» 03/07/2014, 00.00
UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Crimea: Church and pro-Ukraine Crimeans demonstrate for peace
The Orthodox Metropolitan of Simferopol prays for Ukraine's territorial integrity. Crimean Muslims also demonstrate. Tensions persist between pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine Crimeans. As US and EU threaten Putin with financial sanctions if he does not accept negotiations with Ukraine, fears rise in the Baltic republics.
29/07/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
As US and EU prepare sanctions against Russia, Moscow gets ready to respond
New sanctions will affect defence, finance and energy. Moscow is set to boycott US chickens and EU fruit. Fighting continues for a third day near the MH17 flight crash site. Australian and Dutch experts are unable to recover the remains of the victims.
17/07/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow reacts angrily to new US sanctions, calling them illegal, pledging reaction
Washington adopts new measures against certain individuals and companies, including top energy companies Rosneft and Novatek, which are close to Putin. The EU is also set to take a hard-line. Russia accuses the EU of being blackmailed by the US.
15/04/2016 16:40:00 RUSSIA – UKRAINE
Crimean Tatar council banned
Prosecutor bans Mejlis from using state and municipal media, holding mass events, accessing bank accounts, or any activity. For some analysts, the move is part of a broader plan by Russian authorities in the Ukrainian peninsula annexed two years ago to ghettoise the pro-Ukrainian Muslim minority.
30/01/2015 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Greece does not oppose extended EU sanctions against Moscow
Sanctions apply to Russian officials and Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists. For now, new economic sanctions have been avoided. As diplomatic efforts continue in Minsk, fighting resumes on the ground.
02/02/2015 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
As the anniversary of the referendum approaches, pressure on Crimean Tatars increases
The deputy chairman of the Tatar community's assembly is arrested and his house is searched. He is accused of have organised mass disorder in connection with clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups in February 2014. The authorities also raid the headquarters of a Tatar TV station in Simferopol.
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