A planned bridge from mainland Russia to the newly annexed Crimean Peninsula would be dangerous and should be replaced with plans to construct a tunnel, the region's envoy to the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Russia, Ukraine and the European Union were likely to conclude an accord on Thursday that would see Moscow resume natural gas supplies to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter, EU and Ukrainian officials said.
Russia will take France to court if Paris cancels the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships due to be handed over to the Russian navy within the next two weeks, a top Kremlin official said Friday.
Ukraine's Security Service said it has detained several people accused of plotting to declare a separatist "people's republic" in Odessa on the Black Sea, similarly to rebel territories in Ukraine's east.
President Vladimir Putin's rating has fallen for the first time this year, with a substantial drop in the number of those who say they are ready to re-elect him, a poll by the Levada Center showed Tuesday.
Poland said Tuesday that it is drawing up a long-term plan to shift some of its military strength toward its eastern border, closer to Ukraine and Russia, in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.