• 02 December, 2022
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Erdogan says he will urge Putin to take steps on Donbas, Crimea with Zelenskiy

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he will tell his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call later that he and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy…

NATO leaves Black Sea exposed as Russia invades Ukraine

By John Irish, Robin Emmott and Jonathan Saul BUCHAREST (Reuters) - When Russia attacked Ukraine, the nearest naval vessel of a major NATO ally was in the Mediterranean. The last…

Images show military activity in Belarus, Crimea and western Russia – satellite firm

By Kanishka Singh and Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Satellite imagery taken this week shows military activity in multiple locations across Belarus, the annexed Crimea region of Ukraine and western Russia…

Russia says it pulls some troops from Crimea after drills

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Southern military district said on Tuesday that its forces have started withdrawing from Crimea and returning to their bases after completing drills on the peninsula which…

Explainer-Can the U.N. do more than just talk about Russia, Ukraine crisis?

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, canceled a planned visit to Liberia this week to focus instead on U.N. diplomacy on…

More than 30 Russian ships start drills near Crimea – RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 30 ships from the Russian Black Sea fleet have started training exercises near the Crimea peninsula as part of wider navy drills, RIA news agency…

Finland’s president says Minsk agreement should be looked at again

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Minsk agreement should be revisited to find a solution to the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto said on Friday. Niinisto said…

Russia confirms 12-year sentence for alleged Ukrainian spy – TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court in Crimea has rejected an appeal by an alleged Ukrainian spy and confirmed his 12-year prison sentence, the TASS news agency reported on Friday, citing…

Explainer-Can the U.N. do more than just talk about Russia, Ukraine crisis?

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is due to meet in public on Monday, at the request of the United States, to discuss Russia's troop…

Russia will go further if my country falls, says Ukrainian film director

By Gabriela Baczynska KYIV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian film director who was jailed by Russia after opposing Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea said on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin will…

German navy chief resigns over Putin comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never win back annexed Crimea…

Ukraine bans Austrian design firm working on Crimea theatre project

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine imposed sanctions on Saturday on an Austrian architecture and design company working on a project to build new theatre house in Sevastopol, a city in the…