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The Solomachin family has hardly slept over the last few days. The dramatic events in Crimea worry them. Fyodor is Russian, and his wife, Halyna, is Ukrainian. 'Putin should defend the Russians in Russia, and I'll defend my Ukraine,' Fyodor said ..
With tensions running high over Crimea, a fledgling Russian team on Tuesday went head to head with defending champions the United States in a sledge hockey, beating them two to one.The Paralympic Games take place as Moscow and Washington lock horns ..
As successor states to the Soviet Union, both Ukraine and Russia are signatories to the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). Adopted in Helsinki in 1975, the document sought to promote détente during an era of ..
Crimea’s pro-Russian regional assembly has approved a declaration of independence. It will take effect if people on the Crimean peninsula vote to unite with Russia in a referendum planned for Sunday. One of Ukraine’s opposition leaders Vitaly ..
DW: You recently posted a comment on Facebook in which you wrote (in German) that you're ashamed of your home country, Russia, which is following its president Putin in the conflict with Ukraine, essentially edging the world closer to warfare. Why ..
With tensions running high over Crimea, a fledgling Russian team on Tuesday go head to head with defending champions the United States in a sledge hockey clash at the Sochi Paralympics. With the Games taking place in the shadow of Russia's ..
The crisis in Ukraine has forced a fifth meeting in ten days of the United Nations Security Council as diplomatic efforts appear to be making little progress in finding a solution. While the European Union prepares to implement a number of sanctions ..
What is the referendum about? The two million inhabitants of Crimea are to decide whether they are to belong to Russia, or whether they will continue to be part of Ukraine. Under international law, the Crimea belongs to Ukraine, but it holds the ..
Less than a week until the referendum to decide the future of Ukraine’s southern Crimea region, unidentified armed men shot into the air as they moved into a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea, a Ukrainian defence official in the region was quoted as ..
While a referendum is prepared in Crimea, others try to make their voices heard on the streets. In Moscow, hundreds gathered to show their support for the territory to join Russia, but some said war must be avoided. Others denounced the new ..