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  • Russian lawmakers seek holiday to honor troops who seized Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers have called for a new national holiday to honor the troops who seized Crimea from Ukraine, reflecting a wave of patriotic support for Moscow's military intervention in its former Soviet dominion.
  • More Russian troops in Crimea would undermine Ukraine ceasefire-NATO

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Any increase in Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimea region would raise tensions and undermine the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, NATO said on Tuesday. Russia earlier said it might send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of...

    Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine - NATO

    Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine - NATO
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO believes Russia still has around 1,000 soldiers inside Ukraine despite some cuts in troop numbers since a ceasefire began there on Sept. 5, a NATO military officer said on Tuesday. "Since the ceasefire we have seen reductions,...

    Crimean Tatars say Russian security agencies raid their assembly

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armed and masked men cordoned off the Crimean Tatars' main assembly in the region as security officials searched it on Tuesday, a member of the ethnic minority, which widely opposed Russia's annexation, told Reuters. Russia wrested...

    Crimean critics call foul as region votes in first Russian election

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional...