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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during military drills in November 2018.

Russia is gathering tanks on our border, says Ukraine, as it activates sweeping martial law powers

Ukraine says that it is under threat of a '"full-scale war" with Russia and has banned Russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the 10th Russia Calling! VTB Capital Investment Forum November 28, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Putin was planning to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 Summit in Argentina at the end of this week.

The Kremlin says it learned that Trump was cancelling his G20 meeting with Putin through a tweet

Trump and Putin were supposed to meet in Argentina on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
The Russian large landing ship Azov fires missiles during a rehearsal for the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, July 27, 2017.

As Russia stokes tensions with Ukraine, it’s trying to gain a military edge over NATO elsewhere in Europe

Russia has been building up its forces around the Black Sea and has made similar moves elsewhere in Eastern Europe — and NATO has taken notice.

Trump’s mockery of Obama for his response to Crimea backfires with a new Ukraine crisis

President Donald Trump mocked former President Barack Obama as being weak on Russia while Moscow illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Small armoured artillery ship Berdyansk is seen in Odessa, Ukraine June 2, 2016. Picture taken June 2, 2016.

New pictures show exactly how severely Russia damaged a Ukrainian boat and set off a crisis in the Black Sea

The photos released showed the heavy damages to the Berdyansk, one of the damaged Ukrainian artillery boats that Russia fired upon and seized.

Russia is moving advanced missiles into Crimea as Ukraine warns it’s under threat of a ‘full-scale war’

Just days after a clash between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian military says it will be sending more S-400 surface-to-air missiles into Crimea.
A Ukrainian sailor allegedly captured during clashes between Russia and Ukraine on Sunday gave a bizarre confession in a video broadcast on Russian state TV.

Ukrainian sailors captured during clashes with Russia made bizarre video confessions broadcast on Russian state TV

Ukraine's Navy commander said the men were forced to give false statements under pressure.
Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) flagship HMS Duncan, arrives to the harbor in Constanta, Romania, February 2, 2018.

‘Good luck, guys’: 17 Russian jets buzzed a British destroyer and left a threatening message earlier this year

The British destroyer HMS Duncan was buzzed by 17 Russian warplanes during a NATO patrol in the Black Sea earlier this year.
Russian marines parade during the Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol, Crimea, July 31, 2016.

Ukraine says Russia may be preparing to launch a large-scale ground invasion

Ukraine's President said the move was necessary after Russian ships attacked Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with regional female entrepreneurs ahead of the upcoming International Women's Day during his visit to the Samara bakery and confectionery factory in Samara, Russia March 7, 2018.

Russia is seizing on a GOP trip to Moscow to carefully craft its narrative ahead of the Trump-Putin summit

A large delegation of Republican lawmakers met with Kremlin officials this week in an opaque series of meetings in Moscow, and the lack of transparency gave Russia an opportunity to drive its own narrative of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming summit.