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Separatist-held regions hold elections in eastern Ukraine

Nov 11 2018

KIEV/MOSCOW Rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine hold leadership elections on Sunday in the shadow of a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and poisoned relations between Ukraine and Russia.

Cafe blast kills pro-Moscow rebel leader in east Ukraine

Sep 01 2018

MOSCOW/KIEV The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was killed in an explosion at a cafe on Friday, prompting Russia to accuse Ukraine of assassinating him while Kiev blamed separatist infighting. | Video

Sanctions push last Western hotel chain out of Crimea

Aug 03 2018

MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea U.S. firm Best Western Hotels & Resorts, the last Western hotel chain still in Crimea, has pulled out because of sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the region from Ukraine, two hotel employees said.

Sanctions blamed as Silicon Valley firms won't ship some kit to Russia

Jul 27 2018

MOSCOW Two Silicon Valley firms have stopped shipping some electronic components to Russian customers even though they are not on the list of firms subject to U.S. sanctions, according to sources who work in the sector and a document seen by Reuters.

Russian government: Telcoms face cost hike from new security law

Jul 20 2018

MOSCOW Russian telecoms operators will have to ramp up charges by up to 10 percent to cover costs they will incur implementing new laws designed to give state security greater oversight over telecoms, according to an estimate from the main security agency.

Russian navy put on high alert off Ukraine coast: sources

Jun 14 2018

MOSCOW Sources close to the Russian military said on Thursday that Russian naval forces in the Black Sea had been put on heightened alert to discourage Ukraine from trying to disrupt the soccer World Cup as the tournament got under way.

Russian navy put on high alert off Ukraine coast: sources

Jun 14 2018

MOSCOW, June 14 Russian naval forces in the Black Sea region have been put on heightened alert to discourage Ukraine from trying to disrupt the soccer World Cup, which got underway in Russia on Thursday, sources close to the Russian military said.

Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home - witnesses

Apr 25 2018

MOLKINO, Russia The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. | Video

Exclusive: Russian oil firm Tatneft ran Crimea fuel station, despite sanctions risk

Dec 20 2017

MOSCOW One of Russia's biggest oil companies, Tatneft, has been doing business in Crimea despite the risk of being placed on a U.S. sanctions blacklist, according to company documents and a source close to Tatneft.

Russia frees two pro-Kiev Crimea Tatar leaders from jail

Oct 25 2017

MOSCOW Russia has freed two prominent Crimean Tatar activists opposed to Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Ukraine's leader thanked Turkey's president for helping broker the release.

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