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Russia replaces Black Sea fleet chief after Crimea blasts

August 18, 2022 1:32 pm

The move comes in following the blasts on Tuesday that engulfed an ammunition depot in northern. Nine Russian warplanes were also destroyed at an air base last week. Ukraine has not officially taken responsibility.

Satellite photos give a bird's-eye view of Ukraine crisis

February 18, 2022 2:57 pm

High-resolution photos from commercial satellite companies like Maxar in recent days showed Russian troop assembly areas, airfields, artillery positions and other activities on the Ukrainian border.

Russia says it fires warning shots at British destroyer near Crimea, UK denies it

June 23, 2021 6:59 pm

Britain's Ministry of Defence said no Russian warning shots were fired at the Royal Navy's HMS Defender, which sailed into the Black Sea earlier this month, and it did not recognise assertions that bombs were put in its path.

Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests: Reports

December 01, 2016 5:28 pm

Kiev began two days of missile tests on Thursday, angering Russia, which has put its air defence forces on high alert saying it hopes the war games won't disrupt international flights.

Crimean leader in Delhi during Putin visit; may be a thorn in Obama's side in Jan

December 11, 2014 12:39 pm

Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region.

EU sanctions on Russia presents opportunity for diamond industry

December 10, 2014 1:16 am

Currently, Russia trades 63 per cent of its diamond production in Antwerp, Belgium.

Ukraine's presidential vote: a step out of crisis

May 25, 2014 1:25 pm

The election aims to unify the fiercely divided country or at least discourage further polarisation.

On first Crimea visit, Putin trumpets Russian revival

May 10, 2014 12:10 am

Putin is to attend a massive navy parade in the port of Sevastopol.

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

April 16, 2014 7:19 pm

A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia insurgents.

In the shadow of Nicholas I

April 08, 2014 12:08 am

Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister are perhaps beginning to appreciate their geopolitical blunder in Crimea.


Stunt-loving Putin rides to bottom of Black Sea

August 20, 2015 2:04 pm

President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship.