MOSCOW/VILNIUS - A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow.
Russia is preventing the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping forces in Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Kyslytsia has said.
One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and ten others were wounded in separatist attacks in the troubled east of Ukraine in the 24 hours up to mid-day on July 1, the Ukrainian military said.
This non-descript office building in Moscow is where the Kremlin houses its army of thousands of internet trolls. They have become infamous over the last year; spamming the World Wide Web with lies, misinformation and propaganda. But this part of the Kremlin's hybrid warfare aginast Ukraine and the West at large has been exposed by a Russian journalist.
Lyudmila Savchuk calls it a troll factory and says she had spent two months there as an employee documenting the process of creating a wave of pro-Kremlin propaganda.
"They get work specifications. There are several main topics including Ukraine, USA and the EU - in general all main topics which are on the agenda - and also Russian opposition. Main opposition figures are regularly insulted and discredited on the Internet."
Ukrainian military spokesmen say Russian-backed militants over the past day attacked Ukrainian army positions and civilian areas in eastern Ukraine with the use of heavy weapons 53 times, attempting to provoke Ukrainian troops to violate the so-called truce.
Vice Admiral Serhiy Haiduk will head a Ukrainian naval delegation at the NATO Maritime Commanders Meeting in London from June 30 until July 2, the website of Defense Ministry reported on June 30.
During a visit to Kyiv US Congressman Peter Roskam spoke out against the Kremlin, blaming Russia for aggression against Ukraine. US congressmen Peter Roskam, David Price, Tom Rice, Rob Woodall and US congresswomen Dina Titus and Lois Capps visited Independence Square and laid candles to the memorial to the protesters shot dead by police in February 2014. Disgraced former President Viktor Yanukovych was subsequently ousted.
The delivery of humanitarian aid to the occupied territories of Donbas is ongoing, military spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko said on June 30.
Violence in Ukraine has killed 6,500 people in the past year, wounded 16,000 and left 5 million people in need of humanitarian aid, new UN statistics show.
MOSCOW - The conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and the situation around the Iranian nuclear problem were main items on the agenda of a meeting held between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna on June 30 evening, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.
Russia is examining the legality of recognition of the independence of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR according to Russia's state news service Interfax.
Militants have carried out 25 shell attacks on the Ukrainian military positions along the dividing line in eastern Ukraine throughout the day on June 30, with Mariupol being the epicenter of the attacks, the press center for the military operation said.
DONETSK - Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has arrived in Donetsk and visited a local clinic and the neighborhood of Zhovtnevy, an official from the Kuibyshevsky district administration in Donetsk told journalists.
MOSCOW - Anti-Americanism is on the rise in Russia, and the consequences are sometimes lethal. Late last week, a 45-year-old Russian beat an acquaintance to death with his fists after a drinking session in Yaroslavl, a city some 160 miles from Moscow. The motive? The victim revealed he often traveled abroad, and his vodka-frazzled assailant told police that he thought he was neutralizing "an American spy."
Russia's prosecutor-general is reviewing the legality of a decision in 1991 granting three Baltic countries independence from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said on June 30.
Tanked-up Ukranian troops are crammed into small metal cages as a punishment for getting drunk. Video footage of the soldiers being shoved into the cages to sober up in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine has been published online.
A Ukrainian group that backs the government in Kyiv on June 30 published video captured by drone aircraft and said it shows a Russian military encampment in eastern Ukraine, bolstering claims that Moscow has expanded its military actions there.
Ukraine halted purchases of Russian natural gas after its bigger neighbor took away most of a price discount and declined to sign a three-way accord with the European Union through the heating season.
A Russian man angry with last year's sharp ruble devaluation is taking the Central Bank to court over its decision to cease intervening to prop up the Russian currency, news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday, citing the press secretary of a Moscow court.
KURAKHOVE, Ukraine – Only 10 miles west of the war front, the Ukrainian army controls the small city of Kurakhove and patrols the streets to look for suspicious people