Ukraine and Russia trade charges of alleged violations of the border with the Russians claiming that shell fired from the Ukraine killed a Russian man in a border town on the weekend.
Ukraine’s government picks 172 individuals and 65 companies that will face sanctions for "support and financing of terrorism" or responsible for crimes on country’s territory during the pro-Russian unrest.
Amid the crisis in Ukraine, President of the United States Barack Obama announces the European Reassurance Initiative—a $1bn plan to fund the increase of the United States military presence in Europe and step up defense capabilities of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia.
Pro-Russian gunmen seize the town of Kostyantynivka, the latest in a string of towns in the eastern Ukraine. [http:--post.us-2014-04-28-pro-russia-gunmen-seize-another-east-ukraine-town-afp- (AFP via Post)]date=April 2020
Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema announces that pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four eastern cities, Kramatorsk, Slaviansk, Donetsk and Luhansk, as they refuse to vacate government buildings they previously seized, defying the international deal made in Geneva.
Russia and Ukraine together with the United States and the European Union sit down for emergency talks in Geneva. All four agree that "illegal military formations in Ukraine" must be dissolved, and that everyone occupying buildings must be disarmed and leave them. There would be an amnesty for all anti-government protesters under the agreement.