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Maria Finoshina

Self-defense forces ranks swell in anticipation of Crimea showdown with radicals
The Crimean popular army made up of locals and former Ukrainian armed forces braces for possible impact with right-wing radicals making their way toward the region.

04.03.2014 05:06

Five top military, security commanders take oath to Crimea
A number of high ranking Ukrainian military and security officials in Crimea have sworn their allegiance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as Simferopol pushes for its autonomy from the self-imposed government in Kiev.

02.03.2014 21:48

Ukrainian troops dispatched in Crimea switch to region’s side – sources
Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have switched to the side of local authorities and are expected to take military oath soon, Russian news agencies report.

02.03.2014 09:24

Thousands rally against 'illegitimate govt', raise Russian flags in eastern Ukraine
Thousands of pro-Russian demonstrators across eastern Ukraine and Crimea are protesting against the new government, with administration buildings being seized in several cities. Gunshots have been reported as anti- and pro-Maidan protesters clash.

01.03.2014 13:00

Putin: Russian citizens, troops threatened in Ukraine, need armed forces’ protection
Russian President Vladimir Putin has requested the use of Russian military forces in Ukraine to settle the situation there. The Russian population and the Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet are threatened by the situation in the country, he said.

01.03.2014 12:43

Russia starts giving out passports to Ukraine’s ex-Berkut officers pelted with ‘threats’
The Russian Foreign Ministry has answered SOS signals coming from the disbanded Ukrainian riot police “Berkut.” The ministry ordered the prompt issue of Russian passports for the officers, who have been threatened by lynch mobs.

28.02.2014 20:03

Ukraine's Southeast seeks to restore constitutional order, thousands gather in Kharkov
The public gathering of deputies from local councils of southeastern Ukraine have declared they are taking responsibility for constitutional order in the country, as thousands of people have assembled in the city of Kharkov.

22.02.2014 11:15

Greece on high alert after extremists declare war on ‘German capitalist machine’
Greek authorities have stepped up security after a leftist extremist group declared war on the “German capitalist machine.” The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on a Mercedes-Benz branch and on the German ambassador’s residence in Athens.

13.02.2014 08:17

‘We want to go out!’: 18,000 starving inside Syrian refugee camp
Mass starvation, disease and hopelessness abound in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Although a UN agency has managed to make its first food aid delivery to the rebel-held camp in weeks, many people are on the brink of starvation.

01.02.2014 08:36

Humanitarian deal reached on war-hit Homs, people return to embattled Aleppo
As the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva have taken a step towards resolving the humanitarian crisis in besieged Homs, RT visited another major battleground, Aleppo, to see people returning to devastated homes in areas liberated by the army.

27.01.2014 04:36

Lavrov says ‘no talks with Islamist militants in Syria’
Amid the Geneva 2 peace conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that no talks will take place with terrorists in Syria. Meanwhile, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi hopes aid will enter the besieged city of Homs on Monday.

26.01.2014 17:28

Fed up with euro, France flirts with coupon money
Whether buying bread, filling a pharmacy prescription, getting a haircut or going to the doctor, some residents of Montreuil, France, are rejecting the euro in favor of ‘La Peche’, a local community currency.

10.01.2014 11:18

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