NATO would respond militarily to Crimea-style infiltration: General

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. 

West faces tough choices if Russia, Ukraine fight

If Russia and Ukraine slide into outright war, the United States and allies will face tough choices on how to support a friendly state they have no intention of making a full NATO member. 

Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine

Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy.

Russia mulls retaliation after sanctions hit Crimea airline

Russia is considering retaliating against Western nations after new sanctions grounded a subsidiary of flagship carrier Aeroflot over the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.

Japan unveils Russia, Crimea sanctions

Japan unveiled Tuesday details of financial sanctions against 40 individuals and two groups involved in the annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.

Japan unveils Russia, Crimea sanctions

Japan unveiled Tuesday details of financial sanctions against 40 individuals and two groups involved in the annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.

37,000 Ukrainian refugees live in Russia

About 37,000 Ukrainian refugees live in temporary accommodation centres in Russia, Russian emergency situations ministry spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said Thursday.

Japan rolls out more sanctions over Ukraine

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. 

EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow.

Ukraine forces end rebel airport blockade

Ukraine said on Monday its forces had ended a rebel blockade of a strategic airport in the east as it traded charges and threats with Russia over violations of their joint border during a weekend of fierce military combat.

Russians sing praises of Crimea annexation in new opera

It might not be over until the fat lady sings but a patriotic opera in Russia`s second city of Saint Petersburg has attempted to cement Moscow`s disputed control over Crimea in music at least.

Russian navy starts drills in Black Sea

The Russian Black Sea Fleet has started its military drills, a media report said Saturday.

Russian burger chain replaces McDonald`s in Crimea

Crimean fans of McDonald`s have plenty to chew on after a Russian burger chain said today it was taking over the US food giant`s restaurants in the annexed peninsula.

Sharp rise in people fleeing eastern Ukraine: UNHCR

Some 16,400 people fled their homes in eastern Ukraine in the past week, many citing deteriorating security and fears of abduction, and the number of displaced within the country has risen to 54,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

Ukraine crisis milestones since March 1

Here are some key dates in the Ukraine crisis since Russian lawmakers approved the use of armed force in the former Soviet republic.

Over 14,000 Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Russia

The total number of Ukrainian refugees living in temporary accommodation in Russia exceeds 14,000, the Russian ministry of emergency situations said Tuesday.

EU to ban import from Crimea, Sevastopol

The Council of European Union (EU) Monday decided to refuse the goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol into its member states, said a statement published after the meeting of 28 EU foreign ministers in Luxemburg.

EU hails Ukrainian president`s peace plan

The European Union (EU) has hailed President Petro Poroshenko`s announcement of a ceasefire and a 15-point plan to restore peace in the crisis-hit Ukraine.

Japan`s foreign minister to visit Ukraine next month: Report

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Ukraine next month in what would be the first visit by a Japanese minister to the country since Russia annexed Crimea, a report said today.

Japan`s Foreign Minister to visit Ukraine next month: Report

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Ukraine next month in what would be the first visit by a Japanese minister to the country since Russia annexed Crimea, a report said Wednesday.