NATO representatives have told Russia that the situation in Ukraine is of "deep concern" at the first session of the Russia-NATO Council to be held this year.
Speaking at an arctic forum in Arkhangelsk on March 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked U.S. sanctions on Moscow, and answered questions about anticorruption protests on March 26 saying people who broke the law should be punished.
Olga Mikhailova, the lawyer for detained Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, said she planned to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed criticism over a police crackdown on protesters, saying anyone who breaks the law will be punished.
Alexei Navalny’s anticorruption foundation has published an order by Russia’s General Prosecutor's office instructing Roskomnadzor, the country’s media regulator, to order telecom companies to block access to five websites that have posted calls for mass demonstrations on Moscow’s Red Square and in other cities on April 2. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
U.S. senators took a deep look into Russia’s alleged meddling during the 2016 presidential election.
A group of senior Democratic U.S. senators has asked the Treasury Department and the attorney general's office to investigate President Donald Trump's alleged business dealings in Azerbaijan, which they say may have violated U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to implement a cease-fire and weapons pullback in eastern Ukraine beginning on April 1.
Ukraine says one of its top regional security officers has been killed in a car explosion in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Belarusian police have searched the headquarters of the popular Belsat TV station, a subsidiary of Poland's Telewizja PolskChechnyaa S.A.
Chechnya’s parliament has approved a law recognizing "the right of students to wear clothes or symbols according to national traditions and religious beliefs,” despite previous declarations by Russia’s education ministry that education in Russia is secular. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Maryat Zanzulayeva, who recently spoke out against recent police arrests and beatings in Chechnya, has become the latest person in the Russian republic to be browbeaten by its powerful parliament speaker.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual live question-and-answer session will be postponed this year, his spokesman has said.
The head of Russia’s Energomash firm has told Russian media that defects have been found in almost all engines produced for the Proton-M space launch vehicles since 2015, because of faulty solder, with replacements not likely until 2018. (Russian Service)
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has defended plans to open a liaison office in Moldova, saying it can help facilitate a practical partnership between the two sides.
Interpol has issued high-priority red notices for the arrest of three associates of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj.
Kosovo’s president has backed away from a controversial pledge to push through a law turning the country's security force into a national army, telling RFE/RL that he will consult with ethnic minorities and make the change through constitutional amendments.
State-run media in Uzbekistan say President Shavkat Mirziyaev has signed a law that softens punishment for some crimes and reduces the length of time suspects can be held before charge or trial.