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More than 100 Russian troops killed in battle'

Moscow More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a single battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts from eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council - an advisory body with no legal powers and an uneasy relationship with the Kremlin - said around 300 people were wounded in the same...

Ukraine Crisis

Kiev, West slam Russia's convoy 'invasion'

The West yesterday blasted Moscow for unilaterally sending a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion". The European Union said it "deplored" Russia's decision to order in the convoy, which local officials said had arrived in Lugansk, without consent and called on Moscow to withdraw the trucks Meanwhile, the UN Security Council was to hold snap consultations on the issue later yesterday and NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Moscow's decision an...

EU adopts sanctions against Russia

The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia yesterday, aiming to make it pay a price over the Ukraine crisis in the hope Moscow will reverse course. A defiant Russia said Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against Moscow since the Cold War. Russia's response came as the Ukrainian military pushed on with its offensive against...

US must act now

US must act now

US lawmakers demanded Friday that President Barack Obama show strong leadership and take swift action against Moscow in response to the downing of a passenger jet over Ukrainian territory. Obama accused the Kremlin of fomenting violence in eastern Ukraine and providing pro-Russian separatists with "sophisticated equipment" such as the surface-to-air missile used to shoot...

15 dead in Moscow subway derailment

15 dead in Moscow subway derailment

A rush-hour subway train derailed Tuesday in Moscow, killing 15 people and sending at least 150 others to the hospital, many with serious injuries, Russian emergency officials said. Several cars went off the track in the tunnel after a power surge triggered an alarm, which caused the train to stop abruptly, the Emergency Situations...

Snowden asks to extend Russia stay: Report

Snowden asks to extend Russia stay: Report

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has filed an official petition to extend his asylum in Russia for another year. He has been living in the country since taking 1.7 million intelligence files from various US agencies. This is according to Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden’s current term of stay in Russia expires on July 31,...

Putin orders central Russia forces on 'full combat alert'

Putin orders central Russia forces on 'full combat alert'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia on "full combat alert" for snap drills, the defence minister said yesterday. The order came a day after the Kremlin confirmed it was beefing up its military presence at the border with Ukraine. "In accordance with his (Putin's) order, from 11:00 am Moscow time (0700...

Ukraine Crisis

Separatists hold 'self rule' vote

Separatists hold 'self rule' vote

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine held a vote on independence yesterday, slammed by Kiev as a Kremlin-backed "criminal farce", amid fears the poll could spark civil war and lead to the break-up of the ex-Soviet republic. Western nations supporting Ukraine's government in its showdown with pro-Moscow insurgents stressed the self-rule "referendums" for the provinces...

Ukraine Crisis

East braces for secessionist vote

France and Germany yesterday warned Russia of "consequences" if Moscow continued to sow unrest ahead of Ukrainian elections later this month, on the eve of "illegal" referendums the West fears will split the country apart. Ukrainian acting President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a pro-Russian uprising that they would be courting catastrophe if they voted "yes" in today's separatist referendum. The vote, organised on a largely ad hoc basis with no clear control of authenticity of ballot papers or...

Invasion fear grows

Invasion fear grows

The United States and Europe have prepared fresh sanctions on Russia they could activate as soon as tomorrow over the crisis in Ukraine, where tensions spiked as rebels detained an international team of military observers. The Group of Seven top economies and the European Union signalled they would step up economic pressure on Moscow...

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