Vitor Naegele

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Scores of Russian soldiers killed in east Ukraine: opposition report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least 220 Russian soldiers have been killed in east Ukraine, opposition activists said on Tuesday in a report offering what they called “ample evidence” to rebut President Vladimir Putin’s denial his troops are fighting there.<p>A fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed …

Vladimir Putin and John Kerry to hold talks amid signs of easing tensions

The Russian president and the US secretary of state will discuss the Ukraine ceasefire deal, Syria and the Iranian nuclear negotiations, in Kerry's first visit to Russia since 2013<p>John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has arrived in Russia for high-stakes talks aimed at pushing Vladimir Putin to …

Russia-U.S. tensions thaw but little progress made during discussions

Relations between the United States and Russia are at such a low point that one side giving potatoes to the other counts as good news these days.<p>So when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov handed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a basket of oversized locally grown potatoes when the two men met …

Russia's use of force is something Europe has not seen since 1945, says Polish president

Bronislaw Komorowski warned Russia sought to change borders and does not respect the rule of law<p><b>Poland</b>'s president accused <b>Russia</b> of employing polices not seen since "the darkest days of the 20th century" including the use of force.<p>Bronislaw Komorowski made his comments during a speech at a midnight …

US: Russia orchestrating Ukraine violence

The US has accused Russia of orchestrating ongoing separatist violence in Ukraine, as Kiev said it was preparing a "full-scale" operation against pro-Russian forces which have overrun municipalities in several eastern cities.<p>The US representative, Samantha Power, told an emergency meeting of the UN …

Western powers largely alone in condemnation of Russia

In Kiev, Brussels, Washington and Ottawa, the response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was angry and almost unanimous: The evidence was seen as clearly pointing at Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, which means Moscow itself was at least partly to blame.<p>But while Western powers …

U.S.: Russia to give more powerful arms to rebels

U.S. officials tell CNN there's more evidence of a Russian troop buildup along the border with Ukraine, and there is evidence that the Russia is targeting Ukrainian military positions.<p>U.S. has 'evidence that Russia is firing' into Ukraine<p>The State Department also says Russia is getting ready to …

Russia is now projecting serious power in the Black Sea

The Kremlin's Black Sea Fleet was based and operated out of the Crimean city of Sevastopol. However, even under the leadership of pro-Russian former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, the Black Sea Fleet was constrained by Kiev.<p>"The Black Sea Fleet by 2010 had not been replenished with new …

Russia's Victory Day Parade marks new East-West divide

President Vladimir Putin criticises "unipolar world" as Britain, US and France boycott ceremonies<p>Tanks growled across Red Square and fighter jets streaked overhead on Saturday as <b>Russia</b> celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with a display of military might.<p>Moscow’s rift …

Angela Merkel urges Vladimir Putin to curb violations of Ukraine ceasefire

German chancellor says peace deal is not being fulfilled, while Russia president sees progress<p><b>Angela Merkel</b>called on Russia to do more to ensure peace in eastern Ukraine as she visited the Kremlin on Sunday, saying there were frequent violations of a ceasefire by Moscow-backed separatists.<p>The …

To the surprise of no one, Crimea is not happy under Russian rule

“And then I told them they could have free elections!”I know, I know. You’re as shocked as I. Imagine the ingratitude for all the efforts Vladimir …

Losing Their Religion in Crimea

“Our people survived [deportation by] Stalin,” commented a manager of ATR, which, until April 1, was the only Crimean Tatar television station left. …