Crimea

Crimea votes for first time in Russian elections

The annexation of Crimea is an important feather in Russian President Vladimir Putin's cap and Crimean Tartars say they are being pressured to not boycott the election.

Russia

Putin ordered plane shot down during Olympics threat

The incident, which turned out to be a false alarm, happened shortly before the 2014 Winter Olympics opening in Sochi.

Putin ordered plane shot down during Olympics threat

Crimea

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Crimean Tatars fear the Kremlin, after annexation, is chipping away at identity of the 250,000-strong Muslim ethnicity.

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Ukraine

How Crimean Tatars defy Moscow's pressure

Crimean Tatar leaders say they fear another pro-Russian crackdown on the persecuted Muslim community.

How Crimean Tatars defy Moscow's pressure

Ukraine

Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's top court

Russia to defend itself against charges it illegally annexed Crimea in suit seeking damages for shelling of civilians.

Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's top court

Crimea

Dam leaves Crimea population in chronic water shortage

The North Crimean Canal, once provided 85 percent of Crimea's drinking and irrigation water.

Dam leaves Crimea population in chronic water shortage

Inside Story

Is the conflict in Ukraine about to escalate?

Moscow and Kiev are putting their armies on high alert after Russia says Ukrainian forces launched raids into Crimea.

War & Conflict

Russia drums up tension with Ukraine over Crimea

Ukraine puts troops on high alert as Moscow threatens with "additional measures" after alleged armed attack on Crimea.

Russia drums up tension with Ukraine over Crimea

War & Conflict

Russia accuses Ukraine of armed Crimea incursions

Moscow says it has also beaten back an armed assault by Kiev, which called the claims "hysterical and false".

Russia: Ukraine 'terrorist attacks' in Crimea foiled

Europe

Russian court bans Crimean Tatar governing body

The ruling brands Tatar community extremist organisation in latest move against Ukrainian peninsula's ethnic minority.

Russian court bans Crimean Tatar governing body

Opinion

The deafening silence on the plight of Crimean Tatars

With the exception of Turkey, the Muslim world has been virtually silent on the Tatars' situation.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

War & Conflict

Alliances crumble along the Crimean border

Blockade of Crimea stands firm as tensions rise and accusations fly against Right Sector troops stationed on border.

Alliances crumble along the Crimean border

War & Conflict

Life in the shadows of the Crimea blockade

Power cuts, rising prices and job losses are a daily reality for Ukrainians living near the Crimea border.

Life in the shadows of the Crimea blockade

Head to Head

Russia: Old foe or new ally?

Former Motherland party representative Natalia Narochnitskaya discusses Russia's stance on Ukraine, ISIL and Syria.

War & Conflict

Russia's coal war with Ukraine leaves civilians cold

Ukraine's coal stores dwindle as Russia halts supplies in retaliation for Crimea blackout.

Russia's coal war with Ukraine leaves civilians cold