During a series of launches, the tactical and technical characteristics of the missiles, guidance systems and the ability of the modernized Vilha to destroy targets in the shortest time.
NATO launched the largest exercise in recent history military drills to showcase its own military prowess amid Russian warnings.
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered Russia to immediately release the 24 Ukrainian seamen whom it took prisoner on 25 November 2018, and to also return the three Ukrainian naval vessels it seized in its attack.
On May 18, 1944 the Soviet government began the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Almost 200,000 people were deported from Crimea to Uzbekistan.