Aug 5, 2014 — Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists — a charge Moscow denies.
Jun 5, 2014 — Moscow is pouring in billions in an effort to make Crimea a showcase of development. But Crimea has a deeply entrenched reputation for organized crime, which already taints some of its new leaders.
May 9, 2014 — In remarks on a major Russian holiday, Vladimir Putin hailed Crimea's "return to the motherland." It was his first appearance in the territory since March when Russia annexed the Ukrainian region.
May 1, 2014 — Moscow's unnamed military attache was caught red-handed, according to officials in Kiev.
Apr 29, 2014 — The sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle" drew a response from Moscow, which described them in Cold War terms.
Apr 21, 2014 — The vice president has arrived in Kiev amid increased tensions in the country's east between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian nationalists. He was expected to offer energy and economic aid.
Apr 12, 2014 — In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.
Apr 12, 2014 — A pro-Russian group is one of several that have seized public government buildings in the past week. Ukrainian officials promise a "very tough" response.
Apr 10, 2014 — A Russian franchisee had said the fast-food empire was looking to extend its rule into the disputed territory. Now, the company says stories about those comments were overdone.
Apr 8, 2014 — A Ukrainian minister says police arrested around 70 demonstrators who had seized an administration building in Kharkiv, Ukraine's 2nd-largest city. Separatists have also seized a building in Donetsk.