By Maria Kiselyova, Maria Vasilyeva, Polina Ivanova and Alexander Marrow
MOSCOW (Reuters) -A court in Belarus jailed former presidential contender Viktor Babariko for 14 years on Tuesday after convicting him on corruption charges he denied, sparking condemnation from the West and the embattled opposition-in-exile. | Video
MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) -Russia said on Wednesday it had fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of a British warship to chase it out of waters Moscow claims in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimea peninsula. | Video
MOSCOW Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday a journalist pulled off a plane that was forced to land in Minsk had been plotting a rebellion, and he accused the West of waging a hybrid war against him. | Video
Moskau Der belarussische Machthaber Alexander Lukaschenko kontert die wachsende internationale Kritik an der erzwungenen Landung eines Ryanair-Flugs und der Festnahme eines Bloggers mit scharfen Vorwürfen gegen den Westen.
MOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday it was slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for what it described as a failure to remove banned content, threatening to block the U.S. platform outright if it did not comply with its deletion demands. | Video
MOSCOW (Reuters) -A Russian fishing trawler capsized and sank in the freezing waters of the northern Barents Sea on Monday, with 17 of its 19 crew members feared dead.
Moskau/Kiew/Vilnius Die belarussische Oppositionsführerin Maria Kolesnikowa ist nach Behördenangaben an der Grenze zur Ukraine festgenommen worden.
MOSCOW Belarus will impose travel bans on senior officials in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in retaliation for measures targeting its own officials, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, as Russia stepped up support for the Belarusian government.
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia was emerging from the novel coronavirus epidemic with minimal losses, having handled it better than the United States where he said party political interests got in the way.