Russia recalls ambassador in Ukraine for consultations

by Reuters
Sunday, 23 February 2014 20:09 GMT

KIEV, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Russia said on Sunday it had recalled to Moscow its ambassador in Ukraine for consultations on the "deteriorating situation" in Kiev, a day after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.

"Due to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the need for a comprehensive analysis of the situation, the decision was made to recall the Russian ambassador to Ukraine for consultations in Moscow," the ministry said in a statement. (Reporting by Matt Robinson and Alessandra Prentice; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Timothy Heritage)