British prime minister Theresa May on a visit to Salisbury, where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent last week. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The joint statement yesterday by the leaders of France, Germany, the US and the UK, in which they said Russia was highly likely to have been behind th(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

 A masked police officer near the area where  former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Theresa May has given Moscow just over 24 hours to explain how a Russian, military-grade nerve agent could have been deployed in Salisbury against for(...)

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has  ordered its embassies to find Gazprom assets around the world with a view to potential legal action to seize them

Ukraine is to seize assets belonging to Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in a deepening legal dispute that has stoked fears of supply dis(...)

File photograph of Sergei Skripal at a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia, in August 2006. File photograph: Kommersant/Yuri Senatorov via Reuters

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent in a case that is now being treated as attempted murder, the police(...)

Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak: says it is “shameful and scary”  six of the eight politicians standing for president had “glorified Stalin and justified his crimes”.Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

As Russians laid flowers on the grave of Josef Stalin in Moscow on Monday, presidential candidate Kseniya Sobchak slammed the Kremlin for allowing the(...)

Billboard with an image of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and the words “Strong president –  Strong Russia!” in Simferopol, Crimea, on January 18th, 2018.

Ukraine’s government is threatening to prosecute a group of Irish businesspeople if they invest in real estate in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula subj(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

When Vladimir Putin flew into the Khmeimim military base in Syria early this month, a group of SU 30 fighter jets, the pride of Russia’s newly moderni(...)

Prisoners of war (POWs) from   separatist, self-proclaimed republics on the Ukraine-Russia border board a bus during an exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels fighting in the country’s east exchanged hundreds of captives on Wednesday, in the first major prisoner sw(...)

Pro-EU demonstrators hold   flags outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, England. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

An EU agreement with the UK on relations after Brexit could serve as a model for ties with other countries that want to be as close as possible to the(...)

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