The Turkic Muslim minority are the silent victims of several centuries of oppression and they continue to be at the receiving end even today.
Ukraine is bracing for a battle for the control of its industrial east, appealing to people to immediately evacuate from the Donbass region before Russia intensifies its offensive there.
Russia threatens to turn off its gas taps to Europe, opening up a new front in its assault on Ukraine amid growing scepticism over Moscow's claim it is scaling back its onslaught – now in its 37th day.
Capture of the port city will give Russia a land route to connect Crimea with the separatist-held regions of Donbass. It will also boost the morale of Putin’s troops, who are facing unexpected resistance.
Putin increasingly sounds like a defender of Russian ethnic nationalism guided by Orthodox Christianity. But what are his ideological roots, and how did he come to this point?
The Turkish Foreign Ministry says Ankara will continue to closely follow developments in Crimea, particularly "the situation of Crimean Tatar Turks, who are among principal constituents of the Peninsula".
Becoming a permanently neutral and federal country is the most realistic way to end the war in Ukraine and re-secure Europe for decades to come.
China has usually chosen to be a lowkey player in different conflicts. In the Ukraine-Russia conflict, however, Beijing is walking a diplomatic tightrope.
NATO’s international credibility rapidly deteriorated since the end of the Cold War, and its reactions to Russia’s aggression is hardly a reassurance to Kiev.
US-based Maxar Technologies says recent satellite pictures show Russian military activity in multiple locations across Belarus, the annexed Crimea region of Ukraine and western Russia,
Moscow's state channel broadcasted columns of military hardware crossing a recently constructed bridge connecting Crimea to the Russian mainland, but Western leaders deny any meaningful pullback.
Russian Defence Ministry publishes a video that it says show a column of tanks and military vehicles leaving Crimea across a railway bridge after military exercises in the Russia-annexed peninsula.
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