Ukrainian nationalists demonstrate next to the Constitutional Court, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Constitutional Court holds hearings to determine the legitimacy of Ukraine's law designating Ukrainian as the country's only official language vis-a-vis the country's constitution, which contains provisions guaranteeing protection and free development of Russian and other minority languages
The view shows flooded private houses over a dam failure, in Ruza, Moscow region, Russia. Dam has collapsed during the construction of a bypass channel amid the heavy rains in the Moscow Region. The dam collapse left 29 smallholdings and the same number of private houses flooded.
In this handout video grab released by the Russian Investigative Committee, Khabarovsk region governor Sergei Furgal is detained on murder charges by the officers of the Federal Security Service, in Khabarovsk region, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Riot police officers stand guard as protesters take part in a rally against new measures imposed by the President Alexander Vucic following he introduction of curfews and ban on gathering for more than 5 people in connection with the increase of the number of new cases of coronavirus in Belgrade, Serbia.
In this handout video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry, a medical worker wearing protective gear conducts daily rounds with a participant in a coronavirus vaccine trial during tests at the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Adviser to the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Ivan Safronov suspected of working for one of NATO intelligence services waits in a cage at Lefortovo court, in Moscow, Russia. The investigators asked the court in to arrest Safronov. The Federal Security Service said earlier in the day that Safronov was suspected of handing classified defense information over to a NATO special service. Roscosmos said the detention was unrelated to Safronov's work for the space agency. A criminal case has been launched on suspicion of high treason.
Fans meet Zenit St Petersburg's players at Pulkovo Airport after their 2019/2020 Russian Premier League Round 26 football match against FC Krasnodar at the Krasnodar Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia. FC Zenit St Petersburg has won 4-2, claiming the title of the Russian football champion four rounds before the actual final.
People walk through a metal detector as they queue at the Russian Presidential administration building, in downtown Moscow, Russia. Activists and supporters of the Left Front movement gathered to protest against the constitutional amendments and brought statements of non-recognition of the referendum on constitutional changes.
In this handout photo released by Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko and the head of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament Aguila Saleh, left, pose for a photo after a meeting, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by press service of Rosenergoatom Concern, floating thermal nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov is pictured, in Pevek, the Arctic autonomous region of Chukotka, Russia. Russia's unique floating thermal nuclear power plant has started supplying heat to consumers. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Russian film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov is seen through the window of a car as he leaves Meshchansky court after the announcement of a verdict, in Moscow, Russia. The court handed Serebrennikov a three-year suspended sentence after finding him guilty of embezzlement.
India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wearing a face mask attends a press conference after a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, in Moscow, Russia. India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu are expected to discuss during their meeting the advanced delivery of the Russia S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system and the purchase of Russian-made jet fighters Su-30Mki and MiG-29.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony on the Day of Memory and Grief, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. On June 22 Russia marks 79th anniversary since Nazy Germany troops invade the USSR during World War Two.
Women wearing protective face masks lay flowers at the eternal flame of the Monument of Glory memorial complex dedicated to the memory of Siberians who died in World War II to mark the 79th anniversary of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in WWII, amid coronavirus outbreak, in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visit the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral, the main Orthodox cathedral serving the Russian Armed Forces, on the Day of Memory and Grief near Kubinka, Moscow region, Russia. On June 22 Russia marks 79th anniversary since Nazy Germany troops invade the USSR during World War Two.
An honour guard stands at attention during a rehearsal of the parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Volgograd, Russia. Held annually on 9 May, the 2020 parade was rescheduled by Russia's President, Vladimir Putin for 24 June amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gagik Tsarukyan, oligarch and the leader of the opposition party Prosperous Armenia, talks to the media after being questioned at National Security Service headquarters in Yerevan, Armenia. National Assembly voted to strip Tsarukyan of his immunity. Tsarukyan is suspected of running an illegal gambling business that has deprived the state coffers of some 60 million dollars and of "vote buying" during 2017 parliamentary elections, according to Armenia's national security service.
In this video grab, Czech Ambassador to Russia Vitezslav Pivonka, who had been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, arrives for a meeting at the ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Russia declared two employees of the Czech embassy in Moscow personae non gratae and asked them to leave by the end of day on June 17, what it said was a response to the unfriendly actions of Prague, which expelled two Russian diplomats based on groundless accusations.
Supporters of Gagik Tsarukyan, founder of the Prosperous Armenia political party, wearing face masks sit on the road during a rally at the Armenian National Security Service headquarters where Tsarukyan is questioned, amid coronavirus outbreak, in Yerevan, Armenia.
Belarus' New Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko speaks during a session of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament, in Minsk, Belarus. The House of Representatives confirmed on June 11 Golovchenko's appointment as the country's new prime minister.
Mourners queue outside the Fountain of Praise church to pay tribute to George Floyd, in Houston, Texas, U.S. Demonstrators across the United States have been protesting against police brutality and racism since May 25, when George Floyd, an unarmed 46-years-old African American male, died at the hands of a white police officer in the city of Minneapolis.
Protesters break the window of a building during an anti-government rally following the easing of the coronavirus restrictions in Beirut, Lebanon. Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators gathered in Beirut to rally against the government performance and worsening economic conditions.
In this handout photo released by the press-service of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, diesel fuel leaked out of a tank at the TPP-3 thermal power station is pictured, outside Norilsk, Russia. Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel seeped into a Siberian river. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
On this May 15, 2019 file photo Belarus's newly appointed Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko is pictured in Minsk, Belarus. Belarusian authoritarian president has named his new prime minister, a move that comes two months before a scheduled presidential election. A day after firing Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, a moderate technocrat, President Alexander Lukashenko replaced him Thursday with 46-year-old Roman Golovchenko, who previously oversaw military industries.
In this handout photo released by the press-service of Nornickel, employees of Marine Rescue Service work at a site where, on May 29, diesel fuel has leaked out of a tank at the TPP-3 thermal power station, outside Norilsk, Russia. Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel seeped into a Siberian river. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on dealing with consequences of a fuel spill in the Krasnoyarsk Region, via teleconference call at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, Russia. The spill was caused on May 29 by a leaking diesel fuel tank at a thermal power plant several kilometres west of Norilsk.
In this handout photo released by the Press Office of the Russian Central Election Commission, Head of the Russian Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova wearing a face mask chairs a meeting on vote on amendments to the Russian constitution revealing the procedure of voting during coronavirus outbreak, at the commission's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. On June 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order rescheduling Russia's constitutional referendum to July 1. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
A view shows the collapsed railway bridge over the Kola river between the "Kola" and "Vihodnoy" stations in Murmansk region, Russia. The bridge is the only branch line connecting Murmansk with the rest of Russia. Train traffic on the problem section was closed until the consequences of the incident were eliminated.