Crimea

Russian ex-naval officer detained on suspicion of spying for Ukraine

Russian authorities have detained a former naval captain in Crimea on suspicion of spying for Ukraine, the Federal Security Service (FSB), the main successor agency of the Soviet KGB, said...

EU adds six Crimean lawmakers to Ukraine sanctions list

The European Union has imposed sanctions on six Crimean lawmakers voted into the Russian parliament, bringing the overall number of people hit with Ukraine-related travel bans and asset freezes to...

Putin: Ukraine cutting power off in Crimea was "serious crime"

Ukraine's shut-off of electricity and drinking water to Crimea following Russia's annexation of the peninsula was "on the verge of a crime against humanity," Russian President Vladimir Putin said...

OSCE: Ukraine fighting has surged in past week

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has surged in the past week, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Friday, amid mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia: Relations with Germany "not experiencing their best times"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that Russia is not to blame for a current low point in relations between Berlin and Moscow.

Russia deploying long-range S-400 missile systems in Crimea

Russia is deploying long-range S-400 missile systems in Crimea amid heightened tensions with Ukraine, Russian state news agency TASS reported Friday.

Ukraine: Trump would not recognize Crimea as Russian if elected

Ukraine's ambassador to the UN said Thursday he was "almost sure" that if elected, US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would not recognize the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of...

Ukrainian premier says door to NATO must remain open

Ukraine must push for quick accession to NATO, the country's prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, said in an interview Saturday with Funke Mediengruppe newspapers.