A Soviet-era fighter jet crashed in Belarus on Tuesday, killing the man piloting the aircraft, the country’s Defense Ministry said.
Russia’s Western Military District has begun large-scale air defense drills at its southern testing range of Kapustin Yar on the backdrop of further escalation of tensions with the West over Ukraine.
The semi-formal government of the Crimean Tatars said Thursday that the ethnic minority will boycott the secession referendum set by the Ukrainian region’s pro-Russian authorities.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry harshly criticized Washington on Thursday over a lack of an “adequate perception” of events in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s state nuclear regulator on Thursday cancelled its own decree halting the transit of nuclear fuel via the country’s territory.