Ukraine crisis

NATO intercepts Russian jets near Estonian airspace

Spanish and Finnish fighter jets were sent to intercept three Russian planes flying near Estonian air space on Tuesday, the NATO military alliance said in a statement.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:10 PM IST

Vladimir Putin attacks sanctions, protectionism on eve of G20

Sanctions against Russia, imposed because of the Ukraine crisis, "are not just short-sighted but go against the principles of the G20 for cooperation in the interests of all countries", Putin wrote in the business daily Handelsblatt, urging "open trade relations, based on uniform norms and standards".

Jul 06, 2017, 11:51 AM IST

Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects. 

Jun 09, 2016, 21:51 PM IST

EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

 The European Union has extended by six months a visa ban and asset freeze targeting several close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and others involved in Russia's annexation of Crimea and other territorial disputes in Ukraine.

Sep 14, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Putin to be notable absence from Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin

 The heads of Germany and France will meet Kiev`s pro-Western leader in Berlin on Monday for Ukrainian crisis talks most notable for their diplomatically-charged exclusion of Russia`s Vladimir Putin.

Aug 22, 2015, 09:20 AM IST

Russia`s top court upholds decree to classify army losses

Russia`s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Kremlin decree to classify troop deaths during peace time, seen as an attempt to cover up Moscow`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Aug 14, 2015, 00:42 AM IST

Hollande, Putin reach accord on cancelled warship deal

French President Francois Hollande`s office said Wednesday he had reached an agreement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on compensation for failing to deliver two Mistral warships over the Ukraine crisis.


Aug 06, 2015, 01:19 AM IST

Russia says deal reached with France on warship compensation

Russia has reached a compensation deal with France for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a Kremlin aide has said, but Paris on Friday refused to confirm an agreement.

Jul 31, 2015, 16:50 PM IST

Four civilians reported killed in Ukraine fighting

Four civilians were killed in intense shelling attacks between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-torn state, officials from both sides said today.

Jul 30, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko for Ukraine truce

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have called for a "strict respect of engagements" pledged in a peace deal to end the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said of the first four-way talks in more than two months.

Jul 18, 2015, 06:51 AM IST

Russia says sanctions unfounded, sticks to policy of reciprocity

 Russia believes that Western sanctions are unfounded, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday after the European Union decided to extend sanctions to Jan. 31, 2016, over Moscow`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Jun 22, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

Vladimir Putin says Ukraine crisis not of Russia's making

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the crisis in Ukraine is not of its making, but it has been able to overcome the economic fallout which emerged from it.

Jun 19, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions: Minister

 Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

EU envoys agree to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources

 EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said.

Jun 17, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

French, German, Russian, Ukrainian FMs to meet Tuesday in Paris: France

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are set to hold talks next week in Paris over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the French foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Jun 17, 2015, 17:14 PM IST

Thousands protest in Germany ahead of G7 summit

One year after Russia was ousted out of G7 summit, US President Barcak Obama is set to urge the Group of Seven leaders to maintain the sanctions on Moscow in wake of escalating Ukraine conflict.

Jun 07, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

Armenia, Belarus baulk at Riga summit declaration: Sources

 Armenia and Belarus are holding up agreement on a joint declaration at the EU-Eastern Partnership summit over references to Russia`s annexation of Crimea last year, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

May 21, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

Russia drops opposition to EU-Ukraine trade deal starting 2016: EU

Russia has dropped its demands for a further delay in a landmark EU-Ukraine trade deal at the heart of the Ukraine crisis and accepts that it will now begin next year, the EU said Monday.

May 18, 2015, 22:35 PM IST

John Kerry to meet with Putin in Russia

Top US diplomat John Kerry will head to Russia on Monday for his first visit in two years to meet President Vladimir Putin, as American ties with Moscow have plunged over the Ukraine crisis.

May 11, 2015, 21:57 PM IST

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

Apr 22, 2015, 09:19 AM IST