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United States | Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

United States (STL.News) – Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed sanctions on six Russian defense firms, including … Continue reading United States | Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine seeks NATO support over Russia standoff

KIEV, Ukraine — The Latest on the tensions between Russia and Ukraine(all times local): 11:15 a.m. NATO foreign ministers are meeting with Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin as the country seeks international backing for its Black Sea standoff with Russia. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the 28 other NATO foreign ministers will offer political … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine seeks NATO support over Russia standoff

KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine closes border to all Russian males between 16 and 60

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from traveling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbors. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fired on three Ukrainian vessels near the Crimean Peninsula, which … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine closes border to all Russian males between 16 and 60

United States | Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

United States – The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, before seizing three vessels, represent a dangerous escalation and a … Continue reading United States | Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

MOSCOW | Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

MOSCOW — Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern. The two neighbors have been locked in a tense tug-of-war since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, but the incident late Sunday, in which … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

MOSCOW | Russia blocks passage in Kerch Strait after Ukraine incident

MOSCOW— Russia has blocked passage through the Kerch Strait, a narrow body of water nestled between Crimea and the Russian mainland, after three Ukrainian navy ships made what the Russian coast guard has called an unauthorized crossing through Russian territorial waters. The move comes after months of growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which annexed … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia blocks passage in Kerch Strait after Ukraine incident