Some Crimeans are stoic about the power outages, some see it as an attempt to intimidate them, and others are angry and wondering what will come next.
The latest developments relating to Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian warplane on November 24.
According to Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the advanced S-400 anti-aircraft system would be installed at the Hmeimim military base.
Despite angry rhetoric from Putin and other Russian officials, it is unclear how aggressively Moscow is prepared to respond to Turkey’s downing of a Sukhoi Su-24M plane.
In the recording, four Georgian-speaking men holding AK-47 rifles and an RPG grenade launcher call on Muslims in Georgia to join the "Caliphate."
Activists in southern Ukraine, led by representatives of the Crimean Tatar indigenous minority, are pushing hard to force Kyiv to adopt a more aggressive policy aimed at recovering Crimea.
The Kremlin may block coal shipments and exports of electricity and gas to Ukraine in retaliation for attacks on Crimea’s power grid, testing Ukraine’s progress in diversifying its energy supply. (In Ukrainian)
Infighting inside the Solidarity block, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s political party, has prompted several deputies to form an “anti-corruption group.” (In Ukrainian)
A group of several dozen young people smashed several of the building’s windows, sprayed paint on the facade, and pelted it with stones and eggs. Riot policemen sought to disperse the crowd but made no arrests. (Current Time TV)
In response to rising tensions with Turkey, Natali Tours announced that it is suspending sales of tours to the country from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. (Current Time TV)
The Russian president and prime minister were both in Yekaterinburg today to attend the opening ceremony of the Center, which creators say is intended to promote a more favorable public image of the “wild 1990s.” (In Russian)
Ukraine will retaliate against Belarus’s restrictions on Ukrainian beer and sweets by imposing a 39.2 percent tax on imports of its milk, candy, chocolate, chemical products and tractors effective January 20, 2016. (In Belarusian)