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Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS

Russian air defence forces in Crimea have been placed on high alert on the eve of planned Ukrainian missile tests near the Black Sea peninsula, the TASS news agency cited a Crimean military source as saying on Wednesday.

US expands Russia sanctions over Ukraine conflict

The United States announced a long list of sanctioned companies and individuals on Thursday aimed at Russia over its continuing support for Ukraine`s rebels and the 2014 seizure of Crimea.

US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko in a phonecall urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said late Friday.

Russia not to break relations with Ukraine: Vladimir Putin

Russia not to break relations with Ukraine: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow has no intention of cutting relations with Kiev.

Putin arrives in Crimea after Ukraine incursion claims

Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday arrived in annexed Crimea, Russian news agencies reported, days after he accused Kiev of attempting an armed incursion into the peninsula.

Ukraine accuses Russia of plotting unrest amid Crimea tensions

Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of plotting further unrest as the international community sought to ease tensions after the two sides ramped up security around the disputed Crimean peninsula.

Russia and Ukraine square off over Crimea `raids`

Russia and Ukraine stepped up security around Crimea on Thursday as tensions soared over accusations by Moscow that Kiev had attempted armed incursions into the disputed peninsula.

Ukraine ready to turn to UN over Russian accusations of Crimea plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging "terror" over alleged attempted incursions into Crimea, ratcheting up tensions over the annexed territory.

Putin accuses Ukraine of `terror` over alleged Crimea raids

Putin accuses Ukraine of `terror` over alleged Crimea raids

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging "terror" over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied.

Russia accuses Ukraine of armed Crimea incursion, says two killed

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 in an operation that triggered US and European Union sanctions. 

Trump suggests US accept Russia's annexation of Crimea

Trump suggests US accept Russia's annexation of Crimea

That view runs counter to the Obama administration, which imposed economic sanctions against Russia for annexing the territory in Ukraine two years ago.

Russia to deploy latest air Defence system in Crimea

 Russia will deploy its most advanced S-400 air defence systems to the annexed Crimea peninsula in August, a military official said Friday.

Kremlin says NATO talk of Russian threat absurd, short-sighted

The Kremlin said on Friday it regarded NATO`s suggestion that Russia posed a threat as absurd, saying it hoped that common sense would prevail at the military alliance`s summit in Warsaw.

EU extends Russia sanctions to January 2017

EU extends Russia sanctions to January 2017

The European Union formally extended damaging economic sanctions against Russia by six months due to a lack of progress in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

European Union approves 6-month Russia sanctions rollover

EU ambassadors agreed to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for six months in the absence of any progress on resolving the Ukraine conflict, European sources said today.

On eve of Greece visit, Putin says problems with EU can be solved

Greece, along with Cyprus, are among EU member states with close relations to Moscow.

Russia says bolstering forces to counter NATO

Russia says bolstering forces to counter NATO

Russia's defence minister said today that Moscow will set up three new divisions in the west and south of the country by the end of the year to counter NATO forces close to its border.

US Navy chief hopes for `normalization` with Russia in Baltic

Admiral John Richardson, the US Navy`s top officer, said Monday he hopes for a "normalization" of relations with Moscow in the Baltic Sea, where Russian jets have buzzed US planes and ships.

NATO, Russia hold first major talks since 2014 despite tensions

NATO and Russia held their highest level talks for nearly two years on Wednesday, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine.

NATO, Russia council to meet for first time since mid-2014

A forum bringing together Russia and its former Cold War adversary NATO will convene in the coming weeks for the first time since the Ukraine crisis halted its activities, both sides said on Friday.