Members of the Interior Ministry, the National Guard and other Ukrainian security services take part in a drill to resist and prevent mass unrest in Odessa today. Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces to return to their permanent bases after drills in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said. Photograph: Yevgeny Volokin/Reuters

The Kremlin announced today that president Vladimir Putin had ordered Russian forces near Ukraine back to their bases, but Nato and the United States (...)

Sergei Pomazun, a former convict, who is the main suspect of a shooting  in Belgorod in south-east Russia. Photogrpah: Russian Interior Ministry of Belgorod region

Police have apprehended a man accused of killing six people in a shooting spree in south-west Russia earlier this week. Police in the ci(...)