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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…

Putin Drawing “Red Lines” Over Ukraine

Ukraine has become the main flashpoint in Moscow's relations with the West, with Russian troops massed near its border and NATO's forces on standby in case Russia attacks its neighbour. Here…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Britain hints at Putin sanctions, drawing warning from Kremlin

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain said on Wednesday it was not ruling out personal sanctions against President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, drawing a warning from the Kremlin that such a…

Russia holds military drills before four-way Ukraine talks in Paris

By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia held military drills on Wednesday and deployed more forces and fighter jets to Belarus for exercises next month as officials prepared to sit…

U.S. calls Russian decision to add Navalny to list of ‘terrorists and extremists’ disturbing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said Russia's decision to add jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of…

Macron to seek clarification of Putin’s Ukraine intentions in phone call

BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said he would seek clarification over Russia's intentions towards Ukraine in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin on Friday amid rising fears…

Russian Duma takes its time over call for east Ukraine ‘independence’

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - A proposal to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognise two breakaway east Ukraine regions as independent will not be ready for discussion by…

Russian, Cuban leaders discuss ‘strategic partnership’ coordination – Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed coordination of a "strategic partnership" on the global arena in a phone call with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Kremlin said on…

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…

German government distances itself from navy chief’s comments on Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Saturday distanced itself from comments made by its navy chief after video footage emerged in which the vice-admiral said Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Russia, Ukraine warm to Turkey helping ease tensions -Turkish sources

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Both Russia and Ukraine are open to the idea of Turkey playing a role to ease tensions between the two countries, as proposed by…

Explainer-Might Russia recognise ‘independence’ of breakaway east Ukraine regions?

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A group of Russian lawmakers have urged parliament to appeal to President Vladimir Putin to recognise two pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent states. Here's…