Russia puts captured Ukrainians on TV

Russia puts captured Ukrainians on TV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the three men, Andriy Drach, was described as a Ukrainian security service employee Statements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russia’s security service after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea. One of the men, Volodymyr Lisovyi,…

Ukraine says Russia may be preparing to launch a large-scale ground invasion

Ukraine says Russia may be preparing to launch a large-scale ground invasion

Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law in parts of the country as President Petro Poroshenko warned of the „extremely serious” threat of attack by Russian forces. Poroshenko on Monday said in a televised address that the move was necessary after Russian ships attacked Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday. „Russia has been…

Fury after Russia seizes Ukrainian boats

Fury after Russia seizes Ukrainian boats

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage of the collision was posted by the Ukrainian Interior MinisterUkraine’s parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law, after Sunday’s capture of three of its naval vessels and 23 crew members by Russia. The three ships were sailing off the coast of Crimea, which…

Russia confirms it fired at Ukrainian ships in major escalation of Crimea tensions

Russia confirms it fired at Ukrainian ships in major escalation of Crimea tensions

Russia confirmed early on Monday morning that its ships attacked Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea, but claims the ships entered Russian waters illegally and fired in response, RT reported, citing the Russian Security Service (FSB). It claims three Ukrainian sailors were injured. The Ukrainian government says Russia opened fire on its navy and…

In Russia, feminist memes can land people in jail. But beating women won’t.

In Russia, feminist memes can land people in jail. But beating women won’t.

In January 2018, Artyom Iskhakov, a 19-year-old Russian man, killed his roommate and former girlfriend, Tatyana Strakhova, who was also 19. Following the murder, he raped her body and then, before killing himself, confessed in a letter published on Russia’s most popular social networking site, VKontakte. According to Iskhakov’s note, he was motivated by jealousy.…

Russia ‚sought access to UK visa system’

Russia ‚sought access to UK visa system’

Image copyright Getty Images A Russian IT specialist claims that he was asked by the Russian Security Service to provide back door access to the system issuing visas for Russians to travel to Britain. The individual is currently seeking asylum in the United States. He spoke initially to the Bellingcat investigative website who investigated his…

Russia: US nuclear treaty plan ‚dangerous’

Russia: US nuclear treaty plan ‚dangerous’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia denies building missiles that violate the accord Russia has condemned US plans to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty and threatened to retaliate for a „very dangerous step”. On Saturday, President Trump said he intended to „terminate” the three-decade-old 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. He said…

Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Wednesday that the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has already revealed an elaborate and widespread effort by the Russians to meddle in the 2016 US election. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Rosenstein said, „I have a solemn responsibility to make sure that cases like that are…

Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack

Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack

Kokorin (left) and Mamaev (right) played together for Russia at Euro 2016Two Russia internationals under investigation over an attack on a civil servant in a cafe in Moscow should be punished „in the most severe way”, says the Russian Premier League. Zenit St Petersburg’s Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamaev are said to have attacked…