World | Reuters | Friday August 29, 2014
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 27, 2014
A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire amid fears that pro-Russian rebels in the region are advancing on government-held areas.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Two journalists working for a newspaper based in Crimea have been freed after being detained by Ukrainian radical nationalist group Right Sector in eastern Ukraine, their editor told AFP.
World | Reuters | Monday August 18, 2014
If Russia tries to infiltrate troops into a NATO country, even out of official military uniform as it did before it annexed Ukraine's Crimea, NATO will respond militarily, the alliance's top commander said in an interview published on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 28, 2014
Japan on Monday announced it would impose additional sanctions against those responsible for the "annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine", without offering further details.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 24, 2014
Russia's annexation of Crimea has led to a surge in deaths among intravenous drug users, who no longer have access to vital therapy, specialists said at the world AIDS forum on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Friday July 18, 2014
World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the...
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 16, 2014
European Union leaders, under U.S. pressure to take a tougher stance towards Russia over the Ukraine crisis, could give the go-ahead on Wednesday to new sanctions but they will fall short of the far-reaching economic measures Washington wants.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
Crimean fans of McDonald's have plenty to chew on after a Russian burger chain said on Thursday it was taking over the US food giant's restaurants in the annexed peninsula.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament on Tuesday to cancel a resolution sanctioning the use of military force in Ukraine, his spokesman said.
World | Agence-France Presse | Monday June 23, 2014
US President Barack Obama on Monday warned Vladimir Putin that Russia would face new sanctions if it failed to both stop the flow of weapons into Ukraine and step back from supporting separatists.
World | Reuters | Tuesday June 17, 2014
Ukraine's president said on Monday he had ordered troops to regain control of the frontier with Russia to pave the way for a truce and peace talks after weeks of fighting with pro-Russian separatists.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 16, 2014
The world needs to take a harder line on Russia after its annexation of Crimea, a Ukrainian minister said Monday at an international conference in Tokyo.
World | Reuters | Thursday June 12, 2014
Russia plans to submit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to put pressure on Ukraine to implement a "road map" to peace, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Thursday.
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday June 12, 2014
Wearing a Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses and with a cocktail in hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin looks confident underneath the words "Greetings from Crimea".
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 11, 2014
"Crimea. Just try to take it!" is the provocative name of a new line of chocolate sweets produced by a confectionery company in Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday June 11, 2014
Russia's low-cost airline on Tuesday made its inaugural flight to Crimea as authorities seek to boost travel to the former Ukrainian peninsula.
World | Reuters | Sunday June 8, 2014
Ukraine's new president Petro Poroshenko said his country would never give up Crimea and would not compromise on its path towards closer ties with Europe, spelling out a defiant message to Russia in his inaugural speech on Saturday.
World | Reuters | Saturday June 7, 2014
The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held their first talks on Friday since Moscow annexed Crimea, airing ways to end their four-month conflict in a brief encounter during commemorations in France of the World War Two D-Day landings.
World | Reuters | Friday June 6, 2014
Trudging over a bridge hundreds of metres long, English teacher Natia Ablotia struggles home in the blazing heat, laden with goods that are cheaper to buy across the river in Georgia than in Abkhazia, where she lives.