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Ukraine’s navy at end of rope in Crimea

Ukraine’s navy at end of rope in Crimea

The tugboats came in the evening, carrying three dozen Russian sailors and pro-Russian militiamen who climbed aboard the Ternopil and told the crew to leave. The captain of the Ternopil in the port of Sevastopol in Crimea lined up his […]


France suspends ‘most’ military cooperation with Russia

France suspends ‘most’ military cooperation with Russia

France has suspended most of its military cooperation with Russia, the French defence minister said Friday, as Paris was still mulling whether to nix the sale of two Mistral warships to Moscow. Paris has suspended “the majority of its military […]


China’s Xi on first Europe tour as Ukraine crisis deepens

China’s Xi on first Europe tour as Ukraine crisis deepens

China’s President Xi Jinping touches down in the Netherlands on Saturday for his first-ever Europe tour, with the continent in a diplomatic frenzy after Russia’s absorption of the Crimea. Xi is expected to land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport shortly after […]


72 Crimean Military Units Request Joining Russia

72 Crimean Military Units Request Joining Russia

A total of 72 military units in Crimea have hoisted Russian flags instead of Ukrainian and applied to join the Russian armed forces, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday. “Yesterday, 72 military units almost in full strength decided to […]


Germany halts major arms deal with Russia

Germany halts major arms deal with Russia

Germany on Wednesday halted a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces, saying any arms trading with Moscow was currently “indefensible”. Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced the suspension of the Rheinmetall project as Moscow tightened its […]


Russian Navy Unveils New Class of Submarines

Russian Navy Unveils New Class of Submarines

A prospective series of Russia’s new fifth-generation conventional submarine equipped with an advanced air-independent propulsion system will be designated the Kalina-class, the commander of the country’s navy said Wednesday. “Russia is currently designing a fifth-generation conventional submarine, dubbed Project Kalina, […]


Tears and threats as Ukrainians quit navy HQ

Tears and threats as Ukrainians quit navy HQ

Ukrainian servicemen filed out of navy headquarters in Sevastopol on Wednesday with tears in their eyes after the base was seized by pro-Moscow militants, Russian troops and Cossack forces. The assault began when some 200 unarmed militants — some of […]


France May Scrap Russian Warship Deal over Ukraine Crisis

France May Scrap Russian Warship Deal over Ukraine Crisis

Paris will consider canceling a 1.4-billion-euro deal to deliver two Mistral-class warships to the Russian Navy if Moscow provokes further escalation in Ukraine, the French foreign minister has said. In the interview with France’s TF1, Laurent Fabius denied the legitimacy […]


NATO websites targeted in attack claimed by Ukrainian hackers

NATO websites targeted in attack claimed by Ukrainian hackers

NATO said several of its websites were targeted in a “significant” cyber attack on Saturday that was claimed by Ukrainian hackers in what appeared to be the latest bout of virtual warfare linked to the country’s crisis. Spokeswoman for the […]


 
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