Russia and Ukraine

Ukrainian national sentenced to 8 years in Crimea

Crimea’s Supreme Court has found Ukrainian citizen Yevgeny Panov guilty of the illegal trade in arms and plotting subversive acts in the region and sentenced him to eight years in prison. "The court rules to …

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Date of Russia, EU, Ukraine meeting on gas revealed

Russia, the European Union and Ukraine are planning to hold a trilateral meeting on gas in Berlin on July 17, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement. The Russian delegation will be led by the country's energy minister …

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Putin holds phone call with Poroshenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Yes, the conversation took …

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Director Kira Muratova passes away

Kira Muratova, one of the Russian-speaking world's most influential filmmakers, passes away. She was 83. Muratova died in Odessa, Ukraine, where she had lived and worked for many years, her husband, Yevgeny …

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Gazprom's Dutch assets frozen

Ukraine’s state-owned Naftogaz said a Dutch court had approved its petition to freeze Dutch assets of Gazprom to enforce an arbitration ruling that Naftogaz should receive $2.6 billion from the Russian company. In late May, Swiss …

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