SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The speaker of the Russian Parliament said on Friday that Russia would embrace a decision by Crimea to break away from Ukraine and become part of the Russian Federation, the first public signal that the Kremlin would back a secessionist move that Western leaders and the government in Kiev have denounced as a violation of international law.
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE — Witnesses and Western analysts say thousands of Russian military personnel have crossed into Crimea since last week, setting off a groundswell of Western condemnation against Russian President Vladimir Putin, and warnings of stiff penalties if Moscow fails to withdraw.
ROME—Escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow are casting an uneasy light on the delicate diplomatic partnership between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
MOSCOW — Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not amused by the unorthodox statement from the State Department under the title “President Putin’s Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine,” which rebutted a series of assertions by the Russian president in the eye-catching format of a top-10 list.
The German public has little appetite for imposing economic sanctions on Russia for its incursion into Ukraine but supports the new government in Kiev and has very little confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new poll.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Drawing on his experiences as a young artillery officer in imperial Russia’s military during the Crimean War in 1853-56, Leo Tolstoy described in “Sevastopol Sketches” how a Russian soldier whose leg had been amputated above the knee coped with agonizing pain.
BAKHCHISARAY, Ukraine — Soon after darkness falls, about a dozen men gather around a community hall on the outskirts of this small city known for its stunning bluffs and grandiose Ottoman-era architecture.
Editor's Note: The following is U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks on Ukraine in the White House on March 6 as well as a link to his executive order imposing sanctions on individuals found to be involved in stealing Ukrainian assets and contributing to the Russian invasion of the Crimean peninsula.
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Russia and the United States still stood far apart over Ukraine, but the two countries should not sacrifice relations over a disagreement on an individual, albeit very important, international problem.
Police say Sergey Kurchenko, a fugitive oligarch linked to ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and the owner of Ukrainian Forbes, stole over $1 billion. Forbes scion Miguel Forbes approved the deal and served as an adviser to Kurchenko.
Crimean lawmakers called a March 16 referendum to return Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula to its former Soviet-era master as European Union leaders quarreled over how to tame Russia for its military actions there.
President Obama on Thursday denounced Crimea’s move to join the Russian Federation as unconstitutional and a violation of international law, saying that any discussion of the troubled region’s future must include the legitimate government of Ukraine.
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Directing natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine if Russia stops supplying its western neighbour would fail to keep up with demand for long as capacity between the EU and Ukraine is too small, analysts said on Thursday.
The United States escalated its response to Russia’s military and economic threats to Ukraine on Thursday, announcing it has imposed visa bans on officials and others deemed responsible for actions that have undermined Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Russian mobile phone operator Vimpelcom slashed the value of its Ukrainian operations on Thursday but said it was committed to its business in the country despite the political and economic turmoil there.
Apart from the well-known Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet flags, several other flags have been seen in the protests in Ukraine. What do they mean, asks Tanvi Misra?
U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a fresh record intraday high following upbeat labor market data, while traders kept an eye on developments in Ukraine.