Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, leaks show – Atlantic Council
Hacked emails show that the Kremlin directs and funds the ostensibly independent "republics" in eastern Ukraine and runs military operations there, Aric Toler and Melinda Haring wrote in an article for Atlantic Council titled "Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show."
Russian pop singer of Ukrainian origin refused entry into Ukraine in next three years
Russian popular singer of Ukrainian origin Lolita Milyavskaya, 53, has been refused entry into Ukraine in the next three years because of her earlier visit to occupied Crimea.
Russia remains key threat to Black Sea region, - EU ambassador in Ukraine
Russia has been the main threat to security in the Black Sea region; Hugh Mingarelli, the EU ambassador in Ukraine, said that at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, as quoted by RBC Ukraine.
Erdogan prepares to meet Trump and Putin in May
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing for the meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in May. This was reported by the Turkish Minute agency.
Ukraine protests so-called Yalta Forum in Russian-annexed Crimea
Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed a resolute protest against the so-called Yalta International Economic Forum being held in in the Russian-annexed Crimea.
Russian Marine officer killed in Syria
Officer of Russia’s Marines, Major Sergei Bordov was killed in action in Syria; Reuters said that with the reference to his comrade-in-arms and a source close to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
"Putin friends" from EU attending business forum in Russian-occupied Crimea
A number of pro-Russian businessmen, officials and public figures from across Europe accepted the invitation of occupation authorities in Crimea to take part in the so-called "Yalta International Economic Forum" held in the annexed Crimea, according to Europeiska Pravda.
Russia deports ‘Ukrainian army scout’ to ‘DNR’
The Ukrainian citizen, detained in Russia in January this year and charged with working for the Ukrainian military intelligence was deported to the so-called 'Donetsk People’s Republic' for further criminal proceeding. The press department of the FSB, Russian special service, reported that on April 20.
Poroshenko: Russia turns Crimea into world's biggest military base
He emphasizes that Russia doesn't fulfill the undertaken commitments within the Minsk process – neither effective ceasefire, nor release of hostages and illegally detained persons, or international humanitarian organizations' access, the press service reported.
British political scientist shows how Kremlin uses Russia's criminal networks in Europe
Over the past 20 years, the role of Russian organized crime in Europe has shifted considerably, Mark Galeotti, a senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague and coordinator of its Centre for European Security, a widely-published specialist on Russian security issues, wrote in his analytical material published by the European Council on Foreign Affairs.
Russian Defense Ministry inspects Black Sea Fleet units in occupied Crimea
The administration team of the Russian Southern Military District began to work in the occupied Sevastopol, which will check fighting forces and military units of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Russia’s Federal Security Service reports on detention of one of subway explosion organizers
One of the organizers of terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg metro was detained in Moscow region. This was reported by the center of public relations of Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), according to Ria News