» 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.
19/05/2016 12:16:00 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Prayers but no protests: Crimean Tatars commemorate the deportation
Public gatherings are banned on the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Moscow, but Muslims have been joined in prayer even by Christians "so that such tragedies never happen again." The EU’s concern about the "deterioration of human rights".
16/05/2016 10:52:00 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
A song about the Crimean Tatars wins 2016 Eurovision. Russia outraged
Ukrainian singer Jamala won the song contest with a song about mass deportations wanted by Stalin, with an implicit condemnation of the annexation of the peninsula by Moscow and the pressure that the Tatars are currently experiencing. The Russian competitor, great favorite, finishes third. For Moscow it is a "political victory".
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.
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