As fresh fighting broke out in Kiev on Thursday, and as the death toll rose, Romania's President expressed concern and called for a peaceful solution to the crisis in neighboring Ukraine.
“I am not supporting economic sanctions against Ukraine, but severe sanctions are needed against those responsible for the excessive use of force in Kiev,” President Traian Basescu said on Thursday.
In photos: Downtown Kiev "turned into war zone"
KIEV -- A central part of the Ukrainian capital city, Kiev, has been turned into "a veritable war zone," B92's reporters, Aleksandra Godfroa, has said.
There is chaos in the streets, with detonations and gunshots heard, while a nearby monastery has been turned into a field hospital.
PODGORICA - Unidentified vandals again demolished and stole the bust of Novak Milosev Vujadinovica in Orljevo, near Podgorica, which was put up by the Serb National Council in Montenegro.
The Serb Nation Council set up a new bust a year ago, after the previous one was also pulled down and stolen.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The Serbian Radical Party (SRS) and movements Obraz and Nasi started their election campaign for Serbia's early parliamentary elections with a rally in Serb-dominated north Kosovska Mitrovica.
Nemanja Sarovic, SRS deputy president, underlined that this coalition is the only one that started its election campaign in Kosovo-Metohija.
KRAGUJEVAC - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic believes that Serbia will preserve stability and will not face civil protests as was the case in the countries in the region, and promised that the government would fight for a better economy in the way it is combating corruption and crime.
BELGRADE - Serbia will never recognise the independence of its southern province and for the Belgrade government, both the current and the future ones, Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) will remain a part of the Republic of Serbia forever, the Serbian government Office for KiM underscored once more, six years after the unilateral and illegal declaration of independence by Kosovo.