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Russia

# russia - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle Ukraine

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle

It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.

# russia - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This video of a ‘ghost car’ appearing from nowhere will blow your mind Spooky
From TheJournal.ie Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action Escalation

Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action

Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.

# russia - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’ Ukraine

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

# russia - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain… right now Exports

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain… right now

He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Russia accuses West of “off the scale” hypocrisy over Ukraine Ukraine

Russia accuses West of “off the scale” hypocrisy over Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref

From TheJournal.ie EU to ‘take stock’ of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks Ukraine

EU to ‘take stock’ of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.

# russia - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates Russia

UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates

Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.

From TheJournal.ie At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces Escalation

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces

Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.

# russia - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate Donetsk

The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate

Gunman have seized a police station, a security building, and hundreds of weapons.

From TheJournal.ie More than half of the world’s cancer victims live in India, Russia or China Professor Goss

More than half of the world’s cancer victims live in India, Russia or China

How are the three countries dealing with the disease?

# russia - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine’s supply Supply And Demand

EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine’s supply

Nearly a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia, and about 13 per cent transits through Ukraine.

# russia - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 1994 Wexford car spotted in Moscow… today Moscow Town

# russia - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine could ‘unleash civil war’ if it steps in against militants in eastern cities Donetsk

Ukraine could ‘unleash civil war’ if it steps in against militants in eastern cities

Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.

# russia - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie George W Bush has turned his hand to painting. Here’s his portrait of Putin Art Attack
From TheJournal.ie Russia ‘trying to dismember Ukraine’ by plotting government building takeovers Ukraine

Russia ‘trying to dismember Ukraine’ by plotting government building takeovers

Thousands of irate pro-Russian activists broke through police lines yesterday and occupied the administration buildings in two big industrial cities.

# russia - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see Crisis

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

# russia - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine crisis: Putin orders ‘partial’ troop pullout Cooling Tensions

Ukraine crisis: Putin orders ‘partial’ troop pullout

The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A divided EU will embolden Putin Crimea

Column: A divided EU will embolden Putin

The lack of consensus amongst EU member states over the annexation of Crimea will prove costly for the EU, writes David Moloney.

# russia - Sunday 30 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Kerry and Lavrov hold talks as Russia vows no Ukraine invasion Talktime

Kerry and Lavrov hold talks as Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

The impromptu meeting will be held in Paris.

# russia - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie While most clocks move forward one hour tonight, Crimea will jump TWO hours Time Travel

While most clocks move forward one hour tonight, Crimea will jump TWO hours

Crimea will be moving to Moscow time by setting their clocks forward by two hours tonight.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# russia - Friday 28 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge What is Vladimir Putin doing in Portarlington? Very Important Putin

What is Vladimir Putin doing in Portarlington?

You wouldn’t want to steal this lad’s seat.

# russia - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’ Nuclear Weapons

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

From The Daily Edge Ukraine’s dolphin army has joined the Russian Navy Flippin' Hell

Ukraine’s dolphin army has joined the Russian Navy

The combat dolphin unit is based in Crimea.

# russia - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine far-right leader shot dead in gunfight with police Sashko Bilyi

Ukraine far-right leader shot dead in gunfight with police

Oleksandr Muzytchko, better known as “Sashko Bilyi”, died after a gun battle with Ukrainian elite police.

# russia - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis Out In The Cold

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

From TheJournal.ie Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea Crisis

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

From TheJournal.ie Russian thugs beat up St Patrick’s flashmob after mistaking it for gay activists Mistaken Identity

Russian thugs beat up St Patrick’s flashmob after mistaking it for gay activists

Police said the fight was based on a “misunderstanding”.

From TheJournal.ie Russia seizes another Crimean military base Crimea

Russia seizes another Crimean military base

Ukrainian marines were carried out of the base with their hands tied by Russian troops.

# russia - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack Threat Of War

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

# russia - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Patrick Nulty resigned unexpectedly, a veteran republican appeared in court over the Jean McConville case… and Margaretta D’Arcy was released from prison.

# russia - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

From TheJournal.ie US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea Tit For Tat

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# russia - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief Annex

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief

Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie “Putin’s Mein Kampf” – How the world reacted to Russia’s annexation of Crimea Shot Across The Bow

# russia - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.

From TheJournal.ie “Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen” PM claims Simferopol

“Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen” PM claims

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said a soldier was shot dead in Crimea, leading to the defence ministry to allow soldiers to “use arms”.

From TheJournal.ie 8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today Diplomatic War

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today

The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.

From TheJournal.ie White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart Gay Rights

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

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