Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by the Italian government to ease sanctions despite Moscow's ongoing crisis with the West.
Russia has been targeting the Tatars with illegal detentions and other threats, even forcing them out of Crimea, but the ethnic minority refuses to accept Moscow's sovereignty
It is in everyone’s interest that Ukraine remains independent and sovereign and maintains the ability to choose its destiny without outside interference.
Shipping traffic has resumed to and from Ukraine's ports on the Sea of Azov, says a Ukrainian minister while NATO allied foreign ministers meet to debate ways to dissuade Moscow from destabilising Ukraine.
Moscow and Kiev have traded angry accusations since Russian navy vessels fired on, boarded and captured the three Ukrainian ships off the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
Twelve of the 24 Ukrainian servicemen captured on Sunday were sentenced to months in custody while another 9 will be jailed for two months, an order Kiev calls "illegal."
Russia seized three Ukrainian Navy ships at the Kerch Strait, which links the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Here’s a look at the ties between the two countries.
Kremlin-backed separatists choose their new leaders despite Western calls on Moscow not to sabotage peace talks.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc considered the polls in Donetsk and Lugansk to be "illegal and illegitimate and will not recognise them."
Ukraine is in the process of establishing an independent church, which Russia sees as a split in Orthodox Christianity, prompting it to retaliate against Constantinople for backing the Ukrainian church.
At a three-day synod presided over by the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, seat of the global spiritual leader of roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians, endorsed Ukraine's request for an "autocephalous," independent, church.
More than a 100,000 people attended a memorial service on Sunday for a separatist leader in Ukraine who was killed in a blast two days ago.
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