UEFA told Ukraine it could keep a map showing Crimea on its new national shirt despite objections from Russia but must remove the phrase “Glory to the heroes”
Two were flashing smiles but one, running for Ukraine as Galina Sychko, looked bashful and aloof.
More than a dozen SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets which Russia is deploying to boost its air force, amid heightened tensions with Ukraine.
A court in Crimea on Tuesday ordered two months' detention for Ukrainian sailors captured in a confrontation at sea with Russia.
Russia's FSB security service said early on Monday its border patrol boats had seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near Crimea.
The Ukrainian navy accused Russia on Sunday of opening fire on some of its ships in the Black Sea, striking one vessel and wounding a crewmember.
Students wept over the coffins of classmates Friday at the funeral of 20 people killed in a school shooting in Crimea dubbed the "Russian Columbine".
Russia's Investigative Committee said that a fatal attack on a college in Crimea was a case of mass murder not terrorism.
The possibility of more Western sanctions against Moscow is the key risk for the Russian economy.
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles and launch units to Ukraine at an estimated cost of $47 million.
About 90 percent of Crimean people are expected to vote for Russian President Vladimir Putin in the upcoming presidential election set for next month.
US Defense Secretary James Matiss visited Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during his visit to Kiev.
The EU imposed sanctions on Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea
EU gives initial OK to more Russia sanctions over the delivery of Siemens gas turbines to Crimea, but made no final decision.
Russia outfoxed EU sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on.