Media companies in Russia aren’t sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.
Poland is suspicious of Russian intentions these days. Poles are joining homegrown militias, and authorities have placed observation towers along the border
The morning started on a hopeful note: The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin the two had agreed on a “permanent cease-fire.”
Russian troops are entering Ukraine — this much is known — but whether they are mounting a “full-scale invasion,” as one Ukrainian official told CNN, or are mistakenly crossing over, as Moscow itself claims, is uncertain.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were meeting Tuesday for talks many hope will lead to peace between Kiev and separatists in the eastern part of the country.
After being halted at the border for more than a week, a Russian aid convoy is rumbling into eastern Ukraine without permission, prompting Kiev to label the move a “direct invasion” of sovereign territory.
Russia and Ukraine are holding large military exercises along their shared border as the Ukrainian military claims to be closing in on rebel strongholds in Donetsk and Luhansk, NPR’s Karoun Demirjian reports from Moscow.
American analysts say they’ve verified several pieces of evidence that show pro-Russian separatist rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to U.S. intelligence officials who briefed reporters Tuesday.
t least two subway cars jumped off their tracks in a tunnel in Moscow’s metro system during morning rush hour today, wounding 150 people, some of them severely, and killing at least 19 others, emergency officials say.
An exchange of mortar fire has been reported in eastern Ukraine, where government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces had been observing an uneasy ceasefire in the past week. The news comes as Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could face sanctions if it doesn’t help end the violence.