Politics

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

War & Conflict

Crimea blast leaves millions without electricity

Russia accuses Ukrainian authorities of deliberately refusing to help rebuild power lines damaged by unknown saboteurs.

Politics

Emergency declared in Crimea over power crisis

Disruption blamed on attacks on power pylons means large parts of region annexed by Russia are without electricity.

Genocide

Ukraine calls Soviet deportation of Muslims 'genocide'

Parliament passes resolution recognising World War II-era deportation of Muslim minority from Crimea as 'genocide'.

Ukraine calls Soviet deportation of Muslims 'genocide'

Europe

Ukraine filmmaker goes on trial for terrorism in Russia

Oleg Sentsov, accused of plotting terrorist acts in Crimea, pleads not guilty at the beginning of court hearing.

Ukraine filmmaker goes on trial for terrorism in Russia

Opinion

Putin's war on the Crimean Tatars

Ignoring Russia's occupation of Crimea also ignores the human tragedy taking place there.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Reporter's Notebook

NATO's endgame in the Baltics

Does NATO's logic carry to its 'defensive' manoeuvres in the Baltic States?

Politics

Putin: Crimea annexation important milestone

In his New Year speech Russian president says takeover of former Ukrainian territory was a "historic milestone".

Putin: Crimea annexation important milestone

Human Rights

Ukraine human rights 'deteriorating rapidly'

Risk group accuses rebels of torture and says displaced people are at risk of labour abuse and human trafficking.

Ukraine human rights 'deteriorating rapidly'

War & Conflict

Crimea's persecuted Muslims

Paying the price: Tatars detained, interrogated, and harassed after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Crimea's persecuted Muslims