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White House won't recognize Crimea annexation: official

Washington - The White House said Monday it rejects Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, and US sanctions will remain in place until the move is reversed."We do not recognize Russia's attempt to annex Crimea.

White House won't recognize Crimea annexation: official

Washington - The White House said Monday it rejects Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, and US sanctions will remain in place until the move is reversed."We do not recognize Russia's attempt to annex Crimea.

Trump fails to rule out accepting Russian claim on Crimea

Washington - US President Donald Trump refused on Friday to rule out accepting Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region when he meets his Kremlin counterpart Vladimir Putin next month.

EU extends Crimea sanctions for another year

Apo - The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year tough sanctions imposed over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Crimea to vote Putin for first time amid crackdown on dissent

Sevastopol - In Crimea, which votes this weekend in Russian presidential elections for the first time since annexation from Ukraine in 2014, loudspeakers blast out the message: "Choose a president! Choose a future!".

Putin keeps Crimean crowds waiting for historically short speech

Sevastopol - Olga Orlova says she never thought she would be able to vote for Vladimir Putin in her native Crimea. "It still seems so surreal, like a fantasy," she said after watching the Russian leader at a rally in the port city of Sevastopol.

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote

Sevastopol - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked residents of Crimea for voting to annex the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, calling the move "real democracy" in a speech days ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

Russia tries 86 Crimean Tatars in single day

Simferopol - Russian authorities in annexed Crimea on Monday were holding trials for 86 Crimean Tatars who had staged solo protests against Moscow's rule in October, a local leader and rights groups said.

Crimean Tatars freed by Russia arrive as heroes in Ukraine

Kiev - Two Crimean Tatar leaders sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in the annexed peninsula arrived Friday to a rapturous welcome in Ukraine after being released thanks to an apparent deal brokered by Turkey.

Crimean Tatars freed by Russia after Putin-Erdogan talks

Simferopol - Two Crimean Tatar activists sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in the annexed peninsula have been freed after an apparent agreement between the presidents of Russia and Turkey.

Leading Crimean Tatar activists freed by Russia

Simferopol - Two leading Tatar activists sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in annexed Crimea have been freed and have flown to Turkey, their family and lawyers said on Wednesday.

Russia hands Crimean Tatar leader 2-year sentence

Simferopol - A court in Moscow-annexed Crimea on Wednesday sentenced leading Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov to two years in a penal colony on charges of "separatism".

Russia jails Crimean Tatar leader

Simferopol - A Crimean Tatar leader was jailed for eight years by Russia on Monday over a rally against Moscow's seizure of the region, in a trial branded a "sham" by rights activists.

Crimea brought to standstill after Russian power shutdown

Sevastopol - The annexed Crimea peninsula was brought to a standstill for two hours Friday after a shutdown in Russia hit supplies there, officials said, the latest in a series of cuts.

Putin visits annexed Crimea, triggering Kiev protest

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Moscow annexed in 2014, a trip quickly denounced by Kiev as a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.

EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal.

Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover

Moscow - Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a "crime".

Crimean Tatar lawyer held over 'extremist propaganda'

Simferopol - Russian authorities in annexed Crimea on Thursday detained a Tatar lawyer for allegedly spreading "extremist propaganda", activists said, the latest step in an official crackdown on the pro-Ukraine Muslim community.

Crimea treasures must be returned to Ukraine: Dutch court

Den Haag - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that priceless Crimean art treasures loaned to an Amsterdam museum shortly before Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014 should go back to Ukraine.

NATO urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Brussels - Damaging EU economic sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis must be kept in place to force Moscow to meet its Minsk ceasefire commitments, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.

Ukraine launches missile drills near Russia-annexed Crimea

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday unleashed a barrage of missile tests near Russian-annexed Crimea in a show of strength and defiance bound to irritate Moscow.

Ukraine warns Russia of missile tests near Crimea

Kiev - Ukraine ratcheted up tensions with Moscow on Wednesday by warning the Kremlin its army intended to hold two days of missile-launching exercises near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea.

Russia accuses Ukraine of abducting two soldiers in Crimea

Moscow - Russia has accused Ukraine of abducting two Russian servicemen on the annexed Crimea peninsula, but Kiev said it had merely detained two Ukrainian army deserters.

Ukraine pushes UN to step up scrutiny of Crimea

New York - Ukraine on Tuesday launched a bid at the United Nations to condemn rights abuses in Crimea and press Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the territory.

EU adds to Crimea sanctions blacklist

Brussels - The European Union has added several people, including some recently elected to Russia's parliament, to its sanctions blacklist for their role in supporting Moscow's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, officials said Tuesday.

Ukraine's leader speaks to 'fake' Kyrgyz president

Kiev - Ukrainian president spoke to what he thought was his Kyrgyz counterpart by phone this week -- only to discover that the person on the other end was someone else entirely.

Russia demands loyalty or silence, say Crimea's hounded Tatars

Bakhchysaray - Crimean Tartar activist Ilmi Umerov walks slowly and has difficulty controlling his left arm but his voice is strong and his eyes are piercing as he reiterates his rejection of Moscow's rule in the peninsula, an opinion for which he faces trial.

Pride and pressure as Crimea holds first Russia parliament vote

Simferopol - Crimea went to the polls Sunday to elect deputies to Russia's parliament for the first time since the region was annexed by Moscow -- stirring pride in some, but pushing others to protest.

Russia flaunts military might in Crimea drills

Yalta - Under a blazing sun, Sukhoi jets zoomed across the sky and dropped explosives, as Russian warships sailed right up to the shore.And beyond on a dusty steppe, paratroopers made a mass landing while ground forces ignited a wall of fire with napalm.

Russia frees Crimea Tatar activist Umerov from psychiatric hospital

Simferopol - Authorities in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday released prominent Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov from a psychiatric hospital, where he was forcibly detained for three weeks as he faces extremism charges.
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Guards from Ukraine s Berkut security force guard a checkpoint at the entrance to the Crimea Peninsu...
Guards from Ukraine's Berkut security force guard a checkpoint at the entrance to the Crimea Peninsula in March.
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Natalia Poklonskaya, Crimea's attorney-general
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Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the US Depart...
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. in March.
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OSCE military observers take photos during negotiations with pro-Russian soldier forces at the Chongar check point blocking the entrance to Crimea on March 7, 2014
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NEGOTIATION: Talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation are scheduled to begin Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus, shown above.
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A woman kisses a Ukrainian serviceman through the gate as he stands on the territory of a military unit located in the village of Lyubimovka near a local airfield, southwest of Simferopol, Crimea's capital, March 3, 2014
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North Crimea Canal flowing at peak flow.
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North Crimea Canal flowing at peak flow. Sept. 23, 2008.
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Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation's seizure of Crimea protest in the streets of Kiev in March.
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Ukrainians gather Friday outside a closed McDonald's restaurant in the Crimean city of Simferopol.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the start of a ministerial meeting in Brussels last year.
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Grape vines in Crimea. June 16, 2003
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Map showing Crimea and the North Crimea Canal, running from southern Ukraine and down into Crimea. It is the red line running across the northeastern part of the country.
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