|Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych speaks during a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Feb. 28, 2014. (Xinhua File Photo)
MOSCOW, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Tuesday he would ask U.S. Congress and Supreme Court to give legal assessment of U.S. government's actions concerning his country.
"The United States plans to allocate 1 billion U.S. dollars to that bandit regime, which contradicts U.S. laws," Yanukovych told reporters in Russia's southwest port of Rostov-on-Don.
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Russia proposes solution to Ukraine crisis, West ratchets up sanctions
MOSCOW, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday Russia had drawn up proposals for solving the Ukraine crisis within a legislative framework, while Western countries threatened further sanctions on Russia.
The proposals would "put the situation on the basis of international law" and take into account all Ukrainian interests, said Lavrov when briefing Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Full story
Obama discusses Ukraine crisis with Spanish, Kazakh leaders
WASHINGTON, March 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama spoke separately with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the Ukrainian situation, the White House said Monday.
Obama and Rajoy agreed on the need for direct dialogue between Ukraine and Russia to de-escalate the situation and restore Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the White House said in a statement. Full story