Yannis Tsichlis

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Russian Navy Takes Over Ukrainian Sub In Crimea

The Russian Navy said Saturday that it took over Ukraine’s only submarine, based in Sevastopol, Crimea.<p>It is now part of Russia’s historic Black Sea Fleet and brings the number of Russian subs stationed in the Crimean peninsula to four.<p>But this ship is barely sea-worthy, so it’s far from a steal …

Ukrainian air force couple marries shortly before Crimea base falls

As pro-Russian forces surrounded a Ukrainian-held air force base in Crimea, two lieutenants stood side-by-side and tied the knot.<p>The couple completed their wedding vows Saturday under the gaze of Belbek base commander Col. Yuliy Mamchur, who has been hailed in Ukraine for his refusal to yield to …

Is Russia setting its sights on the Middle East?

In the face of strong Western criticism and sanctions brought against Russia for its annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin, increasingly popular at home, is looking for ways to expand his country's international clout. He doesn't have to go far to find them.<p>For decades, during the Cold …

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Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Ukraine announced the pullout of its troops from Crimea after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula and took control of the military bases there. The decision comes as President Obama arrived in the Netherlands on Monday for a summit of the G-7 group of industrialized nations that is certain to …