votes to destroy Syria's chemical arms

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday voted unanimously to approve a resolution that would secure and destroy Syria's stockpiles.

Syrian rebel group meets with U.N. Security Council

UNITED NATIONS, July 27 (UPI) -- Leaders of the National Coalition of Syria, the major rebel group, told the U.N. Security Council they envision a united and Democratic Syria.

Syrian rebels used nerve gas, Russia says

UNITED NATIONS, July 10 (UPI) -- Russia says it determined an alleged deadly sarin nerve gas attack in Syria was carried out by Syrian rebels, not the Assad regime, as the White House asserts.

Syria a security risk to EU, commissioner says

BRUSSELS, April 25 (UPI) -- It's in the interest of the European community to take efforts to address the situation with Syrian civil war, the European crisis commissioner said.
Golan Heights latest spillover threat

Golan Heights latest spillover threat

UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (UPI) -- Stability from a cease-fire enacted in the 1970s in the Golan Heights might deteriorate because of the Syrian civil war, the U.N. Security Council said.

Group: U.N. peacekeepers not abducted

CAIRO, March 7 (UPI) -- A Syrian rebel group that first said it had detained about 20 U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights announced Thursday it had rescued them from fighting.

Russia arms firms bag Iraq, chase Libya

BAGHDAD, March 5 (UPI) -- Iraq's decision to stick to a $4.3 billion arms deal with Russia is good news for Moscow as it strives to restore its Cold War influence in the Middle East.

Brahimi appointed U.N. Syrian envoy

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the League of Arab States Friday appointed veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi to succeed Kofi Annan as Syrian envoy.
Annan: Moscow must persuade Assad to go

Annan: Moscow must persuade Assad to go

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Moscow and its allies must persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, departing U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan wrote in an op-ed piece.
Post-cease-fire violence reported in Syria

Post-cease-fire violence reported in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 24 (UPI) -- Opposition activists reported post-cease-fire fighting Tuesday, saying Syrian forces struck Homs and Hama Tuesday, and tank artillery and mortar fire hit Douma.

U.N. cease-fire monitors headed for Syria

UNITED NATIONS, April 14 (UPI) -- Up to 30 unarmed observers will be sent to Syria to monitor a tenuous cease-fire, the U.N. Security Council decided in a unanimous vote Saturday.
U.N. observers prepare to enter Syria

U.N. observers prepare to enter Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 13 (UPI) -- United Nations observers prepared to enter Syria, with a shaky cease-fire apparently holding in much of the country, officials said.
Report: Families slain in Homs

Report: Families slain in Homs

CAIRO, March 8 (UPI) -- Dozens of people from a handful of families were killed Thursday by Syrian government troops in Homs, Syrian opposition groups said.

Russia says Libya training Syrian rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 8 (UPI) -- A Russian official has accused Libya of running a training center for Syrian rebel forces that are combating the "legal government" of President Bashar Assad.

Violence ongoing in Syria

HOMS, Syria, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- At least seven people died in Syria Saturday, as the United Nations attempts to reach a resolution to end violence in the country, officials said.
U.S. closes embassy in Damascus

U.S. closes embassy in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The United States suspended operations at its embassy in Damascus Monday, citing the deteriorating situation across Syria.
U.N. support of Syria resolution shaky

U.N. support of Syria resolution shaky

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The United Nations Security Council tentatively backed an Arab League plan for Syria after dropping language on President Bashar Assad's ceding of power.

Security Council debates Syrian resolution

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- China and Russia opposed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday that calls on Syrian President Bashar Assad to transfer power to his vice president.

Russia defends vote on Syrian resolution

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A draft resolution vetoed by China and Russia was short-sighted in how its language addressed political change in Syria, Moscow's envoy said.

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