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UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson met today (6 March) with Ukrainian community leaders in Kiev, and will brief the Security Council on the situation later today.
The UN has announced that Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is heading to Ukraine to get an understanding of the situation on the ground in the ongoing crisis.
The UN Secretary-General has called for direct dialogue between all concerned amid the growing tensions in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Amnesty International has called on the Ukrainian authorities to respond to any protester violence in a targeted and proportionate manner.
Riot police have used excessive force during the current demonstrations in Ukraine, based on accounts from witnesses, says Human Rights Watch.
The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv shows a shameful disregard for peoples right to peacefully protest, says Amnesty.
Amnesty has called on the Ukrainian parliament to reject draft laws which it says are a direct assault on lesbian, gay, bisexual and inter-sex people’s rights
Amnesty International is calling on the Ukrainian authorities to release Somali nationals who are currently on hunger strike in protest at detention.
A visit to Ukraine by Patriarch Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church has laid to rest talk of the need for formal independence of one of the most significant parts of the church, say top aides.
A 10-day trip to the Ukraine by Patriarch Kirill I from the Russian Orthodox Church is set to include visits to a monument established to victims of the Stalin-era famine.