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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.

Coca-Cola`s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike

Coca-Cola published a map of Russia that did not include Crimea.

Joe Biden tells Russia to fulfil Ukraine peace deal, return Crimea

he war-scarred nation now fears slipping off the global radar due to recent international efforts to enlist Russia in a joint fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Vladimir Putin makes surprise visit to Crimea after power shortages

Vladimir Putin makes surprise visit to Crimea after power shortages

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 from Ukraine after a popular revolt overthrew the pro-Moscow government. 

Russia-Ukraine direct flights to stop from Sunday

Russia and Ukraine will close their airspace to each other's airlines from Sunday, ending direct flights between the two countries, the media reported.

Petro Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes

Petro Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes

Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections today that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east.

Banned Crimean leader slips into EU after passport error

A blacklisted deputy prime minister of Crimea, whose annexation by Russia last year sparked Western sanctions, has managed to slip into Poland because of the way his name was transcribed on the banned list.

President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr

President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday granted citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr after the American asked for a passport over tea in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

Vladimir Putin says `glad` to give US boxing star Roy Jones Jr Russian passport

Vladimir Putin says `glad` to give US boxing star Roy Jones Jr Russian passport

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be glad to grant a request for Russian citizenship from US boxer Roy Jones Jr as the multiple world champion visited Russian-annexed Crimea.

'Action man' Vladimir Putin plunges into Black Sea in a mini-submarine - Watch

'Action man' Vladimir Putin plunges into Black Sea in a mini-submarine - Watch

Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.

Ukraine bans French lawmakers who visited Crimea

Ukraine on Thursday blacklisted a group of right-wing French lawmakers who ignored warnings from Paris and paid an unofficial but highly publicised visit to Russian-occupied Crimea.

German, French leaders press Poroshenko on Ukraine truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel had pressed him to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.