Sergei Aksyonov, the pro-Moscow leader of Crimea, has voiced his support for the bill.
Russian media was very excited by Trump's comments about Ukraine and Crimea.
Natalya Poklonskaya was commenting on unconfirmed reports that alleged Trump said Crimea was part of Russia because everyone there speaks Russian.
U.S. air presence over the Black Sea angered Moscow.
The sea mammals were being trained in a Soviet-era facility in Sevastopol that breeds marine assistants for the navy.
Four years after annexing Crimea, the Russian leader unveiled a bridge to Russia and the builder’s feline mascot has become famous all over the country.
The bridge restricts Ukrainian access to the Black Sea.
The country's armed forces have rallied 8,000 troops for the drills across 19 training ranges, including two breakaway regions in neighboring Georgia.
Russia said U.S. pilots should avoid traveling near Crimea—or expect Moscow’s jets to fly close by.
The U.S secretary of state said, “There is broad consensus among all the NATO members that there is no normalization of dialogue with Russia today.”
Expensive upgrades to local rail may be required so trains can go across the bridge once it's completed, local officials reportedly said.
The minority Muslim group were called traitors by Stalin, and are branded Muslim radicals by Putin's Russia.
Judges in the Netherlands said that the gold, originally from Crimea, may be returned to Ukraine instead.
The attack was the second attempt this year from Russia’s mostly Muslim Chechnya region to slay the man that Russia has accused of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin.
Since seizing Crimea from Ukraine, Russia has reinforced military assets in Black Sea waters around it and is now building its first land link to the territory.
The Ratnik-3 is a future infantry combat suit with a built-in exoskeleton, state-of-the-art reconnaissance and weaponry and, now, a nuclear-resistant watch.
Putin welcomed the audience to the 15th annual jazz festival in Crimea—an event that his annexation drove out of the region.
Moscow has poured billions into a bridge set to open next year, but Ukraine is preparing a lawsuit against it.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 with lofty tourism targets, but bookings for 2017 are reportedly down 30 percent.
"There was nothing spontaneous. Everything was organized and each fiddler played his role." Military sources reveal how defections helped Russia take Crimea.
It is not the first time Russians have turned up in Ukraine under suspicious circumstances.
Russian lawmaker Vyacheslav Alekseyevich Nikonov said nuclear weapons would be necessary in the event of a U.S. or NATO invasion of Crimea or eastern Ukraine.