EU diplomats discussed slapping sanctions on the Kremlin after pressure from several capitals over the arrest of opposition figure Alexey Navalny, but decided it was "premature" to impose the punitive measures.
The New START deal, which was signed in 2010 and expires in February, limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the United States can deploy.
President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critic Navalny, who has been detained upon his return to Russia, released a video claiming Putin has secretly built the world’s most expensive palace.
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia say they want EU foreign ministers to discuss sanctions against Russia over its handling of Alexey Navalny’s case.
The ruling concluded an hours-long court hearing set up at a police precinct where the opposition politician was detained after his arrest upon arrival in Moscow.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and his allies have accused Russian authorities of trying to scare him from returning ahead of parliamentary elections due to be held in September.
Investigators are investigating Lyubov Sobol for trespassing as part of opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s plan to dupe an alleged FSB agent.
Foreign Minister of Germany says Moscow was behind the poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny as recent medical reports emerge.
In a blog post, the Kremlin critic said he phoned a man named Konstantin Kudryavtsev, who he said was a chemical weapons expert with the FSB domestic intelligence agency.
Pushed by Germany, where Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was treated after collapsing on a flight from Siberia, and France, the EU has targeted six Russians and a scientific research centre.
Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg agreed in principle to sanctions proposals for Russia over poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny as well as against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for alleged rigging in August elections.
Germany and France have directly accused Russia of involvement in the in the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny - a charge that Moscow denies.
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