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Smaller version of BrahMos missile being developed

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:28

Indo-Russian joint venture firm BrahMos Aerospace today said it is developing a smaller version of the 290-km supersonic cruise missile for enabling its deployment on submarines and smaller fighter aircraft such as MiG 29K.

Ukraine forces end rebel airport blockade

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:53

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.

Ukraine denies shelling Russia`s border town

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:22

Ukraine said Sunday it had nothing to do with the shelling of a Russian town earlier in the day, which left one dead and two more injured.

Ukraine clashes kill 15 civilians, Putin talks nixed

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:05

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 15 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

Ukraine situation `deteriorating`, Merkel, Putin agree

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:51

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in talks in Brazil on Sunday that the situation in Ukraine is "deteriorating", the Kremlin said.

One killed near Ukraine border by shell fire: Russia

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:08

Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

`Irreversible consequences` for Kiev from cross-border casualty: Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:18

Moscow on Sunday warned Kiev of "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell in a Russian border town in what it branded as Ukrainian aggression.

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia`s influence in the region.

One man killed in Russia by `Ukrainian` shell: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:31

Moscow on Sunday vowed to respond to a "dangerous escalation" of violence near its border after authorities said a Russian man was killed by a shell fired from inside Ukraine.

Putin `may` meet Ukraine leader at World Cup: Spokesman

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 01:51

Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the World Cup final, his spokesman said on Saturday as the crisis between the two countries escalated.

Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions fearing revenge assault

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:39

Panicked refugees flooded highways and packed trains heading out of the main remaining rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine fearing an attack by government forces who lost 30 servicemen to defiant militants.

Ukrainian fighter jets scrambled above rebel positions as missile attack resumes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:18

Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.