Crisis Mauritius

Russian Ruble Suffers Steepest Drop in 16 Years

The ruble plunged more than 10 percent for the second day on Tuesday and recorded its worst fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual overnight rate hike.

16 Dec 2014,

NATO Chief, at Summit, Says Russia Attacking Ukraine

NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defenses against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War.

04 Sep 2014,

Ukraine Cites 15,000 Russian Troops and Rebels as Putin Threatens War

Russia stepped up its criticism of the U.S. over Ukraine as President Barack Obama heads to eastern Europe to reassure NATO members of their security.

03 Sep 2014,

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invasion, West to Consider Sanctions

Kiev Orders Draft Reinstated as Obama Rules Out U.S. Military Response; Putin Remains Defiant

29 Aug 2014,

Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front

Determined to preserve the pro-Russian revolt in eastern Ukraine, Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday, sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory.

28 Aug 2014,

Russian Soldiers Detained in Ukraine, as Leaders Prepare to Meet in Minsk

Ukraine's Security Service said Tuesday that 10 Russian soldiers had been detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, amid simmering tensions over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.

26 Aug 2014,

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Aid Trucks 'an Invasion'

A senior official in Kiev has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.

22 Aug 2014,

Activists Paint Moscow's 'Stalin Tower' With Ukraine Colours

Authorities in the Russian capital reportedly detain four people after a Soviet star on one of the city’s Seven Sisters high-rises was painted blue and yellow.

22 Aug 2014,

Ukraine Refugees Caught in Crossfire

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of killing dozens of civilians by firing on a refugee convoy, the latest example of residents caught in the line of fire of a four-month-old war that has caused more than 2,000 deaths.

19 Aug 2014,

Russian Aid Convoy Heads for Ukraine Amid Doubts Over Lorries' Contents

Kiev says it will turn back shipment which Moscow describes as humanitarian but which west says could be prelude to invasion

13 Aug 2014,

Setbacks Complicate Putin's Ukraine Strategy

Pro-Russia Rebels Suffer Setbacks as West Readies Tougher Sanctions; Kremlin Prepares for Deeper International Isolation

29 Jul 2014,

Amid Threat of New Sanctions, U.S. Says Russia is Flouting Key Arms Treaty

Non-compliance with 1987 treaty against medium-range cruise missiles "a very serious matter," says Administration Official

29 Jul 2014,

Ukraine crisis: European Union Hits Russian Intelligence Chiefs with Sanctions

The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

26 Jul 2014,

U.S. Discloses Intelligence on Downing of Malaysian Jet

The Obama administration, detailing what it called evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysian airliner, on Tuesday released satellite images and other sensitive intelligence that officials say show Moscow had trained and equipped rebels in Ukraine responsible for the attack.

25 Jul 2014,

U.S. Says Russian Artillery Firing Across Border Into Ukraine

Washington Raises Pressure on Moscow, More Closely Examines Russian Activities in Ukraine

25 Jul 2014,

E.U. Imposes New Sanctions on Russian Officials, Stops Short of Tougher Penalties

The European Union agreed Tuesday to expand a list of Russian entities and individuals subject to asset freezes and travel bans and threatened to target vast sectors of the Russian economy if Moscow does not act swiftly to rein in rebels believed to have shot down a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine.

23 Jul 2014,

Russia’s Top 10 Lies About Downed Malaysia Airliner

The tragic downing of a Malaysian passenger plane sent Putin’s elaborate propaganda machine into overdrive, ultimately causing it to unravel. The evidence points overwhelmingly at the terrorists, whose leaders are Russian citizens, current and former members of the Russian armed forces and FSB.

23 Jul 2014,

Obama Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

Russia has failed to take steps to end the Ukraine conflict, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in announcing expanded sanctions targeting two banks, two energy companies, Ukraine separatists and defense companies.

17 Jul 2014,

How Did This Happen? Iraq, Syria, Israel, Gaza and Libya All in Flames

Each day, they live in fear.

16 Jul 2014,

The War for Iraq

As the politicians joust for power, the generals try to stem the jihadist tide

04 Jul 2014,

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