A reporter with a top Moscow opposition newspaper was briefly detained on June 16 in a separatist-held area in eastern Ukraine.
Russia's continued bullying of Ukraine and a possible U.S. intention to put tanks and heavy weapons back in Eastern Europe appear to signal the demise of the historic NATO-Russia Founding Act that "definitively" ended the Cold War.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned on June 16 that a Russian plan to deploy 40 new nuclear ballistic missiles announced by President Vladimir Putin was part of a dangerous pattern of behavior by Moscow.
Welcome to the new normal. After more than a year of conflict in Ukraine, the standoff between Russia and the West has become routine -- and it is becoming institutionalized.
Russian and Ukrainian bloggers say their accounts on Facebook are being targeted by pro-Kremlin activists, and that the company's moderation policies are being exploited to silence them.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the military will add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its arsenal this year capable of "penetrating" any current missile defense systems.
At least 500 people have held a rare antiwar protest in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, Ukraine, calling on separatists to remove rocket launchers from residential neighborhoods where they provoke fire from government troops.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has pressed his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, to ensure that Moscow respects the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. State Department said.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has dismissed criticism from an unnamed Estonian government official and Finnish political pundits who questioned his decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin June 16.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said on June 15 that it hoped a reported U.S. plan to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia's border would not go ahead.