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NATO launches fresh war games near Russia border

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 02:23

NATO today launched one of its largest military manoeuvres in the Baltic states since tensions spiked with neighbouring Russia over its annexation of Ukraine`s Crimean peninsula.

10,000 people displaced in Ukraine since start of crisis: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 15:06

At least 10,000 people have been driven from their homes since the start of the Ukraine crisis, with Crimean Tatars the hardest-hit community, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

Thousands mark Crimean Tatar deportation in Crimea despite ban

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 20:42

Thousands of Tatars in Crimea marked the 70th anniversary of the community`s deportation by Stalin on Sunday amid tight security and despite an official ban.

Crimean Tatar activists face `extremism` warning

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 23:34

A leader of the Crimean Tatars, a Muslim minority group on the Moscow-controlled peninsula, said Monday that the new Russian authorities had threatened to prosecute them for "extremism".

Pentagon claims Russian jets violated Ukrainian airspace

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 03:05

US officials Friday said that Russian fighter jets flew into Ukrainian airspace a handful of times over the last 24 hours, in what one called a continued provocation of the heightened tensions in the region.

Crimean parliament adopts new constitution

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:23

Crimean parliament Friday voted unanimously in favour of a new constitution that proclaims it a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation.

Crimean parliament adopts new constitution

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:23

Crimean parliament Friday voted unanimously in favour of a new constitution that proclaims it a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation.

Crimea port disbands militia, declares `revolt` over

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 01:38

The self-proclaimed leader of the Crimean port city of Sevastopol on Tuesday disbanded its pro-Russian militia and called on them to disarm according to Russian law.

Ukraine stripped of nearly all its warships in Crimea

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 06:50

Ukraine lost nearly all the warships in the Crimean Peninsula and government on Sunday ordered the crew of ship Konstantin Olshansky, which is under siege by Russian troops, to resist until the end.

UN chief urges respect for sovereignty of Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 20:42

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the Ukrainian crisis could only be resolved through a diplomatic solution that respected the territorial integrity of the splintered ex-Soviet state.

Crimea votes `yes` to reunification with Russia in referendum

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 07:11

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to reunify with Russia, according to preliminary results from the controversial referendum held Sunday in the Crimean Peninsula, which has been part of Ukraine since Russia turned it over to that then-Soviet republic in 1954.

Obama gives Ukraine full backing as stand-off hardens

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 04:31

The East-West split re-opened by the crisis in Ukraine hardened when President Barack Obama threw Washington`s weight firmly behind Ukraine in its stand-off with Moscow.