Conflict in Ukraine will be more difficult to resolve after the latest round of sanctions by the United States and Canada, Russia’s foreign ministry says.
Russia has responded with anger to news the US Senate passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.
Some 100,000 workers on Thursday paraded on Red Square for the first time since the 1991 Soviet breakup as the takeover of Crimea triggered a surge of patriotism and boosted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s standing.
Bolivia on Saturday became the third country to extend an offer of asylum to the 30-year-old former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor sanctuary after similar guarantees from Venezuela and Nicaragua.
A Russian court on Saturday put prominent opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov under house arrest amid accusations he incited mass disorder to overthrow President Vladimir Putin.