Russia suspends grain export deal after deadly attack in Crimea, points finger at the UK

Russia has said it is suspending its participation in the agreement to ensure the continuation of Ukrainian grain exports — vital for food supplies to poor countries — linking the decision to a drone attack on Russian ships in occupied Crimea on Saturday morning. The defence ministry announced the move, and it was also reported by … Continue reading Russia suspends grain export deal after deadly attack in Crimea, points finger at the UK

Crimea Blasts: Ukraine claims responsibility after denial

Ukraine has claimed responsibility for a series of air strikes on Crimea after a month of uncertainty over who was behind them. One of the attacks, which took place in early August, targeted Russia's Saky military base and killed one person. Ukraine had refused to acknowledge its role and even blamed them on Russian soldiers' … Continue reading Crimea Blasts: Ukraine claims responsibility after denial

Putin celebrates Crimea as war against Ukraine escalates

Russia's President Putin held a political rally in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Friday, but there's no election on the horizon.  Instead, Russia's leader was leading celebrations to mark the anniversary of Crimea voting to join the Russian Federation. Although the annexation of the region from Ukraine was criticized in 2014, and the result … Continue reading Putin celebrates Crimea as war against Ukraine escalates