Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
LGBT website founder fined under Russia’s gay propaganda laws
Elena Klimova was fined 50,000 roubles (£540) after a court in Nizhny Tagil concluded that Deti-404, which has pages on Facebook and Russian social network VK, was guilty of distributing “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors”. Klimova said she would appeal against the ruling.
Ukrainian military pilot faces unfair trial in Russia: lawyers
Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments.
Bank of Russia halts dollar buys as ruble slides
The Bank of Russia said Wednesday it had suspended daily purchases of U.S. dollars for its reserves since Tuesday as the ruble dropped to five-month lows, threatening to spur already stubbornly high inflation.
Russia formally declares US foundation ‘undesirable,” lashes out at Washington
Russia has formally declared the United States’ National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests.
Ukraine claims capture of another Russian soldier
Ukraine’s security service Wednesday announced the capture of a Russian army major who was allegedly delivering explosives to pro-Kremlin rebels in the separatist east.
Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
Most of Ukraine’s almost 40 volunteer battalions grew out of squads of protesters who battled the Berkut riot police during the protests on Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan Nezalezhnosti, which began in November 2013.
Russia’s Money Laundromat
It began with a television documentary. A sting operation in which two journalists posed as Boris and Nastya — a Russian official and his mistress, seeking to buy luxury homes in London with money pilfered from the state budget.
Hey, Putin, have you seen how much China is investing in Ukraine?
On July 6, the Financial Times reported that Ukraine has become the largest corn exporter to China, surpassing the United States. This was surprising, as America has historically possessed a near-monopoly on corn exports to China. Ukraine’s increased role in providing food for China also extends beyond corn. Since the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, […]
U.S., Ukraine Weigh Expansion of American Training Program
U.S. and Ukrainian officials are making plans to expand the training of Ukrainian military forces at a training base in the western part of the country, officials said Wednesday.