The move comes a day after Washington announced sanctions and the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats in retaliation for what it says is interference by the Kremlin in US elections, a massive cyberattack and other hostile activities.
Ukraine's foreign minister says Moscow's actions and statements are aimed at escalating military tensions and undermining diplomatic efforts to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Alexey Navalny says he is taking legal action against Russian prison authorities because “they won’t give me my Quran. And it’s infuriating”. The Kremlin critic says he intended to study the book while serving time.
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg urges Russia to end troop build-up around Ukraine and de-escalate tensions after a meeting with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Brussels.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s Twitter account, used by his allies to provide updates, says he has been discharged from the prison’s medical facility as he continues his hunger strike, which caused him to shed 8 kg.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns of “consequences” if Russia acts “aggressively” towards Ukraine amid rising alarm over Russian troop build-up on the border of the former Soviet republic.
Russia's deputy foreign minister raised concerns over what he said was increasing Black Sea naval activity by powers that did not have a coastline in the region, an apparent reference to the United States.
Russia has built up troops along the border, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict in Ukraine's mainly Russian-speaking east.
Andrey Silnov won the high jump title at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Natalya Antyukh was the gold medallist in the women's 400-metre hurdles at the 2012 London Games.
Researchers detect a genetic contribution from East Asia rather than Europe as they discover 3 to 3.8 percent Neanderthal DNA from the remains of three people, who lived roughly 45,000 years ago.
While Washington is indisputably the leading force in the Atlantic alliance, a member state like Hungary, which has unfriendly ties with Ukraine, could veto entry to NATO.
Top diplomats of Russia and Pakistan discuss Afghanistan, bilateral trade, and coronavirus vaccines in Islamabad.
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